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He was possessed by Satan and fulfilling God's plan. I'd like to see you defeat God and Satan.
originally posted by: 369elyon
I hate mainstream anything.
Satanic practices throughout the world can be traced in an unbroken line directly back to Gnosticism...
Curse of Canaan
When this Gnostic book is actually available for reading, and compared with the NT, it will be exposed as the obvious unhistoric fraud that it is–but for the masses, who neither know the Bible, nor will ever read this bogus gnostic work, it is a media propagandist’s delight–an opportunity to discredit the Bible by innuendo and implication, to generate doubts and suspicions. To claim that Judas is the hero of the NT is equal to an “Aryan Brotherhood” claim that Hitler was the hero of WW II.
The Early Church father, Irenaeus, who wrote a five volume book on the subject called “Against Heresies”, believed that all heresies were rooted in Gnosticism, and thus any heretic was deemed a Gnostic. Most Gnostics hold to the belief in two deities, one who is perfectly good and the other who is perfectly evil. They taught that the evil god was the creator of the world and all matter, and was also the god of the Jews. In fact, they viewed the serpent in Eden as a good character who tried to help Adam and Eve find knowledge and escape the created world. These christian gnostics believed in Jesus (Yeshua), but taught that He was the son of the good deity, and he was sent to oppose the evil Creator God of the Old Testament.
originally posted by: adjensen
In a very real way, Gnostic Christianity was the Scientology of the Second Century.
originally posted by: stupid girl
Most of the Apostlic letters that make up the last half of the New Testament were written with the intent to refute the increasing heresies of Gnosticism. So in essence, Gnostic beliefs are based on the opposite of what Jesus instructed those who follow Him to do. Gnostic beliefs go against the Truths revealed to us by Christ Himself through His Apostles.
Simon Magus was the founder of the Gnostic church and was the direct competitor with Christianity for the hearts and minds of the Greco Roman world. He was so powerful in fact, that he is known by many different names in the Bible.
The circles that Magus worked in were the Illuminati of his time. Magus could, levitate items on command, speak with spirits, summon demons and place them into statues making the statues walk and talk, fly, and even raise the dead.
His religion, the Gnostic religion, was the sect that preceded Christianity in the Diaspora. The current Illuminati religion (freemasonry) is based on Gnosticism and the ancient Babylonian mysticism (Satanism?) that he incorporated into his version of Judaism that he was selling (quite literally) to the masses of the Greco-Roman world.
Simon Magus -- The lluminati's Jesus?
What I have a problem with is why if Jesus was so well known with the crowds following him and his renown for healings and miracles - why would Caiaphas need Judas to identify him?
I read the bible like any other book, extract whats true and valuable and forget what's not.
originally posted by: Lazarus Short
The last supper scene is interesting when Jesus tells His disciples that one of them will betray Him. You would expect each of them to vehemently deny that they were the one, and isn't it odd that instead they asked, "Is it me, Lord?" They acted as if Jesus' announcement was an ASSIGNMENT, not an accusation. That assignment fell to Judas, as Jesus knew Judas was the best choice, and was already leaning that way. I do not see him as a hero or as a villain, just as a man who made tragic bad choices.