“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.”Colossians 2:9-10
This heresy, Arianism, began gaining traction around AD 318. Just three years later, Arius was excommunicated from the church.
Constantine was worried about the debate. He didn’t want division in his new religion. So, in AD 325, he invited some 300 church leaders to meet at Nicaea in modern day Turkey. This council would discuss the deity of Christ. Ultimately, it came down to one letter: an iota. Was Jesus “homoousios,” of the same nature as God? Or was He “homoiousios,” of a similar nature?
The Bible tells us again and again that Jesus is one with the Father. This truth means everything to us: our Savior reigns over the world!
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. … The Word became flesh.” (John 1:1, 14a)
Bible In A Year
- 1 Chronicles 1
- Proverbs 24
- Revelation 1-2