I’m having a conversation on another social networking site and a person there said that Jesus was his “Eternal father.” I, in my eagerness to defend orthodoxy, corrected him, telling him that Jesus is our brother, not our Father.
Then someone else brought up Isaiah 9:6:
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
So was I wrong in correcting this person? What’s the orthodox response to the Sabellian/modalistic interpretation of this text?