Re: [Gnosticism] The Passion of Human Existence.
Are ye so foolish? having begun
in the Spirit, are ye now made
perfect by the flesh?
There is this quote too which I was searching for
So even if the pneumatic conforms to the Law for
the edification of the psychics, as Paul advocates, the pneumatic is not
perfected by it.
And then in Gal 2:21 there is:
I do not set aside the grace of God, for
if righteousness could be gained by the Law, then Christ died for
So again there is the insistence that
the individual dies in christ and is reborn in the spirit. The Law is
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Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 4:14
Subject: Re: [Gnosticism] The Passion of
From: Coraxo <coraxo@...>
Here is an
interesting textual comparison between Galatians and the Ptolemaic
Galatians 3:19 What
purpose then does the law serve? It was added
transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was
it was appointed through angels by the hand of a
And compare with Ptolemy to Flora:
"It remains for us to say who this God is who ordained the Law;
but I think this too has been shown you in what we have already said, if you
have listened to it attentively.
For if the Law was not ordained by
the perfect God himself, as we have already thaught you, nor by the devil, a
statement one cannot possibly make, the legislator must be some one other than
these two. In fact, he is the Demiurge and maker of this universe and
everything in it; and because he is essentially different from these two and
is between them, he is rightly given the name, intermediate.
Paul is overtly using Gnostic symbology in Galatians that only
the Pneumatic Church was privy to since of course the Epistle to Galatians is
written to Psychic initiates seeking to follow the Law and Covenant of
5:4 You who
are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have
fallen away from grace.
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