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Gregory, Bishop Of Nyssa The Second Book Against Eunomius

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The chief point of the Christian religion is the belief that the Only-begotten God, who is Truth, and true Light, and Power of God, and Life, truly is all that he is said to be; and especially and supremely this, that he is God and Truth, which means God in truth, being always what the thought and word imply, never not being, and never ceasing to be, one whose Being, what he essentially is, eludes all attempt at comprehension and investigation. Eunomius says that God is unbegotten; this is a name denoting God's unbegotten existence, not that unbegottenness is God. Human life moves in measurable time, and proceeds by advancing from a beginning to an end, and our life here is divided into past and future, the latter being expected, the former remembered.

Keywords: Eunomius; Only-begotten God; truth

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