Thursday, July 31, 2014

Let's be clear about one thing

Theodore [of Mopsuestia] could not, and would not employ the term divinization in his commentary—or anywhere else in his writings, for that matter. He allowed that Scripture called human beings “gods” in Ps 82:6, but in his comments on John 10:36 he clarifies that “ Human beings are not changed into the divine nature, but by the grace of God this is what we are called.” It is an term of honor.— Theosis, Volume 2, page 163

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A very good clarification. Divinization/theosis isn't anything like the Mormon belief that we will become gods. It is the belief that we become like God by being consumed by his love...
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