On the Light
I'm not taking a side on this. But my question, why couldn't Jesus's divine nature shine through his human nature and still remain as 2 separate natures?
First, you need to take a side because the ‘Orthodox’ position is false, as our video shows. Second, to your question: the brightness of a human face does not have existence in itself but only as a quality of the human/created face. It is an accident. It exists in another, not in itself. Thus, if you say that the light was divine and uncreated, then the light had its own eternal self-existence. In that case Jesus’ face would not have even been shining with it. Rather, the Apostles would have simply seen the unveiled divinity but not Jesus’ human form transfigured. But the Scriptures are clear that Jesus’ human face was transfigured and was really shining with this light. The light was a quality of Jesus’ human face – thus it had to have been created. It was also visible to bodily eyes – thus it had to have been created (as Maximus correctly teaches). Even Palamas, condemning himself, admits that the light was really in Jesus’ face and in His human nature, but he still teaches that it was uncreated (thus falling into Eutychianism). That’s covered in the video.
It is hard for me to imagine that we could any further "double down on stupid" watching the current Administration "functioning" at an unprecedented level of evil (while masquerading as stupid). The loss of livelihood to the families of our country seems to be on a diabolical roll. However, this may also be opportunity for the true Catholic Faith to bring "the good news, the glad tidings" as the Angels brought to the shepherds on that wonderful day! Let us pray for many to be of goodwill toward God. Thank you, MHFM, for the work and light you continue to spread!
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