Though there are many heresies that Marcion espoused, there are several that I will highlight because they are still embraced by Christianity and continue to divide the Body of Messiah. These divisions have created disunity of faith and ultimately arguing factions. Thousands of Christian denominations have evolved creating even more heresies. Polycarp called Marcion “the first born of Satan” and his reason for that statement will become obvious.
When Yeshua became flesh and walked on earth, he only had the Hebrew Scriptures – the Torah, the Prophets and the Writings – for teaching about repentance and the Kingdom of God. The Torah contains the history and foundations of a Biblical faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of Isra’el. Since the Torah is the most obvious place to begin learning about the Creator, His Kingdom, His family, His chosen nation, His plan of redemption through Yeshua and His restoration of Isra’el, many followers of the Jewish Messiah use the weekly Torah portions to delve deeper into Yeshua and his teachings, the Scriptures that testify to him, his ministry and his Father’s plan of redemption.