History

Historical Heresies

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[This article was taken from Appendix C (Orthodoxy, Heterodoxy, Heresy) of our book One God & One Lord.] In this section, we will provide the reader with an overview of some of the teachings that have been considered heretical by the historic...

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The Apostles’ Creed

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This creed is still used in baptismal ceremonies and public worship by most Protestants and Roman Catholics. It can be dated definitively to the eighth century, but it probably originated from earlier baptismal creeds. We believe in God, the Father...

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The Athanasian Creed

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[This article was taken from “Our Heavenly Father Has No Equals” by Don Snedeker.] This is a Latin creed used by the Western Church, unknown to the Eastern Church until the 12th century. It is generally accepted that the Athanasian Creed was not...

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The Nicene Creed

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This is a statement of faith that is the only ecumenical creed accepted as authoritative by the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican and almost all mainline Protestant churches. The creed was most likely issued by the Council of Constantinople...

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Pagan Roots of the Trinity Doctrine

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(© Ed Torrence 2002) The Trinity doctrine is not unique to, nor original with, Christianity. It has deep Pagan roots, dating back to at least two centuries BC, and has been prominent in many Eastern religions ever since. The Roman Catholic and...

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So what is this “truth” of the Nicene Creed?

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It was 325 A.D. at Nicea that the doctrine of the Trinity was rammed through by Athanasius (who in the future would use strong-arm tactics that would make a modern day mobster proud) in a Council that was overseen by the Emperor Constantine who,...

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The Racovian Catechism of 1605

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First published in the Polish language in 1605, this ground-breaking work is still controversial after 400 years because of its sound logic and systematic critique of Trinitarian orthodoxy. The catechism argued that the Father of Jesus is the one...

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“Man from Mars” Learns about the Trinity

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Hello, cyberspace traveler! Speaking of intelligent life in space, the Bible makes it clear that the earth is the center of God’s plan for the universe and that there is no life on other planets, but let us just suppose that the proverbial...

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The Trinity – What Is It And Where Did It Come From?

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The debate over the Trinity started relatively late in Christian history. It was not until the fourth century that many theologians and bishops began to argue over the identity of Christ. Many, who would not believe in the deity of Christ were...

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When Jesus Became God

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When Jesus Became God The Struggle to Define Christianity During the Last Days of Rome by Richard E. Rubenstein The following book review is provided by Matthew Johnson I just finished reading When Jesus Became God by Richard Rubenstein, and it is...

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