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Did You Know That Jesus Christ Being God Was Decided By Vote? by Mudley313: 12:02pm On Jun 08, 2010
At the the council of nicaea in 325 ad.

Constantine, a converted Christian (debatably), called for a council meeting to be held in Nicea with the bishops of the Christian church to resolve escalating quarrels and controversy mounting to a bitter degree of disunity among the church leadership concerning theological issues. The failing Roman Empire, now under Constantine’s rule, could not withstand the division caused by years of hard-fought, “out of hand” arguing over doctrinal differences. He saw it not only as a threat to Christianity but as a threat to society as well. Therefore, at the Council of Nicea, Constantine demanded that the Christians settle their internal disagreements and become Christ-like agents who could bring new life into a troubled, beaten-down empire. Constantine felt “called” to use his authority to help bring about the unity, peace, and love, all for which Christ stands. He and the bishops had reason to worry about the future survival of Christianity within the Roman world empire, let alone the survival of his world empire. The Council of Nicea, led by Emperor Constantine, was the meeting to settle differences, to become like-minded, all to the glory of Christ.

The main theological issue and focus had always been about Christ. Since the end of the Apostolic Age and beginning of the Church Age, saints began questioning, debating, fighting, and separating over the question, “Who is the Christ?” Is He more divine than human or more human than divine? Was Jesus created / made or begotten? Being the Son of God, is He co-equal and co-eternal with Father God, or less and lower in status than the Father? Is the Father the One and only True God, or are the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit the One true God? “True God of True God,” “One Being, Three Persons”, a tri-unity called “Trinity”? Jesus said, “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15).

Once the Nicea Council meeting was underway Constantine demanded that the 300 bishops make a decision by majority vote defining who Jesus Christ is. Constantine commanded them to create a “creed” doctrine that all of Christianity would follow and obey, a doctrine that would be called the “Nicene Creed,” upheld by the Church and enforced by the Emperor. The bishops voted to make the full deity of Christ the accepted position for the church. The Council of Nicea voted to make the Trinity the official doctrine of the church. However, the Council of Nicea did not invent these doctrines. Rather, it only recognized what the Bible taught, and systematized the doctrines.
http://www.gotquestions.org/council-of-Nicea.html
Re: Did You Know That Jesus Christ Being God Was Decided By Vote? by Mortiple(m): 12:26pm On Jun 08, 2010
@poster

Poor you! Why feed yourself with garbage, when the Holy Bible is there for you to read? May be, you are not a believer in Christ and therefore do not have the the Holy Spirit (of God) that enables His own to understand the Word of God.

This is what the Holy Bible says:
John 1:1-14
1 In the beginning the Word already existed. He was with God, and he was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 He created everything there is. Nothing exists that he didn’t make. 4 Life itself was in him, and this life gives light to everyone. 5 The light shines through the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.
6 God sent John the Baptist 7 to tell everyone about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. 8 John himself was not the light; he was only a witness to the light. 9 The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was going to come into the world.
10 But although the world was made through him, the world didn’t recognize him when he came. 11 Even in his own land and among his own people, he was not accepted. 12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. 13 They are reborn! This is not a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan—this rebirth comes from God.
14 So the Word became human and lived here on earth among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness.* And we have seen his glory, the glory of the only Son of the Father.

May the Lord give you understanding. Amen!

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Re: Did You Know That Jesus Christ Being God Was Decided By Vote? by Nobody: 3:12pm On Jun 08, 2010
The Council of Nicea voted to make the Trinity the official doctrine of the church. However, the Council of Nicea did not invent these doctrines. Rather, it only recognized what the Bible taught, and systematized the doctrines.

This quote from the last paragraph says it all,trinity was not invented by the council of nicea ,rather it was merely ratified by it
Re: Did You Know That Jesus Christ Being God Was Decided By Vote? by Mudley313: 6:49pm On Jun 08, 2010
This quote from the last paragraph says it all,trinity was not invented by the council of nicea ,rather it was merely ratified by it

still does not change the fact that your god, as he stands today as a god, was officially declared by the votes of mere mortals. Jesus was just another solar allegorical myth deity before the council of nicea, 

@poster

Poor you!  Why feed yourself with garbage, when the Holy Bible is there for you to read?

i hope what you're calling garbage is your so-called holy bible book of jewish mythologies written by bronze aged jewish men and compiled by romans.  your african self just believes that a jewish deity called yahweh transformed himself into a human jewish carpenter and is god. your god  exist only in your imagination and in the pages of these ancient jewish manuscripts written by men. that's all you have. the bible = proof of your god's existence/proof of human's ignorance of the universe

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Re: Did You Know That Jesus Christ Being God Was Decided By Vote? by Nobody: 10:57pm On Jun 08, 2010
Thank you Mudley313.

The fact is that we give power (ie transmit energy) to whatever it is we worship, or ''believe in''. This energy now rebounds to us when we invoke it.

If you believed a can of beer to be ''the lord'', and prayed to it night and day, it would similarly ''work miracles'' in your life.

So it's ok to let the christians live out their delusions, if they feel it gets them what they want.
Re: Did You Know That Jesus Christ Being God Was Decided By Vote? by sopwith21: 11:48pm On Jan 12, 2015
To give a fair examination of Mudley313's claims -

"still does not change the fact that your god, as he stands today as a god, was officially declared by the votes of mere mortals."

Of course, this is true. Jesus was declared to be God by mortals. Jesus was also just declared not to be God by Mudley313, who presumably is also a mortal. Many millions of other mortals have made various declarations about Jesus as well. What this proves is a mystery.

"Jesus was just another solar allegorical myth deity before the council of nicea"

It is quite interesting that Mudley313 vests such amazing power in the Council of Nicea. Last time he mentioned them, they were merely a random group of mortals making wild claims about mythical deities. Now it appears that they have the power to elevate Jesus from myth to God.

Quite the opposite is true. Jesus was/is either God or he was not, notwithstanding whatever the Council of Nicea (or any other organization) may have said. If Jesus was indeed an allegorical myth deity, he remains so today regardless of anything that any council may have claimed. If he was actually who he claimed to be, then he remains so today whether any council likes it or not.

The Council of Nicea is utterly irrelevant to the facts of the case. Why Mudley313 places so much emphasis on the claims of those he just denounced as "mere mortals" is mystifying given his apparent distaste of all things Christian. He apparently places more faith in the Council of Nicea than any "Bible-believing Christian" I ever met.

your god exist only in your imagination and in the pages of these ancient jewish manuscripts written by men.


That is an unscientific and unverfiable statement. By definition, "God" (if he exists) is an alien spiritual being that cannot be detected by humans. The declaration that God does not exist is a claim based on nothing more than blind faith and the opinion of mortals - the very things Mudley313 uses to disprove Christianity.

A belief in God is a faith-based position. A belief that there is no God is also a faith-based position, as neither side can quantify or demonstrate their claims scientifically.

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