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 […]

Introduction to Arius

Introduction to Arius By the time Constantine took power the Church had not as yet clearly defined the nature of its belief in the divinity of Christ.  Yes, of course, from the very beginning the Church believed and taught he was the divine Son of God.  But, the Gnostics had twisted Christian doctrine into making […]

The Donatist Controversy

The Donatus Controversy Important Yet Forgotten There are some moments in Church history that on a grander scale do not seem to be very significant when we initially look at them.  The controversy in Carthage over the legitimacy of an anointed bishop seems to me to be one of them. It is easy to gloss […]