The Constantine Creed “I renounce all customs, rites, legalisms, unleavened breads and sacrifices of lambs of the Hebrews, and all the other feasts of the Hebrews, sacrifices, prayers, aspirations, purifications, sanctifications, and propitiations, and fasts and new moons, and Sabbaths, and superstitions, and hymns and chants, and observances and synagogues. absolutely everything Jewish, every Law, rite and custom and if afterwards I shall wish to deny and return to Jewish superstition, or shall be found eating with Jews, or feasting with them, or secretly conversing and condemning the Christian religion instead of openly confuting them and condemning their vain faith, then let the trembling of Cain and the leprosy of Gehazi cleave to me, as well as the legal punishments to which I acknowledge myself liable. And may I be an anathema in the world to come, and may my soul be set down with Satan and the devils.” (Stefano Assemani, Acta Sanctorium Martyrum Orientalium at Occidentalium, Vol. 1, Rome 1748, page 105)
Furthermore, any follower of the “Jewish Rabbi” (Rebbe Yahusha) who wished to join this “holy community” was compelled to adopt a different set of rules and customs. Subsequently special creeds were drafted, to which the Christian would have to swear such as:
“I accept all customs, rites, legalism, and feasts of the Romans, sacrifices. Prayers, purifications with water, sanctifications by Pontificus Maxmus (high priests of Rome), propitiations, and feasts, and the New Sabbath “So! dei” (day of the Sun, ), all new chants and observances, and all the foods and drinks of the Romans. In other words, I absolutely accept everything Roman, every new law, rite and custom, of Rome, and the New Roman Religion.”
Additionally, in approximately 365 AD, the Council of Laodicea wrote, in one of their canons: Christians must not judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day. Rather, honoring the Lord’s Day. But if any shall be found to be Judaizers, let them be anathema (against) from Messiah”.
Note: Protestants are included as they still observe the holidays and sabbath of Rome, as in “are you going to church this coming Lord’s day”.
Concerning Antiochus Epiphanes… He set up an image of Zeus in the Temple which was the Abomination of Desolation spoken of in Daniel 11. For 3 years, he continued to desecrate the Temple.
These were the new laws that Antiochus set up:
Thou shall profane the Sabbath Thou shall change the set times (festivals) and laws Thou shall set up idols Thou shall eat unclean animals Thou shall not circumcise Thou shall forget Torah
3 years and 2 months later, the Temple was taken back and rededicated. This is known as the Feast of Dedication, or Festival of Lights, or Hanukkah.
What’s really ironic…..these laws were created by an antimessiah Antiochus, and are the same things Constantine would later repeat and this is what people want to live by today. Totally going against Elohim’s Word. People today are living under laws created by Antiochus and Constantine; an antimessiah.
SOURCE: The Council of Laodicea of around 365 decreed 59 laws, Conon 16 & 29:
#29: Christians must not judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day, rather honouring the Lord’s Day; and, if they can, resting then as Christians. But if any shall be found to be judaizers, let them be anathema from Messiah. (Percival Translation).
Canon 16 Περὶ τοῦ ἐν σαββάτῳ εὐαγγέλια μεθ’ ἑτέρῶν γραφων ἀναγινώσκεσθαι. On Sabbath, the Gospels should be read with the other scriptures.
Canon 29 ‘Ότι οὐ δεῖ χριστιανοὺς ἰουδαίζειν καὶ ἐν τῷ σαββάτῳ σχολάζειν, ἀλλὰ ἐργάζεσθαι αὐτοὺς ἐν τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ τὴν δὲ κυριακὴν προτιμῶντας εἴγε δύναιντο σχολάζειν ὡς χριστιανοί. Εἰ δὲ εὑρεθεῖεν ᾽Iουδαϊσταὶ ἔστωσαν ἀνάθεμα παρὰ Χριστῷ.
Christians should not judaize and refrain from work on the Sabbath, but they should work on that day. As Christians, they should honor the day of the Lord, [and], as much as possible, refrain from work. If they are found out to be judaizers, let them be anathematized from Messiah.
Yahusha would surely have known the Church would abandon the Sabbath three hundred years after his death? Mat 24:20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: ”
Although the belief in the unity of Elohim is taught and declared on virtually every page of the Jewish Scriptures, the doctrine of the Trinity is never mentioned anywhere throughout the entire corpus of the Hebrew Bible. Moreover, this doctrine is not to be found anywhere in the New Testament either because primitive Christianity, in its earliest stages, was still monotheistic. The authors of the New Testament were completely unaware that the Church they had fashioned would eventually embrace a pagan deification of a triune deity. Although the worship of a three-part godhead was well known and fervently venerated throughout the Roman Empire and beyond in religious systems such as Hinduism and Mithraism, it was quite distant from the Judaism from which Christianity emerged. However, when the Greek and Roman mind began to dominate the Church, it created a theological disaster from which Christendom has never recovered. By the end of the fourth century, the doctrine of the Trinity was firmly in place as a central tenet of the Church, and strict monotheism was formally rejected by Vatican councils in Nicea and Constantinople.”
“When Christendom adopted a triune godhead from neighboring triune religious systems, it spawned a serious conundrum for post-Nicene Christian apologists. How would they harmonize this new veneration of Yahusha as a being who is of the same substance as the Father with a New Testament that portrays Yahusha as a separate entity, subordinate to the Father, and created by Elohim? How would they now integrate the teaching of the Trinity with a New Testament that recognized the Father alone as Elohim? In essence, how would Christian apologists merge a first century Christian Bible, which was monotheistic, with a fourth century Church which was not?”
Did the authors of the New Testament believe in the Trinity? “This task was particularly difficult because throughout the Gospels and Paul’s letters Yahusha never claims to be Elohim. On the contrary, the New Testament makes it clear that he is not Elohim, but rather an agent of Elohim, entirely subordinate to the Father. For example, in John 14:28, the author of the fourth Gospel has Yahusha declare, “I go unto the Father, for my Father is greater than I.”