The Christian Church is not merely a school involved in researches and teaching dogmas, but an institution which worships God and serves mankind. It works for the transformation and the renewal of this world, and hopefully awaits the world to come. Truly, the Christian Church would not be the church as we know it without Christian dogmas. Dogmas interpret our whole philosophy of the church through repeated practise of our faith through the holy tradition (the holy Scriptures, worship, behavior and preaching).
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Incarnation of the Word
St. AthanasiusAthanasius stood contra mundum ("against the world") in defense of the biblical doctrine of Christ. He opposed Arius when it seemed all the world would follow Arius's heresy. Athanasius's work remains even today the definitive statement of orthodox Trinitarianism.
The Divinity of Christ
H. H. Pope Shenouda IIIThe Divinity of Christ is one of the most important and vital subjects in the Christian doctrine. Many heresies rose against it in various eras, and the Church confronted them and replied to them.
H. H. Pope Shenouda IIIWe are in an age in which Ecumenical work and attempts towards the recovery of the Christian Unity have flourished. The meetings between the Churches, in councils, conferences and symposiums have increased, and the fields of co-operation and co-working have multiplied.
However, unity is in a much higher level than cooperation. The Christian Unity should be built on the foundation of the “One Faith”. Thus began the theological discussions between the Churches.
This book in your hands is a step in this theological
discussion between our brethren the Protestants and us.
The Nature of Christ
H. H. Pope Shenouda IIIThe Lord Jesus Christ is God Himself, the Incarnate Logos Who took to Himself a perfect manhood. His Divine nature is one with his human nature yet without mingling, confusion or alteration; a complete Hypostatic Union. Words are inadequate to describe this union. It was said, that without controversy, "Great is the mystery of godliness, God was manifest in the flesh. " (1 Tim. 3:16).
The Meaning of the Holy Trinity
Heg. Fr. Abraam SlemanMany are wondering, "Do Christians believe in one God? Or do they believe in three gods? And if they believe in one God, then what is the meaning of the Father andthe Son and the Holy Spirit? Because of their misunderstanding, some people accuse Christians of Polytheism. They do so by thinking that the term "Trinity" means three gods. This is not ture, for Christianity rejects any kind of polytheism.
The Heresy of Apollinarius
Deacon Dr. Soliman AyoubThe heresy of Apollinarius denies the perfect humanity of Jesus Christ, claiming that the Divinity of the Word replaced the wise human spirit in Him. He was thinking that this would guarantee oneness of personality of Jesus Christ. Apollinarius was not ready to accept the believe of presence of a wise human spirit with its own will, united with the Divinity – that has a Divine will – and Jesus Christ will be one person. The Apollinarian thoughts are very dangerous, and destroy the concepts of salvation, because Jesus Christ came to offer salvation to man as a whole: body, soul and wise spirit.