Chalcedon
(06-03-2011, 08:22 PM)randomtradguy Wrote: I guess I am wrong but I always assumed that God was soul. S. John says God is Spirit; I always assumed that when man was made in the image of God, that that meant that people had free will, intellect, and love, and that was because we had the life-breath of God in us, which I would call the soul. So animals can't have complete free will, or love, because they have no soul, or life-breath of God. So I always thought of it as Christ was pure soul and took a body. Now this contradicts S. Athanasius as well as it sounds tewahido (what the Copts believe, miaphysite...I think)

God is spirit in the sense that he is immaterial.  As opposed to material, He is spiritual.  The word soul is taken in a limited context as the immaterial life principle in all living beings.  But the Life Principle Itself transcends the boundaries of the soul which is just a limited participation of the Eternal and Infinite Life Principle.   

Thus... we do not say "the soul of God" or "God has a soul"... but we do say that God is Spirit ITSELF.  Please recall Genesis I-1.  "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth... AND THE SPIRIT OF GOD HOVERED OVER THE WATERS."  The Spirit of God is that Everlasting Principle of Life.  The Spirit of God is the Third Person of the Most Holy Trinity.  The Spirit of God is The Holy Ghost.  The Sanctifyer.  In a brief analysis we have God The Father Who Is, God the Son Who is Everlasting Thought, and God The Holy Ghost who is Everlasting Will and Love.

Summing up:  Limitless Spirit is God.  Soul is participation.  Spirit is Participant.

Soul is limited spirit.  The Divine Spirit is Infinite Love.   
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Chalcedon - by randomtradguy - 04-26-2011, 01:04 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by spasiisochrani - 04-26-2011, 01:53 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by SaintSebastian - 04-26-2011, 02:36 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Melkite - 04-26-2011, 04:26 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by SaintSebastian - 04-26-2011, 04:40 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Vetus Ordo - 04-26-2011, 04:41 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Resurrexi - 04-26-2011, 05:20 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Walty - 04-26-2011, 05:23 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Walty - 04-26-2011, 05:25 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Resurrexi - 04-26-2011, 05:27 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by randomtradguy - 04-26-2011, 07:59 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Melkite - 04-27-2011, 01:15 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by 3Sanctus - 04-27-2011, 01:23 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by Dusty_Bottoms - 04-27-2011, 10:11 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by SaintSebastian - 04-27-2011, 10:54 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by Walty - 04-27-2011, 04:50 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by SouthpawLink - 04-27-2011, 05:50 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Walty - 04-27-2011, 07:06 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by SouthpawLink - 04-27-2011, 07:43 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Walty - 04-27-2011, 10:46 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by SouthpawLink - 04-28-2011, 12:39 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by randomtradguy - 05-03-2011, 11:21 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by Landelinus - 05-03-2011, 11:48 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by SaintSebastian - 05-03-2011, 12:51 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Melkite - 05-03-2011, 02:20 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Walty - 05-03-2011, 04:16 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Melkite - 05-03-2011, 04:43 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Walty - 05-03-2011, 04:45 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by SaintSebastian - 05-03-2011, 04:47 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Melkite - 05-03-2011, 04:51 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Melkite - 05-03-2011, 06:28 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Gregory I - 05-06-2011, 08:46 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Walty - 05-07-2011, 05:43 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by Walty - 05-07-2011, 05:47 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by Gregory I - 05-07-2011, 12:25 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Walty - 05-07-2011, 06:13 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Gregory I - 05-07-2011, 08:16 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by randomtradguy - 05-08-2011, 06:22 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Gregory I - 05-09-2011, 12:38 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by Walty - 05-09-2011, 01:01 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by Gregory I - 05-09-2011, 02:04 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by Walty - 05-09-2011, 02:19 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by justlurking - 05-09-2011, 01:56 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by UnamSanctam - 05-09-2011, 02:16 PM
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Re: Chalcedon - by UnamSanctam - 05-09-2011, 02:20 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by wulfrano - 05-09-2011, 07:02 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Walty - 05-09-2011, 09:40 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by wulfrano - 05-09-2011, 10:49 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Gregory I - 05-09-2011, 11:13 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Walty - 05-09-2011, 11:22 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Gregory I - 05-09-2011, 11:36 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Walty - 05-09-2011, 11:58 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by wulfrano - 05-10-2011, 03:05 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by Walty - 05-10-2011, 03:16 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by Walty - 05-10-2011, 03:46 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by Gregory I - 05-10-2011, 08:26 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Walty - 05-10-2011, 08:28 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by wulfrano - 05-10-2011, 08:51 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Gregory I - 05-10-2011, 10:48 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Walty - 05-10-2011, 11:15 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Gregory I - 05-10-2011, 11:35 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Pheo - 05-10-2011, 11:39 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Walty - 05-10-2011, 11:40 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by wulfrano - 05-10-2011, 11:56 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Walty - 05-11-2011, 12:02 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by Gregory I - 05-11-2011, 12:02 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by Pheo - 05-11-2011, 12:09 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by Walty - 05-11-2011, 12:15 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by wulfrano - 05-11-2011, 12:21 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by Gregory I - 05-11-2011, 12:38 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by wulfrano - 05-11-2011, 12:52 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by Pheo - 05-11-2011, 12:56 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by wulfrano - 05-11-2011, 01:06 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by Pheo - 05-11-2011, 01:15 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by Gregory I - 05-11-2011, 01:34 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by wulfrano - 05-11-2011, 01:36 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by Gregory I - 05-11-2011, 02:40 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by randomtradguy - 05-11-2011, 04:23 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by UnamSanctam - 05-11-2011, 06:39 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by wulfrano - 05-11-2011, 07:15 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by randomtradguy - 05-17-2011, 12:24 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by UnamSanctam - 05-17-2011, 01:09 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by randomtradguy - 05-28-2011, 04:22 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by UnamSanctam - 05-28-2011, 05:41 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Gregory I - 05-28-2011, 07:17 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by wulfrano - 05-28-2011, 07:40 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Gregory I - 05-28-2011, 08:40 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by UnamSanctam - 05-28-2011, 09:44 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by wulfrano - 05-28-2011, 10:34 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by randomtradguy - 05-29-2011, 03:18 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by aquinas138 - 05-30-2011, 12:23 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Gregory I - 05-30-2011, 01:46 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by wulfrano - 05-30-2011, 09:29 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by randomtradguy - 06-03-2011, 11:54 AM
Re: Chalcedon - by UnamSanctam - 06-03-2011, 12:38 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by wulfrano - 06-03-2011, 06:34 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by Pheo - 06-03-2011, 06:43 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by wulfrano - 06-03-2011, 07:17 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by randomtradguy - 06-03-2011, 08:22 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by aquinas138 - 06-03-2011, 08:35 PM
Re: Chalcedon - by wulfrano - 06-04-2011, 01:04 AM
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