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    Council of Nicea

    I keep getting told bunk stuff about Constantine and the church, what really happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWall View Post
    I keep getting told bunk stuff about Constantine and the church, what really happened?
    Not sure what sort of things that were said that you are referring to. The council at Nicea was an ecumenical council which dealt with the Arian controversy, Church structure, and Easter dates. Constantine is said to be instrumental in instituting paganism within Christianity. Constantine, the emperor called the council to settle some problems.

    One result of the Council is the Nicean Creed, which is a summary of basic Christian beliefs. The Creedal statement is hardly pagan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWall View Post
    I keep getting told bunk stuff about Constantine and the church, what really happened?
    Constantine was the first Christian Roman emperor. His goal in calling the Council of Nicaea was church unity. He seems to have proposed the term homoousios ("of the same nature") to describe the relationship of the Father to the Son at the council, though he wasn't the first to use it. As can be seen by the fact that he was baptized by an Arian bishop (Eusebius of Nicodemia) on his deathbed, he actually wasn't a stickler for doctrinal purity; he just wanted everyone to get along. Although he gave lots of money to the church, he did not make Christianity the official religion of the empire (Theodosius II did that a century later).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWall View Post
    I keep getting told bunk stuff about Constantine and the church, what really happened?
    As a young growing Christian, TW, you need to focus on Jesus - crucified, buried and risen again. There will be all kinds of curve balls and diversions thrown your way. Satan will do his best to throw up obstacles and roadblocks.

    I'm reminded of the interaction at the end of the Gospel of John, where Jesus is, in effect, "restoring" Peter (lovest thou me?) and the discussion goes to Jesus giving Peter insight into Peter's own future. Peter then looks at John, who, of course, was very close to Jesus... and Peter asks Jesus "what about him -- what will happen to John?"

    Jesus says (paraphrasing) "don't you worry about others, Peter -- you follow me".

    Get to know Jesus, TW. Focus on the Word.

    It's OK to have questions, and it's OK to consider "what ifs", and "how comes"...... but what you really need to do is focus on following Jesus.

    1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

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    The reason I bring this up is because my faith is being challenged. I have stood firm. I will continue to stand firm.
    It aint easy, but I have found myself each time I am challenged growing in spirit.
    Its like what Thessalonians said about mockers and scoffers.
    Btw thank you for being here for a goofball like me.

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    It is usually (often fundamentalist) Protestants who pillory Constantine, but some Protestants defend him. See Defending Constantine: The Twilight of an Empire and the Dawn of Christendom by Peter Leithart
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    As a young growing Christian, TW, you need to focus on Jesus - crucified, buried and risen again. There will be all kinds of curve balls and diversions thrown your way. Satan will do his best to throw up obstacles and roadblocks.

    I'm reminded of the interaction at the end of the Gospel of John, where Jesus is, in effect, "restoring" Peter (lovest thou me?) and the discussion goes to Jesus giving Peter insight into Peter's own future. Peter then looks at John, who, of course, was very close to Jesus... and Peter asks Jesus "what about him -- what will happen to John?"

    Jesus says (paraphrasing) "don't you worry about others, Peter -- you follow me".

    Get to know Jesus, TW. Focus on the Word.

    It's OK to have questions, and it's OK to consider "what ifs", and "how comes"...... but what you really need to do is focus on following Jesus.
    Dang. The prodder of bovines actually gave some darn good advice here.

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    Dang. The prodder of bovines actually gave some darn good advice here.
    well, he is a preacher after all.

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