Can everyone be saved by Gnosis?
- On the issue of judgement, and of the 'elect', I have thought on this
myself. In my own understanding of the universe, its foundation is
infinite. Thus, I don't like to think that, "in order for some to
succeed, others must fail". When it comes to the issue of salvation
or of activating our full potential and achieving gnosis, I think
that all people have the power to be saved. In some fundamental way I
do not like to consider that some souls are created with a pre-
ordained fate that they must fail, forever. Its one of the most
troubling things to consider in gnostic studies. It is like
an 'educational issue'. Do you have an 'absolute pass' rate, where
everybody can pass if they achieve a certain standard, where people
are only truly in competition with themselves, or is the universe
created so that by pre-ordained natural law, a set proportion of
souls will achieve gnosis and a set proportion must fail? Indeed, I
confess my own ignorance in this matter. I do hope that the former is
true, based on, if nothing else my belief that the foundation of
God's Universe is infinite, and that the potential exists prior to
the beginning of creation, for all to have 'a chance'. I am uneasy
though with this word chance, for it implies randomness, and this is
something that I cannot except as being any part of the true creation
of all that is.
Do others here in this room have a view on these points. Can anybody
inspire me to the truth?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Blissful Branches
> Thanks for clearing those things up for me. Aside from being newto the group, please note that I do need to do quite a bit of
reading. I also agree that Kundalini & Gnosticism are not two of the
same, but merely conveying that the Gospels Thomas and Philip had
certain qualities that remind me of Kundalini.
> Please be patient with me.
> All the best,
Forgive me for not looking back in the earlier messages, but I'm
hoping you were the one who had questions about how it was decided
which books made it into the Bible. Here's a link that covers the
I hate that it looks like you may have to cut and paste one letter to
make that work, but you may find it interesting enough to make it
worth the bother.