Saturday, September 5, 2009

Defining Early Orthodoxy - A Small Note

The early acceptance and use of the Hebrew scriptures may very well be a defining factor of early orthodoxy. Throughout the New Testament corpus the OT is considered scripture and, to the point of the pastorals, it is God breathed and essential (2 Tim 3:16). Evidently, this makes complete sense in light of the fact that the Jesus movement arose as a strand of Second Temple Judaism.

The impact of this is that it writes off the Gnostics and Marcionites as legitimately early or orthodox.

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