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How Gnosticism compared itself with Christianity in faith and belief?

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Asked by Jaya Mali, 29 Mar '10 03:21 pm
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Although most Gnostics considered themselves Christians, some sects assimilated only minor Christian elements into a body of non-Christian Gnostic texts. The Christian Gnostics refused to identify the God of the New Testament, the father of Jesus, with the God of the Old Testament, and they developed an unorthodox interpretation of Jesus ministry. The Gnostics wrote apocryphal Gospels (such as the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Mary) to substantiate their claim that the risen Jesus told his disciples the true, Gnostic interpretation of his teachings: Christ, the divine spirit, inhabited the body of the man Jesus and did not die on the cross but ascended to the divine realm from which he had come. The Gnostics thus rejected the atoning suffering and death of Christ and the resurrection of the body. They also rejected other literal and traditional interpretations of the Gospels.

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Answered by Chandra sekhar Krishnan, 29 Mar '10 03:21 pm

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I hv faith in darween's theory
Answered by Dukkar, 29 Mar '10 03:22 pm

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