Thursday, November 24, 2011

MARCION = BIBLE TAMPERING - REMOVED PASSAGES THAT JESUS MOST CLEARLY STATED HIS FATHER IS THE REAL CREATOR


LATIN TEXT: “...Succedens autem ei Marcion Ponticus, adampliavit [Or adimplevit] doctrinam, impudorate blasphemans [Or impurate blasphematus] eum, qui a lege et prophetis annuntiatus est Deus ; malorum factorem et bellorum [Or bellatorum] concupiscentem et inconstantem quoque sententia et contrarium sibi ipsum dicens. Iesum autem ab eo Patre, qui est super mundi fabricatorem Deum, venientem in Iudaeam temporibus Pontii Pilati praesidis, qui fuit procurator Tiberii Caesaris, in hominis forma manifestatum his, qui in Iudaea erant, dissolventem prophetas et legem et omnia opera eius Dei, qui mundum fecit, quem et Cosmocratorem dicit. Et super haec id quod est secundum Lucam evangelium circumcidens et omnia, quae sunt de generatione Domini conscripta, [Or et conscripta] auferens, et de doctrina sermonum Domini multa auferens, in quibus manifestissime conditorem huius universitatis suum Patrem confitens Dominus conscriptus est...” - (Page 293, Book I, Chapter XXVII, Section II, MPL.)

IRENAEUS OF LYONS (circa. 130-200 C.E.): “...After him came Marcion of Pontus, who developed his teaching, shamelessly blaspheming the God whom the Law and the Prophets proclaimed, describing him as the author of evils, desirous of wars, changing his opinions, and [at different times] contrary to himself. But Jesus [was] from the Father who is above the God that formed the world, and came into Judea in the time of Pontius Pilate, who was procurator of Tiberius Caesar; manifest in human form to those who were in Judea, he abolished the Prophets and the Law, and all the works of that God who made the world, whom he calls the World Ruler.[1004] In addition to this he mutilated the Gospel According to Luke, removing everything about the birth of the Lord, AND MUCH OF THE TEACHING OF THE WORDS OF THE LORD, IN WHICH THE LORD IS RECORDED AS CLEARLY CONFESSING THE CREATOR OF THIS UNIVERSE AS HIS FATHER...” - (Page 368, Book I. Chapter 27: Section 2. Selections from the Work “Against Heresies” by Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons: "The Refutation and Overthrow of the Knowledge Falsely So Called" in “THE LIBRARY OF CHRISTIAN CLASSICS” VOLUME 1, Early Christian Fathers. Editor: Cyril C. Richardson, Washburn Professor of Church History, Union Theological Seminary, New York. 1953.)
[FOOTNOTE 1004]: The Cosmocrat. Cf. Eph. 6:12.

IRENAEUS OF LYONS (circa. 130-200 C.E.): “...Marcion of Pontus succeeded him, and developed his doctrine. In so doing, he advanced the most daring blasphemy against Him who is proclaimed as God by the law and the prophets, declaring Him to be the author of evils, to take delight in war, to be infirm of purpose, and even to be contrary to Himself. But Jesus being derived from that father who is above the God that made the world, and coming into Judæa in the times of Pontius Pilate the governor, who was the procurator of Tiberius Cæsar, was manifested in the form of a man to those who were in Judæa, abolishing the prophets and the law, and all the works of that God who made the world, whom also he calls Cosmocrator. Besides this, he mutilates the Gospel which is according to Luke, removing all that is written respecting the generation of the Lord, and SETTING ASIDE A GREAT DEAL OF THE TEACHING OF THE LORD, IN WHICH THE LORD IS RECORDED AS MOST CEARLY CONFESSING THAT THE MAKER OF THIS UNIVERSE IS HIS FATHER...” - (Book I. Chapter 27: Section 2. “Against Heresies” Translated by Alexander Roberts and William Rambaut. From Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 1. Edited by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, and A. Cleveland Coxe. (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1885.) Revised and edited for New Advent by Kevin Knight.) http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0103127.htm

A translation with a bit more context:

IRENAEUS OF LYONS (circa. 130-200 C.E.): “...And Marcion of Pontus came in his place, and extended his school, shamelessly blaspheming Him Who is declared God by the Law and the Prophets : affirming Him to be an evil-doer, and fond of wars, and inconsistant also in His judgement, and contrary to Himself: and as for Jesus, that He came from that Father who is above the God who made the world, into Judea in the time of Pontius Pilate the Govenor, who was Tiberius Caesar's Procurator, and was manifest in human form to the inhabitants of Judaea, to do away the Prophets and the Law and all the works of that God who made the world, whom he also calls Ruler of the world. And moreover, mutilating the Gospel according to St. Luke, and taking away all that was written of our Lord's birth, and much also FROM THE DOCTRINE OF OUR LORD'S DISCOURSES, WHEREIN IT IS MOST PLAINLY WRITTEN HOW OUR LORD CONFESSED THE MAKER OF THIS WORLD TO BE HIS FATHER : he persuaded his disciples that he was himself more trustworthy than the Apostles who delivered the Gospel : while he was putting into their hands not the Gospel but a small portion of it. And likewise the Epistles of the Apostle Paul too were mutilated by him, by taking out whatever is plainly spoken by the Apostle of THE GOD WHO MADE THE WORLD, HOW THAT HE IS THE FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ; and whatsoever out of the prophetic writings the Apostle hath quoted in his teaching, as predictive of the coming of the Lord...” - (Book 1, Chapter 27, Section 2, “Against Heresies” Five books of S. Irenaeus bishop of Lyons, Against Heresies. Translated by the Rev. John Keble, with the fragments that remain of his other works. Published 1872 by J. Parker in Oxford.)

My translation:

IRENAEUS OF LYONS (circa. 130-200 C.E.): “...succeeding him, Marcion of Pontus, completing this doctrine, this Villain blasphemes him whom the law and the prophets announced is God, [as being] the maker of evils and {*}a warmonger, and also [as being] inconsistant – changing his opinions, and saying He contridicts himself. Jesus, [he says was] from that Father, who is God over the Maker(s) of the world, that [He] came in the times of Pontius Pilate the governor of Judea, who was the procurator of Tiberius Caesar, [and was] made manifest to those that were in Judea in the form of man, and [that He] dissolved the law and the prophets and all the things done by Him [that is] the God, who made the world, and whom [he] calls the Cosmo-Krator. And on top of this [he] mutilated and keeps taking out, even all that which is [in] the Gospel according to Luke, which is written about the Generation of the Lord, and removing MANY OF THE TEACHINGS FROM THE THE LORD'S WORDS, IN WHICH WAS WRITTEN DOWN THAT - ( THE LORD ) - MOST CLEARLY{*} CONFESSES THAT - ( HIS ) - FATHER IS THE MAKER OF THE [ENTIRE] UNIVERSE...” - (Book 1, Chapter 27, Section 2, “Against Heresies” translated by Matt13weedhacker 25/11/2011.)
[FOOTNOTE]: Lat., ( circumcidens ) literally: “...circumcised...”
[FOOTNOTE]: Lat., ( malorum factorem et bellorum [Or bellatorum] concupiscentem ) literally: “the evil making and to the fighting men desire” or “to war with one another”
[FOOTNOTE]: Lat., ( manifestissime ) or: “...it most plainly...”