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If protestantism is a modern form of gnosticism, will it come to an end ?


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#81 Ryan

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:54 PM

Actually technically the Anglican church could be considered protestant by the definition of "those who broke way from the Roman Catholic church", but it had nothing to do with the reformation.


Anne Boleyn, Thomas Cranmer, Thomas Cromwell, etc. would beg to differ.

#82 Steven Burton

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:42 AM

Anne Boleyn, Thomas Cranmer, Thomas Cromwell, etc. would beg to differ.


How does breaking away from the Catholic church to get divorced have to do with the reformation? And to legitimize the second marriage he would probably have taken on some reformed thought. Queen Elizabeth did to legitimize her reign of that over Mary.

Edited by Steven Burton, 02 April 2012 - 04:03 AM.


#83 Owen Jones

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:49 PM

Regarding gnostic elements in Protestantism, the best thing you can say is that it's a jumble from the very beginning. Gnosticism has different manifestations. One gnostic movement is millennarianism. The best treatment of this is: "Pursuit of the Millennium" by Norman Cohn. Modern secular gnosticism is a variant on this. You have Hitler's thousand year Reich, etc. Any progressivist formulation of history is gnostic. Anyone who says he has unlocked the key to history or knows where it's going or its fulfillment is reflecting gnostic influences. He is claiming some kind of special knowledge that the rest of us do not have access to in an area where nobody rightly knows. The Marxist formulation of history is an example of gnosticism. Since we all live in societies in which the progressivist bias dominates, we are all pretty much infected by these notions and it's pretty hard to avoid. None of us should live in expectation of a better world or a better tomorrow, if only this or that could take place. But that totally flies in the face of modern sensibilities.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:58 AM

Perhaps. At present Muslims make 14% of Russian population and they had a significant presence there since the beginning of Russia. In Kazan (important historic city) half of inhabitants are Muslim, in the past they were majority there as Kazan
was a capital of a powerful khanate. Same with Crimea etc ...


funny i read a report saying that the amount of muslims is decreasing in Russia and the orthdox are now getting close to 75%

#85 nijjhar

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:09 AM

Hi Brethren,

I am a living gnostic of living God and am a solitary. Is anyone of you is a solitary?

#86 nijjhar

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:13 AM

Hi Brother,

But I am growing every day when I put a Video on Youtube. Original thoughts.

We are solitary and have the Company of our Bride Groom Christ Jesus in our hearts. We do not say Prayers as our Father in Omniscent. Anti-Christ say Prayers and fast.




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