What is a Gnostic? Are they still around, or were they a separate movement, defeated by the Agnostics?
Gnosticism got its name from the Greek word gno?sis, meaning “knowledge.” Gnostic groups contended that salvation is dependent upon special mystical knowledge of deep things unknown to ordinary Christians. They felt that possessing this knowledge enabled them to teach, as The Encyclopedia of Religion says, “the inner truth revealed by Jesus.”The origins of Gnostic thought were many. From Babylon, Gnostics took the practice of attributing hidden meanings to Bible numbers, which supposedly revealed mystical truths. Gnostics also taught that whereas the spirit is good, all matter is inherently evil. “This is the same chain of reasoning,” says German author Karl Frick, “that was already found in Persian dualism and in the Far East in China’s ‘yin’ and ‘yang.’” The “Christianity” presented by Gnostic writings is definitely based on non-Christian sources. So how could it be “the inner truth revealed by Jesus”?Scholar R. E. O. White calls Gnosticism a combination of “philosophic speculation, superstition, semi-magical rites, and sometimes a fanatical and even obscene cultus.” Andrew M. Greeley of the University of Arizona says: “The Jesus of the Gnostics is sometimes incoherent, sometimes unintelligible, and sometimes more than a little creepy.”Twisting the Truth About Christ
So, to be an Agnostic is good.
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Aware or unaware, in ignorance or on purpose, either way, what jamesleenjoy teaches is straight from the pits of Hell, a lie from his Father satan his false god, his false Christ, the Anti-Christ satan.
jameslee teaches the lie of Gnosticism, Occultism based on esoteric knowledge, an ancient satanic world-view stating that man does not need a savior Jesus Christ of the bible to be saved.
jamesleeNjoy teaches that Man can save himself, that Divine essence is the only true or highest reality, and that the unconscious Self of man is actually this Divine essence, that It is through intuitional discovery, "visionary experience or initiation into secret doctrine" (not the plenary revelation of propositional truth in the Bible), that man becomes conscious of his true Self. Just like his god Satan, jamesleeNjoy disputes, twist God's word, Gods authority and benevolent rule, calling God a liar. Satan persuaded Eve to rebel against God. Satan seduced Eve by telling her a lie, that no death results from disobedience to God, that by transgressing God’s command she could become independent of God. No longer subjected to God, she could be her own god.
Just like her Father satan, jamesleeNjoy lies and tells you that YOU don't need a Savior Jesus Christ. That YOU are no longer subjected to God. That through the acquisition of secret or Gnostic wisdom YOU can be SELF enlightened that YOU become conscious of YOUR true Self and YOU can become God"
"Therefore prepare yourself and arise, and speak to them all that I command you. Do not be dismayed before their faces, lest I dismay you before them.... They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you. For I am with you,' says the Lord, 'to deliver you.'" Jeremiah 1:17-19
Jameslee, FaithR, Ivan...the ones I referred to as having left Best Religion, and myself (NJOY) we have left the playing field called Best Religion. BY BY.
They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you. For I am with you,' says the Lord, 'to deliver you.'" Jeremiah 1:17-19