Response To Gnostic - 1
PASTOR VITALE: Hello xxxxxx
It is very interesting to see the common roots of all spiritual philosophies. It is the same message, with different names assigned to the characters in the same play, which is the story of the descendants of the fallen Adam.
The commonality ends there, however, since both Old (Kabbalah) and New (Doctrine of Christ) Testaments declare the ascendancy of Messiah (Old Testament) and the Lord Jesus Christ (New Testament) over all other deities.
Ex 15:11, Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?KJV
Ex 20:1, And God spake all these words, saying,
2, I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3, Thou shalt have no other gods before me. KJV
1 Tim 6:15, Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen. KJV
XXXXXXXX: "when a man comes under the influence of YHVH, he is no longer subject to the dictates of the planets., i.e., the entities behind the physical globes. "
PASTOR VITALE: AMEN
XXXXXXXX: This reminds me of the Gnostic myth of Sophia, who goes after the light of the demiurge (dragon), thinking the light came from the Most High.
PASTOR VITALE: THIS IS THE ACCOUNT OF THE SEDUCTION OF THE FEMALE ASPECT OF ADAM
XXXXXXXX: She then falls to the astral and physical planes, persecuted by the dragon sons, the planetary rulers (kosmocrators).
PASTOR VITALE: TRUE
XXXXXXXX: The essence of Gnostic teachings is to free ourselves from the tirany of the kosmocrators, which is not a simple job, because the self-centered mind
(dragon) in us is predominant here on earth, and that´s why there´s so much evil and suffering.
PASTOR VITALE: TRUE
XXXXXXXX: But thank God that He sent Jesus Christ and all the other Avatars to teach us the way to freedom.
PASTOR VITALE: NOT TRUE
Acts 4:10, Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. KJV
SALVATION IS MORE THAN A KNOWLEDGE OF PHILOSOPHY, OR A METHOD OF OVERCOMING SELF-CENTEREDNESS. IT IS THE ACTUAL EXCHANGE OF OUR FALLEN NATURE FOR THE PERFECT, RIGHTEOUS NATURE OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AGAINST WHICH THERE IS NO LAW.
1 Tim 1:9, Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, KJV
SALVATION IS A PERSON, A SPIRITUAL MAN WHO TAKES UP RESIDENCE IN US AND JOINS HIS SPIRIT WITH OUR SPIRIT, AND BECOMES OUR NEW MAN (WHICH INCLUDES A NEW MIND).
2 Tim 2:10
10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. KJV
Eph 4:24, And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. KJV
2 Cor 5:17, Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. KJV
24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. KJV
1 Cor 2:16, For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. KJV
1 Peter 4:1, Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; KJV
GOD BLESS YOU.
SINCERELY IN CHRIST,
SHEILA R. VITALE,
PASTOR, TEACHER & FOUNDER
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