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Gnostic Christianity

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posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 11:47 AM
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I fully disagree because the Bible says, they were first called Christians at Antioch and that was few years after Christ ascended into heaven.


Your mind is so biased, the only reason I answer to is to benefit others who may be reading.

This supposed group of religious followers, apparently, according to the questionably historic accuracy of the Book of Acts, were first called "Christians", a derogatory term in their minds, at Antioch. It was a derogatory term because they were Jews and those known as "Christians" at the time were Pagans.

Jesus, if he existed, nor his followers coined the term "Christian". Neither did Jews own the term "Christ". Further, the Jewish messiah was never prophesied to be "God" incarnate, to die, through murder, for sin as a sacrifice to himself, nor to be resurrected in 3 days. It's just not there, in the Old Testament.


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posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 12:36 PM
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Id rather be called a Gnostic Christian than a Christian any day.

Even though I am neither. I am A Holy Spiritian.



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 01:35 PM
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No derogaroty statement is was Paul and Barnabas that first called them Chrsitians.

Isaiah has a lot to say on the birth and death of Chrsit however those scriptures were already presented and rejected by others.

So youy see it is my belief that the word of God is true and all else is not.



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 01:47 PM
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Christian was a Greek title for Pagan initiates. "Christ" was a title not a person, like "Bishop", that originated from the Eleusinian Mysteries.


A correspondence of Emperor Hadrian refers to Alexandrian worshippers of Serapis calling themselves Bishops of Christ:
'Egypt, which you commended to me, my dearest Servianus, I have found to be wholly fickle and inconsistent, and continually wafted about by every breath of fame. The worshipers of Serapis (here) are called Christians, and those who are devoted to the god Serapis (I find), call themselves Bishops of Christ.'

Hadrian to Servianus, 134A.D. (Quoted by Giles, ii p86)

www.touregypt.net...


The early followers of Jesus were called Nazarene, Followers of the The Way.


Acts 24:5
“We have found this man to be a troublemaker, stirring up riots among the Jews all over the world. He is a ringleader of the Nazarene sect



Acts 9:2
and [Saul who became Paul] asked for letters from him to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem




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posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 01:49 PM
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Isaiah has a lot to say on the birth and death of Chrsit however those scriptures were already presented and rejected by others.


Please cite the biblical prophecy that has the messiah being God incarnate, dying and rising in 3 days, as a blood sacrifice to himself for the sins of the world.



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 11:42 PM
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posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 10:23 AM
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I don't think I mentioned those prophecies being specifically in the book of Isaiah, I mentioned his birth and death , not the reason for it. the NT writings of Paul from the teachings got from Christ reveal those answers.



posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 01:17 PM
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So, in other words, there are no (Old Testament) messianic prophecies that legitimize Jesus of Nazareth, other than the alleged voices inside Saul of Tarsus' head.




posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 07:06 PM
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This has been one entertaining thread.

What a bitchfest! Lol.



posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 09:24 PM
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That doesn't prove that the teachings of Paul are in error.



posted on Feb, 19 2016 @ 09:47 AM
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I love the Gnostic scriptures. Way better than bible IMO.



posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 06:24 AM
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If one reads the Gnostic texts then you know that they were very good people who believed in the divinity of Christ and by knowing of his salvation one is saved. Jehovah is not worthy of worship.



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