MARCION: A SHORT Eulogy

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY SHORT BIOGRAPHY “MARCION” A PAPER SUBMITTED TO PROFESSOR CHARLES BUSSEY IN PARTICAL FULFILLMENT TO REQUIRMENTS FOR COURSE CHHI 105-B01 LUO WILLMINGTON SCHOOL OF THE BIBLE LIBERTY UNIVERSITY ONLINE BY DUSTIN MAY JANUARY 28, 2015 “MARCION: A SHORT BIOGRAPHY” TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………4 SUMMARY…………………………………………………………….4-8 CONCLUSION…………………………………………………………8-10 BIBLIOGRAPGY………………………………………………………11 INTRODUCTION Heretical movements, philosophies, theories, and ideas are all created by people who are unsatisfied with the established truth and seek to create a worldview that gratifies their beliefs.…show more content…
But all along has been another God.” This “another God” was the good God that was separate from the creator God. This was the father of Jesus Christ who had nothing to do with law, wrath, or judgment, but was instead only a God of grace, love, and acceptance. This dualistic view is taught and believed in many Gnostic cults, including many modern “secret societies” such as the Freemasons. Excommunicated from the church and disenchanted from his father, Marcion needed to escape from Sinop. He traveled throughout Asia Minor desperately seeking recognition for his Paulinist theology. As he journeyed leaders from Epheasus, Smyrna, and Hierapolis chided his demonic doctrine. Polycarp responded with saying, “I recognize you as the first born of Satan.” Meeting all other roads, Marcion finally arrived in Rome. Like a sly fox, he infiltrated the Roman church but was excommunicated there as well in AD…show more content…
Mackey, The Symbolism of Freemasonry : Its Science, Philosophy, Legends, Myths, and Symbolism (Chicago, Illinois: Charles T. Powner Company, 1975), 10 [ 9 ]. 9 Ibid. Harnack, 17 [ 10 ]. Bruce L. Shelley. Church History: In Plain Language (Thomas Nelson, 2013), 70 [ 11 ]. Ibid. Blackman. p. 105, [ 12 ]. Justin Martyr. First Apology58 (ANF 1:182) [ 13 ]. Ibid. Liftin. p. 105 [ 14 ]. Tertullian, Against Marcion 1.2 (ANF 3:272) [ 15 ]. Ibid. Liftin. p. 108 [ 16 ]. RA Baker. A Concise History of the Christian Church: From the Apostles to the Council of Nicaea 325 AD (St Andrews Publishing, 2005) 39 [ 17 ]. Earle Cains. Christianity Through the Centuries (Zondervan, 1996) 328 [ 18 ]. Dr. Brian Mattson. “Sympathy For The Devil” DR. Brain Mattson: The Website Journal (2014) www.drbrainmattson.com/journal/2014/3/31/sympathy-for-the-devil Accessed on 2/3/2015 [ 19 ]. Randall E. Otto “The Problem with Marcion: A Second-Century Heresy Continues to Infect the Church” Theology Matters Vol. 4 No. 5 (A Publication of Presbyterians for Faith, Family and Ministry) 1998 [ 20 ]. Andrew Trotman. “Google Predicts Ouija Boards Could Sell Out on Black Friday” The Telegraph November 25, 2014 Accessed on 2/3/15
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