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minasoliman said:And remember what I said about respect?
ReturnOrthodoxy said:I think the moderation here is getting ridiculously unfair. This is a forum. Not a synod meeting.
I think the moderation here is getting ridiculously unfair. This is a forum. Not a synod meeting.
The fact is Jesus IS the Word. Therefore, since Jesus is the uncreated Word of God who took flesh as HIS VERY OWN, St. Mary is rightfully called Theotokos. And we too give birth to God by our very actions and love for Christ as well, as Christ taught, "whoever does the will of God is my brother, my sister, and my mother."
Nestorius is therefore an anti-deification doctrine. It separates man from God. A lot of Protestantism is Nestorianism, particularly Calvinism. Ibas of Mari, a follower of Theodore of Mopsuestia, the forerunner of Nestorianism, once mocked St. Cyril and the doctrine of deification of the Alexandrian church to his priests saying, "I don't envy Jesus becoming God, since as much as He became God, so can I."
So Nestorius is wrong, very wrong, and destroys the purpose of our salvation and the unity of Christ. That is why we defend the title "Theotokos". If she is not Theotokos, Jesus is not Theos, and we cannot have Theosis.
Overall I think I understand this issue a little better now, and I'll consider your advice. Thanks for the reply.
I'm fine. You're too nice, really. Not that I intend to be disruptive again in the future, but I've been disruptive once+, I've already confessed drinking to excess, I'm too old for a babysitter, I mean....
The other @mina already banned me, ...
Not to call too much attention to myself, brother, but as an apology for any trouble I might have caused you.
I was having a rough day. I'm not complaining, but I lol'd too.