We have all gathered for this council from all across this vast empire at the urging of the great Emperor Constantine to, once and for all, declare the true belief and bring peace and unity to the Christian world. Our history is filled with great suffering from various persecutions, but rather than being brought together in solidarity, we have allowed these hardships to unnecessarily divide us. We, as leaders of this great faith, cannot possibly carry forward Jesus’ teachings of salvation and the kingdom of God if there is dissent among us. Christianity will fail and the world will descend into chaos if we do. By God’s grace and Emperor Constantine’s might and generosity, we have been given an opportunity to redeem ourselves and reunite the Church, for the salvation of the world.
The purpose of this great council is to establish a creed that is agreeable to all those who are present so that the entire Christian world can be secure in their faith. We will begin by establishing the nature of God, the one Father, then that of Jesus, His Son, and finally the nature of the Holy Spirit.
I wish to remind each of us that we are all men of great faith and are working towards the same goal—the unification of the church and the establishment of the true belief. We should all look to God for guidance during this time. We are not enemies, thus we should act accordingly. I leave you with this thought from Romans chapter 13, verse one through three:
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is not power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive themselves damnation.
For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: