Arian Catholicism is an Internet Church, founded in 2006, claiming to teach true Christianity. The church is Arian in nature but not Anomoean and follows the teachings of Arius of Alexandria - that Jesus was a man to be followed, not worshipped, who was the spiritual Son of God. God the Father and the Son of God were not co-eternal, nor of the same substance. Arian Catholics believe that Christianity was hijacked during the fourth century; that the Romans integrated Christianity with Paganism and the Roman State; the Romans introduced Trinitarianism, altering the ecumenism of the church; and that the Romans destroyed scriptures that were not in keeping with the newly authorised beliefs.
According to their website, the official symbol of the Arian Catholic Church is the Chi-Rho cross, in preference to the crucifix or the other types of cross.
Arian doctrine was historically deemed heresy by Trinitarian Christians, but the Arian Catholic Church likewise deem Trinitarian Christians to be heretics and apostates.
Arian Catholicism claims to be based on the early Catholic Church, and especially some of the teachings of Arius, who taught, among other things, that Christ was not of the same substance, i.e. not co-substantial, with God and therefore was not God, and did not exist before he was born on earth and therefore was not co-eternal with God, seeing the pre-incarnate Jesus as a divine being but nonetheless created by (and consequently inferior to) the Father at some point, before which the Son did not exist. Arius concluded that Jesus Christ was not an eternal being ('Once there was a time when he was not'). Other theologians and bishops have argued along similar grounds resulting in the religious concepts of Apollinarianism, Nestorianism, Monophysitism/Eutychianism and Monothelitism.
The most important holiday to Arian Catholics is the Epiphany, celebrated on 6th January.
Arian Catholic ministry
The Arian Catholic Church's Internet site states that it has an active clergy base and maintains a Global Internet Diocese, which serves people around the world through the Internet.
1. ^ Ecclesiastical Law and Liturgy of the Arian Catholic Church, http://www.holy-catholic.org/arian/liturgical_lore.html 2. ^ Brother John Raymond: “Arianism Versus the Council of Nicaea,” http://www.monksofadoration.org/arianism.html 3. ^ Maurice Wiles: “Arianism,” Hastings, Mason and Pyper: “The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought,” Oxford University Press, (2000), Page 38. 4. ^ F. Paul Peterson: “Peter’s Tomb Discovered In Jerusalem,” (1960). 5. ^ B.M. Metzger, M.D. Coogan, "The Oxford Companion to the Bible," Oxford University Press, (1993), Page 57. 6. ^ Project Canterbury, The Seventh General Council and the Doctrine of Icons, Conference in the Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster, December 2, 1918. London: SPCK, 1919. 7. ^ Hermann Fulda, author of “The Cross and Crucifixion.”
Anomoean, an extreme sect of pure Arians
Arius (Presbyter of Alexandria 256 - 336 A.D.)
Primitive Apostolic Christianity (Sabbatarian)
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