The deity of Jesus is taught in the Bible. However, some Muslims are under the assumption that the deity of Jesus was made dogma at the Council of Nicea (AD 325). Muslims have written to me:
- and what can you tell me of the naician [Nicene] council…why is that church leaders decided to vote on the Jesus’ status as human or God….
- It is worth noting, and well known throughout the religious world, that the choice of the present four “gospels” of the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) were imposed in the Council of Nicea 325 CE for political purposes under the auspices of the pagan Emperor Constantine, and not by Jesus. Constantine’s mind had not been enlightened either by study or by inspiration. He was a pagan, a tyrant and criminal who murdered his son, his wife and thousands of innocent individuals because of his lust for political power. Constantine ratified other decisions in the Nicene Creed such as the decision to call Christ “the Son of God, only begotten of the father.”
- Even if you proved crucifixion is true, you still have to prove that Jesus is the son of God and God himself and the concept of salvation – the Nicene creed.
Here’s an archaeological discovery demonstrating that – following the teaching of the Bible – Christians worshipped Jesus as God well before the Council of Nicea:
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