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(11/27/2005)
Gnosticism and Christianity


       The word Gnostic is formed from the Greek word for knowledge. Gnosticism claimed to give a particular knowledge of the mysteries of the unseen world. Greek philosophy merged into Oriental mysticism. In its early years the great danger to which Christianity was exposed arose from Gnostic Heresy by which Christian doctrines were corrupted.

       “The Gnostics were a sect of philosophers that arose in the first ages of christianity, who pretended they were the only men who had a true knowledge of the christian religion. They formed for themselves a system of theology, agreeable to the philosophy of Pythagoras and Plato, to which they accommodated their interpretations of scripture. They held that all natures, intelligible, intellectual and material, are derived by successive emanations from the infinite fountain of deity. These emanations they called oeons. These doctrines were derived from the oriental philosophy.”
(GNOS'TIC, n. nostic. [L. gnosticus; Gr. to know.] Noah Webster's 1828 American Dictionary of The English Language)

       Encyclopedia.com gives the following definition: “Gnosticism - Dualistic religious and philosophical movement of the late Hellenistic and early Christian eras. The term designates a variety of sects, all promising salvation through an occult knowledge...that they claimed was revealed to them alone. Christian ideas were quickly incorporated into these syncretistic systems, and by the 2nd cent. A.D. several posed a serious threat to Christianity; much of early Christian doctrine was formulated in reaction to this danger. Gnosticism taught that the spirit was held captive by evil archons but that through the use of secret formulas it could be freed at death and restored to the heavenly abode.” (Encyclopedia.com "Gnosticism")

        The very soul of Gnosticism was mystery, and "its end and object was to purify its followers from the corruptions of matter, and to raise them to a higher scale of being", suited only to those who were to become perfect by knowledge. We have a key to many parts of their system when we know that they held matter to be intrinsically evil, of which, consequently, God could not be the author." Some believed that angels were employed in creating the world [in direct contradiction to the scriptures – “God, who created all things by Jesus Christ” (Eph. 3:9)].

       At the beginning of Christianity when the Gospel was first preached, the Western world was overrun with Eastern magicians and soothsayers. They claimed for their peculiar knowledge the ability to communicate with a higher world. They advanced the theory that between God and man were various grades or emanations by which we might rise to the highest knowledge.

       Instead of opposing Christianity this Gnosticism took possession of it, invested it, and by this blending of the two the pure truths of the Gospel were perverted. "Its peculiar attraction lay in that it flattered the pride of man by tracing the origin of evil, not to the perverted will of the creature, but to creation, saying it was the necessary consequence of the union of matter and spirit. Then again its utter impractibility made it attractive; teaching as it did that human perfection was not attained by the following of a lowly Saviour in a narrow way, but by embracing barren speculations concerning the nature of unseen mysteries."




THEOSOPHY: THE WORSHIP OF LUCIFER  

LUCIFER: ANGEL OF LIGHT - FATHER OF LIES  

TESTIMONY OF THE REFORMERS  

RETURN TO THE OLD PATHS  

GOD and AMERICA  

GOT MORALS ?  

KING JAMES VERSION BIBLE FACTS  

ANOTHER BIBLE - ANOTHER GOSPEL  

KJV 1611 - THE MYTH OF EARLY REVISIONS  

HOLY BIBLE TITLE PAGES (& 1611 KJV Gothic print)  

THE SEVEN SEALS OF THE HOLY BIBLE  

THE NAME OF GOD — Jehovah or Yahweh ?  

KING JAMES VERSION "ERRORS"  

BEREAN BEACON MINISTRIES  

DEEDS AND DOCTRINE OF THE NICOLAITANS  

GREEK NUGGETS or FOOL'S GOLD?  

HISTORY OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER  

THE NEW WORLD ORDER  

AMERICA's CHRISTIAN HERITAGE  

ARE YOU A GOOD PERSON?
   
THE ISLAM & CATHOLIC CONNECTION  

WHAT LAW WAS NAILED TO THE CROSS?  

THE SECRET RAPTURE  

LEFT BEHIND BY THE JESUITS  

IN DEFENSE OF ERASMUS  

OLD TESTAMENT TEXTS  

APOCRYPHA  

SEPTUAGINT  

IN AWE OF THY WORD  

NEW AGE BIBLE VERSIONS  

SPIRITUAL   ADULTERY  

IS HELL REAL ?  

IDOLATRY OF THE EUCHARIST  

THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD (by a former priest)  

CATHOLIC INQUISITION VIDEO  

ANTICHRIST REVEALED IN SCRIPTURE: THE PAPACY  

1830 (and 1563) PREFACE TO FOXE's BOOK of MARTYRS  

FOX's BOOK of MARTYRS  

BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS  

WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED ?

If you have heard of the Illuminati Order and you thought it was some kind of mythological conspiracy theory, here are the archives from George Washington himself, which prove not only their existence, but that they were intensively active in the United States of America. George Washington was also certain that some of the illuminati had infiltrated some of the American Lodges of Freemasonry.
                                        “TO G. W. SNYDER.  
                                                                                Mount Vernon, 24 October, 1798.  
    REVEREND SIR,
    I have your favor of the 17th instant before me, and my only motive for troubling you with the receipt of this letter is, to explain and correct a mistake, which I perceive the hurry in which I am obliged often to write letters has led you into.
    It was not my intention to doubt, that the doctrines of the Illuminati and the principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States, On the contrary, no one is more fully satisfied of this fact than I am.
    The idea that I meant to convey was, that I did not believe that the lodges of freemasons in this country had, as societies, endeavoured to propagate the diabolical tenets of the former, or pernicious principles of the latter, if they are susceptible of separation. That individuals of them may have done it, or that the founder, or instrument employed to found the Democratic Societies in the United States, may have had these objects, and actually had a separation of the people from their government in view, is too evident to be questioned.” (The Writings Of George Washington, Vol. XI., 1855, p. 337)
It is an undeniable fact that conspiracies exist. It is also un under appreciated fact that most people have been conditioned to pay little or no attention to conspiracies. “Morals and Dogma” is an official Masonic book written by occultist Albert Pike. Pages 104 and 105 of this Satanic occult book states:
Masonry, like all the religions, all Mysteries, Hermetiscism, and Alchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages, or the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve to be mislead;”
“So Masonry jealously conceals its secrets, and intentionally leads conceited interpreters astray. (Morals and Dogma, pp. 104, 105)
Only the “illuminated ones” at the highest levels of Freemasonry and other secretive societies are privy to the Luciferian agenda of the New World Order.
Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do new versions corrupt the gospel?
2. Do new versions corrupt the Lord's model prayer?
3. Do new versions permit sodomy?
4. Do new versions support foul spirits?
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7. Does the Amplified Bible ignore the Rev. 22 warning?
8. Do some Dead Sea Scrolls pervert scriptures?
9. What about the Geneva Bible?
10. Why didn't Jesus use the Septuagint?
11. Do new version editors admit "important" changes?
12. Where does the NIV omit 15 verses?
13. Why avoid Greek and Hebrew lexicons, interlinears, software, and grammars for Bible study and translation !!!!!!!!
14. What is the most subtle Catholic change in new versions?

The preceding information is available at A.V. Publications web site.

“In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” (Matt. 18:16; II Cor. 13:1)

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1 JOHN 5:7 - KJV "ERRORS"  

ABORTION FACTS  

ALLEGED KJV ERRORS: Easter/Passover  

AMERICA: REPENT OR PERISH!  

ANOTHER BIBLE - ANOTHER GOSPEL  

APOCRYPHA  

ARE YOU A MORMON ?  

BIBLE VERSIONS - WHICH IS THE REAL WORD OF GOD?  

CHRIST'S MASS - HISTORY REVEALS THE TRUTH  

CHRISTMAS 2000 Years Before Christ  

COULD THIS BE THE MARK OF THE BEAST ?  

FREE MASONRY EXPOSED  

GOD and AMERICA  

GOT MORALS ?  

HISTORY OF BAPTISM  

HISTORY OF THE RED LETTER EDITION  

IMPORTANT NEWS ARTICLES  

IN AWE OF THY WORD  

IN DEFENSE OF ERASMUS  

IS SUNDAY SACRED AND HOLY ?  

JESUS' BIRTH - THE UNTOLD STORY
  KJV 1611 - THE MYTH OF EARLY REVISIONS  

NEW AGE BIBLE VERSIONS  

ONLY ONE GOD  

PROPHECIES OF THE MESSIAH FULFILLED IN JESUS CHRIST  

REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY  

ROMAN CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT CONFESSIONS ABOUT SUNDAY  

SCRIPTURES FROM THE HOLY BIBLE  

SEPTUAGINT  

THE 1611 KJV DEDICATORY  

THE BIG BANG  

THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND  

THE GOD OF HEAVEN OR THE god OF THIS WORLD ?  

THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT  

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS  

THE TRUE SABBATH  

WHAT'S WRONG WITH HALLOWEEN  

WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED ?  

WHO IS KING JAMES ?  

WICCA/PAGAN — SATANIC TIES  

WORLD RELIGIONS  

WORLD  RELIGIONS  -  Article 2


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