What modern Christians can learn from Nicaea

Out of Egypt..

Today we celebrate the first ecumenical council. This council was summoned on May 20th in the year 325 ad in the city of Nicaea by the emperor Constantine to deal with the first great controversy that had overtaken the Christian world. The council is a very important part of Christian history (though most Christians know very little about it).

One of the great lessons of the council of Nicaea is that the historical Christian Church sought to be completely united. One group of those who claimed to be Christians read the Bible in a dramatically different way than another group. This brings up an important question for us today: When two groups or even two different people read portions of the Bible in two very different ways…how do we know which group is reading the Bible correctly?

The council of Nicaea, attended by 318 bishops met to discuss and resolve…

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About Joel

Joel is a 32 year old currently residing in the southeastern United States. His interests lay in philosophy and theology. He is a writer for The Christian Watershed.

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