The First Ecumenical Council of Nicaea and the Doctrine of Trinity

· Christianity

By Dr. Amtul Qudoos Farhat

Christianity was one of the major monotheist religions given to mankind. The early followers of Christianity who had lived, heard and practiced the teachings of Jesus, may peace be on him, in daily life had no concept of the  doctrine of Trinity. The belief that God is three distinct persons in one being, and that these three persons are eternal and equal in nature, authority, and knowledge was incorporated by the first Ecumenical Council of the Church in 325 CE.

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Trinity icon by Andrei Rublev, c. 1400 (Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow)

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