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November 24, 2018 Comparative Religion Rebuttals 0


Even if we are not on the same page religiously, we shouldn’t hide the truth from each other.
Who Jesus Christ is and who he is not is that thick line that differentiate a Muslim from other adherents of other Abrahamic religions. While no two Muslims have different views about the personality of Jesus Christ, christians often lock horns on who he really is. While some settle on him being the Yahweh himself, others believe he is the son of the father; Yahweh.

Prior to the miraculous birth of Jesus, the Jews were not expecting their God to be born of a woman. Throughout the days Jesus lived among his people, no one ever thought he was God. He himself didn’t say he was God. How he became God is fraudulent, I will prove that in this piece!

About 1600 years ago, the real preaching of Jesus Christ was hijacked and adulterated. Jesus Christ who has remained who he was metamorphosed into the new Jesus. All thanks to Constantine!
Meanwhile, this fraud didn’t just start from him, the real preaching of Jesus Christ had suffered great falsification, only that Constantine fine-tuned it.

Constantine was a pagan as at 325AD when he presided over a meeting that decided the fate of Jesus Christ at the council of Nicea. Constantine at that time has the title PONTIFEX MAXIMUS. The title gave him the right to control all religious sects. Constantine wasn’t a Christian yet at that time. He only became a Christian after many years.
According to report, Constantine, who had never been baptized as a Christian for most of his lifetime, was baptized on his death bed by the Arian bishop, Eusebius of Nicomedia. This was the same Arian schools of thought that the council of Nicea worked against. The meeting I am referring to is the council of bishops held at Nicea.

Constantine called a conference of Christian bishops far from Rome in 325 AD at Nicea. It was held on the summer solstice of June 21 – which was to honor the Sun, the son of God-Horus in Constantine’s actual religion. What was the issue? Who Jesus truly is!

Somebody need to ask, what prompted this meeting?
This may be startling to many, but as late as the fourth century CE, there was widespread hot debate about whether Jesus was divine or mere human.
In the fourth century, Christianity was a gentile faith and they had lots of trouble with Jewish terms such as Son of God and spirit. In the Hebrew scriptures son of God was used for anyone who was doing, reflecting the will of God as King Solomon or prophets like Ezekiel. It was also used for every Davidic king who was coronated because it was expected he would be reflecting God’s will in his rule. This calling one “son of God” meant God adopted him to be His servant.
Here are typical examples of what Sonship means in the Bible.

Romans 8:14
For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God

Luke 6:35
“But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.

If not the anonymous writer of the Gospels of John and Revelation and some other New Testament writings that later called Jesus divine, Jesus remained the ordinary servant of God which he truly was.

Even at that, in the fourth century a large fraction of the church did not believe Jesus was divine. Some wondered if the Holy Spirit was another God. Arius, a very gifted elder in Alexandria, was the leading spokesman for those who did not believe Jesus was divine. Athanasius, the very influential bishop of Alexandria, was the leader for the opposite view that Jesus was divine in the same way as God the Father. I wouldn’t want to think for you here, please is it sensible that the divinity of Jesus all of a sudden become a topic of debate after centuries?

At the beginning of this controversy there was no official teaching or doctrine on the nature of Christ. You could choose to believe either way. The discussion had been raging for 200 hundred years in the predominantly Gentile Church. Most Jewish Christians never thought of Jesus as God.

Seeing this as an opportunity to sell his paganism to the whole world, Constantine interfered in this controversy. He called for the first ecumenical Church Council of Nicea in 325 AD.

After Arius and Athanasius spoke their views, Constantine imposed the result contrary to the true majority view. As Jacob Burckhardt explained in the Age of Constantine (Univ. Cal. Press, 1983) at 315:

“A period was finally put to the debate by the exercise of imperial authority. Constantine insisted upon the questionable expression homoousious against the will of the majority, whereupon the majority patiently submitted. Only two bishops refused their signature…Their reward were deposition [i.e., removal as bishops] and excommunication.”

Why did Constantine choose Athanasius’ view, even though it was the minority view?
He saw that as opportunity to sell his paganism to the world.
As Charles Sutherland said in Disciples of Destruction (Promethus, 1987) at 124:

“As a god, Jesus could be associated conveniently with Sol Invictus.”

This Invincible Sun was the god, son of Horus, in whom Constantine truly had his faith. Constantine clearly believed in this deity Sol Invictus who was not only a god himself but also the son of the god Horus -a father god of paganism.

Constantine was a pagan, if he had wanted a level ground for any debate concerning Jesus Christ, the then Pope of Rome shouldn’t have been sidelined.

Constantine set the council meeting far away from Rome, thereby preventing the infirm pope of Rome, Sylvester, from attending.

“Sylvester could not come in person, by reason of his great age….”
(Alban Butler, The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and other principal saints (J.Duffy 1866) Vol. 2 at 224.)

Sylvester was pope from 314 AD to 335 AD. Yet, he failed to ever sign the articles of Nicea decreed in 325 AD. This is admitted by the Catholic Encyclopedia (1912) Vol. 14 at 371 col. 1. The encyclopedia carefully obscures this embarrassing fact by placing it among some droll observations. It still reads clear enough:

“Still it is not certain whether Constantine had arranged beforehand with Sylvester the actual convening of the Council, nor whether there was an express papal confirmation of the decrees beyond the signatures of the papal legatees.”

There is no evidence that Sylvester agreed to Nicea as the location of the council. Pope Sylvester never signed the Articles of Nicea. Would you now agree that this is a big fraud?

What was the criteria used at the Council to decide who Jesus was? Bible? Not really!
There was no any compilation of the Bible until the synod(Council) of Hippo in 393AD. The Synod of Hippo refers to the synod of 393 which was hosted in Hippo Regius in northern Africa during the early Christian Church . That is about 68 years after the council of Nicea.

Wikipedia says, “The synod of 393 is best known for two distinct acts. First, for the FIRST TIME a council of bishops listed and APPROVED a Christian Biblical canon that corresponds to the modern Roman Catholic canon while falling short of the Orthodox canon (including the books classed by Roman Catholics as deuterocanonical books and by Protestants as Apocrypha). The canon was later approved at the Council of Carthage (397) pending ratification by the “Church across the sea”, that is, the See of Rome. Previous councils had approved similar, but slightly different, canons. The council also reaffirmed the apostolic origin of the requirement of clerical continence and reasserted it as a requirement for all the ordained, in addition requiring that all members of a person’s household must be Christian before that person can be ordained.”


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