Church of the Holy Sepulcher

The Council of Nicaea 325 a.d.

The Council of Nicaea 325 a.d. The Struggle For Right Teaching It is true that for many years the Church had struggled with how to best explain what it believed about the unique identity of Jesus.  Surely he was the “Logos” of the Gospel of John, the “Word made flesh” (John 1:14).  With Christians multiplying in […]

Arius, Alexander, and Eusebius of Nicomedia

Arius, Alexander, and Eusebius of Nicomedia Before we move on talking about Arius, Alexander, and Eusebius of Nicomedia, let us recap Arius’ teaching. Thalia 1.)  Arius taught that God the Father and the Son (Jesus) are not of the same substance (being); that they are not “one in being”.  “Thus, there is the Triad, but […]

Arius and the Son of God

Interesting But Twisted Sometimes a person promotes a twist on Christian teaching that at first sounds interesting but then makes one pause and call a “time out”. This is what happened with the teaching of Arius regarding the Son of God. Arius, who had previously been excommunicated by the Bishop of Alexandria, Peter, for his […]

Constantine Favors Christianity

Unifying An Empire Unifying an Empire around religious ideas and practices was something every ruler did during ancient times.  There were no exceptions.  So, when Constantine became Emperor, after attributing his victory at the Milvian Bridge to the Christian God, he decided to unify his empire with Christianity as his anchor. One thing this meant […]