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1. The snowball Trinity versus the Father Almighty

The snowball Trinity versus the Father Almighty Who is the real God? A tri nity of persons (The Trinity) or just one person, the F at h...

Thursday, 13 December 2012

21. Bishop Polycarp’s last prayer

Bishop Polycarp’s last prayer

Bishop Polycarp’s last prayer (II century, Smyrna) without allusion to the "trinity", with subordinationist view about the celestial son, named as “servant” and with the concept of the mortal soul “unto resurrection of eternal life, both of soul and of body”

“O Lord God almighty, the father of thy beloved and blessed servant* Jesus the anointed, through whom we have received the knowledge of thee, the God of angels and of powers and of the whole creation and of the entire race of the righteous who live in thy presence, I bless thee that thou hast deemed me worthy of this day and hour, that I might receive a portion in the number of the martyrs, in the cup of the anointed, unto resurrection of eternal life, both of soul and of body, in the immortality of the holy spirit.
Among these may I be received before thee this day, in a rich and acceptable sacrifice, as thou, the faithful and true God, hast beforehand prepared and revealed, and hast fulfilled.
Wherefore I praise thee also for everything; I bless thee, I glorify thee, through the eternal, high priest, Jesus the anointed, thy beloved son**, through whom, with him, in the holy spirit, be glory unto thee, both now and for the ages to come, Amen.”

From Eusebius “Historia Ecclesia”

* παιδός “servant” in the Greek text
** υiοs “son” in the Greek text

A must read:
The snowball Trinity versus the Father Almighty
http://waitingforthefinaltest.blogspot.ro/2012/11/about-our-god-and-father.html
He is "Yehowah": God's holy name
http://waitingforthefinaltest.blogspot.ro/2012/11/some-article-about-gods-holy-name.html

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