Seen on the web: Theosis and grace

Posted by Nishant on Monday, Nov 28, 2011

…In Christian theology, man does not partake of the divine essence, for that is infinite and incommunicable (although not in Mormonism, where he dwells on some planet).

Man rather shares in the life of God through grace, by being joined to him as a body to a head, and as branches to the vine.

Man partakes of the divine nature, both by being born again, and receiving in place of the old nature of the flesh, the new nature from the Spirit of Christ, and in the Holy Eucharist, where he receives, the body, blood, soul and divinity.

Thus, when “we see Him, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”

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Editor’s note: Our primary channels of God’s grace are the seven sacraments, which were personally instituted by Jesus Christ, for that express purpose.

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