Marcion Responds

Who IS Jesus? How did he die? How is he important if lacked a body?

Jesus was sent as a divine being by the Stranger God. Jesus was created by the Stranger God and not the God of the Jews who created the material world, and thus Jesus did not exist within the material world, but did appear to. It was the people of the material world that Jesus was sent to save. Jesus died on the cross for the sins of others, and with his death, the God of the Jews was forced to relinquish the souls of those who believed in Christ, freeing them of the just and vengeful God. Since Jesus only appeared to be of material form, so to was his death an appearance, but it was not until after the God of the Jews had relinquished the souls that he realized he had been deceived.

Hannah, Michael, Gloria