Ebionitism is post-catholicism

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Ebionitism is post-catholicism

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It is totally a modern invention the idea that ebionitism has to be placed after the historical Jesus and before the pre-existent Christ.
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Giuseppe wrote: Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:00 am It is totally a modern invention the idea that ebionitism has to be placed after the historical Jesus and before the pre-existent Christ.
Provocative! If ebionism evolved after the idea of a pre-existent Christ, what caused the movement from a divine-like Christ to a belief in a non-divine man? Usually the movement is the other way around.

From Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebionites ... e_Nazarene

The Church Fathers agree that some or all of the Ebionites rejected many of the precepts central to proto-orthodox Christianity, such as Jesus' divinity, pre-existence, virgin birth and substitutionary atonement.[8] The Ebionites are described as emphasizing the humanity of Jesus as the biological son of Mary and Joseph, who, by virtue of his righteousness in keeping the law perfectly, was adopted as the son of God to fulfill the Jewish scriptures.

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GakuseiDon wrote: Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:40 pmwhat caused the movement from a divine-like Christ to a belief in a non-divine man?
Simple: the divine-like Christ was increasingly perceived as a threat to pure Jewish monotheism.
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