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Which of these 8 statements is heretical and which ones are orthodox?

Just a little quiz on Christology. Which of the following statements, if any, are orthodox; or which of the following statements, if any, are heretical?
1. The Son of God, the Second member of the Trinity, in the Incarnation, stopped being God for a time and became man for a time.
2. The Son of God took on the form of a man, but was not really a man.
3. The Son of God, the Second member of the Trinity, laid aside some of His attributes for a time and became man for a time.
4. Jesus was simply a common man when He was born and was later glorified by the Father and adopted as God.
5. In Christ there two persons: a human person and a Divine Person. …Read More!

Adam, The Fall and The Belgic

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[The] Belgic Confession underlines the deliberate and willful nature of Adam’s transgression. Sometimes the word “fall” gives us the wrong impression. A fall is something tragic, a dreadful accident. A man might fall down the stairs, out of a tree or even off a tall building. Some falls can be very serious; others less so. But a fall is usually not deliberate. We tend to pity a man who falls as we see him with a broken leg or other injury. But Adam did not merely fall. He jumped! The Belgic Confession explains it this way: “man had thrown himself into temporal and eternal death.” The idea is of fatal plunge. When a man deliberately destroys himself, he is no longer to be pitied. He is to be condemned. Adam was not a victim of the deception of the serpent. Adam walked wide-eyed into death. God had warned him in unmistakable words: “In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Gen. 2:17). Adam chose death therefore. Not even the devil could have forced Adam to sin against his own will. …Read More!