Feb 8, 2017 ... Whether or not you know it, you've probably been influenced by the beliefs of the Gnostics and their powerful grasp over aspects of Western ...


Oct 7, 2015 ... In the sermon this past Sunday, I spoke of the danger of the encroachment of certain Gnostic beliefs upon the Church and the Christian faith.


Jun 23, 2017 ... Central to many gnostic beliefs is a dualistic view of the universe, in which matter was seen as essentially illusory while spirit is the only true ...


What we actually know about Christian gnosticism is limited. All of the writings and scriptures from these groups are ancient and suspected to be incomplete.


May 30, 2017 ... In Part 1, I explained that Gnosticism was one of the earliest versions of .... are regardless of the experiencers' age, cultural beliefs, education, ...


Literally, "one who knows." Every religion has its gnostics, but Gnostic with a capital G almost always refers to Christian Gnostics. Beliefs vary widely, but ...


Editorial Reviews. Amazon.com Review. Gnosticism's Christian form grew to prominence in the ..... I enjoy Elaine Pagels books. She presents clear insight in this book to not only gnostic beliefs, but also the chaos surrounding early Christianity.


The Gnostic belief, as one theory has it, is that this inept creator-god accidentally infused into humanity a spark of the highest form of a so-called “spiritual reality.


In Egypt in 1945, many writings purporting to be Gospels about Jesus' teachings but containing Gnostic beliefs were discovered. These comprise the Nag ...