Gnostic Christian – A Blatant Oxymoron

the-gnostic-soul-universeI have a confused commenter on my facebook wall who claims to be a “gnostic Christian.”  He was commenting on my link to Dr Peter Jones’ The Errors of Gnostic Texts. Many times I have pointed out to him that “gnostic-Christian” is an oxymoron because there is a contradiction with gnosticism holding that the creator God of the Old testament, Yahweh, is the evil demiurge. The same God that Jesus worshiped and quoted as the Father.

Astoundingly, this “gnostic” wants to have his cake and eat it too because he will argue that he follows Jesus while still calling Yahweh the evil demiurge. I cited instances of Jesus quoting the OT to no avail, he always twists the text to support his conclusion.  It’s so absurd that it is hard to know where to start but this evening I found the passage that ends the discussion.  When an expert in the law tried to trap Jesus he asked him for the greatest commandment:

“And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”(Mt 22:35–40)

Jesus is quoting directly from the book of Deuteronomy.

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”(Dt 6:5)

Where the English translation reads LORD, the Hebrew text reads  יהוה Yhvh  or Yahweh.  So Jesus taught the greatest commandment is to LOVE YAHWEH.  It is not possible to be a gnostic and a Christian.



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  1. hopeful_watcher says:

    You are so correct in that Cris. Gnosticism is yet another example of Satan trying to co-opt discipleship in Christ and wrap it in heritical beliefs. To ensnare would be Christians and lead them away from Christ.

    The text you cited using Jesus’s own words is a great game, set, match text. If we all spent a little more time on what Jesus actually said and less time on what institutions say that He said, we would all be in better shape.

    It’s been a awhile since you put up a blog post Cris. Working on another book?

  2. hopeful_watcher says:

    BTW, I read another blog (mostly for my own curiosity) called the False Prophet is Here, which is a Catholic website that holds fast to marian apparitions and believes Francis is the False Prophet and that Pope Benedict is still the authentic pope. Catholics against the pope, but for the previous pope. You can’t make this stuff up.

    At any rate they quote from your book, Exovaticana, although they call you a misguided protestant.

    Thought would want to know.

  3. Chuckles says:

    Interesting lecture by Jones, thanks for the link, Cris.

    Gnosticism appears to be a pure form of the lie (2nd Thess. 2:11); the inversion of the Truth.

    Though Gnosticism has been around for a long time, the fact that it is now becoming so popular is another clear indicator of the (end) times we live in. That there is even a “Christian” variety shows us how “Christianity” will be assimilated into the one-world religion of the antichrist.

    Another interesting facet of the Gnostic view is that it seems to apply Genesis 1, 2 and 3 allegorically. In that, I see a warning about the over-allegorical approach to reading Genesis.

    • hopeful_watcher says:

      Freemasonry has kept gnostic beliefs alive and well all this time throughout the years. Some even say the G in their logos stands for gnosis. Others think its Gaia for some kind of goddess worship. Personaly I think It’s both, where they believe they are aquiring the knowledge Eve received in the garden. There Is significant evidence that freemasons also worship the sexual union of male and female, thinking godhood and immortality can be achieved.

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