I mean, I though the Jehovah’s Witnesses had a corner on this –
In this site you will find many references to “Arian Catholicism,” which is the ecumenical ideology and theology of the early Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, upholding the doctrine and teaching of Jesus Christ (Jeshua the Messiah) and his apostles through the early Church and following the guidance of St Arius of Alexandria, teaching that Jesus was a man to be followed not worshipped, a tzaddik orthodox Jew, whom was the spiritual son of God and therefore God the Father and His son were not co-eternal nor of the same substance (Philippians 2:6-9), seeing the pre-incarnate Jesus (known as Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14)) as a divine being (though not a god or demi-god but more like an Archangel (Messenger of God) superior to Angels (Hebrews 1:3-4), see LXX Isaiah 9:6: “The Angel of Great Counsel”) but nonetheless created by (and consequently inferior to) the Father at some point, before which the son did not exist (Proverbs 8:22-31, John 14:28). 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 the Messiah. 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 St Arius fought to protect, and which brings true Catholic Christianity into the 21st century. The Arian Catholic Church deems trinitarian Christianity as heresy and apostasy. Top of Page
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 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!), in spite of his absence, 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 converted to Arianism, being baptised on his deathbed in 337 AD by Eusebius the Arian Bishop of Nicomedia. Top of Page
In this site you will be introduced to Arian Catholic thought and will be invited to join in with the Communion of true Holy Catholic Christianity which holds many familiar elements of the Sacraments, Liturgies and Services; but teaches the Gospel as taught by Christ and his Apostles. Top of Page
Matthew (The Great Commission) 28:19-20 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Oh, and how do they finish this wonderful little introduction?
Just want to point out that their history of Sylvester and the Council is more than a bit off.