Episode 85

Is Jesus Like Thor? (part 2)

We are continuing a series of episodes comparing Jesus to superheroes. This series will tackle wrong ideas about Jesus from church history in chronological order. A superhero will represent each of these ideas.

Is Jesus Like Thor?

Is He a created Son of God Who had a beginning and is a separate lesser being from the Father?

This episode covers the following aspects of history:

  1. The council of Nicea in 325 A.D. (what it wasn't about and what it was about)
  2. Athanasius early life and role as deacon at the Council
  3. The return and death of Arius
  4. The rise of semi-Arianism against the Nicene faith
  5. Constantine's death and the divided empire under his three sons and nephew
  6. Athanasius' five exiles

Sources Cited:

Christian History Institute, "#109: Council of Nicea"

Wisconsin Lutheran College, "Emperor Constantine to Arius," "Fourth Century Christianity."

Ibid., "Arius and Euzoius to the Emperor Constantine."

Ibid., "Eusebius of Nicomedia and Theognis of Nicaea to a later council of Nicaea."

Ibid., "Fragment of a letter from Emperor Constantine to Alexander of Alexandria."


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Daniel Mynyk

Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.