A while ago a friend of mine whom I have coined as the last true Arian posed a question to me.
His question was first posed by Eunomius, whom Gregory of Nyssa takes great lengths refuting.
His question is the following,
“The Father is unbegotten. The Son is unbegotten. If God exist as a Trinity, the nature is then both begotten and unbegotten. However, this renders God not absolutely unbegotten. Then is is not God.”
I kind of think the question is somewhat foolish; however he seems to this this is the ultimate rebuttal to the Trinity. I am currently reading Gregory to see how he responds to this question: however I would like to know how you folk address it.
Quoting Church fathers that talk about this issue, and also philosophers help.
How I would;d answer it is that the begottenness of the Son is not one that has a time or place, and thus there isn’t a time when God was begotten. As long as the Father was, so was the Son. Like A ray of light constantly comes forth from the Sun so does the Son from the Father.