Does the Almighty Everlasting *God* Have a Mother?


Jesus, who is God incarnate, the eternal and everlasting Son of God, entered into his own creation by taking on human flesh. This taking on of human nature necessitated Him having a mother to birth Him into the very world He created. But to say that because Jesus, the One who is both God and man in two distinct natures and one person, had a mother in his time of humiliation on Earth, so he has one today; or it can be put another way in the unqualified heresy that states that Mary is the ‘Mother of God’. Since this statement is not found in Scripture, on what do some base it’s authority? On the church fathers? Well, it would seem that at least several Fathers (and major ones at that) scream no. Behold, they being dead, yet speak:

LINK to TurretinFan Post With Quotes From Fathers

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. …And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth. (John 1:1-2, 14)

Augustine: “For the Lord was said to be a Galilean, because His parents were from the city of Nazareth. I have said “His parents” in regard to Mary, not as regards the seed of man; for on earth He sought but a mother, He had already a Father on high. For His nativity on both sides was marvellous: divine without mother, human without father.”

Theodoret: “On account of this difference of term He is said by the divine Paul to be “without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days nor end of life.” He is without father as touching His humanity; for as man He was born of a mother alone. And He is without mother as God, for He was begotten from everlasting of the Father alone. And again He is without descent as God while as man He has descent.”

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2 thoughts on “Does the Almighty Everlasting *God* Have a Mother?

  1. Thanks for the tip. I’ve not read anything by Chafer, though I did buy his systematic theology set for a family member. What what I understand, Chafer was an extraordinary Bible student and a great man of God. I wish his works were available online someplace.

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