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by Gnostic Bishop
Mon Nov 21, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?
Replies: 32
Views: 64997

Re: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?

I agree that humans are not restrained by good or evil, Satan or God.

I hold no supernatural beliefs.

Regards
DL
by Gnostic Bishop
Sat Apr 30, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Do you think it odd that your God never acknowledges you? Is that rude?
Replies: 68
Views: 140874

Re: Do you think it odd that your God never acknowledges you? Is that rude?

No. For example, I am a Pentecostal follower. God has given us freedom, and the interpretation of the Bible is different for all believers. A genius I know says that there is no such thing as free will to a tribal animal like us. He is mostly right, even as we do have a small bit of free will. You ...
by Gnostic Bishop
Sat Apr 30, 2022 7:38 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Do you think it odd that your God never acknowledges you? Is that rude?
Replies: 68
Views: 140874

Re: Do you think it odd that your God never acknowledges you? Is that rude?

No. For example, I am a Pentecostal follower. God has given us freedom, and the interpretation of the Bible is different for all believers. Indeed. Moral people will condemn the genocidal Yahweh to the hell he belongs in. Christians tend to call evil good and that really screws up a persons morals....
by Gnostic Bishop
Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Are there hints of a Gnostic Jesus within the Canonical NT?
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: Are there hints of a Gnostic Jesus within the Canonical NT?

DL My thesis is the original Christians didn't believe in a substitutional punishment and someone else came up with that idea Why does salvation have to be taking something away (sin) and not giving something that wasn't previously had? The woman at the well episode in John is the earlier understan...
by Gnostic Bishop
Thu Apr 28, 2022 6:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Are there hints of a Gnostic Jesus within the Canonical NT?
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: Are there hints of a Gnostic Jesus within the Canonical NT?

The very idea that Jesus had his own teachings that leads to life goes against the Pauline idea of salvation through faith So these 'words of life' are curious and do have a gnostic or perhaps better to say 'mystical' quality Just having a body/matter duality as DL says probably isnt the best place...
by Gnostic Bishop
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Are there hints of a Gnostic Jesus within the Canonical NT?
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: Are there hints of a Gnostic Jesus within the Canonical NT?

Do these quotes used by Gnostic Christians qualify for or to the O.P.? Modern Gnostic Christians name our god "I am", and yes, we do mean ourselves. You are your controller. I am mine. You represent and present whatever mind picture you have of your God or ideal human, and so do I. The nam...
by Gnostic Bishop
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Are there hints of a Gnostic Jesus within the Canonical NT?
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: Are there hints of a Gnostic Jesus within the Canonical NT?

The NT is full of hints, as the saviour is a gnostic invention which has been Judaized as a messiah by Christianity, at the expense of redactorial fatigue. I guess that you were not aware of the following when saying Gnostic Christians invented a savior. I also guess that you were not aware of the ...
by Gnostic Bishop
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Are there hints of a Gnostic Jesus within the Canonical NT?
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: Are there hints of a Gnostic Jesus within the Canonical NT?

"The Spirit gives life the flesh counts for nothing" has a nice wholesome gnostic ring to it "You have the words of eternal life" (Ahem, isn't it supposed to be the cross that saves? Jesus get with the program or no council of Nicea for you!) Gnostic Christians venerate our fles...
by Gnostic Bishop
Mon Mar 07, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Are you a God in waiting, or have you stepped up to your destiny?
Replies: 6
Views: 2762

Re: Are you a God in waiting, or have you stepped up to your destiny?

Yeah. Chathars' perfect weren't enlightened, distant Buddha figures. They were active leaders of their society. This strengthens the argument. If you admit to being the driving force behind God, and you seem to, as we all are, then should the people making the rules for God and society not be under...