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Divinity of Christ Pope Shenouda

Divinity of Christ Pope Shenouda

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The Divinity of Christ
By:H.H. Pope Shenouda III
St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church427 West Side Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304
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The Divinity of ChristThe Divinity of Christ is one of the most important andvital subjects in the Christian doctrine. Many heresiesrose against it in various eras, and the Church confrontedthem and replied to them. The most dangerous was theArian Heresy which reached its peak in the fourth centuryand led to many Ecumenical Councils being held. Thefirst Ecumenical Council in history was held in 325 AD,attended by 318 bishops from all the churches of theworld. Arius and his heresy were refuted, and theChristian Creed was formulated. Nevertheless, theresidues of Arianism have continued to spread even tillthis day.Many atheist philosophers and scientists rose against theDivinity of Christ. The heresy of Jehovah's Witnessesrose against the Divinity of Christ. It was founded, asalleged, in Pennsylvania, America, in 1872. Then in 1909its headquarters moved to New York where a communitywas established under the name of "Watch Tower Bibleand Tract Society". They published many books, the mostimportant of which are:
Let God Be True, The Truth Shall Set You Free, The Harp of God, The Rich Man,Deliverance, Creation, The New Heaven and the New Earth, Government and Peace, Protection, Reconciliation,
and various other publications called
In the following pages, we will try to discuss the subject ofthe Divinity of Christ in a positive research, and prove thisfundamental doctrine from the Holy Bible. We will discussall the objections and reply to them in due course.Many of the saints faced these objections and were,
contemporary with the Arian Movement. Among themwere:(1) Saint Athanasius the Apostolic who wrote
Contra Arianos,
(2) Saint Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers who wrote a treatiseagainst the Arians called
De Trinitate,
(3) Saint Basil the Great,(4) Saint Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa,(5) Saint Gregory Theologus of Nazianzum who wrotetheological treatises and(6) Saint Cyril of Jerusalem who delivered lectures to thecatechecumens.In our positive research on the Divinity of Christ, we willgive proofs which will include clear verses pertaining toHis Divinity with respect to:(1) Him being the Logos (the Word)(2) His relation with the Holy Spirit(3) His relation with Heaven(4) His relation with the Father(5) Him being the Only Son(6) Him being the Only Son of God(7) Him being the Lord(8) Him being the Redeemer and Savior

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