Dangerous and Evil Creed of Christian Churches
The Gospels tell that Christ Jesus was born as an Israelite 2000 years ago, started His preaching one day suddenly, performed various miracles healing the sick and reviving the dead, accused priests of the Jerusalem Temple and the elite of the society, and got betrayed by one of his followers to be killed by the Roman authority but got resurrected from the tomb, and his followers came to believe Him all the more. But they do not tell that Christ Jesus called Himself God.
The point at issue is that it took 300 years or so for the Vatican fixed its creed that Christ Jesus was God.
In 325, the Council of Nicaea adopted the Nicene Creed which described Christ as "God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father". The creed used the term homoousios (of one substance) to define the relationship between the Father and the Son. After more than fifty years of debate, homoousios was recognised as the hallmark of orthodoxy, and was further developed into the formula of "three persons, one being".
The Confession of the Council of Nicaea said little about the Holy Spirit. The doctrine of the divinity and personality of the Holy Spirit was developed by Athanasius in the last decades of his life. He defended and refined the Nicene formula. By the end of the 4th century, under the leadership of Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and Gregory of Nazianzus (the Cappadocian Fathers), the doctrine had reached substantially its current form.However, there are no words of Christ Jesus claiming the He was God Himself in the Bible.
In other words, Christ Jesus did not come to this world to inform people that He was God, so that they should obey Him. Instead, Christ Jesus came to this world to teach God's teaching that was instructions to choose good but not evil.
However, the Vatican and other Christian churches put more emphasis on the creed that Christ Jesus was God more than God's teaching Christ Jesus preached. It is as if people had been forgiven only if they believed that Christ Jesus God even if they did not follow God's teaching.
Christianity practiced by the Vatican and other Christian churches is in essence just recommendation to accept the creed that Christ Jesus is God regardless whether people have full respect of God's teaching preached by Christ Jesus. Put simply, the Vatican and other Christian churches recognize that one is a Christian only if he or she accepts the creed that Christ Jesus is God even if he or she does not follow God's teaching preached by Christ Jesus.
It can be a great flattery to call somebody God. It is the maximum flattery to Christ Jesus to call Him God. And, bad people would neglect God's teaching preached by Christ Jesus while calling Christ Jesus God. Such people can be even Popes.
So, the Christian doctrine of the Trinity is not only difficult but also dangerous, artful, cunning, and evil. It means that the leaders of Christian churches have been making a big mistake since the fourth century. You had better fully respect God's teaching preached by Christ Jesus before you call Christ Jesus God.
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Mat 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.