Made gods

We have not been made gods from the beginning, but at first merely men, then at length gods; although God has adopted this course out of His pure benevolence. -Irenaeus, Against Heresies


“But before the foundation of the world were we, who, because destined to be in Him, pre-existed in the eye of God before, —we the rational creatures of the Word of God, on whose account we date from the beginning; for ‘in the beginning was the Word.’” -Clement of Alexandria, Exhortation to the Heathen

A Theological Description Concerning Which Few Have Interest

This is my summary/compilation of how theologians describe God. The works of God with respect to Himself and His creatures: 1. Immanent/Internal (ad intra) A. Intrinsic (Remain within God) i. Of His Being ii. Of His Persons [Ontological & Economic Trinity?] “opera ad extra trinitatis indivisa sunt.” [doctrine of inseperable operations] B. Extrinsic (Refer to…

The Cup

He has acknowledged the cup…as His own blood, from which He bedews our blood; and the bread…He has established as His own body, from which He gives increase to our own bodies. -Irenaeus, Against Heresies Again, as a Protestant, don’t know what to think of this.

Considering Some of the Claims of Eastern Orthodoxy

NOTE: This is a working post. I update this regularly with new information and with edits. If you have information to add to this or responses/pushback to this, feel free to comment here or message me on Instagram. But just remember I’m just researching here, and trying to come to historically and biblically based conclusions.…

Sons of God?

According to nature…we are all sons of God, because we have all been created by God. But with respect to obedience and doctrine we are not all the sons of God: those only are so who believe in Him and do His will. And those who do not believe, and do not obey His will,…