Had it stood alone, the creed would have been Sabellian; but at Nicæa it was checked by from the essence.
For this opinion the two popes are angrily dealt with by our author, and charged with being half Sabellian, half humanitarian.
Indeed, we are not really sure the researches were Sabellian.
These carry for war javelins and grim stabbing weapons, and fight with the round shaft and sharp point of the Sabellian pike.
I would urge it on my son, did not the mixture of blood by his Sabellian mother make this half his native land.
But the Sabellian theory, which the Unitarians inherited, was in no respect justified, save as a tradition.
There were only half a dozen Arians left in the council, and too precise a definition might lead to dangers on the Sabellian side.
To men who dreaded the return of Sabellian confusion, Arianism was at least an error in the right direction.