I can see I am going to need an interpreter for Ohio. :-? ;-)
philologos wrote:Quote:But I have never read anything from him that claimed that that full inheritance included becoming a god, rather it includes being fully conformed to Christ's image as man.Ron,I believe and preach full conformity to our risen head... but ever as men. It is Ormly's claim that 'divinity happens' that has to be refuted. 'divinity' can never 'happen'. It is an eternal attribute and by eternal I mean backwards as well as forwards. Father, Son, Spirit have been, are and always will be 'divine'. Man can never become divine because essential attributes of divinity include omniscience, omnipotence, omnipresence. Only God can be God. Divinity is the exclusive attribute of the only God; all other expectations and strivings toward 'divinity' are part of an angelic rebellion which has fatally affected our race.Peter says that God has given to us Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (2Pet 1:4 KJVS)...but 'partaking of the divine nature' doesn't make me, or anyone else, divine. No more than 'partaking of a MacDonald's' makes me a beefburger. ;-)
But I have never read anything from him that claimed that that full inheritance included becoming a god, rather it includes being fully conformed to Christ's image as man.