THE TREATISE OF SHEM - A NEW TRANSLATION - REJECTED SCRIPTURES THE TREATISE COMPOSED BY SHEM, SON OF NOAH, CONCERNING THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR AND WHATEVER OCCURS IN IT 1 If the year begins in Aries, the year will be lean. Marcion of Sinope (/ ˈ m ɑːr ʃ ə n,-ʃ i ən,-s i ən /; Greek: Μαρκίων Σινώπης; c. 160) was an important figure in early Christianity.Marcion preached that the god who sent Jesus into the world was a different, higher deity than the creator god of Judaism. Most dramatically, perhaps, Marcion rejected the idea that the Old Testament God and the New Testament God were the same being. Up until then, the traditional Church had considered the Old Testament to be sacred and assumed that Christianity was a fulfillment or continuation of Judaism.
“In the middle of the second century, the Hebrew foundations of Christian faith were attacked by the first great heresy that challenged the church. Some of the ideas of this heresy so permeated the church’s corporate psyche that it has not yet fully recovered its spiritual and scriptural equilibrium.
“Marcion, son of a bishop of Sinope in Pontus [there is some question about this], joined the Syrian Gnostic Cerdo in Rome in developing a dualistic view of sacred history which postulated the existence of two gods, the good and gracious God (Christ) and the Demiurge (Jehovah of the Jews). Marcion taught an irreconcilable dualism between gospel and law, between Christianity and Judaism. The Demiurge and his religion were seen as harsh, severe, and unmerciful, and they were cast into Hades by Christ, the good God. Marcion invented a new canon of Holy Scripture which included only an abridged Gospel of Luke and ten of Paul’s epistles, some of which he edited. He wrested the words of Jesus in Matthew 5:17 to declare, ‘I am not come to fulfil the law and the prophets, but to destroy them.’
“In Marcion’s view, Christianity had no connection whatever with the past, whether of the Jewish or the heathen world, but had fallen abruptly and magically from heaven. Jesus, too, was not born, nor did he die. His body was a phantom to reveal the good God, and his death was an illusion. This Christ was not the Messiah predicted in the Old Testament; he was a totally new and unforeseen manifestation of the good God of Greek dualism. Because the rest of the apostles were Judaizing corrupters of pure Christianity, Christ called Paul as the apostle to preach the truth of Marcion's extreme antinomianism and anti-Judaism.
Marcion Heresy In The Church
“While the church officially denounced the heresy of Marcion (his own father excommunicated him) and affirmed monotheism, the authority of the Hebrew Scriptures, and the deity, humanity, atoning death, and resurrection of Jesus, Marcion’s extreme antinomianism spread through the church, planting the seeds of an abundant harvest—first of Judaeophobia, then of anti-Judaism, and finally of anti-Semitism—a harvest that continues to this day” (John D. Garr, Ph.D., “Torah, Bane or Basis of Christian Faith?” . Reprinted by permission of the author.).
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Marcion had, “mutilated the Epistles of the Apostle Paul.” Missing from the Apostolikon was Paul’s
This was Marcion’s gospel, although Tertullian did not believe it was an original work of Marcion,
Luke. In this revised edition of Luke, Marcion does not begin the story of Jesus in Bethlehem but
12 or 13 when he astounds the teachers at the temple.