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|Col. 1:15-20 - Jesus Christ Is Lord|
|News - Sermons|
|Written by Tim Black|
|Tuesday, 05 June 2007 18:24|
1In brief, the church's controversies over the deity of Christ and the unity and diversity between the Father and the Son were:
a. 325 Nicea – same substance, decided in Council but not in whole church
b. 381 Constantinople – same substance, decided in whole church
c. (451 Chalcedon – two natures)
1The church’s columns are still there, and a marketplace connected to the church remains visible.
2The iconoclasm controversy went from 726-843 AD.
3The Seventh Ecumenical Council, held in Nicea, 787, proclaimed: “We define that the holy icons, whether in color, mosaic, or some other material, should be exhibited in the holy churches of God, on the sacred vessels and liturgical vestments, on the walls, furnishings, and in houses and along the roads, namely the icons of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ, that of our Lady the Theotokos, those of the venerable angels and those of all saintly people. Whenever these representations are contemplated, they will cause those who look at them to commemorate and love their prototype. We define also that they should be kissed and that they are an object of veneration and honor (timitiki proskynisis), but not of real worship (latreia), which is reserved for Him Who is the subject of our faith and is proper, for the divine nature, rendered tyµpis icon, is in effect transmitted to the prototype; he who venerates the icon, venerated in it the reality for which it stands.”
4LXX: e;ktise,n (ektisen) “created me” (as the first creature); MT: ynIn"q' (qanani) “possessed me” (as an instrument by which to create all creatures.) Arius & Hilary regrettably both worked off the LXX, not the MT.
5Or perhaps more true to Hilary’s intent, De Fide or On the Faith.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 June 2007 18:50|