Re: Another new person
- Hello Stacey
On 09/11/04, you wrote:
> Hello I'm new. I will probably be reading posts and not posting too
> much since I have just learned about gnosticism. I like this group
> very much because it stays on topic and every one discusses things
> and seems genuine. Much of this information is new to me.
> I have spent a lot of time learning aobut Christianity lately. As a
> young child I started out in a Catholic church but none of it made
> sense to me. I questioned everything they told me and couldn't
> figure out where or how they came to their conclusions. Then we
> started going to another church that considers itself Christian but
> as I have discovered it is more in line with gnostic ideas (so it
> seems to me so far) though it doesn't have any of the gnostic texts.
> Some how they figured out the messages in the Bible to be the very
> things that you guys are discussing here while only using the Bible
> as their text. I'm sure there are some major differences which I
> will eventually figure out.
> I have been trying to read the Bible to figure out how they came to
> their (the Convential Christians as I call them) conclusions about
> Jesus' purpose here and his death and resurection as the savior etc.
> I can't put it into words very well, but I think you know what I
> mean. So far I can't figure it out. It just seems like a lot of
> rationalizations and biases that lead them to those conclusions.
> They tell me that I have to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to guide me
> and then I will understand. But how can one pray for understanding
> to that which they don't understand? Ok, I'm really off topic. I'm
> sorry about that but I just wanted you all to know where I am coming
You're not off topic, these are all good reasons to be looking at
Gnosticism as an alternative. Look at http://www.gnosis.org for a
wealth of gnostic material. It is my church's web site.
Mike Leavitt ac998@... Sr. Priest Ecclesia Gnostica