GNOSTICISM: The Jesus of the Gnostics

Scholar R. E. O. White calls Gnosticism a combination of “philosophic speculation, superstition, semi-magical rites, and sometimes a fanatical and even obscene cultus.” Andrew M. Greeley of the University of Arizona says: “The Jesus of the Gnostics is sometimes incoherent, sometimes unintelligible, and sometimes more than a little creepy.” Jesus as Gnostic savior — Jesus is identified by some Gnostics as an embodiment of the supreme being who became incarnate to bring …

The Apocrypha—of God or of Men?

IS THE Apocrypha of God or of men? Is it part of “All scripture is inspired by God” and writings from “men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God”? Or does it apply to the “philosophy and empty deception in accordance with human tradition, in accordance with the elementary principles of the world, rather than in accordance with Christ,” against which the apostle Paul warned Christians? What is the truth? - 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:21; Col. 2:8.

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