Just as the Bible’s creation process and Jesus life, the councils and early church theology is surrounded by many myths. This short essay will look at what was happening in the synods in the church’s infancy. The first synod was a local one in Jerusalem in the year 49. This is described in Acts in the New Testament. The first larger meeting was in Nicaea in 325. Then there were councils of Constantinople in 381, Ephesus in 431, Chalkedon in 451, Constantinople in 553 and 680-681 and in Nicaea in 787.
We have many good Sources about what was discussed at the early church meetings. Therefore it’s a little bit strange to see all the speculations. Within the new age movement it’s claimed, without shred of historical documentation, that the church where censoring writings supporting transmigration. Others have argued that the church adopted with the smallest majority that the woman had soul, and the existence of the Holy Spirit. So what’s true?