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Constanstine's Council of Nicea and the effect it had on THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

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This study is not given as a condemnation, but only as a study to show the way of salvation as found in the teaching of the Jewish YHWH . He delivered His teaching to mankind in His Holy Bible, inspired to be written by His Holy Spirit. To receive the Jewish Mesiah within as one's only Hope of salvation, one must chose to to walk in the PATH He has set out in His teachings. Remember RABBI Yahshua said: John 4:22 "for salvation is of the Jews." Who are you going to believe? The "RABBI" Jesus and serve the God of Israel who's "RABBI" He was, the God of the Bible, or the teachings of the Roman Christian Priesthood? (Mat 23:8 KJV) "But be not ye called RABBI; for ONE IS YOUR MASTER, even CHRIST;" If one follows the teaching of the Jewish RABBI, Jesus Christ, and Him only, he will know the right WAY to take. He delivered the RIGHT WAY to the Jews, but only His Saints that followed His teachings accepted it.  Will you be found having the same JEWISH "FAITH of JESUS"? Only if you follow His teachings. (Jude 1:3-4). You must decide who's teachers are you going to follow, the teachers of the Roman Christian Religion or the teachings of the Jewish RABBI of the JEWISH Christian FAITH? If you follow the teachings of one of the Roman Religions, you will have the faith of one of the Roman Religion. REMEMBER what Christ said: John 4:22 "for salvation is of the Jews."

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS and The Council of Nicea. Or what the FAITH of the Jewish Saviour Yeshua (Jesus) was not.

"Excerpts from the letter of the Emperor (Constantine) to all those not present at the council. (Found in Eusebius, Vita ConsL, Lib 11118-20)

"When the question relative to the sacred festival of Easter arose, it was universally thought that it would be convenient that all should keep the feast on one day; for what could be more beautiful and more desirable than to see this festival, through which we receive the hope of immortality celebrated by all with one accord and in the same manner? It was declared to be particularly unworthy for this, the holiest of festivals to follow the customs (the calculation) of the Jews, who had soiled their hand with the most fearful of crimes, and whose minds were blinded in rejecting their custom, we may transmit to our descendants the legitimate mode of celebrating Easter; which we have observed from the time of the Saviour's passion (according to the day of the week).

We ought not therefore to have anything in common with the Jews, for the Savior has shown us another way; our worship following a more legitimate and more convenient course (the order of the days of the week): And consequently In unanimously adopting this mode, we desire, dearest brethren to separate ourselves for it is truly shameful for us to hear them boast that without their direction we could not keep this feast How can they be in the right, they who, after the death of the Savior; have no longer been led by reason but by wild violence, as their delusion may urge them? They do not possess the truth in This Easter question, for in their blindness and repugnance to all Improvements, they frequently celebrate two Passovers in the same year. We could not imitate those who are openly in error. How then, could we follow these Jews who are most certainly blinded by error? For to celebrate a Passover twice in one year is totally inadmissible.

But even if this were not so it would still he your duty not to tarnish your soul by communication, with such wicked people (the Jews). You should consider not only that the number of churches in these provinces make a majority, but also that it is right to demand what our reason approves, and that we should have nothing in common with the Jews."

*Gleaned from Dr. Henry R. Percival's "The Nicean and

post Nicean Fathers". Vol. XIV

Grand Rapid: Erdmans pub. 1979, pgs. 54-55

"Already during the second and third centuries the 'Church Fathers' unleashed a cruel discrimination campaign against the Jews and anything Jewish including the Torah or the Law of Moses. In his book Our Father Abraham, Marvin Wilson states: "Furthermore the Church Fathers taught that the unfaithfulness of the Jewish people resulted in a collective guilt which made them subject to the permanent curse of God."

Among the biggest persecutors were Justin Martyr and Origen but there are many other well known names. In year 325, Constantine adopted 'a Paganized form of Christianity' as the official religion of the Eastern Roman Empire, called Byzantium. He made official what had already started happening in the second and third centuries, the total divorce from the Jews and anything connected with them, including the Law of Moses. It was at that time that what we call 'the New Testament' today was canonised. Until then, the only Scriptures were the Tanach, (Old Testament). Some Scriptures were purposely changed and manipulated in order to support the total disconnection of the Church from its Jewish roots.

Let's take for example the Scripture in Matthew 28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit". Eusebius translated the gospels from the Hebrew to the Greek. He used Scriptures from the Prophet Isaiah in order to prove the doctrine of the Pagans Trinity. However, after the council of Nicea, he changed this verse in the New Testament in order to sustain his point of view. The original said: "Baptizing them in My name", which would be supported all through the book of Acts as, every other baptism mentioned there is only ONE name, that of Jesus. We are also to Baptised into the DEATH of ONE Jesus Christ. Did the Father or the Holy Spirit die on the Tree for you? The Father sent the Son, Jesus Christ down to die on the Cross as a man to pay Him for the sins committed by mankind against Him. There is only One person who died on the Cross to pay man debt for sin, the ONE Man, Jesus Christ. 1 Tim 1:17 "Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen."

The Father did not die on the Tree for any man. He's IMMORTAL. It was His Son Jesus Christ (Elohim), his right hand, a man born of Virgin Mary who died on the stake to pay the penalty for sin that the Father demands from all who sin.

Or the scripture that says: "Let no man judge you in food and drink.. But the substance is of Christ". The original text says "Let no one judge you in food and drink but the Body of Christ. The Lord never changed His holy seasons and festivals but only the Body of Messiah was now assigned to judge in matters of the Law. This Scripture remains very cryptic until we understand that what it says is 'that the Body of Christ should judge in these matters of food and drink and holy festivals". Colossians 2:16,17

One of the trade marks of the Constantinic Era, is that he changed the Biblical Jewish seasons and Feasts to Roman Solar feasts and Holidays. He also set himself to be the head of the State Church. Constantine was a sun worshipper until the day of his death. He was never born again, and yet the whole Church fell into his trap. In the book of Daniel, (Daniel 7:25), we read that the Anti Christ will change the times and the seasons. Constantine was a type of Anti Christ. He forbade anyone to celebrate Passover and instead instituted Easter, a feast and a name derived from the Babylonian goddess lshtar. He also changed the day of rest to the Sun's day instead of the Shabbat, (Friday night to Saturday night), because he was a sun worshipper that worshipped his "god" the sun on the Sun's day. The Roman never had a seven day week tell it was forced on them. Their  calendar had a eight and ten day cycle in it. There was no day set aside for rest as it was a slave state. See any history of the Calendar.

The entire Jewish Christian church fell into his trap because Constantine, a Sun Worshipper, commanded the persecution against Christians to cease. Until then, believers were being thrown to the lions for their Jewish Christian Faith. Persecution was tremendously fierce during the time of the Roman Empire against every one of the New Jewish Christian Faith. The Sect of the Nazarenes, the followers of the Jewish Messiah, was a Jewish Sect. Acts 24:5 "For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:"

So when Constantine declared a "peace treaty", the followers of the Jewish Christian Religion, exhausted by the persecution against them, welcomed the "peace treaty" and thus compromised the keeping of the God of Israel' Sabbath for the Sunday Worship of Constantine. A compromise that has cost the lives of far more people than if the persecution would have continued against the Christian Jewish Church.

(Exo 31:16-17) "Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a PERPETUAL  covenant. {17} It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed."

The Christian's in the Roman Empire departed from being a SECT of the Jewish Church and became a SECT of the Pagan Roman Church. All Protestant Churches are  SECTS of the Catholic Church, not the Jewish Christian Church.

The Paganism in Constantine's State Church has affected the salvation of millions in Christianity until this day. It has deceived many people into believing that they are still following Jesus Christ of the Jewish SECT of the Nazarenes. Roman Christianity is but a mixture of Pagan and Jewish Christian believes.

When one follows the Religion of the Roman Empire, one  continue to worship dead saints (all hollows eve), use idols (the cross) and honor the day of the Sun.  Their Pagan worship their statue of their Virgin goddess Easter would continue as before. One would also be keep all the Babylonian Holidays that honor the Sun, Moon and Stars as gods, just as the ancient Egyptians and Romans did. They believing they have salvation from following the tradition of the Pagan Roman Church that became the Roman Catholic Church.

Yet the Lord says in Deuteronomy 5:8,9 and Exodus 20:5, that the sin of idolatry is visited upon the third or fourth generation. On top of that, the hatred for the Jews, institutionalized by Constantine, has given birth to monstrous events, such as the Spanish Inquisition, the bloody Crusades, and the Nazi Holocaust.

Every one of these massacres was against the Jews and the early Christians for their Jewish Christian Religion. They perpetuated these massacres in the name of the Jewish Jesus Christ. Like the Roman's, countless millions of deceived people have died without the Faith of Jesus Christ being their Saving Faith. This all because of the Roman's hatred for the Jews and their Religion.

These Roman branches have also been 'cut off' because of their arrogance. The Protestant Christian Church has tried to reestablish themselves as a legitament Jewish Christian Church by using the Jewish Bible once again to distance themselves from the Religion of Pagan Rome. Rom 11:18-21 KJV) "Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. {19} Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in. {20} Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: {21} For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee."

Constantine's Roman Catholic Church make the boast against the Sunday Christians Churches who say that they are following the Christ who was the Author of the Jewish Religion found in the Jewish Bible. They boast that the Sunday Christian are truly following them.

It was Constantine who abolished the 7 Day Worship and instuted Sunday observance in it's place. The Roman Protestants Christians think they are  following the Hebrew Bible in their Pagan Sunday Worship of the Roman Empire. The Roman Catholic Church never did accept the Jewish Bible. They burnt it and any Protestant who was caught reading it in Europe where the State religion ruled the masses, was killed. They give historical prove in all of their writings to discredit their Protestant Daughters who claim that they are not part of her, The Protestants are still truly subordinate to most of the teachings of the Roman Church under Constantine. Such as Sunday and the Roman Pagan Holidays.

The Catholic Church has Historical Prove that they changed the Day of Worship from the 7th Day Rest of the God of Israel to the Sun's day to Worship on in honor of the Sun God of the Roman Empire."

"In the Catholic Mirror, Sept. 23, 1983 Cardinal Gibbons stated, "The Catholic Church by virtue of her divine mission changed the day from Saturday to Sunday." The Convert's Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, p.50 3rd edition says, "Question 51; Which is the Sabbath Day? Answer 51; Saturday is the Sabbath Day. Question 51; Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday? Answer 51; We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea (AD 336), transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday."

Henry Tuberville, D.D., An Abridgment of the Christian Doctrine (R.C.), p. 58, "Question: How prove you that the Chruch hath power to command feasts and holydays? Answer: By the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants allow of; and therefore they fondly contradict themselves, by keeping Sunday strictly, and breaking most other feasts commanded by the same Church. Question: How can you prove that? Answer: Because by keeping Sunday, they acknowledge the Church's power to ordain feasts, and to command them under sin: and by not keeping the rest [of the feasts] by her commanded, they again deny, in fact, the same power."

Mgr. Segur, Plain Talk About the Protestantism of Today, p. 213, "It was the Catholic Church which, by the authority of Jesus Christ, has transferred this rest to the Sunday in remembrance of the resurrection of our Lord. Thus the observance of Sunday by the Protestants is an homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the [Catholic] church."

Father T. Enright, C.S.S.R. in a lecture at Hartford, Kansas - also in History of the Sabbath p.802 said, "I have repeatedly offered $1,000 to anyone who can prove to me from the Bible alone that I am bound to keep Sunday holy. There is no such law in the Bible. It is a law of the holy Catholic Church alone. The Bible says, 'Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.' The Catholic Church says : "No. By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day and command you to keep holy the first day of the week.' And lo! The entire civilized world bows down in reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic Church70; It's the MARK of our authority to overrule God's law."

Question Box, by Conway, 1903 Edition, pp. 254, 255, "Question: What Bible authority is there for changing the Sabbath from the seventh day of the week? Who gave the Pope the authority to change a command of God? Answer: If the Bible is the only guide for the Christian, then the Seventh-day Adventist is right in observing the Saturday with the Jew... Is it not strange that those who make the Bible their only teacher should inconsistently follow in this matter the tradition of the Church?"

 

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