(the first post can be found here)
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds;
If Jesus is Lord then Caesar is not. The rulers of this world have been toppled by the Jewish messiah, the King who came.
And he is the only begotten son of the Father. There are many sons and daughters by adoption. Many orphans who have been gathered in.
But only he is begotten.
Begotten prior to time. And space. And language. Beyond comprehension.
God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father,
As I bear my parents’ DNA, so does Jesus bear the Divine DNA of the Father. But he does so truly and perfectly.
The creed, so sparse with words, so careful about the included lines, repeats itself six times.
Just to be clear.
The man Jesus is God.
Arius, after all, was in the room.
by whom all things were made.
This Son of the Father was integral to creation. Indeed, creation inheres in Jesus.
As does the ongoing breathing of all things.