- Apr 7, 2009
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that quote says nothing about the state of the world outside of the Garden.minasoliman said:And again from your very own liturgy:
Maybe, St. Basil likes to think of Paradise as having some animals and plants that were immortal. But certainly not the world.minasoliman said:The Greek Liturgy of St. Basil states:
This is very similar to what St. Athanasius believed.For having made man by taking dust from the earth, and having honored him with Your own image, 0 God, You placed him in a garden of delight, promising him eternal life and the enjoyment of everlasting blessings in the observance of Your commandments. But when he disobeyed You, the true God who had created him, and was led astray by the deception of the serpent becoming subject to death through his own transgressions, You, 0 God, in Your righteous judgment, expelled him from paradise into this world, returning him to the earth from which he was taken, yet providing for him the salvation of regeneration in Your Christ.