Chapter 1 – Faith and Godliness footnotes 1 – 18

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“The Council of Nicaea of 325AD has a unique place in the history of the Christian Church as ‘the Great and Holy Synod’ or ‘the Great Ecumenical Council,’ to which all subsequent Ecumenical Councils looked back as their normative basis. The Creed framed by the fathers at Nicaea secured the apostolic and catholic faith against disrupting distortions of the gospel in a decisive form that eventually commanded and unified the mind of the whole Church, grounding it unambiguously in the self-revelation of God the Father through Jesus Christ his Son and in one Spirit”

1. Ephesians 2:18; for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.

2. Jude 3Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints

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3. Hilary Con Const., 27   Athanasius, De syn., 9  ad Ant., 4-5  Ad afr., 10  Epistles 55 & 56  Basil’s epistles 125:1, 127:2, 140:, 159:1, 204:6, 251:4

Theodoret Ecclesiastical History 2:15 & 18

4. 1Cor 3:10-11  According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be careful how he builds on it. For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Eph. 2:20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone,

5. Gregory Nazianzen  ad Cled Epistle 102

6. Gregory Nazianzen Oration 21:14, Epistle 102:1  Theodoret Ecclesiastical History 2:15  Socrates Ecclesiastical History 1:9  Eusebius Vita Const., 3:20

7.  Gregory Nazianzen Oration 21:13-14 oration 19:33-35 N/A

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8. Athanasius Ad Afr., 1f, 4-6,  9-11   De syn 5f, 9, 43  Ad Adel 6  Ad Ser 1:28  Ep. 55 & 56

9.  Athanasius Ad Adel 6;

10. Athanasius Ad Afr 1  cf Ep 2.6f; 39.1-7 

11. Athanasius Ad Ser., 1.28, 33

12. Athanasius De Decr., 4f, 18ff, 31ff;  Contra Ar., 1.8, 10; 2.33f, 40; De Syn 3, 6, 7, 33f, 39ff, 45f  Ad Afr., 4ff  Ep 2.4-7  Ep 59  Ad Epict., 3 cf also Con gent., 1  De Inc 5

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13. Athanasius Ap. contra Ar., 23f  Ad Ep. Aeg., 5, 18, 20, 21  De Syn 5  Ad Ant., 3-5  Ad Afr., 10fEp 51; 55; 56:1-4; 59:1; 61:5; 62

14. Athanasius De Syn., 5; cf. 3f

15. Athanasius De Syn., 6;  cf De Decr., 18-22; 31f

16 Athanasius Ad Ser., 1:17, 20  De Vita Ant., 16, 77-80 etc

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17. Athanasius De inc., 19:3; Exp. fidei  Con. Ar., 4:21  Socrates, Hist. eccl., 2.30

18. Athanasius De inc., 56.1

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