- Nov 14, 2012
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- Johannesburg, South Africa
LOL ... let’s leave the essence energy bit as that is just hilarious.Vanhyo said:Pope Agatho ties the primacy of Rome with orthodox confession of faith which he Rome had at the time and which he defines as essence-energy distinction. This is the faith of the Orthodox Church today, not that of Rome which teaches absolute divine simplicity.Vanyho, The Sixth Ecumenical Council taught us through Pope St. Agatho, "Because the true confession thereof for which Peter was pronounced blessed by the Lord of all things, was revealed by the Father of heaven, for he received from the Redeemer of all himself, by three commendations, the duty of feeding the spiritual sheep of the Church; under whose protecting shield, this Apostolic Church of his has never turned away from the path of truth in any direction of error, whose authority, as that of the Prince of all the Apostles, the whole Catholic Church, and the Ecumenical Synods have faithfully embraced, and followed in all things; and all the venerable Fathers have embraced its Apostolic doctrine, through which they as the most approved luminaries of the Church of Christ have shone; and the holy orthodox doctors have venerated and followed it ... For this is the rule of the true faith, which this spiritual mother of your most tranquil empire, the Apostolic Church of Christ, has both in prosperity and in adversity always held and defended with energy; which, it will be proved, by the grace of Almighty God, has never erred from the path of the apostolic tradition, nor has she been depraved by yielding to heretical innovations, but from the beginning she has received the Christian faith from her founders, the princes of the Apostles of Christ, and remains undefiled unto the end, according to the divine promise of the Lord and Saviour himself, which he uttered in the holy Gospels to the prince of his disciples"
I think you forgot to read :
”but from the beginning she has received the Christian faith from her founders, the princes of the Apostles of Christ, AND REMAINS UNDEFILED UNTO THE END, according to the divine promise of the Lord and Saviour himself...”