Questions regarding the nontrinitarian, theological teaching attributed to Arius. The Arian concept of Christ is that the Son of God did not always exist, but was created by—and is therefore distinct from—God the Father.

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What are the biblical arguments against Arianism?

In the same spirit of the question: What are the Biblical arguments against modalism? Arianism, the idea that the Son is inferior to the Father, is considered a heresy by most Christian ...
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What is Christ's role in salvation according to Arian theology?

This is related, but intended to be a more specific version of this question. The answer provides a pretty concise, Sunday-school refutation to Arianism, but it assumes a Trinitarian view. From ...
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What is the theology of the Semi-Arians?

What I know from history books is that Semi-Arians held to the neutral theological position of homoiousians against both strict homoousians and anomoeans. However, I found a very scant knowledge ...
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What is the current relevance of Arianism?

Is there an active sect by this name? Are there any particular Christian denominations which might be described as 'Arian'?
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Did Jesus have Free Will? (Arianism) [closed]

This is NOT this question I've been reading a lot about Arianism and this is an interesting point that they have: Arius believed the Son Jesus was capable of His own free will of right and ...
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Does the theology of Arians and Jehovah's Witnesses admit that God was at one point ἄλογος?

According to the article on “The Word” in the Watchtower publication Insight on the Scriptures, This Word, or Lo′gos, was God’s only direct creation, the only-begotten son of God, and evidently ...
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What are the soteriological implications of Arianism?

A friend recently made the following statement regarding the heresy of Arianism: The conflict was about the nature of Christ before the Creation of the Universe. It was a ...
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What Scriptures did Arius use to support teaching that Jesus was created?

Arius probably quoted the following: Revelation 3:14: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God. Psalm 8:5-6: thou madest Him ...
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What is the difference between pre-Nicene Trinitarianism and Arianism in terms of their Christology?

Please be patient until I finished this question. Thank you. In the middle of the first volume of his five-volume work on the history of Christian theology, Jaroslav Pelikan writes, The truth, ...