Constantine, the Church and the ultimate conspiracy approved by imperial decree.
Constantine convenes the first Nicean council in order to settle disputes between the warring factions of Christianity, and promises to them should
they come to agreement, his declaration of Catholic Christianity to be the one true faith of the world. Out of this, almost 300 years after the fact,
was born the edict, by vote, that Jesus was of divine spirit, and thereafter all other religions to suffer great evils under his and the hands of the
Nicean/Apostles Creed. (Henry R. Percival, The Seven Ecumenical
Councils of the Undivided Church; as obtained from Wheaton College
Ethereal Library of Christian Classics, copyright expired.
The First Council of Nicea C325CEest reviewed the following:
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of all things visible and invisible; and in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the
only-begotten of his Father, of the substance of the Father, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten not made, being of one
substance with the Father. By whom all things were made, both which be in heaven and in earth. Who for us men and for our salvation came down [from
heaven] and was incarnate and was made man. He suffered and the third day he rose again, and ascended into heaven. And he shall come again to
judge both the quick and the dead. And [we believe] in the Holy Ghost. And whosoever shall say that there was a time when the Son of God was not,
or that before he was begotten he was not, or that he was made of things that were not, or that he is of a different substance or essence [from the
Father] or that he is a creature, or subject to change or conversion(3)--all that so say, the Catholic and Apostolic Church anathematizes
As adopted: We believe in one only God, Father Almighty, Creator of things visible and invisible; and in the Lord Jesus Christ, for he
is the Word of God, God of God, Light of Light, life of life, his only Son, the first-born of all creatures, begotten of the Father before all
time, by whom also everything was created, who became flesh for our redemption, who lived and suffered amongst men, rose again the third
day, returned to the Father, and will come again one day in his glory to judge the quick and the dead. We believe also in the Holy Ghost We
believe that each of these three is and subsists; the Father truly as Father, the Son truly as Son, the Holy Ghost truly as Holy Ghost; as our Lord
also said, when he sent his disciples to preach: Go and teach all nations, and baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy
The major differences are underlined. Since to this day it is uncertain whether or not as claimed, the apostles themselves composed the creed in
any form despite the evidence before us they had no hand in same. The importance however, is to understand the language contained within.
Eusebius, Bishop of Caesarea, prominently known for his historical mapping of the church’s ecclesiastical history, who lived c263-339CE. Eusebius
recounted one of the many times division played large politically during the time the Catholic Church was coming into kingly prominence. One such
event, the Arian heresy, he sheds light on what may have caused such a document to be passed at Nicea, by his reprinting letters(c320CE) from Arius,
and Alexander Bishop of Alexandria who charged him with heresy. To give the gist of the issue, I will reprint some of the letters;
Arius wrote of Alexander- “He has driven us out of the city as atheists, because we do not concur in what he publicly preaches...all the bishops of
the East, have been condemned because they say that God had an existence prior to that of His Son…But we say and believe, and have taught, and do
teach, that the Son is not unbegotten, nor in any way part of the unbegotten; and that He does not derive His subsistence from any matter; but
that by His own will and counsel He has subsisted before time, and before ages, as perfect God, only begotten and unchangeable, and that before He was
begotten, or created, or purposed, or established, He was not. For He was not unbegotten.
Alexander wrote of Arius- "Impelled by avarice and ambition, evil-minded persons have ever plotted against the wellbeing of the most important
dioceses. Under various pretexts, they attack the religion of the Church; and, being maddened by the devil, who works in them, they start aside from
all piety according to their own pleasure, and trample under foot the fear of the judgment of God… They revile every godly apostolical doctrine, and
in Jewish fashion have organized a gang to fight against Christ, denying His divinity, and declaring Him to be on a level with other men…
It is on this account, beloved brethren, that without delay I have stirred myself up to inform you of the unbelief of certain persons who say that
"There was a time when the Son of God was not;" and "He who previously had no existence subsequently came into existence; and when at some time He
came into existence He became such as every other man is."
Eusebius the historian himself is credited with having advanced the creed which was adopted. Arius lost the battle, and he and those who believed
as he were “anathematized,” and all of his writings were ordered burnt by Constantine. The relevance to the historical adaptations as have been
unearthed as of today, went up in smoke.
A most notable quote from Athanasius c296-373 quoting Arius; “Why did the Fathers at Nicaea use terms not in Scripture, Of the essence' and `One in
A chilling aspect to this Nicene council’s dismissal of arius is the fact that it was convened for that purpose by one, Lucifer of Cagliari.
Not of course beginning or even ending there, the council moved to de-legitimize and denounce The Jews, and institute the pagan ritual of Easter, not
for any plausible reason which could be traced to Jesus’ words, but out of intense animus and disdain toward the Jews. Constantine, with a sweep of
the royal quill spat on Moses and the very creator. He wrote:
From the Letter of the Emperor to all those not present at the Council:
When the question relative to the sacred festival of Easter arose, it was universally thought that it would be convenient that all should keep the
feast on one day; for what could be more beautiful and more desirable, than to see this festival, through which we receive the hope of immortality,
celebrated by all with one accord, and in the same manner? It was declared to be particularly unworthy for this, the holiest of all festivals, to
follow the custom[the calculation] of the Jews, who had soiled their hands with the most fearful of crimes, and whose minds were blinded. In rejecting
their custom,(1) we may transmit to our descendants the legitimate mode of celebrating Easter, which we have observed from the time of the saviour's
Passion to the present day[according to the day of the week]. We ought not, therefore, to have anything in common with the Jews, for the Saviour
has shown us another way; our worship follows a more legitimate and more convenient course(the order of the days of the week); and consequently, in
unanimously adopting this mode, we desire, dearest brethren, to separate ourselves from the detestable company of the Jews, for it is truly
shameful for us to hear them boast that without their direction we could not keep this feast.
How can they be in the right, they who, after the death of the Saviour, have no longer been led by reason but by wild violence, as their delusion may
urge them? They do not possess the truth in this Easter question; for, in their blindness and repugnance to all improvements, they frequently
celebrate two passovers in the same year. We could not imitate those who are openly in error. How, then, could we follow these Jews, who are most
certainly blinded by error? for to celebrate the passover twice in one year is totally inadmissible. /b]But even if this were not so, it would still
be your duty not to tarnish your soul by communications with such wicked people[the Jews].
Besides, consider well, that in such an important matter, and on a subject of such great solemnity, there ought not to be any division. Our
Saviour has left us only one festal day of our redemption, that is to say, of his holy passion, and he desired[to establish] only one Catholic
Church. Think, then, how unseemly it is, that on the same day some should be fasting whilst others are seated at a banquet; and that after
Easter, some should be rejoicing at feasts, whilst others are still observing a strict fast. For this reason, a Divine Providence wills that this
custom should be rectified and regulated in a uniform way; and everyone, I hope, will agree upon this point. As, on the one hand, it is our
duty not to have anything in common with the murderers of our Lord; and as, on the other, the custom now followed by the Churches of the West, of
the South, and of the North, and by some of those of the East, is the most acceptable, it has appeared good to all; and I have been guarantee for your
that you would accept it with joy, as it is followed at Rome, in Africa, in all Italy, Egypt, Spain, Gaul, Britain, Libya, in all Achaia, and in the
dioceses of Asia, of Pontus, and Cilicia. You should consider not only that the number of churches in these provinces make a majority, but also that
it is right to demand what our reason approves, and that we should have nothing in common with the Jews.
To sum up in few words: By the unanimous judgment of all, it has been decided that the most holy festival of Easter should be everywhere celebrated on
one and the same day, and it is not seemly that in so holy a thing there should be any division. As this is the state of the case, accept joyfully the
divine favour, and this truly divine command; for all which takes place in assemblies of the bishops ought to be regarded as proceeding from the will
of God. Make known to your brethren what has been decreed, keep this most holy day according to the prescribed mode; we can thus celebrate this holy
Easter day at the same time, if it is granted me, as I desire, to unite myself with you; we can rejoice together, seeing that the divine power has
made use of our instrumentality for destroying the evil designs of the devil, and thus causing faith, peace, and unity to flourish amongst us. May God
graciously protect you, my beloved brethren.
Ask most Christians today how the Easter came about and they would have absolutely no clue. Never would they accept that the Christian faith they
follow has been scandalized and tainted beyond repair by the politics of men, and a Roman Emperor with a hate for 3700 year old faith.
It is interesting indeed to review the only known records of the various councils and or the writings of the earliest church fathers, and how within
them, they progress from quoting the OT, and gradually the writings of the Gospels, mostly Paul, as they build their case and church.
Imagine if Constantine had a grave dislike for the Christian crusade and instead convened a council of Jewish rebbes or Hellenistic priests. I suppose
to that the Christians say, it was God's plan.