Adoptionists (Adam, Ivana, Selmira)

The adoptionists obtained their beliefs by embracing Jesus’ lifestyle, especially as a Jewish practitioner.  This is also geographically accurate since they were located nearby where Jesus lived.  The proto-Orthodox believe that the Judaism was a false religion as it take too literally the laws set forth by God, such as the food laws and circumcision, instead of using them symbolically to live righteously.  It is for this reason that the Jewish-Christian adoptionists are also wrong because of their strong adherence to many aspects of Jewish law and lifestyle.