They crown these images, and set them up along with the images of the philosophers of the world that is to say, with the images of Pythagoras, and Plato, and Aristotle, and the rest.They have also other modes of honouring these images, after the same manner of the Gentiles.Like other Carpocratians, Marcellina and her followers believed in antinomianism, also known as libertinism, the idea that obedience to laws and regulations is unnecessary in order to attain salvation.They believed that Jesus was only a man, but saw him as a model to be emulated, albeit one which a believer was capable of surpassing.Marcellina's community appears to have sought to literally implement the foundational Carpocratian teaching of social egalitarianism.
A creed that may have been recited at Christian initiation ceremonies is quoted by the apostle Paul in Galatians : "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus." 240) complained: "These heretical women—how audacious they are!
They have no modesty; they are bold enough to teach, to engage in argument, to enact exorcisms, to undertake cures, and, it may be, even to baptize! the Carpocratians] employ outward marks, branding their disciples inside the lobe of the right ear.
From among these also arose Marcellina, who came to Rome under [the episcopate of] Anicetus, and, holding these doctrines, she led multitudes astray. They also possess images, some of them painted, and others formed from different kinds of material; while they maintain that a likeness of Christ was made by Pilate at that time when Jesus lived among them.
We are sending the request, but because neither of you is upgraded to Gold or above we have suggested to the other user to upgrade to connect with you.
You can also upgrade now if you wish, just Click Here.