Wither Arianism

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  1. Thomas

    Thomas Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Following the Protestant Reformation (1517), nontrinitarian views resurfaced. Some schools of the Anabaptist umbrella, for example, the most numerous today include Mennonites, German Baptist Brethren, Amish and Hutterites.

    Antitrinitarianism was further diversified, but people often call everyone as 'Arian', although those who are more precisely called Socinians, went further than Arius in their theology. (That the Son did not exist at all until born of the Virgin Mary, whereas the Arians believed the Son existed before the Creation, but is not eternal.)

    Unitarians are similarly referred to as "Arian", although again they are a step beyond "Socinian", if denying the Virgin Birth. However, the Encyclopædia Britannica's article on Arianism says: "In modern times some Unitarians are virtually Arians in that they are unwilling either to reduce Christ to a mere human being or to attribute to him a divine nature identical with that of the Father."

    Modern denominations who appear to embrace some of the principles of Arianism include Unitarians, Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons.

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  2. RJM Corbet

    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Imo many people desire at root to use Arianism to suggest/prove that the divinity of Christ was 'invented' by Constantine and rubber-stamped at Nicea to march out Jesus as 'Sol Invitus' as a device of Empire?

    Hopefully some will become wiser from these probing (if necessarily repetitious) recent IO threads on the subject. But I'm not sure it would be safe to hold breath waiting, lol ...
     
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    muhammad_isa Save Our Souls

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    God is enough for us, and we put our complete trust in Him.
     
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  4. Thomas

    Thomas Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh, indeed. An internet commonplace, but with no scholarly support. Just one of the anti-Church memes. Another is that Christianity copied Mithraism, when the evidence suggests that if there was any copying, it was the other way round.
     
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    Thomas Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Agreed, a bit more trust in God, and a bit less belief in wonky religious leaders ... :D
     
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    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    I have learned much from these Arian threads. Thank you
     

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