The first of many church councils was convened to deal with a heresy called Arianism.This doctrine, originated by Arius of Alexandria, Egypt. This church father was relied on more than any other by the translators of the King James version.The voyage proved once and for all the world is round. While the protestant reformation began to spread throughout most of Europe, the Roman Catholic church realized that internal reform was necessary to counter the rise of Protestantism.The council stated the following: * Martin Luther's justification by faith alone was incorrect.through his teachings he was known as a Gnostic who took platonic philosophy and blended it with the Bible.Origen was the first to teach the theory of purgatory, Hell was non-existent and all non-baptized infants could not go to heaven.many of the errors that crept into the church during this time arose from placing human reasoning above the authority of scripture.uring his reign came great persecution upon the church.
He sold the office of Pope for 1,000 pounds of silver. The English king, Richard the Lionhearted, joined his French and German counterparts to lead what is remembered as the Crusade of Kings.
Thus, showing evidence consistent to the biblical record.
Time of Emperor Trajan-According to the Pliny the second, who saw of Christians being put to death.
Note: These books as well as others originated from Alexandria.
Officially recognized Pope Leo I as ruler over the church. It was Leo who urged that those who disagree with the Roman church on matters of Christian beliefs should be put to death. Became pope at the age of 12 thru money and politics.