- Oct 23, 2003
The council based their conclusions on what scripture taught and what the apostles taught.
But you didn't know that, did you? No, of course not
You just know all that nonsense you insist on dumping here.
iakov the fool
Let's get real about some of these things. Religious leaders were still arguing about these subjects for literally HUNDREDS of years after the early church, before they finally made a relatively common and acceptable determination in this matter. And the bickering resulted in "believers" having their tongues cut out and even killed.
Whatever their "final determinations" were, they were certainly done at the hands of very wicked (sincerely religious) men, in their actions against others.
Orthodoxy as we see it today was established with violence and oppression to others.
Let's also consider that the "victors" were the ones who were wealthy and well politically connected, so they could have their adversaries put to the axe or the stake by civil authorities.
The determinations are "one thing." The methods they used to derive them is a christian SHAM, as it was a period of constant violent conflicts.
Certainly nothing to be proud of imho.
And was it really ever settled between the still warring factions? uh, no. They're still fighting about all kinds of nitpicky issues, piling ever higher.
The nuclear heresy bombs went off in orthodoxy's warring factions hundreds of centuries ago, and they're still trying to pick up the pieces.
They couldn't love each others if their lives depended on it.
The "Trinity Doctrine" is, thankfully, a minor form of peace treaty.