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Ambrose has to address the question of will, namely, is the begetting a question of the Father's will?
This phrase seems to imply that God becomes wise only by begetting Jesus Christ.
If the parents' begetting of a child to be nurtured and
Laocoon offended Apollo by breaking his oath of celibacy and begetting children.
Edith, are asked to become "guides of other persons striving to the light; they must practice spiritual maternity, begetting and drawing sons and daughters nearer to the kingdom of God.
The Spirit is not simply the passive result of the dynamic relationship between the Father and the Son, but eternally present with the Father in the Father's begetting of the Son and with the Son in the Son's ongoing response to the Father.
And anyone who objects to violence's begetting violence, unless he says why violence is wrong in the first place, is only finding fault with reproduction, like any benighted pro-abortionist.
All of these gradual 'slouchings towards Gomorrah' are the natural byproduct of the severing of the sexual act from the prime end of that act, and from its fundamental natural function: the begetting of the child.