Question by JP: Gnosticism?
What does the term mean? How did Gnosticism affect the Christian understanding of the nature of God and Jesus?
Answer by EazyE
it means “hidden knowledge”, it was a believed that they were pagans who then “hijacked” the christian religion to gain followers since christianity was becoming so popular in the 1, 2, and 3rd centuries, yet they were exposed to be heretics and had few members> they teach that salvation comes through “Knowledge” of how to attain “divinity” instead of through the blood of Jesus christ> they even wrote “gospels” 200 years after christ, such as the gospel of thomas, mary magdalene, and peter> the 4 true gospels were written within 50 years of jesus’ death by his followers>
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