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The CCC paragraph 460 and becoming a god
Athanasius in section 6 says, "We saw in the last chapter that, because death and corruption were gaining ever firmer hold on them, the human race was in process of destruction. Man, who was created in God's image and in his possession of reason reflected the very Word Himself, was disappearing, and the work of God was being undone. The law of death, which followed from the Transgression, prevailed upon us, and from it there was no escape. The thing that was happening was in truth both monstrous and unfitting. It would, of course, have been unthinkable that God should go back upon His word and that man, having transgressed, should not die; but it was equally monstrous that beings which once had shared the nature of the Word should perish and turn back again into non-existence through corruption. It was unworthy of the goodness of God that creatures made by Him should be brought to nothing through the deceit wrought upon man by the devil; and it was supremely unfitting that the work of God in mankind should is appear, either through their own negligence or through the deceit of evil spirits.
Good morning,. I have already submitted this question to Catholic Answers but heard nothing. The Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph seems to say that Christ became a man so that men could become gods. I just cannot understand this. Thank you,.
Jump to navigation. I have never heard in all my years of studying Roman Catholicism that it is ever declared that we will become gods. Such a teaching is, of course, against the Bible Isaiah ; ,8; and is held by cults--in particular the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Mormons. So, when I discovered in the Catechism of the Catholic Church scborromeo. It is about becoming gods. I have reproduced the Catholic catechism, with context, so that we might see what is being said. The superscripted numbers are in the original and represent footnotes which I have likewise reproduced so you can see what they are referring to.
80 St. Athanasius, De inc., 54, 3: PG 25, B. 81 St. Thomas Aquinas, Opusc. 57 : Thank you for your time. -Corruich. FCEGM January
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The Early Church had many battles with those who deny Jesus' divinity. Because they defended His divinity they had the chance to meditate on what it means for the Logos to become man. One of the great riches that came from their meditations was the teaching that. This may sound weird at first because Christianity is a monotheistic religion and this means that there can be no other God than the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob:. Both the Christians and the heretics held to this doctrine in the early days of the Church. The Christians wanted to pass on the apostolic tradition that the Logos was God and became flesh John ,14 and at the same time keep the doctrine that there is only one God. The heretics tried to limit mystery and couldn't understand how there can be three Persons in one God.
In Christian theology , divinization "divinization" may also refer to apotheosis , lit. Although it literally means to become divine, or to become god, most Christian denominations do not interpret the doctrine as implying an overcoming of a fundamental metaphysical difference between God and humanity, for example John of the Cross had it: "it is true that its natural being, though thus transformed, is as distinct from the Being of God as it was before". The term originally was used in Greco-Roman pagan society to venerate a ruler. It was inconceivable to Jewish piety. Yet, with a time, it was adopted in Eastern Christianity by the Greek Fathers to describe spiritual transformation of a Christian. The change of human nature was understood by them as a consequence of a baptized person being incorporated into the Church as the Body of Christ. Divinization was thus developed within the context of incarnational theology.
Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download. Whereas in what precedes we have drawn out — choosing a few points from among many — a sufficient account of the error of the heathen concerning idols , and of the worship of idols , and how they originally came to be invented; how, namely, out of wickedness men devised for themselves the worshipping of idols : and whereas we have by God's grace noted somewhat also of the divinity of the Word of the Father , and of His universal Providence and power, and that the Good Father through Him orders all things, and all things are moved by Him, and in Him are quickened: come now, Macarius worthy of that name , and true lover of Christ , let us follow up the faith of our religion , and set forth also what relates to the Word's becoming Man, and to His divine Appearing among us, which Jews traduce and Greeks laugh to scorn, but we worship; in order that, all the more for the seeming low estate of the Word, your piety toward Him may be increased and multiplied. For the more He is mocked among the unbelieving, the more witness does He give of His own Godhead; inasmuch as He not only Himself demonstrates as possible what men mistake, thinking impossible, but what men deride as unseemly, this by His own goodness He clothes with seemliness, and what men, in their conceit of wisdom, laugh at as merely human , He by His own power demonstrates to be divine, subduing the pretensions of idols by His supposed humiliation — by the Cross — and those who mock and disbelieve invisibly winning over to recognise His divinity and power. But to treat this subject it is necessary to recall what has been previously said; in order that you may neither fail to know the cause of the bodily appearing of the Word of the Father , so high and so great, nor think it a consequence of His own nature that the Saviour has worn a body; but that being incorporeal by nature, and Word from the beginning, He has yet of the loving-kindness and goodness of His own Father been manifested to us in a human body for our salvation. It is, then, proper for us to begin the treatment of this subject by speaking of the creation of the universe , and of God its Artificer, that so it may be duly perceived that the renewal of creation has been the work of the self-same Word that made it at the beginning. For it will appear not inconsonant for the Father to have wrought its salvation in Him by Whose means He made it. Of the making of the universe and the creation of all things many have taken different views, and each man has laid down the law just as he pleased.