The Council of Laodicea

The Council Laodicea



We don’t know who was there and we don’t know when it was held other than it was said to have been sometime between the Sardican Council in 343 and the Second Ecumenical Council 381.

From Philip Schaff’s Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Series II  Volume 14. The Seven Ecumenical Councils

There were 60 Canons decided by this council, but the one that effects or irritates the Messianic/Hebrew Roots believers is Canon 29

Canon 29

Christians must not judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day, rather honouring the Lord’s Day; and, if they can, resting then as Christians. But if any shall be found to be judaizers, let them be anathema from Christ.

The strange thing is Canon 29 seems to be at odds with the previous Canon 16.

Canon 16

The Gospels are to be read on the Sabbath [i.e. Saturday], with the other Scriptures.

So the real question is, did the right hand know what the left hand was doing? How could they have decided both of these? This is the kind of thinking we all still face in the inherited churches. They say one thing and then they say another.

It brings to mind the “The law has passed away, but you must tithe” people.

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