[quote=Shibboleth]Today it is referred to as the Arian heresy. The name kind of puts all of the blame on one person, Arius a priest of Antich, but he was trained that the School of Lucian at Antich and it was a widely held belief in this area and others that the Son could not be God in the same sense that the father was…
Bishop Alexander disagreed with this view and excommunicated Arius but many bishops still believed in the idea that Jesus was not God. To deal with this Constantine summoned all the bishops in the Roman Empire to a council at Nicaea in 325 AD. Of the 1800 bishops in the Roman Empire about 300 showed up. Constantine plead for peace at the first council.
The council at Nicaea of course gave us our current Nicene Creed.
Yes, the Arian heresy almost took over the Church. But where do you get the idea that “until 325 the Catholic Church wasn’t even in agreement in whether or not Jesus was God”?
It’s called a HERESY for a reason…it means it is in opposition to the established orthodox faith.
The Catholic Church believes Jesus is Lord from AD 33 onward. Heretics did not.