Ebionitism


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Ebionism, Ebionitism

the beliefs of a Judaistic Christian Gnostic sect of the 2nd century, especially partial observation of Jewish law, rejection of St. Paul and gentile Christianity, acceptance of only one gospel (Matthew), and an early adoptionist Christology. — Ebionite, n. — Ebionitic, adj.
See also: Heresy
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That God equals Christ is no more true than that Christ equals human; both lead to the earliest of Christian heresies, docetism or Ebionitism.