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

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.

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,…


If the former did disobey God, yet the latter was persuaded to be obedient to God, in order that the Virgin Mary might become the patroness (advocata) of the virgin Eve. And thus, as the human race fell into bondage to death by means of a virgin, so is it rescued by a virgin; virginal…