Posted by Pastoral Musings on September 6th, 2013
Ok, I’m not too deeply versed in church history, at least not to the extent that I need to be.
I know various controversies that arose, and various responses to different heresies.
I’ve just heard a new one, though, that I cannot place. I’m not sure if it’s real.
I know a guy who believes in the divinity of Jesus (I know, that way of phrasing it could be problematic), believes He is eternal and has all the attributes of God, yet doesn’t wish to call Jesus God because he thinks it makes the Son the Father. This guy stated that the “Jesus as God doctrine” arose because some wished to make Jesus omniscient and an intellectual, so they concocted the idea of calling Jesus God. (Please, let’s not get into the discussion of the distinction between the two natures in the one person and lose track of where we’re going.)
Where is anything even remotely similar to this to be found in church history?
I have no clue.