Wasn’t The First Council of Nicaea where most of Jesus and his relationship with his father defined by man?

Q: Wasn’t The First Council of Nicaea where most of Jesus and his relationship with his father defined by man?

A: The main thing the Council of Nicea confirmed was that Jesus was co-eternal and co-equal (as true God) with God the Father.

All of this had been clearly understood (at least) since Pentecost, and had already been a universally accepted part of church doctrine for some 300 years.

Councils typically convene in order to confirm or reaffirm already existing truths of the faith. Rarely do they come up with anything new.

The same is true regarding the Gospels.

All the books and letters of the New Testament have been widely used and accepted by the whole church since shortly after they were written.

Only those writings that were authentic, and that were indeed universally accepted, “made the cut”.

In case you haven’t noticed, it was Jesus, at the Last Supper, who gave us the basic liturgy for Sunday Mass, and it was Jesus who commanded us to remember him in that way.

The Church decided on Sunday as the universal feast day … the eternal observance of Christ’s death and resurrection … our Christian Passover and Sabbath rest … and it did so according to the authority that Jesus personally gave to the apostles and to the Church, while he still walked the earth … not to mention the constant guidance and advocacy of the Holy Spirit … as the Church’s arbiter of all divine truth.

This website has links to all the best Catholic resources. Poke around. Read. Learn. Have faith.

The closer you look at Catholic theology and philosophy, the better it gets.

Corruption? Even Jesus had his Judas … and Judas constituted about 8% of the priesthood of that time. Plus … all the other apostles ran and hid … save John.

That ought to tell you something very important about the Catholic Church … about some of the sinful and fallible people who run it … and about the truth.

Mat 16:17 And Jesus answering said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven.
Mat 16:18 And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Mat 16:19 And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven.

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  1. […] acknowledge [1] the significance of Nicea, saying that it merely affirmed the obvious [2] [3] [4] [5] with protestants, if they address it at all, adding that its conclusions are clear from the […]

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