Re: [Gnosticism] The Passion of Human Existence.
Re: [Gnosticism] The Passion of Human Existence.Gal. 1:3
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 yesterday.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 nothing.So again there is the insistence that the individual dies in christ and is reborn in the spirit. The Law is not salvific.----- Original Message -----From: CoraxoSent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 4:14 PMSubject: Re: [Gnosticism] The Passion of Human Existence.
From: Coraxo <coraxo@...>
Here is an interesting textual comparison between Galatians and the Ptolemaic letter;
Galatians 3:19 What purpose then does the law serve? It was added
because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was
made; and it was appointed through angels by the hand of a mediator.
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 Israel.
Galatians 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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