Da Vinci Code Truth Home Marcion of Sinope FAQ

A.B.C.D.E.F.G.H.I.J.K.L.M.N.O.P.Q.R.S.T.U.V.W.X.Y.Z. #


Marcion of Sinope

Gnostic leader; d. c. 160; wealthy son of the leading pastor of Sinope in the region of Pontus, near the Black Sea; reinterpreted the life of Jesus and attracted a large mid-second-century following. Mar-cion believed that the Old Testament deity who created the world was not the Father of Jesus Christ but an evil god; the physical world, as such, was also evil.

Marcion produced for his followers (the Marcionites) an edition of the Scriptures edited to fit his theology. The resulting ‘‘Bible’’ included only Luke’s gospel and Paul’s letters—nothing more, with all references to the Old Testament expunged. Although the church in Rome excluded Marcion from their fellowship, his teachings continued to spread before fading in the fourth and fifth centuries. See also canon; Gnosticism.



Printed with permission from Bethany House Publishers, South Bloomington, Minnesota from the book "The Da Vinci Codebreaker : an easy-to-use fact checker for truth seekers" by James L. Garlow.
 

Related Product

The Da Vinci Codebreaker: An Easy-To-Use Fact Checker
Provides the factual background fairminded people need to correct the lies, myths, and misunderstandings
MOREThe Da Vinci Codebreaker: An Easy-To-Use Fact Checker

Newsletter Signup



Latest News
10/31 Questions and Answers From Our Experts >>

Contact | Site Map | Search
 

Da Vinci Code Truth

  : This website is a response to Sony Pictures movie "The Da Vinci Code"
  based on Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code