Solve this thing

2017 05 20 - Councel of NiceneStreet protests. Vicious graffiti. Warring social media posts. Words flew and households were divided. Then, a wise leader pulled key decision-makers together to try to solve this thing.

No, not current politics. This was something threatening peace and stability 1,692 years ago. It all centered around Jesus — was he God or something less than God? Some said God originally lived alone, then created Jesus and Jesus in turn created everything else; in other words, Jesus was not divine. Others said Jesus was fully God, not subordinate to God. And some tried for a compromised middle ground view.

Arguments raged in the Roman Empire. Pamphleteers had a heyday. Finally Emperor Constantine brought together 200 or so bishops for what became known as the First Council of Nicene, which, according to some sources, began on this date in 325. After weeks of debate, the bishops agreed that Jesus is truly God. They issued what became known as The Nicene Creed.

Athanasius, one of the bishops, summarized it all beautifully.
“Jesus that I know as my redeemer cannot be less than God.”

Amen!

Solve this thing

About God

2017 03 - book coverWas there a real person named Jesus? If he was God, why did he die? If he died, how can he be alive now? How can one God be three persons? Am I asking too many questions?

Got questions about Jesus? Looking for non-threatening ways to dialogue about him with friends? Enjoy humor with depth? Then you’ll love this book, reviewed by Entrust’s own Deborah Covert.

About God

Say what?

Your ear might be one piece of evidence that God created you. Say what?

No, you didn’t hear that wrong. A mechanism kicks into gear inside your ears to protect them from extremely loud noise. We’re talking the kind of loud noise invented and developed over the past 100 years – jet engines, factory machines, Newsboys concerts, not the so-called “loud noise” experienced by our ancestors – thunder, roaring animals, shouting warriors. Your ears were ready for these over-the-top noises before the noises came into existence. How could evolution have caused that?

Check out this article for more. Scroll down for a fun little experiment to try with your kids, science class or children’s ministry. You might end up shouting, “Wow, God!” As loud as you like!

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Say what?