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Second Timothy 2:22-26 (ESV) --

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.


Jul
28
comment Does a classic Trinitarian formulation consider God to be his own “Family”?
@Rick: I realize that this answer addresses the "Partialism" part of your question more than the main "Trinity as a family" part. I tried to clarify that with the "Scope" statement at the beginning, maybe it wasn't clear. In any event, I think historical background is always helpful, especially when considering something as complex as the doctrine of the Trinity.
Jul
27
comment Is Jesus the Creator?
@Anonymous: Actually, AFAIK, the hypostatic union describes the union of Christ's divine and human natures, not his union with the Father. Here's a quick reference from a site I like to use that might help. As far as how the Father and Son are related, the way the Council of Constantinople said it in 381 CE was, the Father, Son, and Spirit are "one ousia" and "thee hypostases." The doctrine of the Trinity can be really confusing, IMHO.
Jul
27
comment Is Partialism a real heresy?
@svidgen: I relocated the quote to a point where I think it works better with the narrative. Kudos for checking the writings of Athanasius himself. "To the sources!," as Erasmus would have said. Good find.
Jul
27
revised Is Partialism a real heresy?
Added the quote from Athanasius' "Discourses Against the Arians," as provided by user svidgen.
Jul
27
revised Is Jesus the Creator?
Just suggesting some formatting and another tag. +1 on the question itself.
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Jul
27
comment Why can't Catholicism just drop its Marian devotion?
This is a great answer to begin with, and the use of objective & deferential language makes still better. +1 and welcome.
Jul
27
revised What did Jonathan Edwards have to say about the fact that he owned slaves?
Trying to make my writing less pretentious, more accessible.
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answered Does a classic Trinitarian formulation consider God to be his own “Family”?
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reviewed No Action Needed What exactly does it mean that Jesus Christ is the son of God?
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Jul
25
comment What does “to pray” mean in Catholicism?
Hi Anonymous. Do you happen to have a reference for that definition of "worship?" I think it might be contra Roman Catholic orthodoxy -- not that I'm an expert on the subject, because I'm not. Also, FWIW, the KJV usually renders G1391 as "glory," but in at least one verse (Lk 14:10) it is translated as "worship" to describe behavior directed at other people, rather than toward God, in what is apparently a positive tone. Thanks.
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revised Is Partialism a real heresy?
Picking at nits.