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9 The history of him as given by Epiphanius

4. The story of his deceiving a young woman doubtful

5 Several observations tending to show its incredibility

O Some reason to suspect it was the invention of Epiphanius

7 Ile began to propagate his errors in his own country, for which he was expelled by his father

& His way of life was very unsettled

9 He had a great number of followers

10 Of his opinions, and the number of principles which he held

11 His notion of the Creator, and the world formed by him, and the God superior to liiin

19 The Marcionite idea of the difference between good and just

13 The good God was the maker of beings spiritual and invisible

11 The Marcionites erroneous in dividing the Deity

15 They were believers in a future judgment, and in the necessity of human actions

16 They thought the soul, but not the bodies of the virtuous would be happy in a future state

17 The belief of a transmigration ascribed to them by Epiphanius

13 Some account of their notion that Christ delivered the wicked but left the good

19 Marcion's opinion of the person of Christ that he was not a real man

20 Tertullian's arguments against this notion

21 Marcion believed there were to be two Christs

ze He allowed the truth of our Saviour's miracles

23 And of his death

24 And resurrection

0.5 And of the principal facts related concerning him

26 The manners of the Marcionites were virtuous, and they had many martyrs

27 They contemned marriage, and highly extolled virginiiy

28 They fasted on the Sabbath

29 They celebrated Baptisin and the Eucharist, but were soinewliat irregular in the administration

30 They had churches for state public worship

31 Marcion whoily rejected the Old Testament

32 He also objected to the appointinent of sacrifices

33 te mutilated the New Testament wherever it contained quotations from the Old

34. He framed antitheses to shew, the opposition of the law to the gospel

35 Marcion received but eleven books of the New Testament, and of the gospels only that of St.

Luke, and this mutilated

36 He rejected the genealogy and baptism of our Saviour

37 He also rejected the history of the temptation

38 An account of many other alterations inade by him in St. Luke's gospel

39 There is a sufficient number of texts remaining to confute bis errors

40 The catholic Christians asserted the antiquity of the unmutilated gospel

41 Marcion rejected the Acts of the apostles

49 And received only ten epistles of St. Paul, and most of these altered

43 Of the alterations and omissions of Marcion in the epistle to the Galatians

44 In the first epistle to the Corinthians

45 In the second epistle to the Corinthians

46 In the epistle to the Romans

47 In the first epistle to the Thessalonians

48 In the second epistle to the Thessalonians

49 In the epistle to the Ephesians, called by him the epistle to the Laodiceans

50 He probably did not much alter the epistle to the Colossians

51 Nor at all that to Philemon

52 Nor but little that to the Philippians

53 An argument from hence in favour of the authenticity of the New Testament

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CHAPTER XI.

OF LUCIAN, OR LEUCIUS.

1 Some general account of him from ancient authors, with observations thereon

Q Of the time when he lived

3 Of his opinions

4 Some observations on his notion about the souls of brutes and the resurrection of them

5 A belief in another kind of resurrection, ascribed to him by Tertullian

6 Some general account of his writings

7 Some observations on the assertion of Mr. Jones that Leucius was a Manichec

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CHAPTER XIII.

OF THE SETHIANS.

1 Some general observations concerning these Heretics, and the Ophites and Cainites

2 Epiphanius's account of the Sethians

3 They called themselves the descendants of Seth

4 They spoke of Seth in a very honourable manner

5 They ascribed the creation of the world to angels

6 They believed that Jesus Christ descended from Seth in an extraordinary way

7 By Christ who descended upon Jesus they probably meant the Holy Ghost

8 An account of what books they used

9 What scriptures they received

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CHAPTER XIV.

OF THE CAIANS, OR CAINITES.

1 Some account of the accusations brought against them, from Epiphanius and Irenæus

2 Observations tending to shew the incredibility of these accounts

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