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Who Was Arius

Who Was Arius

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Published by Ayman Barghash
Arius is a Bishop and an important character in the history of christianity.
Arius is a Bishop and an important character in the history of christianity.

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Published by: Ayman Barghash on Dec 22, 2010
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From:
Tony Cullen <anthocul@sympatico.ca>
Date:
April 9, 2009 11:12:52 AM GMT-04:00
To:
Tony Cullen <anthocul@sympatico.ca>
Subject: Who Was Arius?Printer Friendly Page
Who Was Arius?
Hi again Mike (and Sandi)Just a really quick question if that's ok? I was accused the other day of being an "Arianist." Iconfessed I had no idea what they were talking about. After doing a brief Wikipedia searchfound that Arius believed that Christ was not an eternal being but rather a created being. Thisis of course what I believe the scriptures teach on the God-head (Revelation 3.14, Colossians1.14) Christ is the "first-born" of all creation etc. It seems the Jehovah's Witness people hold tothis doctrine as well? Have you ever had this criticism levelled at yourself, Mike, and what do you know of Arius? Iread at Wiki that he was branded a herectic by the first Nicene council.Thanks for any help you can provide Mike.Cheers B____ Hi B____,Oh, yes, I know who Arius is. Arius was a Catholic Bishop who could read what the scripturessay about Christ's relationship with His Father. He was condemned as a heretic by the Councilof Nicea in 325 A.D.Yes, I have been called an Arian on more than one occasion in e-mails. Arius's teaching andhis doctrine concerning Christ's relationship to His Father is the doctrine of all the apostles.Just look at this verse of scripture:1Co 8:6 But to us there is but
one God, the Father, of whom are all things,
and we in him;and [besides this "one God, the Father of whom are all things" there is also] one Lord JesusChrist, by whom are all things, and we by him.In this same epistle, just three chapters later we read:
 
1Co 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head ofthe woman is the man;
and the head of Christ is God.
 And then to reinforce 1 Corinthians 8:6 Paul make this statement which again places Christ assubservient to His Father:1Co 11:12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman;
but allthings of God.
"Of God?" Of what God? Paul, and all of God's Word teaches that all things are of
the God ofJesus Christ:
2Co 11:31
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
, which is blessed for evermore,knoweth that I lie not.Eph 1:3 Blessed be
the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who hath blessed uswith all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ:Eph 4:4 [There is] one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;Eph 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,Eph 4:6
One God and Father of all, who is
above all, and through all, and in you all.There is but "one Lord." But that Lord is not above the "
One God and Father of all, who isabove all
."1Pe 1:3 Blessed be
the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which according to hisabundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christfrom the dead,Nowhere in scripture is Christ ever called the God and Father of God the Father. There can bebut one "Father of spirits," and that "Father of spirits... [is the] one God and Father of all."Heb 12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gavethem reverence: shall we not much rather
be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, andlive
That Christ worshiped His God and Father is here stated in four different verses. But there aremany more scriptures which talk about God the Father being the head of Christ, even longafter Christ's resurrection, and there are many more which mention Christ as "Lord" but theygo one to say that "all things are of God."The very fact that Babylon considers this doctrine to be central to all of their other doctrinesshould give any spiritually minded person pause. The doctrine of the trinity keeps all of itsadherents from knowing God or Christ, and here is just how important that fact is:Joh 17:3 And
this is life eternal , that they might know thee the only true God, and JesusChrist, whom thou hast sent.

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