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To: P-Marlowe
Christ's humanity is created. Before the Incarnation there was the Eternal, Uncreated Word, Second Divine Person of the Trinity, but there was no Word made flesh, no Jesus, until the Holy Spirit overshadowed the Virgin Mary. Blessed John Duns Scotus is referring to the predestination of the human nature of Christ--predestined to be united to God in the Person of the Word. Scotus' point is that in the divine plan God first willed the Incarnation, He first willed that the Word become flesh, then He predestined us in Christ before the foundations of the world sin or no sin(cf. Eph. 1:4).
15 posted on 06/13/2007 9:53:17 AM PDT by fr maximilian mary ("Imitate Jesus, love Mary as your Mother." Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: fr maximilian mary
Christ's humanity is created. Before the Incarnation there was the Eternal, Uncreated Word, Second Divine Person of the Trinity, but there was no Word made flesh...

I don't think anyone's disputing that point. The problem here is that, according to the article, your Bl. John Duns Scotus claims (or the author, claiming on his behalf), that the Trinity itself - the divisions of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - was the first thing that God created.

Hopefully this is just a case of unintentional wording, but given the double use of the word "will" in the same sentence, I don't think it's unintentional. I think it smacks of an Arian-like heresy on someone's part.

16 posted on 06/13/2007 11:30:15 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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