Re: Mother of God? Part 1
- It is commendable that the Moderator Daniel wishes to demonstrate the
antiquity of the doctrine of the true enfleshing of the Son of God in
the womb of the Virgin. He tells us this doctrine can be found in
second century Fathers.
Daniel, you'll find a great deal more (and better) second-century
material in the works of St. Justin Martyr and St. Irenaeus of Lyon.
But why not look to the FIRST century? We can go back to the FIRST
century as well: St. Ignatius (the Godbearer) of Antioch called
Mary "the mother of God the Logos (Word)" when he wrote in his
epistle to the Ephesians (ch. 7, 18), "God was manifest in the flesh
of born of Mary," "our God Jesus Christ was conceived in her womb."
--- In SOCM-FORUM@y..., SOCM-Moderator wrote:
> From the second century onwards Church fathers had in no uncertain
> terms held that Christ, born from holy Virgin Mariam, assumed a
> formed of the substance of her human essence.
> And was incarnate of the Holy Virgin Mary Mother of God, by the
> Ghost and became man; .. (Nicene Creed)
> Tertullian (155-240)
> This word is called His Son.. he was brought down from the spirit