Marcion believed in two gods the one of Jesus, good and merciful, and the God of the Jews who was vengeful and just. The god of Jesus came to save us from the wrathful god of the Jews. But how could a god be god if they are not fully both forgiving and vengeful. To believe in both Gods is to misunderstand the most essential nature of God himself (which we discussed was contradictory in itself, because humans can’t understand fully the nature of God, so they can not define God).

Marcion became a critical thinker through reading both the Hebrew bible and the new gospels and noticed discrepancies between how god was described. He separated with the existing Porto-orthodox Christianity because he truly believed in his reading of two gods and wanted to spread the truth.

Tawny, Alyssa, Caitlin