When Emperor Constantine introduced the trinity concept, giving birth to what would become Catholicism his goal was purely antisemitic. The hatred for anything Jewish was paramount to everything the council was convened for. Sure we read from those supportive of the council that the issue was the deity of Jesus and or the trinity. However, and to be very clear, the issue was removing everything Jewish. The quintessential fact is that we had a group of men steeped in Greek philosophical traditions who saw the Jews as hell spawn!
John Chrysostom wrote:
The synagogue is worse than a brothel…it is the den of scoundrels and the repair of wild beasts…the temple of demons devoted to idolatrous cults…the refuge of brigands and dabauchees, and the cavern of devils. It is a criminal assembly of Jews…a place of meeting for the assassins of Christ… a house worse than a drinking shop…a den of thieves, a house of ill fame, a dwelling of iniquity, the refuge of devils, a gulf and a abyss of perdition."…"I would say the same things about their souls… As for me, I hate the synagogue…I hate the Jews for the same reason.
Saint Gregory of Nyssa wrote:
"[Jews are] murderers of the Lord, assassins of the prophets, rebels against God, God haters, . . . advocates of the devil, race of vipers, slanderers, calumniators, dark-minded people, leaven of the Pharisees, Sanhedrin of demons, sinners, wicked men, stoners, and haters of righteousness."
When I started learning about how European church fathers, born out of the Roman Empire or the Gnosticism movement eviscerated everything Hebrew in order to raise up a competitive, unified message against everything the Hebrews were given long before Sinai, during Sinai and again during the birth of the nation of Israel after Moses my church concepts began to crumble.
Probably the most spectacular event in human history was the birth, life, death, and resurrection of a Jewish man. A Jewish man who kept everyone of the Biblical Festivals (Leviticus 23) kept the Sabbath according to what Adam, Abraham, and Moses was shown. A Jewish man who would restore the covenant broken at Sinai, who would suffer and die in order to guarantee the rebirth of the nation of Israel among so many, many, many other Kingdom advancements. Even John or Yo'canon declared (from his very Jewish reality) "God blew us away in the flesh" basically!
What the church fathers accomplished during the Nicene Creed was the same thing a pomegranate accomplished in the Garden of Eden......long before Christianity, long before Israel.
Now that I understand what happened to bring about the church I understand the remarkable deficiency in Biblical truth that has permeated western culture for nearly 1900 years. What I now understand causes an immediate argument for those who don't know church history.
In the last chapter in the book of John (A non Jewish name given to Yo'Canon in order to wipe the Jewishness of this man from the Hebrew account.)
There are also many other things that Yeshua did, which if they were to be written, each one, I suppose even the world would be insufficient for the books that would be written.
What the apple/pomegranate did was qualify to all who would be born in this earth why knowing John's real story was not important. So too, did the Council of Nicaea. You see, John knew the Bible! Of course he did, he was Jewish. He witnessed the two sticks that Ezekiel spoke about...actually happen! Restoration had many levels that the church fathers simply erased.
Ezekiel 37: Read it again
Possibly the best resource I have ever heard detailing what the "Church fathers have done to ensure the Church mindset is found here: http://skipmoen.com/products/formation-of-the-christian-church/
http://www.worldfuturefund.org/wffmaster/Reading/Religion/Antisemitism%20Early.htm#GREGORY OF NYSSA
Remember too, the Messianic Jewish history is made scant by Rabbinic authorities.
and so it goes!
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