Recommended Reading on the Eternal Generation of the Son

Saturday, 01 Sep 2018

In the Nicene Creed, the Christian church confesses that the Second Person of the Godhead is not a creature made by God but the eternally begotten Son of God. The creed affirms the church’s belief “in the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten not made.”1 Translated from Latin into modern theological terminology, this is the doctrine of the Son’s eternal generation.2 One might be tempted to dismiss this concept as a remnant of Greek philosophy, or at ...

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