How influential was the Emperor over the Counsel of Nicea? He was in attendance and the decisions were ultimately by his decree.
"The two councils of Nicaea were ecumenical councils of the Christian church held in 325 and 787, respectively. The First Council of Nicaea, the first
ecumenical council held by the church, is best known for its formulation of the Nicene Creed, the earliest dogmatic statement of Christian orthodoxy.
The council was convened in 325 by the Roman emperor Constantine I in an attempt to settle the controversy raised by Arianism over the nature of the
Trinity. Nearly all those who attended came from the eastern Mediterranean region. "
What's interesting is that the argument being settled was primarily Christ's relationship to the Father. All this over the title used by Jesus,
Christ. The earliest Christian documents were written in Greek and the title "christ" in Greek was Χριστός. Χριστός in Greek is refered
to something with very good qualities. It is not a title for divinity or messiah except by decree of the Counsel of Nicea, and the will of Emperor
Now why would Rome do this? Because Jesus' lessons were against the Power of Empire. Not one single lesson he taught supported the Empire or the
establishment of Organised religion. If there are some, point them out.
Jesus' lessons were about self empowerment. Being responsible for your own actions. Adhering to the word of God, which is Love.
You don't believe the word of God is Love?
What other way is it possible for all mankind to live in peace with each other and not kill each other for our differences?
Every form of government we have established has taken freedom from some for the benefit of others. EVERY ONE. These Governments have been needed
because we all think we can decide what is good and evil (Garden of Eden story). We judge each other and form groups (governments) to force our will
of good and evil on others.
Example 1. If I want to walk down the street naked, it is my right by God. I WAS BORN THAT WAY.
However, some are ashamed of the human body so they form groups and pass laws that prohibit this movement. Granted, I have harmed no one and imposed
my will on no one, yet MAN assumes to judge this as evil.
Example 2. I decide to grow and smoke pot.
However, some have realised that this will dip into their profits. They would rather I find my medicine in their man made drugs, or my relief in their
man made alcohol. So they form groups (government) and pass laws which supress my will to use what God gave me. Granted, once again, I have not
imposed my will on anyone nor have I harmed anyone. Man decided this was evil.
I could go on and on with the many laws we have on the books and how they are their to suppress our will. We will keep making them and keep having
burdening Governments (all stemming from Rome) so long as we keep allowing others to define what is Good and Evil.
Good and Evil are self evident. We all have free will. As long as we do not restrict each others free will, we are good. To do this, we must trust God
to be the judge of good and evil. Until then, we remain in hell under the Anti-Christ of Government. Thus,
Judge not, Love all, be at peace
"After my departure there will arise the ignorant and the crafty, and many things will they ascribe unto Me that I never spake, and many things which
I did speak will they withhold, but the day will come when the clouds shall be rolled away, and the Sun of Righteousness shall shine forth with
healing in his wings." ~Jesus, The Essene Gospel of Peace
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