Need some quick help. Am in an email discussion and the following came up;
What I am about to write will drop bombs of heresy in the Catholic Church so please be seated. I will quote from page 74 of Robert Baker’s book entitled, “A summary of Christian History.” My copy is the third edition published in 2005. I believe you need to read the 6th Canon, not from the Rome perspective but from the original copies from either the Church at Alexandria or Antioch.
“The sixth canon of the Council of Nicaea recognized the Roman bishop as being on a par with the Alexandrian and Antiochian bishops. A forgery was inserted in the Roman bishop’s copy of this canon. This forged element was discovered when the Roman copy was compared with other copies of the Nicene records. It suggests the mind-set of Rome as they sought by every means, fair or otherwise, to claim preeminence. No wonder scholars doubt the texts of some of the older writings that have been preserved by Rome.”
Finally, on page 75 of the same reference Baker writes, “Between the first universal council of 325 and the fourth council held at Chalcedon in 451, the Roman bishop laid the foundations for the ecclesiastical monarchy now known by his title. Many outstanding factors entered into this development.” I will therefore stand by my previous statement that the ‘Catholic Church’ as we know it did not exist until the 5th, possibly 6th Century AD.
I need aquick reference to an online article refuting this mess.