Council Of Nicea
By Len Ficarelli
The council convened in 325 A.D. by order of the Roman Emperor Caesar Flavius Constantine. Nicea was located in Asia Minor east of Constantinople. Constantine commanded them to create a "Creed" doctrine that all of Christianity would follow and obey, a doctrine that would be called the "Nicene" Creed upheld by the Church and enforced by the Emperor.
The bishops voted to make the full deity of Christ the accepted position for the church.The Council of Nicea did not (according to them) invent these doctrines.Rather it only recognized what (they say) the bible taught and systemized the Doctrines. ( What happened to 2 Timothy 2 vs 15 ?) Rightly dividing the word of truth . Three centuries after JESUS lived this council was given the task of separating divinely inspired writings from those of questionable origin.
The actual compilation of the bible was an incredibly complicated project that involved churchman of many varying beliefs, in an atmosphere of dissention, jealousy, intolerance, persecution, and bigotry. There were many books of supposed prophets floating around up until 312 ce when the council of Nicea decided which books were scripture and which ones were burned. Thanks to the notorius habit of early Christian leaders of destroying books/scrolls we may never know what existed before the council of nicea. The Roman catholic church created the cannon of Christian scripture at the Council of Nicea,they at the same time determined the doctrine of trinity(through the assasination of a few of the voting bishops, by one vote). And the legend re-appears in the Davinci code.
All Scripture Taken Form King James Version