The Nicene Creed represents the Christian faith as handed down from the Apostles and as held by the Church Fathers. The teaching of Christ as God is reflected in the Didache as well as in the writings of Ignatius of Antioch, Melito of Sardis, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Tertullian, Origen, Clement of Alexandria, and others — it was hardly a creation of the Nicene Fathers nor an innovation. It was formulated in the Nicene Creed after coming under challenge from a priest named Arius, who gained quite a following and has the distinction of having been slapped by St. Nicholas himself during the Nicene Council.
Personally, I believe that Christ will forgive an individual for making an honest mistake if their faith in Him and His death and resurrection are sincere. To be faced with true teaching and to maintain a hardened heart towards it in contradiction to the facts is not an honest mistake or the sign of a sincere heart. All the same, and most importantly, God alone can judge the honesty of one’s heart — there are so many factors involved that it is never our place to say that one’s mistake is insincere and mercenary.
But we can always trust that God’s judgment in such matters is True and Just, and that in His Good Mercy he will never condemn the honestly mistaken nor will He, in His Infinite Justice, allow a liar into His Heavenly Kingdom.
That’s my take on it, anyway.
And they're big on not having ANY symbols in the Kingdom Hall. They believe that the crucifixion was on a stake, not a cross, so you won't see a cross anywhere.
One thing that Mormons have over JWs is if you say "no thanks" they leave. JWs are persistent. I don't agree with them on much, but I do think the Watchtower magazine artist is fantastic.
I agree. God is so much greater than any of us can ever hope to comprehend that I don't believe the difference between a non-trinitarian versus trinitarian understanding of him is significant when compared against his greatness.