The Foundation Of The Canon Of The New Testament
What is the meaning of the canon? “The term canon in Christianity refers to a group of books acknowledged by the early church …show more content…
He later move to Rome where he had a heavy following. “But he profoundly disliked both Judaism and the material world. He thus developed an understanding of Christianity that was both anti-Jewish and anti-material.” However, Marcion was later kicked out of the church, because of his heretical opinions. After Marcion got kicked out of the church, he began to teach unorthodox views. “Marcion believed that the God of the Old and New Testaments where not the same God, and the Gospel wasn’t true. Marcion began to prepare a Canon of his own. Although, through his preparation of this, he would be fighting against the church and a major problem presented itself. For a long time, many Christians believed that the New Testament Canon was in direct correlation with the Old Testament Canon. However, Marcion started his own canon. Luke and Paul’s writings consisted of Marcion’s writings. Marcion accepted all of Paul’s writings, however, he would omit any Old Testament quotes or anything that went against his views. Marcion’s teachings was heavily making an impact during the early church, and many church fathers including Justin, Irenaeus, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, and Tertullian.
Gnosticism was another prominent movement that was going during the early church. “This was not a well-defined organization in competition with the church; rather, it was a vast and amorphous movement that existed both and outside of Christianity.” Gnostics believe that they had the knowledge that others didn’t have. “Gnosticism affirmed that originally all reality was spiritual. The Supreme Being had no intention of creating a material world, but only a spiritual