Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ATHANASIUS "...FIRST AND ALONE..." TO TEACH THE DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY ACCORDING TO GREGORY OF NAZIANZEN

Athanasius, the first? 

And alone? 

To write the correct doctrine on the Tri{3}nity?

GREEK TEXT: “...Τῶν γὰρ ἄλλων ἁπάντων, ὅσοι τοῦ καθ' ἡμᾶς λόγου, τριχῆ νενεμημένων, καὶ πολλῶν μὲν ὄντων τῶν περὶ τὸν Υἱὸν ἀῤῥωστούντων, πλειόνων δὲ τῶν περὶ τὸ Πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον, ἔνθα καὶ τὸ ἧττον ἀσεβεῖν εὐσέβεια ἐνομίσθη, ὀλίγου δὲ τῶν κατ' ἀμφότερα ὑγιαίνοντος· πρῶτος καὶ μόνος, ἢ κομιδῆ σὺν ὀλίγοις ἀποτολμᾷ τὴν ἀλήθειαν σαφῶς οὑτωσὶ καὶ διαῤῥή δην, τῶν τριῶν μίαν θεότητα καὶ οὐσίαν ἐγγράφως ὁμολογήσας· καὶ ὃ τῷ πολλῷ τῶν Πατέρων ἀριθμῷ περὶ τὸν Υἱὸν ἐχαρίσθη πρότερον, τοῦτο [35.1124] περὶ τοῦ ἁγίου Πνεύματος αὐτὸς ἐμπνευσθεὶς ὕστερον, καὶ δῶρον βασιλικὸν ὄντως καὶ μεγαλοπρεπὲς τῷ βασιλεῖ προσενεγκὼν, ἔγγραφον τὴν εὐσέβειαν κατὰ τῆς ἀγράφου καινοτομίας· ἵνα βασιλεῖ μὲν βασιλεὺς, λόγῳ δὲ λόγος, γράμματι δὲ γράμμα κατα παλαίηται...” - (Oration 21.33, “In Laudem Athanasii,” or: “Εἰς τὸν μέγαν Ἀθανάσιον ἐπίσκοπον Ἀλεξανδρείας," “On the Great Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria,” [ΛΟΓΟΣ ΚΑʹ, Page 12, 35.1123-1124 M.P.G.])

GREGORY OF NAZIANZEN (circa. 329-390 C.E.): “...Here too was shown in a very high degree the simple-mindedness of Athanasius, and the steadfastness of his faith in Christ. For, ( when all the rest who ) sympathized ( with us ) were divided into three parties, and ( many ) were faltering in their conception of the Son, and ( still more ) in that of the Holy Ghost, (a point on which to be only slightly in error was to be orthodox) AND ( FEW INDEED ) WERE SOUND UPON ( BOTH ) POINTS, HE WAS --- THE FIRST AND ONLY ONE, --- OR WITH THE CONCURRENCE OF BUT A FEW, to venture to confess in writing, with entire clearness and distinctness, the Unity of Godhead and Essence of the Three Persons, AND THUS TO ATTAIN IN LATER DAYS, UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INSPIRATION, to the same faith in regard to the Holy Ghost, as had been bestowed at an earlier time [= Nicea 325 C.E. ] on most of the Fathers in regard to the Son. [= Consubstantial ] This confession, a truly royal and magnificent gift, he presented to the Emperor, opposing to the unwritten innovation, a written account the orthodox faith, so that an emperor might be overcome by an emperor, reason by reason, treatise by treatise...” - (Paragraph 33, Oration 21, "On the Great Athanasius Bishop of Alexandria," Translated by Charles Gordon Browne and James Edward Swallow. From Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Vol. 7. Edited by Philip Schaff and Henry Wace. Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co.,1894.)

Was not the “Orthodox” the majority? Completely unified on this teaching from the beginning? From the time of the apostles?

Is this not a historical anomaly?

This should not be!

If Tri{3}nitarian claims, and theory is correct?

But of course, the Tri{3}nitarian theory and claims are definitely not correct.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL IS JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO SIR ISAAC NEWTON

You'll be interested that Sir Isaac Newton said this about the identidy of Michael in scripture:

SIR ISAAC NEWTON (circa. 1642-1727 C.E.): “...That Iesus [i.e. "Jesus"] - is - the seed of the woman who should bruise the serpents head, the Shiloh predicted by Iacob, the Prophet predicted by Moses, the Paschal Lamb, the son of David whose throne should be established for ever, the son of God mentioned in the Psalms, the son of Man predicted in Daniels prophesy of the four Beasts, the Messiah predicted in Daniels prophesy of the weeks, the Prince of Princes predicted in Daniels prophesy of the Ram & He Goat, THE GREAT PRINCE MICHAEL MENTIONED IN THE END OF DANIEL --- & --- IN THE APOCALYPS, & the Word or Oracle of God whose testimony is the spirit of prophesy...” - (Section 8, Folio or Page 67r, "Drafts on the History of the Church Section 4," Author: Isaac Newton, Source: Yahuda Ms. 15.4, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel
Published online: July 2006.)

...THAT IESUS ISTHE GREAT PRINCE MICHAEL MENTIONED IN THE END OF DANIEL - & - IN THE APOCALYPS...”