In the article “The Phantom Heresy: Did the Council of Ephesus (431) Condemn Chiliasm?”, published at bible.org, by Michael J. Svigel, we find the following quote:
“This teaching [of Augustine] soon became accepted as orthodoxy and has in general been so regarded in both Catholic and Protestant Churches ever since the Council of Ephesus in 431”1
This a very good example of protestant delusion and twisting their reading of the history books to promote their own diverse2 positions.
The reason it is a good example is that there simply didn’t exist a protestant confession of Christian Faith at the time of the Ephesus Council in 431, and the Roman Church, which is referred to here as Catholic, was not the papal institution that we know today.
As such those two institutions referred to here, cannot not in any possible way have accepted or regarded anything “since the Council in 431”, since the Papal Church, in its present constitution, was launched by way of schism in 10543, just as the protestants did not see the light of day until the early 1500’s, when a runaway monk, Martin Luther, started a campaign against the Roman See, leading to a myriad of schisms from Rome in the churches of north western Europe. Obviously, these people cannot have had any opinion about the council since the time it took place!
Protestants, it seems, tend to read history to validate their own existence.
This is a good example hereof.
- This actual passage is a quote from an Anglican theologian, Peter Toon ↩
- or maybe even dispersed ↩
- I am aware of the fact, that it is disputable whether one can point out a certain year as the specific moment where the schism took place, but this is never the less generally accepted, in that this was the year when Cardinal Humbert placed the ban bull on the Holy Table in Hagia Sophia in Constantinople ↩