1. Constantine “invited” 1800 church representatives to the Council of Nicea, but only 300 attended. That is 84% refusing the emperor and 16% complying with the emperor’s demands. 16% is hardly a quorum. Accordingly, are we to believe that these 300 out of 1800 were specially inspired & spoke with Divine authority for all Christians, regarding how church should be done & what texts should be used?
2. The Council used the work of Eusebius to determine what texts were undisputed in the Christian churches. Was use of Eusebius’ list (the work of only one, flawed man) enough? Let’s be honest about Eusebius, whose writings undeniably promote proto-Christendom (a State within States) and also promote Constantine as the God-ordained emperor of Rome. The effect of Eusebius’ writings goes entirely against Jesus’ repeated rejection of opportunity to establish a Christian empire (see Satan’s temptation, John the Baptizer’s question, Jesus’ response after feeding the 5,000, & “my kingdom is not of this world.”)
3. The officially sanctioned texts and the 20 canons produced by Nicea were used to legitimize Rome’s Imperial Church and delegitimize all dissent. What Constantine ordered the Council to do was necessary only for establishing, institutionalizing (with hierarchical power structures), & enforcing/protecting a State Church. After Constantine, Theodosius I decreed any non-Roman Christians to be treated as insane, in order to enforce the establishment of the Roman State-Church.