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The Evidences of the Genuineness of the Gospels (Volume 2) (Paperback) Loot Price: R409
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The Evidences of the Genuineness of the Gospels (Volume 2) (Paperback): Andrews Norton
The Evidences of the Genuineness of the Gospels (Volume 2) (Paperback): Andrews Norton

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. ON THE EXTERNAL HISTORY OF THE GNOSTICS, AND THE SOURCES OF INFORMATION CONCERNING THEM. Ikk.vki s pretends, that all the Gnostics derived their existence from Simon, the magician of Samaria, who is mentioned in the eighth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles. He says, that " all heresies had their origin in him "; ? that he was " the father of all heretics." All those, he says, who in any way corrupt the truth, or mar the preaching of the church, are disciples and successors of Simon, the Samaritan magician; although, as he honestly adds, " they do not acknowledge him as their master.' The same representation of Simon appears in other, succeeding fathers. But the information of Irenaeus and his contemporaries, concerning particular personages and events in the history of Christianity during the first century, except so far as it was derived from the Cont. Hasres. Lib. I. c. 23. $ 2. p. 99. Lib. HI. Pnef. p. 173. Lib. n. Pnef. p. 115. f Lib. I. c. 7. 4. p. 106. New Testament, was very imperfect and uncertain; and their accounts of Simon are not to be implicitly received. But there is no doubt, that there was, in the first century, a Simon, a Samaritan, a pretender to divine authority and supernatural powers, who, for a time, had many followers, who stood in a certain relation to Christianity, and who may have held some opinions more or less similar to those of the Gnostics. Justin Martyr mentions him and his followers several times, but gives no account of his doctrines. He only states, that he deceived men by magical arts, and that almost all the Samaritans (the countrymen of Justin) " acknowledged and worshipped him as the First God," " over all rule, authority, and power"; and affirmed, that a woman, whom he carried about with him, named Helena, ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Andrews Norton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 136
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-79712-2
Barcode: 9780217797122
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-79712-1

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