Thursday, October 31, 2013

THE GNOSTIC HERETIC VALENTINUS “...THE FIRST TO INVENT … THREE PERSONS...”



MARCELLUS OF ANCYRA (died circa. 374 C.E.): “...These then teach three hypostases, just as Valentinus the [Gnostic] heresiarch FIRST INVENTED in the book entitled by him On the Three Natures. For he was THE FIRST TO INVENT three hypostases and THREE PERSONS OF THE FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT, and he is discovered to have filched this from Hermes, Plato and Aristotle...” - (Paragraph 9, Verses 46-49, “Anthimi Nicomediensis Episcopi et Martyris De Sancta Ecclesia,” or (Pseudo-Anthimus), “On the Holy Church,” by Marcellus of Ancyra Text, Translation and Commentary by AHB Logan in the Journal of Theological Studies, NS, Page 95, Volume 51, Pt. 1, April 2000.)


MARCELLUS OF ANCYRA (died circa. 374 C.E.): “...And these indeed teach three hypostases, as Valentines, the arch-heretic FIRST INVENTED in the book to which he gave the title On the Three Natures, for he was the FIRST TO TEACH three hypostases and THREE PERSONS OF FATHER, SON, AND HOLYSPIRIT, and he can be found to have pilfered from Hermes and Plato...” - (Paragraph 9, Verses 46-49, “Anthimi Nicomediensis Episcopi et Martyris De Sancta Ecclesia,” or (Pseudo-Anthimus), “On the Holy Church,” by Marcellus of Ancyra Translation by Alexandra Riebe, Page 90, “Marcellus of Ancyra in Modern Research,” Durham Theses, Durham University 1992.)
http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/5779/


MARCELLUS OF ANCYRA (died circa. 374 C.E.): “...Valentinus, the leader of a sect, was THE FIRST TO DEVISE THE NOTION OF three subsistent entities (hypostases), in a work that he entitled On the Three Natures. For, HE DEVISED the notion of three subsistent entities AND THREE PERSONS — FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT...” - (Paragraph 9, Verses 46-49, “Anthimi Nicomediensis Episcopi et Martyris De Sancta Ecclesia,” or (Pseudo-Anthimus), “On the Holy Church,” by Marcellus of Ancyra Translation by Bentley Layton, Page 233, “The Gnostic Scriptures,” Doubleday, 1987.)
http://earlychristianwritings.com/text/valentinus-b.html


...THE FIRST TO INVENT … THREE PERSONS...”

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