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What is the eternal generation of the Son?

The eternal generation of the Son, also known as the eternal begetting of the Son, is the teaching that the Son is eternally begotten by the necessary will of the Father, but that the Son is not created or caused, and that neither the Son nor the Holy Spirit are dependent upon the Father or any other member of the Godhead for existence.  The eternal generation of the Son is a statement on the relationship within the Trinity between the Father and the Son before the incarnation.  Therefore, the term is not in reference to causation but to nature and relationship.  The eternal generation of the Son must be understood to mean that the Father did not bring the Son into existence, which would deny the full immutability and deity of the Son.

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