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Mother Teresa Blog,Comment, Origin of The Bible.

In Christianity, Religion on March 2, 2013 at 13:55

For my post ‘Mother Teresa, No Saint, Glorified Suffering Media Creation, I received a comment and i have sent a reply.

I felt that the reply can be posted as a Blog for others also to know the story behind The Bible and the Role of Constantine.

Emperor Constantine

Emperor Constantine

Eastern Orthodox icon depicting the First Council of Nicea

Eastern Orthodox icon depicting the First Council of Nicea

“hi,
Thank you for your comments.
My comment on the subject is based  on
1.That the bible was compiled and not revealed ;
2.It was compiled by Constantine after calling for a Conclave of Cardinals.
3.They were asked to choose among some three hundred versions of the Life and preaching of Christ..
4.Constantine chose one Text it would keep his regime in tact , in the wake of protests in his regime..
He also wanted a temporal authority to control this Religion and ensured that he created one that would support the Regime.
This is the origin of papacy.
Now, why one should go by this ‘Beatification’ by a body is ,fist of all , Political by Nature?
Mother Teresa is one who is by The Church and she was involved in Conversions and the medical Miracles are not.miracles?
Kindly refer my posts on Christianity for more on Christianity.

Ref:Constantine had invited all 1800 bishops of the Christian church (about 1000 in the east and 800 in the west), but a smaller and unknown number attended. Eusebius of Caesarea counted 220,[19] Athanasius of Alexandria counted 318,[20] and Eustathius of Antioch counted 270[21] (all three were present at the council). Later, Socrates Scholasticus recorded more than 300,[22] and Evagrius,[23] Hilary of Poitiers,[24] Jerome[25] and Rufinus recorded 318. Delegates came from every region of the Roman Empire except Britain. In Ethiopic Christian literature including both theFetha Negest and the Kibre Negest, the First Council of Nicea (Niqya) is traditionally referred to as “the three hundred and eighteen Orthodox Fathers”.

The participating bishops were given free travel to and from their episcopal sees to the council, as well as lodging. These bishops did not travel alone; each one had permission to bring with him two priests and three deacons; so the total number of attendees could have been above 1800. Eusebius speaks of an almost innumerable host of accompanying priests, deacons and acolytes.

A special prominence was also attached to this council because the persecution of Christians had just ended with the Edict of Milan, issued in February of AD 313 by Emperors Constantine and Licinius.

The Eastern bishops formed the great majority. Of these, the first rank was held by the three patriarchsAlexander of AlexandriaEustathius of Antioch, and Macarius of Jerusalem. Many of the assembled fathers—for instance, Paphnutius of Thebes, Potamon of Heraclea and Paul of Neocaesarea—had stood forth as confessors of the faith and came to the council with the marks of persecution on their faces. This position is supported by patristic scholar Timothy Barnes in his book Constantine and Eusebius.[26] Historically, the influence of these marred confessors has been seen as substantial, but recent scholarship has called this into question.[27]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Council_of_Nicaea

According to Professor John Crossan of Biblical Studies at DePaul University the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (274-337 CE), (a bust of Constantine is pictured below) who was the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity, needed a single canon to be agreed upon by the Christian leaders to help him unify the remains of the Roman Empire. Until this time the various Christian leaders could not decide which books would be considered “holy” and thus “the word of God” and which ones would be excluded and not considered the word of God.

http://www.deism.com/bibleorigins.htm

* The Comment may be seen on Mother Theresa post by me.

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