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Ἡ μὲν γὰρ ἐκκλησία, καίπερ καθ᾽ ὅλης τῆς οἰκουμένης ἕως περάτων τῆς γῆς διεσπαρμένη, παρὰ δὲ τῶν Ἀποστόλων καὶ τῶν ἐκείνων μαθητῶν παραλαβοῦσα τὴν [πίστιν]

The Church, though scattered through the whole world to the ends of the earth, has received from the Apostles and their disciples the faith

Πιστεύομεν εἰς ἕνα θεόν πατέρα παντοκράτορα,

We believe in one God the Father Almighty,

τὸν τῶν ἀπάντων ὁρατῶν τε καὶ ἀοράτων ποιητήν·

Maker of all things visible and invisible;

Καὶ εἰς ἕνα κύριον Ἰησοῦν Χριστόν,

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,

τὸν τοῦ θεοῦ λόγον,

the Logos of God,

φῶς ἐκ φωτὸς,

Light of Light,

ζωὴν ἐκ ζωῆς,

Life of Life,

υἱὸν μονογενῆ,

the only-born Son,

πρωτότοκον πάσης κτίσεως,

the first-born of every creature,

πρὸ πάντων τῶν αἰώνων ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ πατρὸς γεγεννημένον,

begotten of God the Father before all ages,

δἰ οὗ καὶ ἐγένετο τὰ πάντα·

by whom also all things were made;

τὸν διὰ τὴν ἡμετέραν σωτηρίαν σαρκωθέντα καὶ ἐν ἀνθρώποις πολιτευσάμενον,

who for our salvation was made flesh and made his home among men;

καὶ παθόντα,

and suffered;

καὶ ἀναστάντα τῇ τρίτῃ ἡμέρᾳ,

and rose on the third day;

καὶ ἀνελθόντα πρὸς τὸν πατέρα,

and ascended to the Father;

καὶ ἥξοντα πάλιν ἐν δόξῃ κρῖναι ζῶντας καὶ νεκρούς.

and will come again in glory, to judge the quick and the dead.

[Πιστεύομεν] καὶ εἰς ἕν πνεῦμα ἅγιον.

[We believe] also in one Holy Ghost.

Καὶ εἰς ἓν βάπτισμα μετανοίας εἰς ἄφεσιν ἁμαρτιῶν,

And in one baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;

καὶ εἰς μίαν ἁγίαν καθολικὴν ἐκκλησίαν,

and in one holy Universal (Arian) Church;

καὶ εἰς σαρκὸς ἀνάστασιν,

and in the resurrection of the flesh,

καὶ εἰς ζωὴν αἰώνιον.

and in life everlasting.

Τούτων ἕκαστον εἶναι καὶ ὑπάρχειν πιστεύοντες, πατέρα ἀληθῶς πατέρα καὶ υἱὸν ἀληθῶς υἱὸν καὶ πνεῦμα ἅγιον ἀληθῶς πνεῦμα ἅγιον, καθὼς καὶ ὁ κύριος ἡμῶν ἀποστέλλων εἰς τὸ κήρυγμα τοὺς ἑαυτοῦ μαθητὰς εἶπε· πορευθέντες μαθητεύσατε πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, βαπτίζοντες αὐτοὺς εἰς τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ πατρὸς καὶ τοῦ υἱοῦ καὶ τοῦ ἀγίου πνεύματος.

We believe that each of these is and exists, the Father truly Father, and the Son truly Son, and the Holy Ghost truly Holy Ghost; even as our Lord when sending forth his disciples to preach, said: 'Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.'

'And concerning these things we affirm that we so hold and so think, and have of old so held, and will so hold till death, and stand steadfast in this faith, anathematizing all ungodly heresy. We testify before Almighty God the Only True GOD, and our Lord Jesus Christ that we believe all this in heart and soul, and we now so think and speak in truth, being able to show by scriptural evidence and to convince you that we in past times so believed and preached accordingly.

Having then this faith (from the beginning of the Church and holding it to the end) before God and Christ we anathematize all heretical false doctrine. And if any one, contrary to the right faith of the Scriptures, says the one God of the law and the prophets, but denies Christ to be the Son of God, he is a liar, even as also is his father the devil, and is a Jew falsely so called, being possessed of mere carnal circumcision. If any one confesses Christ Jesus the Lord, but denies the God of the law and of the prophets, saying that the Father of Christ is not the Maker of heaven and earth, he has not continued in the truth any more than his father the devil, and is a disciple of Simon Magus, not of the Holy Spirit. If any one says there is one God, and also confesses Christ Jesus, but thinks the Lord to be a mere man, and not the only-begotten God, and Wisdom, and the Word of God, and deems Him to consist merely of a soul and body, such an one is a serpent, that preaches deceit and error for the destruction of men. And such a man is poor in understanding, even as by name he is an Ebionite, and so also he who says that the Son is; the Archangel Michael and/or consubstantial with the Father and the Spirit a Trinity “three whos in one what” , Unbegotten, Uncreated, the Almighty, let him be accursed. Trinitarianism, Gnosticism, Socinianism or circumcision for the gentile let them be accursed. And if he denies Christ a creation and existence as a living person at the beginning but is a thought only before the world was let him be accursed. Teaching not as the divine Scriptures have handed down as each of the true forenamed creedal statements; and if a man teaches or preaches any thing else contrary to what we have received, let him be accursed.

Ἡμεῖς γὰρ πᾶσι τοῖς ἐκ τῶν θείων γραϕῶν παραδεδομένοις ὑπό τε τῶν προφητῶν καὶ ἀπστόλων ἀληθινῶς καὶ ἐμφόβως καὶ πιστεύομεν καὶ ἀκολουθοῦμεν.

For we truly and clearly both believe and follow all things from the holy Scriptures that have been transmitted to us by the Prophets and Apostles.

This is the Universal Arian faith; which every man should believe truly and firmly.

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God Cannot be tempted. Jesus was tempted. Arianism Today

12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. 16 Do not err, my beloved brethren. (Jam 1:12-16 KJV)

 

At first glance this verse seems easy to understand. We understand how we can be tempted to sin but not actually having to follow through with it. And every day of our lives as Christians we struggle with temptations of all kinds, and this verse is explaining to us about how temptation and sin work. First of all we can see that when we have temptation in our lives is because there is a desire in our own selves towards that sin. Here in the verse it’s called lust, Lust can be anything, lust for power, the lust for money the lust for whatever it is it’s tempting you away from holiness. But the interesting thing about this verse is that it explains that God himself cannot be tempted of evil or sin. That’s because God doesn’t have a desire for those things so you cannot tempt what you have no desire for. For example for most people you cannot tempt them to catch the mouth on fire. Because there’s nothing good that you can get out of catching your mouth on fire. So someone trying to trick you or tempt you to hurt yourselfis probably not going be very effective. But if it is something that you do want or desire like money or fame and fortune the temptation is a little harder. But God has no desire at all for sin so he cannot be tempted to do any sin because he’s holy. So what this verse is saying when it says God cannot be tempted to do evil or sin is because he’s incapable of doing it and that’s the point of this verse explaining that.

But there is a problem with the notion that Jesus is God. Because these versus are in the context of speaking about sin and we know that it is undisputed that Jesus was tempted to sin. The Trinitarian doctrine asserts that Jesus is God but they’re going to have to do some explaining. Because the Bible clearly explains that Jesus was tempted to sin yet without sin.

 

 14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. (Heb 4:14-15 KJV)

 

One of the answers that I get from people defending the Trinitarian doctrine is that Jesus was tempted on his human side and not on his God side. And that sounds like a great explanation but the problem with that explanation is that there is no verse confirming that idea. In this verse it does not say Jesus was tempted on his man side for clarification. Surely since this New Testament was being established that would be in need to over emphasize and over explain things to help the new baby Christians understand these hard complex ideas. But for some reason the writer of Hebrews neglects to include the clarification that Jesus was tempted on only his human side. One of the reasons why they did not clarify this is because Jesus was not and is not God. Because if they truly believed that he was a man they would not need to insert those clarifications into their writing. So the defense that Jesus’ human side was the only side tempted sounds very good but there is no verse to corroborate that idea. And since there is no verse confirming that idea we should not accept it as the word of God because it’s actually man’s word. Another thing that needs to be considered is that God doesn’t have a switch he can flip and say now Im on my human side I can be tempted and then flipped the switch and be on his God side and not be able to be tempted. This is not the way it works but because the doctrine of the Trinity does not fit into these two verses shows that it is an incorrect doctrine to hold. And so Trinitarian’s will do whatever they can to make up excuses on why God himself cannot be tempted in Jesus can be tempted. But what you need to ask those teachers is where does the Bible agree with what you’re saying? Because I can come up with 1 million, billion ideas but if there is no two or three verses in the Bible that confirm it, it’s probably not true. The verses that I’m showing you are plain and need no explanation additionally, one verse says God cannot be tempted the other verses Jesus can be tempted and was tempted. So if they’re showing your verse that doesn’t have anything to do with temptation or in the context that we speak of and they’re pulling out all these ideas from an word or something like that it’s probably not true. Jesus was tempted in every way like we were and he did not sin. God sent Jesus into the world and God cannot be tempted this is an eternal truth. If someone says that the verse in James is not actually saying what it’s saying that pretty much declaring that they don’t believe that the book of James is valid. And then if they say that the book of Hebrews does not necessarily say that Jesus was tempted is to say that they don’t accept the book of Hebrews in any other book that says that Jesus is tempted like the Gospels.

 

 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. (Mat 4:1 KJV)

And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him. (Mar 1:13 KJV)

2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. (Luk 4:2 KJV)

18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

(Heb 2:18-1 KJV)

God Cannot be tempted. Jesus was tempted

Yahweh will not share His glory with another.

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