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Vista, Erica Mae C. 2AAC The Heresies against Christianity 1. Arianism  Arius taught that Christ was less than divine, that he was a creature made by God. Arius  taught that only God the Father was eternal and too pure and infinite to appear on the earth.  Therefore, God produced Christ the Son out of nothing as the first and greatest creation. The Son  is then the one who created the universe. Because the relationship of the Son to the Father is not  one of nature, it is, therefore, adoptive. God adopted Christ as the Son. Though Christ was a  creation, because of his great position and authority, he was to be worshipped and even looked  upon as God.  The First Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325) , the first Ecumenical Council of the Catholic Church,  was held in order to bring out the true teaching of the Church as opposed by the heresy of Arius.  It formally presented the teaching of the Church declaring the divinity of God the Son to be one  substance and one nature with that of God the Father. Quote from Nicene Creed as defense to the heresy: “We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father,  God from God, light from light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with  the Father” 2. Nestorianism This heresy about the person of Christ was initiated by Nestorius, bishop of Constantinople, 
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2011 for the course ACCT 90786 taught by Professor Prof.bantua during the Spring '10 term at Xavier - Ateneo de Cagayan.

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