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If that is true then, the demons are of the same nature as the humans. However, Jesus said that this kind, referring to the demons, cannot go out except by prayer and fasting.
I just want to ask a question, if Pope St Athanasius is the one who compiled the canonical Holy Bible that the COC adhere to it, and it did not contain the Book of Enoch, why should we follow some un-canonical Patristic writing. St Athanasius, the Protector of Faith and the Thirteenth Apostles, in his inspired wisdom saw that a book that mentioned fable story about demons having sexual relation with women is not worthy to be with the rest of the inspired books.
I have my own interpretation why the neo-theologians are interested in posts like these. May be in order to gain an upper hand against His Thrice blessed Memory Pop Shenouda III, they are now challenging every saying that His holiness have mentioned.
It goes against the the scripture teaching on who the angels are, their nature, how some of them fell from their rank, how do they interact with humans either good or bad.
I have a few problems with this. First, the idea that kind=substance is your own logic, and is not based on the Bible.
I provided the meaning of the original Greek text and not an interpretation.
The Septuagint is clear also with regard to Genesis 6:4.
Appealing to scripture backfired. You should not have appealed to Scripture.
As for the Fathers, it is not just one Father or a couple who came up with a personal interpretation that can be rejected as you claimed in previous posts.
On a side note, whenever anyone claims that the scriptures contradicts the consensus of the Fathers, they are claiming one of the following:a) The Fathers did not know the Bibleb) The Fathers knew the verses that contradict their interpretation and choose to ignore themBoth claims are ridiculous.
1. St. Irenaeus of Lyons (2nd century AD – c. 202), “And wickedness very long-continued and widespread pervaded all the races of men, until very little seed of justice was in them. For unlawful unions came about on earth, as angels linked themselves with offspring of the daughters of men, who bore to them sons, who on account of their exceeding great were called Giants. The angels, then, brought to their wives as gifts teachings of evil, for they taught them the virtues of roots and herbs, and dyeing and cosmetics and discoveries of precious materials, love-philtes, hatreds, amours, passions, constraints of love, the bonds of witchcraft, every sorcery and idolatry, hateful to God; and when this was come into the world, the affairs of wickedness were propagated to overflowing, and those of justice dwindled to very little.[Source: Irenaeus, Demonstration of the apostolic preaching, 18]