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To: Forest Keeper; GonzoII; kosta50; MarkBsnr; stfassisi; maryz; HarleyD

“Could it be semantic? For instance, do you say that Divinity is part of God’s essence?”

Divinity is a Divine attribute in which we may share as we were created in the image and likeness of God. Divinity is NOT the essence of God or a part of it. And you are of course correct that humanity may not partake of the Divine Essence which is shared only in the union of The Trinity AND in the union of God and man in Christ. As for LDS “theology”, I honestly don’t know enough about it to comment. It has thus far not struck me as even remotely Christian let alone Patristic.

“I got ripped for saying that Jesus had Mary’s DNA in Him.”

If you interpreted what Kosta said correctly, my dear Balkan mountain bandit brother was dead wrong!


10 posted on 01/26/2009 4:22:22 PM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: Kolokotronis; Forest Keeper; GonzoII; kosta50; MarkBsnr; stfassisi; maryz; HarleyD
FK: “I got ripped for saying that Jesus had Mary’s DNA in Him.”

Kolo: If you interpreted what Kosta said correctly, my dear Balkan mountain bandit brother was dead wrong!

It was litte more complicated than that.  :)


11 posted on 01/26/2009 6:06:03 PM PST by kosta50 (Don't look up, the truth is all around you)
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To: Kolokotronis
"humanity may not partake of the Divine Essence"

In the sense that we can never be eternal (i.e. without having a beginning) true, since we are created; but we do partake or share in the Divine essence in the sense of being with the Trinity having been invited to "partake" or "share" in his Divine life through baptism...

13 posted on 01/26/2009 9:17:06 PM PST by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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