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To start with, you're not understanding what Sola Scriptura actually means. It does not mean that only explicit propositions found in the scriptures are accepted. It does not mean that Protestants reject or ignore tradition, historical theology, creeds, or reason. Sola Scriptura means that Protestants think that the scriptures are the only infallible source ...


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For the Orthodox, there is precisely one Creed: the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed. That being said, it depends on what you mean by 'accept'. The theology of Quicunque Vult / (Pseudo-)Athanasian Creed is definitely Latin in origin, but, generally speaking, it is theologically acceptable to the Orthodox once the filioque is removed. It is occasionally ...


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The official Orthodox answer to this question can be seen most clearly in the answers to two questions in the Revised Catechism: 094 What difference is there between the Persons of the Holy Trinity? God the Father is neither begotten nor proceeds from any other Person, he is the cause, source and principle. This is called the Monarchy of the Father. ...


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Jesus himself equates salvation with knowing God: Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. - John 17:3 NIV Elsewhere, the scriptures negate the idea that this could be a mere intellectual knowledge about God: You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. - ...


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No, just as using the notion of ousía to define the doctrine of the Holy Trinity does not mean that the Nicene Fathers considered Platonic or Aristotelian thought to be part of Apostolic Tradition [1], or just as using the notion of hypostasis with God the Father does not mean that the author of Hebrews considered Stoic and/or Epicurean thought to be part of ...


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A Google Books search yielded only two documents from the time period you referenced that mention the Athanasian creed — and only one of them actually deals with Wesley's writings during that time period. John Wesley's father wrote a letter (dated October 19, 1725) to his son during the time he was supposed to have taken orders. The letter is "...


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The Original Nicene Creed ( A.D. 325) is opposed to Athanasian Creed in number of ways. The Athanasian Creed reads: We worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity, neither confounding the persons nor dividing the substance. For there is one person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Spirit. So far, so good. This is ...


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Divinity & unity appropriated to God the Father As is evident in many of the Trinitarian verses listed below, the names "God the Father" and "God" simply are often used synonymously. This is because the Father is the principle of the divinity of the other Divine Persons, Who proceed from Him; He communicates to them the one divinity. ...


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Acts 16:31 states They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household.” And Acts 10:43 says, About him [Jesus] all the prophets testify, that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name. Similarly, John 3:16 says For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, ...


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One possible angle is to look at the Latin text, since there is no official adopted Greek text. The article reads: Sed Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti una est divinitas: æqualis gloria, coæterna majestas. Though the colon might throw us off, we ought to remember that it did not exist as punctuation in the original, so we might feasibly emphasize the ...


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I am a little surprised at the reasoning claiming to justify that the Athanasian Creed is fully Orthodox. Yet I feel reluctant to dismiss it outright. I do feel compelled, though, to treat it with suspicion. For when I read the Latin version of it, the words, " Spiritus Sanctus a Patre et Filio" stood out. That sounds like the Filioque to me. Sure, Hopko ...


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The Catholic Encyclopedia entry on Apollinarianism provides an excellent background why emphasizing the "taking of the Manhood into God" was necessary. At the time that the anathema against the heresy was declared in 381, the doctrine of Hypostatical Union was not yet fully developed, so there were a lot of people who believed that Christ's soul was not 100%...


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The Athanasian Creed in General The Athanasian Creed is so called because it was traditionally written by St. Athanasius, notable for his defense of the trinitarian doctrine of God against the novelty of the priest Arius. However false the attribution to Athanasius, the idea that it does not constitute a faithful exposition of the Catholic faith as he saw ...


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I will answer in the Protestant perspective (Sola Scriptura). 1. Singular Name, Singular Essence The New Testament speaks of "Adam" as the type of Christ Jesus (1 Corinthians 15). Jesus is like Adam, belonging to a plurality of persons. In Genesis 5:2 (Hebrew/LXX), God named the male and female "Adam" (same singular name) and even described them as "one ...


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As you noted in your question, Scriptures can be adduced to support any number of inferences and doctrines. So it stands to reason that true teaching must consist of more than the mere having or pointing to the Scriptures, but rightly understanding them; it also stands to reason that rightly understanding them consists in more than personal assurance or ...


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