In "The Christian Education of Youth" (1929), Pope Pius XI stated: "Since every method of education aims for that formation of man which he ought to acquire in this mortal life, in order to attain the ultimate goal destined to him by the Creator, it is plainly evident that as no education can be truly so called which is not entirely ordered to that final end, in the present order of things established by the providence of God, namely after He revealed Himself in His Only-begotten
, who alone is 'the way, the truth, and the life' (John 14:6), no full and perfect education can exist except that which is called Christian."
And while white racist discourse may be less explicitly Christian today than it once was, Hill Fletcher explains that the "theo-logic" of Christian supremacy--the claim that Jesus Christ is the "only-begotten
Son of God"--still supports the racist judgment that some humans are intrinsically superior to others.
as the first Eve gave birth because Adam knew her and she conceived and from her and through her all men were born, the Theotokos, receiving the Word of God, the Father, instead of seed, conceived and gave birth to the Only-Begotten
of the Father before all ages and the Only-Begotten
of her in the later days" (Symeon the New Theologian 1997: 144).
John tells us:"God so loved the world that he gave us his only-begotten
Son that whosoever believes in Jesus should not perish but have everlasting life"(John 3.16).
God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten
Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.
RP: And that's ["a movement from being like a child to oneness with the Only-Begotten
"] the Mystery of the Eucharist, which I think sometimes we tend to forget.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten
Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made."
In John 1:18 Ehrman prefers the least orthodox reading "the only-begotten
Son." Miller argues that Ehrman uses mostly internal evidence instead of the external evidence of the manuscripts.
But could God send his only-begotten
Son, true God and true man, to become true God and true Martian, or whatever it is?
Heidegger notes that genuinely philosophical logic has had only two masters: Aristotle, "the Father of Logic," and Hegel, his "only-begotten
and co-equal son." He adds: "In order to advance philosophically, [logic] needs a new lineage.
In fact, since education consists in preparing man for what he must be and for what he must do here below, in order to attain the sublime goal for which he was created, it is clear that there can be no true education which is not wholly directed to man's last end, and that in the present order of Providence, since God revealed Himself to us in the Person of His only-begotten
son, Who is "the Way, the Truth and the Life".
Consider, for example, the following theological statement of Christian belief that opens a book by a contemporary theologian: "The Christian doctrine of God is to be understood from within the unique, definitive, and final self-revelation of God in Jesus Christ his only-begotten
Son, that is, from within the self-revelation of God as God become man for us and our salvation....