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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
What's the difference between a cult and a religion? Serious question.
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: DarknStormy
When it comes down to it, you can only change the course and thought process of your spirit, no-one else can.
Correct. And it takes many, many stints here (or in other worlds/dimensions) to get to the goal.
But, the really really good news is that we all make it. Eventually.
Screw up as much as it takes. You'll be fine. We all will.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: DarknStormy
In your first reply to me you said that exact thing was a possibility.
He didn't have to learn it or be taught when he was being educated by the Essene mystery school, that's why he was teaching people at such a young age, he was inherently master of Essene wisdom without being taught
The gnostic way of faith is free, open, and creative. One does not have to be told how to act; particularly, what to believe. You can and should use your brain and modern knowledge. You have the ability to think for yourself.
The gnostic style believes seeking God is more important than finding God by a certain dogma or belief. Therefore, this web site isn't about accepting Gnosticism or their beliefs or myths (yes, some are strange), but it's purpose is to share an early and widespread style of Christian faith that those called Gnostics heard Jesus teach. Silenced, condemned, and lost, this way of faith allows new knowledge, such as now that from history and science, to inform our faith and change not only our beliefs but how we are Christian in today's world.
And of course set myself up for condemnation and judgment and belittling by those who disagree with my attitude.
to say that your interpretation is more valid than mine, simply because it supports your belief which does not originate in scripture, is not reasonable.
But Jesus wasn't a mystic, mystics spend their lives learning the mysteries. Jesus knew everything true pertaining to all the mysteries in their completion, he had the big picture (all the knowledge) at his disposal in its' entirety and he didn't even have to learn it. He taught truth that he hadn't been taught.
Jesus wasn't a mystic, he was surrounded by mystics.
So, that interpretation just doesn't get included in your Christian denomination's teaching of said scripture.
Why would it? You're losing me here -- I believe in Christianity because I believe that it's right.
I'm not criticizing you for believing in reincarnation,
I'm merely answering your question as to why Christians don't believe in it.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and to interpret scripture the way that they want to, but to say that your interpretation is more valid than mine, simply because it supports your belief which does not originate in scripture, is not reasonable.