Nicaea, Where Truth Was Decreed Illegal
And Where Greek and Roman Orthodoxy Were Born
By Cohen G. Reckart, Pastor
[The first international conclave of the Nico-Laitans]
This first part of the Council of Nicaea session was a trinitarian dispute. Arius and the Arians believed the trinity was co-equal and co-existent only after a point in eternity, but they were not co-eternal. The Arians believed that there was a time the Son was not and he was begotten of the Father and became the image through which the unknown Father was made visible. They could not accept that the Son was the unbegotten begotten or that he was begotten at some point in time in eternity and yet was not begotten or unbegotten. The Arians believed there was a time the Father begat the Son and this was after the Father's own beginning. Therefore the Father and the Son were not co-eternal from all eternity. The Athanasius and Plato trinitarians believed the Son was co-eternal with the Father from all eternity and at the same time the Father came into existence so did the Son. The issue was, when did the trinity begin, not whether there was a trinity. Arias believed in a trinity, he just did not believe it according to the Plato theory the Gnostics and Nico-Latins were trying to infuse into the Bible and into Church doctrine.
The Plato trinitarians held that to teach that the Son was begotten in eternity after the Father, was to teach the "Son was a created being of the rank of angels or some other created being and this would make two gods, one having no beginning, the other having a beginning in time but both would have the same nature being "spirit Gods" and in some degree like heathen gods, since like them one of them is a creature" (21). It is plain that the sarcasm by which Athanasius places the way heathens view God and associating it with Arias' view, exposes his anger to the point he does not think according to the Scriptures. The fact is that both Arias who is the champion of those who believe in two gods, and Athanasius the champion of those who believe in three, are wrong. Athanasius wrote the bulk of his hatred against Arius and the Monarchians (Oneness), while he was hiding out with Anthony and Pachomius, who were the Gnostics founders of the "monks" (taken from the Egyptian mysteries), and who established the first "Christian" monasteries of this secret mystic cult.
So, out of Nicaea was born two new Catholic schisms that declared that the ancient doctrines and teachings of the Apostles were to be decreed illegal. Was was born at Nicaea was not a great gift from God to man, but two monster religious cults that would in the centuries to follow kill more Christians than any government would afterward. These Catholic sects have not repented of these evils and the pagan practices adopted by these two great enemies of truth afterward through the centuries is added proof of their apostasy. Why would anyone with a right mind want to put faith in a religious system that has adopted so many pagan customs and practices? The seeker of Truth will study these groups but they will never join them. The Church was not born at Nicaea it was born at Jerusalem in Acts chapter two. Neither Catholic sect can compare to this Church in doctrine, faith, or practice.
The second heresy of the Catholic sects was that of declaring illegal the ancient practice of Jesus and the Apostles of celebrating the Lord's Passover Memorial on the very evening of Passover that the Jews held in observance of the Egyptian escape. The pagan temples celebrated on a daily basis sacrifices to the idols of stone, wood, iron, and brass. These priest wore elaborate and beautiful robes decorated with the symbols of their gods or goddesses. The Apostles and Jesus wore no such garments, wearing instead normal daily clothing. Those men that became the founders of these Catholic sects stole from the pagans these robes and fashioned them with symbols of the cross and other alleged Christian images. They also stole the daily pagan Mass and incorporated this into the religious rituals. To embellish this daily Mass, the Catholics needed some ritual to make the religious service seem to have some value since preaching and worship as seen in the early Church no longer existed among them. So, these picked up on Paul's lesson on the Lord's Passover and zeroed in on the words: "as oft as ye do this" to mean it could be done at anytime and to embellish the Mass meant every day and as often during the day as they wished. This was in conflict with the ancient practice of the Churches to celebrate the Lord's Passover one time a year and on the exact same day that Jesus said: "do this in remembrance of me." The Catholic Church decreed it was illegal to hold the Lord's Passover on the actual day in which he took bread and wine and replaced the ancient Passover ritual with a remembrance of his blood to be shed on Passover day. Thence afterward, the Catholic sects have repudiated the Lord's Passover on the eve of Passover and declared that anyone who does is an apostate.
Two false doctrines and two depths of the dark abyss of heresy that everyone must come out of, if they want to be saved. It is not a matter of a difference of opinion, it is a matter of Truth.
Out of Nicaea came centuries of hate and abuse of non-catholics who rejected these heresies. The "non-Catholics" were said not to be orthodox, that is, not subscribing to the decrees of Nicaea and the decrees of the subsequent six other Councils. H. G. Wells in his outline of history says that governments under pressure from Rome and Constantinople confiscated the property and possessions of the non-Catholics and gave them to either Rome or Constantinople. This theft has never been made right, and because of these robberies, both the Roman and Greek Catholic Churches amassed millions and millions of dollars worth of real estate, homes, buildings, business, ships, and personal possessions. These millions became the seed money to make Rome and Constantinople very wealthy and powerful. The Greek Orthodox Church has bloody hands equal to those in Rome and within Roman Catholicism.
(21) Subject "Athanasius," Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910 Edition, Vol. 2, p 825
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