Saturday, May 31, 2008

Council of Nicea!

Here is an interesting question... (and yes I know your answer)

Where did god have more influence? With the original writers of the books of the bible or at the council of Nicea?

Was it gods intention for us to find the nag hammadi library? Was it a test? Why, why the testing? Why create doubt, is it to weed out the "true believers" Why does he who loves us so much that he gave his only begotten son (john 3:16), so umm cruel. (by cruel I mean creating doubt, then sending us to hell if we cave into this doubt)

Here is another quote released before its time but appropriate for this topic

“You ask: what is the meaning or purpose of life? I can only answer with another question: do you think we are wise enough to read God's mind?”
Freeman Dyson

2 comments:

James said...

I was wrong, the council of Nicea was where the church agreed that Jesus was divine the 3rd council at carthage was where the books of the new testament were agreed upon. I will spend some more time figuring out the details but the question really remains.. Was god involved when man picked out the books of the new testament? There were books left out..

gentleexit said...

No one council decided what books should go in the bible. That didn't seem to be a great issue then. Different great men and councils had different lists (but there was a broad consensus on most). Nicea epitomized their concerns. Get a short creed that summarized (http://www.conorpdowling.com/80/who-was-the-son) what it meant to be a Christian.