Church Year Book of the First Presbyterian Church of Yonkers, N.y Volume . 1, 8

Church Year Book of the First Presbyterian Church of Yonkers, N.y Volume . 1, 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...a spurious writing, known as the Gospel of Truth (Iren. III. 11:9). The Valentinian account of the last things is decidedly original. On the last day Acamoth enters Pleroma and the Demiurge moves from the celestial Hebdomad into the chamber vacated by his mother. Human beings will have to pass through the same stages, until they reach their final goal, except the wicked, who are annihilated. Though the flesh of the righteous is not saved, yet their souls are saved and are conveyed to the middle regions, where the Demiurge now dwells. Into the Pleroma nothing of the animal nature is admitted. There the souls put off everything except the intellectual, and the intellectual spirits alone enter the Pleroma (Tert., Against Valentinus 31; Iren. II. 29:3). The Ophites, another sect, taught that at the crucifixion a spirit from above was sent into Jesus, "who raised up his body again, but only the physical and spiritual since the mundane parts lie in the earth." That which rose was not the former body, and the disciples were mistaken in imagining that it was (Iren. I. 30:13). Marcion's attitude on the resurrection is shown by Tertullian in the following words: "Marcion does not in any wise admit the resurrection of the flesh, and it is only the salvation of the soul which he promises; consequently the question which he raises is not concerning the sort of body, but the very substance thereof" (Against Marcion V. 10). There are two reasons why Marcion figures as such a strong opponent of the resurrection of the flesh. In the first place, he was diametrically opposed to everything Jewish and to Jewish influences. He believed the God of the Jews to be the Demiurge, and denied the whole Jewish eschatology and the reality of the messianic...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503082
  • 9781236503084