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was begotten : So that the 8x euelt Kouse'ns, a's &N f sué-
Beginning of hisGeneration eges-Comment. in Joh.pag.3 1.
can no more be discovered,
than of That Day. And yet none of the Antient Wri-
ters do more expresly reckon the Son among the
[onleeyuducta] Beings derived from the Power and Will
of the Father, than Origen. Šeć the passage cited a-
bove, in 14.

Novátian expresses him Hic cùm fit genitus a self thus : The Son, being Patre, semper eft in Pabegotten of the Father, is

Qui ante Always in (or with] the omne Tempus est, sem, Father: - He that was per

in Patre fuiffe dicenbefore all Time, must be dus eft, De Trin. c. 31. Jaid to have been Always in (or with] the Father. And yet in the fame Chapter he exprefly adds : The Word, which is the Son, was

Ex quo, quando ipse born of the Father, at the voluit, fermo filius natus

eft : Will of the Father: He was produced by the Fa- voluit, processit ex patre.

Ibid. ther, at the Will of the Fa. iber. Upon which passages the learned Bp Bull makes this Remark : When the Cùm filius dicitur ex Sox is said to be born of Patre, quando ipfe voluit, ibe Father, at the Will of nasci; velle illud Patris, ac the Father ; That Will of ternum fuiffe intelligenthe Father must be under- dum. Defenf. Sect. 3.cap. 8. food to be eternal.

And Alexander Bishop Kairo da t you in a of Alexandria : We believe alessais d'oulu. 'Aria (faith he) that the Son was fun TIS 'Asi treg's córosan Always from the Father. But siguráto reubavéta. det no one by the word , "OUTE 78 70 HV ŠTE TÒ 'Ats; Štè [Always, 7 be led to imagine tu lleg ásávovo Tautóv 637 The him Self-existent, For nei

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ther the word, Was; nor, egfurátw. To Hv, ry To Always ; nor, before all 'Ach, xej Tè lleg escrav, doce Ages; mean the same as be- ddy ảo xx'ése TOUTCÈ TOS degleing Self existent.

výtw. Theodorit. lib. 1. c. 4• The phrases, Was; and, Always; and, before all Ages ; whatever their Meaning be, cannot imply the same as Self-existence

Eusebius, in the following passages, expresses his Sense of the Sons being Always with the Father : The fingular (faith he) and Τα μονογενές ι8 ή 3ξαίρεeternal generation of the on τον και αΐδιον θύνεσιν. Εccle/ ly-begotten Son: And again; Theol. lib. 1, c. 12. Tis manifest that the only

Δήλον ότι ο μονο ζωής δος ην begotten Son was with God mess it caurš nalées À ocory his Father, being present ousw'r rj ouuer apay to ating and together with him, ale 41761c. Lib. 2, c. 14. ways and at all times: And

'OÖ, wartos xesve nejnáragain; But [the conde- lov ataya apso Bulego. Deration of Christ before his

monftr. Evang. lib.4, c. t: Incarnation] mult extend

erior dovativo s xeivors ello back beyond all Time, and

τισιν εκ όνία, ύσερον δε πότε beyond all Ages: And again; zegovóta izny cel mes xelver That the Son was begotten; ovde sej Tegóvla, rj Tas selle not as having it a certain

a's ydr diatartós owódl do xy time not been, and then beginning to be; but being be- ox cigówntov orld, aluvádrešuove

ages, and still be a ágfuvinte maleis, Lovolen fore Them, and being always ovla, rózou xej Jedy én Ješo present as a Son with his fa. Ibid. c. 3. ther; not self-existent, but begotten of the self-existent Fa. tber; being the Only-begotten, the Word, and God of God: And again ; That Τον ον δε απείρων αιώνων, the Son fubfted from end. μάλλον και προ πάνων αιώνων less Ages, or rather before mosñval, gluósefeór Te o weivelo all Ages ; being with Him, Dj rugglésekor ett to clein and Always with him, who as lã poli faiznr. begat him, even as Light Ibid. to s.r.l. with the Luminous Body:

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fore all

And again; To Him [viz. Τετον και αυτός οπι πάσι και to the Father ] is Intercef- og návlwp xj ugic' trávlaso ó fion made for the Salvation π 29ων αυτο μονογωής λόγG,

o ; ó ñ of all, by the pre-existing péyas d'exrereus en moyens onlz-begotten Word Himjelf, Jič, 420105 xebre xj Tesla who is Over all, and Before aiúvwy aperbutalo, tñ * TAall, and After all

, the great tess xa 300iw.ulio tijeño ação High-Priest of the Great God,

Antienter than all @ xj móro of tertw img Time and all Ages, [ Gr. endous I owineias. De land. the Antientest of all time Conftantini, c. 1. and of all ages, ] Janętrfied with the Honour and Dignity of the Father, The First and Only One: And again ; The only - begotten Word of God, who reigreth ο μόνγε σε θεε μονοζυής with his father from be- 260, TS aufs malei ouubaginningless Ages, to enda

σιλάων ανάρχων αιώνων ως less and never-ceasing Ageso etálss vej åteadtátuszköves. And yet no body more

Ibid. c. 2. exp elly than the same Eusebius, declares that the Son was çenerated by the Power and Will of the Father : The Light (faith he) does not pbine forth by the Η με αυγή και η προαίρεσιν Will of ihe Luminous Body, cailos inadu Tel x?? Ti @

a Necessary Property šrías our Belonès exaeesove και of its Nuture : But the Son, ö ýòs xgt guajene xj zegoégeriv by the Intension and Will

κων υπέση το πατρις βεληof the Father, received his seis os ó Scos gézover uw maSubsistence so as to be the l

της, και φώς άτερgν και πανία mage of the Father : For by

εαυτω άρωμοιωμύον υπερήσαλο. bis Will did God become

. the Father of his Son, and Demonftr. Evangel. I. 4, caused to subfijt a second Light, in all things like unto Himself : And again ; Receiving before all Ages a Προ πάντων αιώνων όκ ή σε real Subsistence, by the ine mateġs éven bóst rj di mervonta expressible and inconceivable Grañs xj swózu.ws soisiljav. Will and Power of the Fa. Ibid. ther.

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And the Council of Sir "Ειτις μη θελήσαντα παmium: If any one says that reis genfurños aéyou ý ýòmo the Son was begotten withe evételde 'sw. 'OU 28 Claattis out the \Will of the Father, ο πατής, του ανάγκης φυσικής let him be Anathema. For å utvis, as 8x égéanos, égleves the Futher did not beget the og ở ýòr• 'chy' Ġua ' Bonnen, Son by a physical Necesity rj cxeyves rj Anadas alles av. of Nature without the Ope- . ov Tòv glavno asszédet!, Aration of his Will; but he at once willed, and begat the Son, and produced him from Himself, without Time, and without suffering any dimi Ne data hæreticis ocnution himself. And this casio videretur, ut necesCanon, faith Hilary, was sitatem Deo Patri gistherefore made by the nendi ex fe filii adscribeCouncil, least any Occasion rent, tanquam naturali should seem given to Here- lege cogente, invito sc ticks, to ascribe to God the ediderit. De Synod. Father a Neceflity of begetting the Son, as if be produced him by Necessity of Naiure, without the Operation of his Wilí.

And Marius Victori. Non a Neceflitate Nanus : It was not (faith he, turæ, sed Voluntate Magnispeaking of the Genera. tudinis Patris. adv. Arium tion of the Son,) by Neceffiry of Nature, but by the Will of the Fathers Majesty.

And Bafil the Great : Gud (Taich he) having his Power concurrent with his ο θεός συνδρομον έχων τη Will, begat 4 Son worthy βελήσει η δίαμιλ, εύνησεν of Himself; he begat bim, d'Ecov écurð égfúrncev, wis our such as he Himself would.

Tos oidev. Hom. 29.
And again : It is the

Κοινή πρόληψις πάσιν ομοίως general Sentiment of all Chria stians whatsoever, that the Xestarois evurdexes

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gotten Light; and that He tej muroww xj ow Tod'y dor ére is the True Life and the of (worrosã ang ñs, Tatexñs True Good, Springing from 'Agatórno. Contr. Eunom. that Fountain of Life, the lib. 2. Fathers GOODNESS.

And Greg. Nyflen : For "Ουτε και η άμεσ άυτη neither (faith he) dothThat σινάφεια εκβάλλει η βέλησιν immediate connexion between + πατρος, ως και τινα φύσεως the Father and the Son, ex- dvdyxnv úmegaupetasit çàv en clude [or, leave no room anxór G. šte v Góanois ditfor the operation of ] the Fa

σησι πατρός και μον, ώς τι thers Will; as if he begat διάσημα μεταξύ παρεμαίπ: the Son by Necessity of Na.

7894. Contr. Eunom. 7. ture, without the operation of bis Will: Neither does The Supposition of the Fathers Will [ operating in this Matter, ] so divide the Son from the Father, as if any Space of Time was requisite between, [for the Will of the Father to operate in. ]

And again : If he bem 'El 28 tóte égfúvnost yor, gat the Son when he Would, ότε εξέλετο, καθώς φησινδ (as Eunomius contends ;) it tímar o béreto ĝ to igatòr will follow, that force he ido guid quo Branch Always Willid what is » Suicpeso del čega ó ýòs pele F Good', and always had gateos vontúos), deixBro Power to do what he λομβώς το καλόν, και διωαμβώς Would, therefore the Son éxelv Bóne), c. Eunom. 8. must be conceivd to have been Always with the Father, who always Wills what is Good, and always has power to do what he Wills.

And, among modern Writers, the Learned Dr Payne: There are several things, I own (faith he) in the Blessed Trinity, incomprehensible 10 our Reafon, und unaccountable to our Finite Understandings so i As, why and how an Infinite All-sufficient God, should produce an eternal Son, 3 Whether This were by a Voluntary or a Necessary production ; &c.

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