Introduction to Arian Catholicism
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The “Arian Catholic Church,” officially known as the “Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church” from the Apostles’ Creed or simply “Catholic Church” and named “Arian Catholic” to distinguish the Church from other churches, is the Christian (Messianic) Church in full communion with the original Christian community founded by Jesus Christ (Yeshua the Messiah) and spread by the Twelve Apostles, which itself was in communion with Jewish Messianic communities at the time that produced the Dead Sea Scrolls and Gabriel’s Stone.
“Arian Catholicism” is the ecumenical ideology and theology of the early Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, upholding the doctrine and teaching of Yeshua the Messiah and his apostles through the early Church and following the guidance of Arius of Alexandria, which is a Christian Church in its own right, teaching that God the Father (YaHWeH) and His son were not co-eternal nor of the same substance (Philippians 2:6-9), seeing the pre-eminent Yeshua (known as Immanuel) as a divine being (though not GOD, a god or a demi-god but like an Archangel (Chief Messenger of God) superior to Angels (Hebrews 1:3-4), see LXX Isaiah 9:6: “The Angel of Great Counsel”, the Septuagint was a Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible that we know was used by the Apostles and the early Church by the quotations in the Second Testament) but nonetheless created by (and consequently inferior to) the Father, and therefore at some point before which the son did not exist (Proverbs 8:22-31, John 14:28).
The Hebrew Testament is filled with references prophesying the coming life of Yeshua the Messiah King and Archangel of YaHWeH, at first glance the Hebrew Testament (Old Testament) might appear to be just God’s message to the Jewish people and an account of their history. But it is much more than this. There is something which is part of the very texture of the Hebrew Testament and which cannot be removed without destroying the book as a whole. Simply stated, it is the fact that we have the life history of Yeshua written into the Hebrew Testament like a watermark centuries before he was born.
The “Arian Catholic Church” applies logic, reason and modern understanding of both the Universe and the Scriptures to the early Church (sometimes referred to as “Early Apostolic Christianity”) that Arius fought to protect, and which brings true Christianity into the 21st century. The Arian Catholic Church deems trinitarian Christianity as heresy and apostasy.
“Arianism” is the name attached to the early Christian ideology that was defended by Arius of Alexandria in the fourth century (between 319 and 336 A.D.). Arianism was not founded by Arius, but named after him by officials of the evolving Graeco-Roman Catholic church. Its beliefs were founded, without a name, by the Apostles of Jesus (“Yeshua” from the Biblical Hebrew-Aramaic: “ישוע”) the Messiah.
The “Arian Catholic Theological Society” (or “ACTS”) is the Social Networking, Knowledge Base and Theological discussion arm of the “Arian Catholic Church.” See http://forum.arian-catholic.org/ and the ACTS group on Facebook.
The Arian Catholic Church believes that a great Apostasy and Heresy occurred in the fourth century when at the first Council of Nicaea Sylvester I (Patriarch of Rome - NB the office of Pope did not formally come into use until the early 5th century!) surrendered the church to Emperor Constantine I, who oversaw the Council (Sylvester I was not recorded as even being in attendance) and marched many of the world’s clergy and faithful out of the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church and into a Christo-Pagan sect known as Roman Catholicism. Ironically Emperor Constantine I* was still the Pagan High Priest of Rome (Pontifex Maximus) until he eventually converted to Arian Christianity, being baptised on his deathbed in 337 AD by Eusebius the Arian Bishop of Nicomedia.
Not only have parts of the scriptures of the bible been subjected to numerous redactions and translational and transcriptual errors, which have been taken literally and misinterpreted by the so-called mainstream churches, but changes to doctrine have been made by 21 and more so-called ecumenical councils that ultimately are heresy and apostasy as the true Church is immutable, irreformable, indefectible and indestructible. See the 33 Theses against the Legitimacy of the twenty-one Ecumenical Councils, the Divinity of Yeshua the Messiah, the Trinity, the Petrine Primacy, the Virgin Birth, Idolatry and other Apostasies and Heresies recognised and advocated in whole or in part by the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Protestant and associated churches in the face of our Lord’s immutable and irreformable Church.
Yeshua the Messiah was a man to be Followed not Worshipped.
Yeshua the Messiah was not physically divine but his title was honorific of a man who was worthy of being called “Son of God”, physically human (Romans 1:3), a tzaddik orthodox Jew, and whose Spirit was chosen and sent by God as his messenger: the Angel of Great Counsel (See the article: Who was Yeshua?). In the Early Greek manuscripts of the New Testament, the word “Son” is not actually used but Yeshua is called “Eved” which means Servant or Slave. It is clear that the early Christians were monotheistic both by instinct and by teaching. They lived in the very centre of monotheistic faith and it was logically impossible for them to regard Yeshua in a way which would annihilate the absolute gulf which existed in their mind between man and God. Consequently Yeshua remained essentially distinct from deity. The role which they had attributed to him was of Messiah. It had a connotation which adhered to Orthodox Judaism and conformed to the Jewish nationalistic aspirations. This is obvious from Acts 1:6 when the disciples ask Yeshua: “Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom of Israel ”? Note also in Matthew 13:57 Yeshua himself admits that he is a Prophet: “And they took offence at him. But Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is not without honour except in his hometown and in his own house’.”; this is repeated almost word for word in Mark 6:4.
1 Timothy 2:5-6a (NRSV) “ For there is one God; there is also one mediator between God and humankind, Christ Jesus, himself human, who gave himself a ransom for all”
The Trinitarian Apostasy and Heresy
Nowhere in the Bible is there any reference to the trinity and Yeshua never taught trinitarianism to his disciples! Tertullian of Carthage ((140-230 A.D.) a Roman Montanist heretic and the son of a Roman Centurion) first wrote about the Trinity at the end of the second century where he copied elements of Hindu and Greek ideologies, it was not formally introduced into Christianity until the first Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D., which was overseen by Emperor Constantine I*. Its justification is loosely linked to different passages scattered between the Old and New Testaments, which only serve to play on ambiguities between different contextual styles, and then concluding that only God is capable of salvation. The concept of the Holy Spirit to be the part of a Trinity was completely unknown to Yeshua and was never advocated by him. When Emperor Constantine supposedly embraced Christianity he insisted that the Christian Church adopted many changes so that the church would be familiar to the superstitious Romans, including the deification of Christ and the Holy Spirit, and the polytheising of God through the Trinity. Therefore the concept of the Holy Trinity was forced upon Christianity by the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. and was wrong!
*Emperor Constantine I was considered to be a convert to Christianity,
yet he retained his Pagan Chief
Priest title of “Pontifex Maximus” and was not Baptised Christian until on
his deathbed in 337 A.D.; ironically Constantine I had in fact converted to
Arian Christianity and it was Eusebius the Arian Bishop of Nicomedia who
By 364 the West had a Roman Catholic emperor in Valentinian I, and when the Catholic Theodosius I became emperor of the East (379), the second ecumenical council was convoked to reaffirm the Nicene formula, and Arianism within the empire was outlawed and driven underground. However, Ulfilas the Bishop of Dacia also known as the “Apostle of the Goths” (c. 311 - c. 382) had carried (c.340) Homoean Arianism to the Goths living in what is now Hungary and the north west Balkan Peninsula with such success that the Visigoths and other Germanic tribes became staunch Arians. Arianism was thus carried over Western Europe and into Africa. The Vandals remained Arians until their defeat by Belisarius (c.534). Among the Lombards the efforts of Gregory I (Patriarch of Rome) and the Lombard queen were successful, and Arianism disappeared there (c.650). In Burgundy the Catholic Franks broke up Arianism by conquest in the 6th century. In Spain, where the conquering Visigoths were Arians, Roman Catholicism was not established until the mid-6th century (by Recared), and Arian ideas survived openly until the eighth century.
The Original Worldwide Christian Church
In the book of Matthew 28:16-20 (NKJV, the last five verses), it states:
This text is known as “The Great Commission” and describes where the Christian mission has its proper starting-point as Yeshua after the resurrection, now enthroned as King of All (echoing the fulfilment of Daniel’s Prophecy Dn.7:14), is Commissioning his eleven remaining inner circle of disciples (i.e. Apostles; Judas Iscariot had committed suicide) to go and Baptize and Teach Christianity, as he Commanded, to all nations and therefore including the Gentiles (see also: Matthew 8:5 - 13, “The healing of the Centurion’s Servant”) with a promise and prophecy that he will always be with them until the end of the world. This implies therefore that he will also be with all future disciples (i.e. Christian Clergy) who also Baptize and Teach Christianity as he Commanded.
Notice also he makes no reference to the trinity but does refer to baptizing in the name of the three separate entities: Father, Son (i.e. Slave / Servant) and Holy Ghost. Eusebius wrote that he believed that in the Gospel According to Matthew, verse 28:19, it originally said: “Baptising in the name of Iesous Christ” or “Baptising in my name” instead of “the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit”; the former formula was clearly carried forward by the Apostles as in Acts 8:16.
There is a similarity here with the name “Immanuel” (Matthew 1:23) that the Angel of the Lord predicted Yeshua would be known by, which means “God with us”, however this detail is omitted from the corresponding text in the Book of Luke and Yeshua has never professed to be God. Although the Angel of the Lord is reported to have said that Yeshua would be known as Immanuel, after Yeshua’s resurrection St Thomas addressed him as “My God” (John 20:28), it fulfils the prophesy of Isaiah that Yeshua would be known by this name but does not testify that Yeshua was GOD or a Deity, and was nothing more than an honorific term! It could be that the Gospel According to Matthew was written with the book of Isaiah in mind. The implications are that there will always be disciples (i.e. Clergy in a Christian Ministry) who will Baptize and Teach Christianity as Yeshua Commanded; And therefore any Church, Minister or Follower that deviates from the original teachings of Yeshua will be outside the Communion with Christ. In the Gospel According to John 8:44 Yeshua accuses his religious opponents, including non-Christian Jews, as being children of the Devil. The Arian Catholic Church adheres closely to Christ’s doctrines, which are applied with logic and reason, and therefore, as near as textual criticism, theological research, archaeological and scientific analysis will permit, remains the only Universal Church that upholds the true teachings of the original Church of Yeshua the Messiah.
The Roman Catholic church interprets the Great Commission as meaning that their Church and Pope are infallible and therefore have a licence to make whatever changes to the Church, its practices and its teachings that they see fit hoping that whatever they do will be the result of divine providence and will therefore always be right; the concept of the Infallibility of the Pope was not made Canon Law by the Roman Catholic Church until the first Vatican Council of 1869-70 under anti-pope Pius IX against concerted opposition but was first developed by Franciscan theologians in the 14th Century. Bishops (such as Dupanloup), historians (such as Döllinger) and theologians (such as Newman) regarded it as an abuse of a general council to make such a gratuitous definition of dogma. This philosophy appears to be an insurance to explain away all the changes, additions, subtractions and blatant contradictions that the Roman church has made. However they completely abused this Canon Law in the Second Vatican Council of 1962-65 thus rendering themselves a Protestant Sect according to their own Canon Laws. See the articles: The Romanization of Catholicism, The Petrine Deception and The Protestantization of Roman Catholicism.
The Link with England and the Apostolic Succession
The Roman Catholic church claims unbroken Apostolic descent of the pontiff from St Peter; yet there is no evidence that St Peter ever visited Rome nor was there a formal pope until the fifth century, however it can be reasonably deduced that the Apostolic descent of the patriarchate of the Roman church probably arose through
other apostles and disciples continuing the Holy Spirit in the Patriarchates of
Jerusalem, Alexandria, Rome, Constantinople and Antioch. Even England had three
Bishops, of York, Lincoln and London, at the beginning of the third century. The first patriarch in the Roman Catholic church to take the title “Pope” was Leo I in the fifth century (please see:
http://arian-catholic.org/arian/roman-catholicism.html#petrine_deception), and although formal ordination did not become standard practice in the early Church until the second century, we do believe that the gift of the Holy Spirit was still passed on Apostolically, if not by formal ordination then by the laying on of hands from teacher to student. These facts render the Roman Catholic
“Apostolicae Curae” on the Nullity of Anglican Orders itself null and void.
There has been a Church of England (Britannia) for nearly two thousand years although its affiliations, allegiances and doctrines have been moderated and switched between Rome and England several times throughout its history, here are some key events affecting the history of the church in Britain:
The fact that three British Bishops, from York, London and probably Lincoln, were recorded as being present at the Council of Arles in 314 A.D. proves that there was already an established Church in Britannia at this time and as this pre-dates the Roman Catholic heresy the early Catholic Church of England (Britannia) had its origins in original Apostolic Catholicism. Therefore it could be argued that the pre-664 A.D. (Synod of Whitby) Church in Britannia was effectively Arian Catholic in it’s theology! Christianity in Britannia began during the first century and existed independently of the Church of Rome until the Synod of Whitby in the middle ages. Although Anglicanism fell victim to Roman heresy, be it amid protest, Anglican and Anglican Catholic ordinations will be recognised in principle for clergy wishing to repent of their heresy and convert to the Arian Catholicism of the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. However Ordination Sub Conditione may still be required pending a review by the Bishop. The Arian Catholic Church maintains that one of the administrative centres and Patriarchates of the Universal Church should be based in England, as endorsed by St Paul, St Simon Zealotes and St Joseph of Arimathea.
Apostles through the Ages
St Arius (Presbyter of Alexandria) himself along with Eusebius (Bishop of Nicomedia and Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 342)), Maris of Chalcedon and Theognis of Nicaea were students of St Lucian of Antioch (c. 240 - 7 January 312) who was venerated by them as their master and mentor; St Lucian himself was faithful supporter of the teachings of Origen. There are many who have followed in their footsteps, these Saints were the Apostles of their age, and shall be remembered and honoured as such. Some prominent Arians and proponents of Arianist theology through history were:
Note 1: By his theology on Nature.
Note 2: “Nestorius fanned the flames of controversy
with his writings against theotokos; he argued that God could not have a mother
and no human could bear the divine. Mary bore a man, the vehicle of divinity,
but not God. No Godhead, claimed Nestorius, could be carried for nine months in
a womb, be wrapped in baby clothes, suffer, die and be buried. Behind this,
said Nestorius, was the Arian belief that the Son was only a creature.”
Nestorius’ (Patriarch of Constantinople - b. c.386, patriarch: 428 - 431, d. c.451) theories, which were strongly Arian in Christology, spread throughout the Byzantine Empire during the early 5th century and caused much argument. In 431 the Council of Ephesus declared the Nestorian beliefs to be a heresy and drove him out of the empire, they also persecuted his followers. The Nestorians sought refuge in Persia, India, China and Mongolia, where in early medieval times the Nestorian church became quite powerful.
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The name “Arian” is not to be confused with “Aryan.”
“Aryan” is a controversial political term referring to a Caucasian race, and as described earlier the name “Arian” was attached to the ideology of the early Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church that resisted the heresy and apostasy of Rome and Nicaea, initially under the guidance of Arius of Alexandria. The name pertaining to the church’s theology and ecumenism should just be “Catholic”; however it is necessary, in light of the number of other churches claiming to be catholic, to identify “Arian” as being the affinity of our theology and ecumenism. In spite of the similarity of the name Arian with Aryan, the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church will continue to use this term as this ecumenism takes its origin from Christ and the Apostles and the name “Arian” dates back to 319 A.D. when Arius began to defend the original Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church against the encroaching beast of “Roman Catholicism” that sought to turn Christianity into a Christo-pagan, anti-semitic, hypocritical apostasy! Arianism forms a very important chapter in theological history and, in spite of suffering at the hands of Roman heretics, Arian-Catholic beliefs have continued to survive to this day.
Doctrine and Teachings of St Arius.
Much of the historic information about the doctrine and teachings of Arius (256 - 336 A.D.) have been manipulated or destroyed by his opponents, however one cannot hide the logic of Arianism nor the blatant corruption by pro-Roman Bishops, Cardinals and Antipopes. Arius’ doctrines have been reinforced by numerous attempts by other Theologians’, Bishops’ and an Archbishop’s attempts to argue along similar grounds resulting in the alleged heresies of Apollinarianism (Apollinarius: c310 - c390), Nestorianism (428 A.D. - 14th Century), Monophysitism (451 A.D., 6th century onwards, see also Eutychianism), Monothelitism (681 A.D. onwards) and most recently in early 18th century Britain (1707 - 1747 A.D.) when there was a strong Arian movement especially within the Church of England; its leading exponents, William Whiston and Samuel Clarke, were among the prominent scientists of the day and disciples of Sir Isaac Newton in both their scientific and their theological views. Accepting scripture as embodying divinely given truth, but interpreting it not so mush with the aid of tradition as with that of the reason, characteristic of the emerging scientific age, they found themselves impelled in a broadly Arian direction.
Arianism - through the centuries
Much of the historic information about the docrine and teachings of Arius (256 - 336 A.D.) have been manipulated or destroyed by his opponents, however one cannot hide the logic nor the blatant corruption by pro-Nicaean Bishops, Cardinals and Popes.
Arius’ doctrines have been reinforced by numerous attempts by other Theologians’, Bishops’ and an Archbishop’s attempts to argue along similar grounds resulting in the alleged heresies of Apollinarianism (Apollinarius: c310 - c390), Nestorianism (428 A.D. - 14th Century), Monophysitism (451 A.D., 6th century onwards, see also Eutychianism), Monothelitism (681 A.D. onwards) and most recently in 18th century Britain (1707 - 1747 A.D.) when there was a strong Arian movement especially within the Church of England; its leading exponents, William Whiston and Samuel Clarke, were among the prominent scientists of the day and disciples of Sir Isaac Newton in both their scientific and their theological views. Accepting scripture as embodying divinely given truth, but interpreting it not so mush with the aid of tradition as with that of the reason, characteristic of the emerging scientific age, they found themselves impelled in a broadly Arian direction.
[Maurice Wiles: “Arianism,” Hastings, Mason and Pyper: “The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought,” Oxford University Press, (2000), Page 38]
December 1667, Norton, Leicestershire, England.
Whiston studied at
1707 he was Boyle lecturer. For several years Whiston continued to write and
preach both on mathematical and theological subjects with considerable success;
but his study of the Apostolic Constitutions had convinced him that Arianism
was the creed of the
vindicated his estimate of the Apostolical Constitutions and the Arian views he
had derived from them in his Primitive
Christianity Revived (5 vols., 1711-1712). In 1713 he produced a
reformed liturgy, and soon afterwards founded a society for promoting primitive
Christianity, lecturing in support of his theories in halls and coffee-houses at
considered heretical on many points by his trinitarian peers, he was a firm
believer in supernatural Christianity, and frequently took the field in defence
of prophecy and miracle, including anointing the sick. His dislike of
rationalism in religion also made him one of the numerous opponents of Benjamin
Hoadly’s Plain Account of the Nature and End of the Sacrament. He held
that Song of Solomon was apocryphal
and that the Book of Baruch was not.
He was fervent in his views of ecclesiastical government and discipline, derived
from the Apostolical Constitutions, on the ecclesiastical authorities. He
challenged the teachings of Athanasius. He challenged Sir Isaac Newton's
Biblical chronological system with success.
all his singular opinions the best known is his advocacy of clerical monogamy,
immortalized in The Vicar of Wakefield.
Of all his labours the most useful is his translation of the works of Josephus
(1737), with notes and dissertations, still often reprinted to the present day.
His last “famous discovery, or rather revival of Dr Giles Fletcher, the
Elder’s,” which he mentions in his autobiography with infinite complacency,
was the identification of the Tatars with the lost tribes of
theologian, philosopher, and exponent of Newtonian physics, remembered for his
influence on 18th-century English theology and philosophy.
In 1698 Clarke became a chaplain to the bishop of Norwich and in 1706 to Queen Anne. In 1704–05 he gave two sets of lectures, published as: “A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God” (1705) and afterwards “A Discourse concerning the Being and Attributes of God, the Obligations of Natural Religion, and the Truth and Certainty of the Christian Revelation” among many other publications. In 1712 he published his celebrated and controversial treatise on “The Scripture Doctrine of the Trinity”. William Whiston said that, some time before publication, a message was sent to him from Sidney Godolphin: “that the affairs of the public were with difficulty then kept in the hands of those that were for liberty; that it was therefore an unseasonable time for the publication of a book that would make a great noise and disturbance; and that therefore they desired him to forbear till a fitter opportunity should offer itself.” A message that Clarke entirely disregarded. The work not only provoked a great number of replies, but occasioned a formal complaint from the Lower House of Convocation.
Sir Isaac Newton, in his own lifetime, wrote more on religion than he did on natural science. His scientific fame notwithstanding, Sir Isaac Newton’s studies of the Bible and of the early Church Fathers were also noteworthy.> He wrote works on textual criticism, most notably:-
• “The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended”
He also placed the crucifixion of Yeshua the Messiah at 3rd April, AD 33, which agrees with one traditionally accepted date. He wrote on Judaeo-Christian prophecy, whose decipherment was essential, he thought, to the understanding of God. His book on the subject, which was reprinted well into the Victorian Age, represented lifelong study. Its message was that Christianity went astray in the 4th century AD, when the first Council of Nicaea propounded erroneous doctrines of the nature of Christ (the core argument of Arian Catholicism). The full extent of Sir Isaac Newton’s alleged unorthodoxy was recognized only in the 20th century: but although a critic of accepted trinitarian dogmas and the Council of Nicaea, he possessed a deep religious sense, venerated the Bible and accepted its account of creation. In late editions of his scientific works he expressed a strong sense of God’s providential role in nature.
In 1690 Sir Isaac Newton
wrote a manuscript on the corruption of the text of the New Testament concerning
I John 5:7 and Timothy
3:16. It was entitled: “An Historical Account of Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture”
(1754). Due to the prevailing environment against criticism, he felt it unwise
to profess his beliefs openly and felt that printing it in
Excerpts from: “An
Historical Account of Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture.”
Sir Isaac Newton on I John 5:7. Sir Isaac Newton states that this verse appeared for the first time in the third edition of Erasmus’s New Testament.
In the New King
James Version Bible, 1 John 5:7-8 reads:
This verse is known as the “Comma Johanneum” and is not found in the earliest manuscripts, the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible restores the verse to its original wording:
Using the writings of the early Church Fathers, the Greek and Latin manuscripts and the testimony of the first versions of the Bible, Sir Isaac demonstrated that the words “in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.” in support of the trinity doctrine, did not appear in the original inspired Greek Scriptures. He then traced the way in which the spurious reading crept into the Latin versions, first as a marginal note, and later into the text itself. He argued that it was first taken into a Greek text in 1515 by Cardinal Ximenes on the strength of a late Greek manuscript corrected from the Latin.
“When they got the Trinity; into his edition they threw by their manuscript, if they had one, as an almanac out of date. And can such shuffling dealings satisfy considering men? … It is rather a danger in religion than an advantage to make it now lean on a broken reed.”
“In all the vehement universal and lasting controversy about the Trinity in Jerome’s time and both before and long enough after it, this text of the ‘three in heaven’ was never once thought of. It is now in everybody’s mouth and accounted the main text for the business and would assuredly have been so too with them, had it been in their books.”
“Let them make good sense of it who are able. For my part, I can make none. If it be said that we are not to determine what is Scripture what not by our private judgments, I confess it in places not controverted, but in disputed places I love to take up with what I can best understand. It is the temper of the hot and superstitious art of mankind in matters of religion ever to be fond of mysteries, and for that reason to like best what they understand least. Such men may use the Apostle John as they please, but I have that honour for him as to believe that he wrote good sense and therefore take that to be his which is the best.”
Sir Isaac Newton considered the sense and context of the verse, concluding:
Sir Isaac Newton on I
The shorter portion of Sir Isaac Newton’s dissertation was concerned with 1 Timothy 3:16, which reads (in the New King James Version):
Sir Isaac argued that, by a small alteration in the Greek text, the word “God” was substituted to make the phrase read “God was manifested in the flesh.” instead of “He was manifested in the flesh.” He demonstrated that early Church writers in referring to the verse knew nothing of the altered version of the text!
“In all the times of the hot and lasting Arian controversy it never came into play … they that read ‘God manifested in the flesh’ think it one of the most obvious and pertinent texts for the business.”
“The word Deity imports exercise of dominion over subordinate beings and the word God most frequently signifies Lord. Every lord is not God. The exercise of dominion in a spiritual being constitutes a God. If that dominion be real that being is the real God; if it be fictitious, a false God; if it be supreme, a supreme God.”
A manuscript Sir Isaac sent to John Locke in which he disputed the existence of the Trinity was never formally published although excerpts were published in 1754 (see above). Later works: “The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended” (1728) and “Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John” (1733), were also published after his death (follow the hyperlinks associated with both titles to read the texts).
 John P. Meier, A Marginal Jew,
v. 1, pp. 382–402 after narrowing the years to 30 or 33, provisionally judges
30 most likely.
Today’s Church congregation numbers are waning.
Many churches are now struggling to maintain their congregations as numbers everywhere are falling, yet there is an increase in interest in theology and religion generally with more people exploring other religions. To some degree this can be dangerous as there are many strange cults ready to manipulate people. We feel that the reason for this is that more people are seeing the world through educated eyes and certain aspects of Christian Tradition are just not adding up. In order to survive the main churches need to evolve, but they cannot because they have committed themselves to fantastic beliefs, have deceived people through the ages to maintain their positions of power and through history have alienated, persecuted and even murdered people who disagreed with them. The Arian Catholic Church is an evolving Church and our intension is to revive the Ancient Christian Tradition of Arianism and bring it into the 21st century as the true Universal church. In doing so we will dispel some of the myths and reveal some of the hidden truths about Christianity that other denominations would rather you didn’t know!
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Arian Catholic Foundations.
Arian Catholicism is based on the original (Pre-Roman Catholic) Universal Apostolic Orthodox Christian Church and follows the doctrine and teachings of Arius who stipulated, among other things, that Christ was not of the same substance, i.e. not co-substantial, with God and therefore was not God, there was a time when he did not exist and therefore was not co-eternal with God. Arius concluded that Yeshua the Christ was not divine. This caused considerable controversy, not least because Arianism had quickly become more popular than the orthodox religion but also because it challenged the power of the church in Rome which was catering to the wishes of the first Christian Emperor of Rome, Constantine, to the point of breaking its own laws by deifying saints, introducing graven images and a polytheistic style to the church; This was more compatible with the traditions of Rome. There then ensued a 15 year long battle between Arius and the Council of Nicaea, however Arianism remained popular in Central, Northern and Eastern Europe for over 250 years after Arius’s suspicious death and was only driven underground by the brutal might of the Roman Empire! In fact Arianism has repeatedly returned throughout Europe and Britain throughout the centuries to the present day.
A simple fact is that although it is believed Yeshua the Christ travelled to different countries, there is powerful evidence that he spent time in Britain (see Christ in Britain and First Christian Church in Britain). Unfortunately at least 300 Holy scriptures were burned by the Roman Catholic church at the behest of Emperor Constantine during the fourth Century and much of the detailed history of Yeshua’s life has been lost. In fact there is no logical reason why the Universal Church should be run from Rome other than Rome being the centre of power and wealth during Imperial times. Logic would suggest that there are seven main Holy centres for Christianity in the world: Jerusalem in Palestine/Israel, Glastonbury and York in England, Notradame in France, Alexandria in Egypt, Antioch in Turkey and Rome in Italy due to centuries and millennia of prayer and worship that have been concentrated there before and after the Nicaean heresy. As stated earlier, the Arian Catholic Church is the true early Church evolved into the 21st century and is the true Global face of Christianity that is not tethered to Rome yet upholds the uncorrupted doctrines of Yeshua the Christ.
Original Christian Church
brought into the 21st Century
The Holy Catholic and Apostolic (Arian Catholic) Church and Arian Catholic Theological Society have churches, assemblies (ecclesiae) and home church groups around the world with more Churches joining the Full Communion of the Arian Catholic Church, and hope to set up the first Arian Catholic church building in Britain as soon as possible with more churches to follow. Please help us to raise funds for this project in any way you can (Please join our fund raising campaign...). The Arian Catholic Church launched its website to help bring the true Gospel to people around the world. This site is intended to provide a reference point for insight, explanation, inspiration and contact for both Arian-Catholics and those with an interest in modern Arian Theology and Apostolic Christianity particularly for the faithful who are unable to be reached by clergy due to distance.
The Archdiocesan Headquarters of the Church and Society is based in the East Riding of Yorkshire, in Britain, the Arian Catholic clergy will do their best to reach you and conduct services either at parishioners’ homes, local church (with permission) or another pre-arranged location; this website was launched to help bring the true Gospel to people around the world. As our membership and clergy grow in number we will be able to reach more and more people around the world. We conduct services on a monthly basis at pre-arranged locations such as homes, churches, conference centres or sites of historical interest, which give our members the opportunity to meet other Arian Catholic Christians; with special services held during biblical feasts, every Sabbath and High Sabbath and on an individual basis.
Communion and other services are available by prior arrangement and the Divine Liturgy will be given on weekly or monthly services that will be announced. Services for Extreme Unction and for Funerals will of course be ministered to as a priority and to the very best of our abilities. Please see our page on Worship and Prayer for details of our sacraments and services.
Are you interested in joining the Arian Catholic Church? If so then please print, complete and return the relevant section of our new parishioner’s form. Our church is looking for Clergy, Laity and Congregation in all parts of the world. As a layperson you will need a clear knowledge of the fundamental rules of church discipline, which are integral to the Arian Catholic Church. All Laity must be confirmed in the Church and receive consecration by a Priest/Presbyter or Bishop.
The precepts for Laity of the Arian Catholic Church
The following is the irreducible minimum of Arian Catholic practice...
The Arian Catholic Creed
There are more pages to be added and more amendments planned for this site. We would welcome your constructive feedback. If you would like to contribute in any way then we would be pleased to hear from you...
There are three Arian Catholic Archdioceses in England, which were represented at the council of Arles in 314 AD...
Archdiocese of York
The Arian Catholic Church and Theological Society Headquarters.
Serving Yorkshire, Northern
England and Scotland
and providing administrative support to all Dioceses, Archdioceses and other regions.
See the home page for further information and upcoming events
Archdiocese of London
See our sister Arian Catholic church of St John the Divine for further information and upcoming events.
Serving London, Middlesex, the South of England, Southern Wales (provisional), the Philippines and parts of Africa.
Diocese of Lincoln
Serving Lincolnshire the Midlands
of England, Northern Wales and all Ireland.
This See is currently Sedevacant - to be appointed as soon as possible.
There are Arian Catholic Ecclesiae throughout the World comprising Churches, Assemblies and Home-Church groups....
Kenya - (Church)
Nigeria - (Church)
Sierra Leone - (Church)
South Africa - (Church)
Tanzania - (Church)
- Arizona - (Home church group)
- California - (Home church group)
- Minnesota - (Home church group)
- New York - (Assembly/Home church group)
- North Carolina - (Assembly/Home church group)
- Washington - (Home church group)
Archdiocese of Brazil (Ecclesia, Home Church Groups)
Overseen by Bishop Mar Gregorius
NB A webpage will soon be created for the Archdiocese of Brazil,
all communications should be directed either via the Archdiocesan headquarters or by e-mail to archdiocese-of-brazilarian-catholic.org.
Australia (Home church group)
New Zealand (Home church group)
The Philippines - (Church)
Indonesia - (New home church group being organised)
Western & Central Europe:
France (Home church group)
Germany (Home church group)
Ireland (Home church group)
Italy (Home church group)
Spain (Assembly/Home church group)
The Russian Federation (Assembly/Home church group)
Turkey (Assembly/Home church group)
The Ukraine (New home church group being organised)
Poland (New home church group being organised)
Please Register as
a Parishioner to be accepted into the full Communion of the
Arian Catholic Theological Society
Donate to the “Arian Catholic Church and Theological Society” in £ Sterling by Cheque, Postal Order, International Money Order, Credit / Debit Card or PayPal...
Clergy & Laity:
The membership and CV forms are downloadable from the highlighted links. Either left-click on each link to open the document or right-click on each link selecting: “Save Target As...” in order to download the document to your desired location...
Ecclesiastical Curriculum Vitae form (MS Word format compressed as a .zip file)
The Lord bless you and
Join our Arian-Benedictine Monastic Order
The Arian-Benedictine Order takes its inspiration from Yeshua the Messiah, Saint Arius of Alexandria and St. Benedict of Narsia. Bringing together their teachings we have arrived at a code and a way of life that we believe Arius himself would have approved, moreover we pray for theirs and God’s guidance.
Please see our section on the Arian-Benedictine Monastic Order.
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