Q&A: Gnostic christan?

Question by Hollister Hottieā„¢: Gnostic christan?
Okay so i am about to study that,

Now do they still belive and do, “spells” and “healing stones” and stuff like that?

And what do they exactally belive in?

Any web sites?

thanks!! <33

Best answer:

Answer by Jay
Even though Jesus was gnostic, the modern Christians don’t accept gnosticism.

There are many gnostic sites, but you might find Beliefnet.com of most interest, even though it is not a gnostic site.

Beliefnet has a test you can take to determine how your beliefs match up to particular religions.

They also describe all the religions practices and ideologies, fairly and honestly. Very interesting.

For Brother M, many of the “inspired scriptures” were removed from public view or destroyed by “loyal followers”, when they deemed it advantageous.

Also, the gnostics believed that there was a spiritual Christ that dwelt in Jesus, not that Jesus was spiritual. So, yes, most gnostics believe in a spiritual Christ.

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4 thoughts on “Q&A: Gnostic christan?

  1. i know sylvia browne the psychic says she is a gnostic and she believes jesus did not die on the cross and resurrect from the dead. according tothe bible, she’s a goner for that!

  2. There is no such thing as a “Gnostic” Christian, they are mutually exclusive terms. Gnosticism believes they have “special” knowledge from God, beyond the inspired Scriptures. They also deny the physicality of Christ and His bodily resurrection. The letters of John in large part were written to refute Gnosticism.

  3. They believed in a vast array of weird variations of Christianity, some of them had strange number magic interpretations of the most commonplace statements by the apostles. Others stuck large chunks of Egyptian religions into their Christian beliefs. Since more and more has become known about early North African Christianities, the term Gnostic is becoming outdated, as there was simply too much variation to include the practices and beliefs under one label.

    If you are really undertaking a serious historical study of beliefs in this area and period, it is very important to avoid almost all the popular nonsense in the bookshops. For some reason, the word ‘gnostic’ has become ‘sexy’ and ‘mysterious’ – and the ‘New Age’ kiddies have been happy to buy reams of nonsense with ‘gnostic’ stuff added. A number of gnostic sects were incredibly strict and authoritarian, and excluded women from religion altogether. As for ‘spells and healing stones’ – I haven’t heard of any, but there were probably some even if the ‘church’ concerned had only two men and a dog as a congregation.

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