Unfortunately NO, that was not the implication of Flavius Josephus, he was saying Jesus was a magician who had no relationship to heaven because He could not take care of Himself. Little did he know by so doing he was acknowledging the concept of the CHOSEN as the leader of civilizations cognition. The Jews that follow his reasoning do the same.<quoted text> Well , if he said: Was he a man? we do not know. The implication is that he was not a man, but a god like Appis of Phrygia or Krishna, or Horus, or Dyonisus, or Hercules, or Mythra who had an history similar to Jesus but were all mythological. In fact the controversy lasted until Nicea in 325, when a compromise was made between those supporting Jesus the God and those supporting Jesus the Man, those supporting a Trinity (follower of Athanasius) and the Unitarian followers of Arius. The compromise stated that Jesus was Man and God, like Osiris. Arius stood up and protested. He was knocked out by a punch from Bishop Nicolas of Myra. The motion was put to the vote and by 218 to 2 and 300 abstentions Jesus became man and god. Bishop Nicolas of Myra was made a saint, Saint Nicolas, apparently the prototype for St. Nick. But the controversy carried on. When the delegate to the Council of Chalcedon landed back in Alexandria and proclaimed the deity of Christ and the Trinity, they were slaughtered by the mob.
But the most interesting thing is the composition of the first Trinity. Since the Roman emperor was a God, he had to be part of the Trinity which comprised God, Constantine and the Holy Spirit. Jesus was dumped into God. When Constantine died, Jesus was taken out and became part of the three. And good Pope Sylvester watched the show , shaking his head...
An interesting item is that Buddha became a saint of the Roman Church under the name of St Josaphat as they could not pronounce his other name.
Who says religion is boring?
Give up on Nicea its been done to death, everybody that's interested knows everything about it, its boring and bullshit. Do you ask a pharmacist how to purchase a house. No that's ignorant Doctrine should be about what we know not what we surmise.
The controversy was about how Jesus made miracles, everyone at the conference were Bishops except for Constantine.
Most have it Arius was a spook used to register their unity, his presence would have been intolerable, where do you get this information?.
The conference stated Jesus was indeed Divine as opposed to Arius's assertion, the Trinity came about later on.
The Council of Chalcedon 415 .The confessions of Augustine of Hippo. That is where the debate is today. The cause of Creation.
Buddha I'll be dammed, amazing where can I reference that. I'm going to the library today, I am going to look at lost book of Enki, too bad I didn't hear about all this new material, there's always next month, God willing.