7424Re: Nag Hammadi codexes
- Apr 3, 2003--- In email@example.com, ernststrohregenmantelrad
> Hi sorry to butt in but...Hello, Ernst. If I may butt in, too...
> > Pistic Christian:
> > Sin = transgression; we're born with it, and can't escape it
> without someone else dying for us.
> > Creator = Loving, Supreme God, paradoxically also a jealous
> and selective god, but who cares-at least WE're saved if we but
> believe in Him.
> I don't think this is good definition.
> For "sin" if you say we are born with it it means you implied the
> "original sin" which didn't come into exsitance until Augestine of
> Hippo. As you know Augestine went against the thinking of norm
> in the church on many issues but some how this theology took
> over the church.
> For "creator" it becomes the problem if you take into account
> Marcion. So is Marcion "Gnostic" or "Pistic"?
I think Gerry was offering definitions for what developed into a more
dogmatic, pistic "orthodox" Christianity, which had been part of the
discussion of this particular thread. The concept of original sin
has been around for a long time and I wouldn't view Marcion as
Perhaps you'd like to offer a more general definition for "pistic"
Christianity that would consider the points you brought up?
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