Saturday, October 28, 2017

"fear not them which kill the body" - Nicaea Creed, a Big Mistake

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Nicaea Creed, a Big Mistake

Christ Jesus never visited priests of the Temple of Jerusalem and leaders of Judaists to proclaim that He was God.  He didn't even visit Pilate or Roman officers to show them that He was God.

Christ Jesus never tried to go to Rome to prove, before the Roman Emperor, that He was God.  But he walked around villages and towns in Palestine and help poor, sick, and desperate people, saying that the Kingdom of God was near.  He only suggested to His discilpes that He was the Son of God.

It means that identifying Christ Jesus as God is not important as Christ Jesus did not intend to prevail the idea that He was God.  It also means that Christ Jesus did not expect those with political and religious power would follow, respect, and love God.  And, Christ Jesus did not force them to accept glory and power of God.  But He expected that poor people helped and taught by Him would believe the teaching of God.

So, it was wrong that the Vatican once purged those who would not accept Christ Jesus as God.  This policy led to antagonism against Jewish people who never accepted the idea that Christ Jesus was God.  If the Vatican had not adopted the doctrine that Christ Jesus was God, Jewish people must not have been oppressed and persecuted by Christian authorities over centuries.

Christ Jesus might be God, but to have people recognize Him as God is not His intention.  So, the Vatican should not have set up the policy that those who didn't admit that Christ was God should not be regarded as Christians.
The First Council of Nicaea was a council of Christian bishops convened in the Bithynian city of Nicaea (now ─░znik, Bursa province, Turkey) by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in AD 325. Constantine I organized the Council along the lines of the Roman Senate and presided over it, but did not cast any official vote. 
Some distinctive elements in the Nicene Creed, perhaps from the hand of Hosius of Cordova, were added, some specifically to counter the Arian point of view. 
1. Jesus Christ is described as "Light from Light, true God from true God," proclaiming his divinity.
2. Jesus Christ is said to be "begotten, not made," asserting that he was not a mere creature, brought into being out of nothing, but the true Son of God, brought into being "from the substance of the Father."
3. He is said to be "of one being with the Father," proclaiming that although Jesus Christ is "true God" and God the Father is also "true God," they are "of one being," in accord to what is found in John 10:30: "I and the Father are one." The Greek term homoousios, or consubstantial (i.e., "of the same substance) is ascribed by Eusebius to Constantine who, on this particular point, may have chosen to exercise his authority. The significance of this clause, however, is extremely ambiguous as to the extent in which Jesus Christ and God the Father are "of one being," and the issues it raised would be seriously controverted in the future.

It was almost 300 years or more after the Crucifixion of Christ Jesus that Christian leaders decided that Christ Jesus was God, and those who would not accept this Creed should be expelled out of the church.  However, Christianity had been practiced and relayed by those who didn't know this Creed for 300 years or more.

They should have adopted a creed that Christ Jesus might or might not be God, but those who followed His teaching should be regarded as Christians.  Then many Judaists must have been regarded as Christians in later 1600 years or so.

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Mat 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.