Are you familiar with the second century leader Marcion of Pontus? Do you know what he taught? Various Protestant scholars have called him "the first Protestant." Marcion was denounced as "the first born of Satan" by Church of God leader Polycarp of Smyrna. Others also denounced him in the second century, yet at least one Protestant referred to him as the original Reformer. Marcion was known for not accepting the Old Testament or the Gospels or Revelation,. He also denounced the Sabbath and the Ten Commandments. Why do Protestant scholars consider him the "first Protestant'?
A written article of related interest is titled "Marcion: The First Protestant? " URL: http://www.cogwriter.com/marcion.htm