Category Archives: Gnostics

an overview of neo-platonism

Neo-Platonists during the first few centuries AD would never call themselves Neo-Platonists. To them they were just Platonists, teaching the teachings of Platonism. They expanded Platonism, as described in my previous article, developing the attributes of the Summum Bonum, their … Continue reading

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the apocalypse of adam

The Apocalypse of Adam is an early gnostic apocalyptic document. There is no specific Christian themes, as opposed to Judaism. This may be, in fact, Jewish Gnosticism. The text is dated early, during the rise of Christianity and contains a … Continue reading

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Jesus and godhead

Norman Geisler has a specific book entitled “Creating God in the Image of Man”. In this book, Geisler criticizes Open Theists for not accepting the negative attributes (Simple, perfect, eternal (in the timeless sense), omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient, immutable, impeccable, ineffable, … Continue reading

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Jesus and his twin brother

In John we find one of the 12 apostles is referred to as “the twin”: Joh 11:16 Then Thomas, who is called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with Him.” Joh … Continue reading

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gnostic morphing of the sheep

In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus tells a parable about a lost sheep: Luk 15:4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after … Continue reading

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a gnostic Jesus

The Gospel of Thomas was discovered in the Nag Hammadi library, a collection of gnostic texts discovered in 1945. Most scholars date the original Gospel of Thomas to the middle of the second century. One of the most interesting facets … Continue reading

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neglected verses – John 2 15

Joh 2:15 When He [Jesus] had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the tables. The picture of Jesus that … Continue reading

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the gnostic view of God

From the Gnostic manuscript, The Sophia of Jesus Christ: The Savior said: “He Who Is is ineffable. No principle knew him, no authority, no subjection, nor any creature from the foundation of the world until now… For he is immortal … Continue reading

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an accurate image of Jesus

In my previous post I mentioned that a Calvinist was trying to take me to task for titling one of my posts “Jesus was dirty”. He took this as blasphemous. Why would he do so? The Gnostics had a very … Continue reading

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