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I believe New Testament writers considered Gnosticisim knowledge a dangerous trap for believers because during that time and era many of the Christians or those who wanted to become Christians knew not whom to follow As in the scripture 1 Jn 4 1 Dear friends do not believe every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they are from God because many false prophets have gone out into the world This scripture I believe is emblematical to what the prophets or writers considered a dangerous trap The lack of knowledge of how to interpret what was being asked or told of them to do so they may have been able to distinguish the difference between myth or truth GNOSTICISM IS THE TEACHING based on Gnosis the knowledge of transcendence arrived at by way of interior intuitive means Although spiritual knowledge thus rests on personal religious experience it is a mistake to assume all such experience results in just the knowledge of ones recognitions It is nearer the truth to say that Gnosticism expresses a specific religious experience an experience the does not lend itself to the language of theology or philosophy but which is instead closely affined to and expresses itself through the medium of stories or myth Indeed one finds that most religious scriptures take the forms of myths The term myth should not be taken to mean stories that are not true but rather the truths embodied in these spiritual writings are of a different order from the point of views of the statements of philosophy Whereas in the world as we know it contains a perishable physical and psychic component as well as a spiritual component which is a fragment of the divine essence Meaning that not all humans are spiritual and thus ready for spiritual knowledge and liberation Some are earthbound and materialistic beings that recognize only the physical reality While others live largely in their
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