Confirmed by Trump’s Inauguration: ALL American Religious Denominations are Essentially Gnostic
Gnosticism and all its various forms was the primary nemesis of 1st century Christianity. In fact, Gnosticism is the foundation of the clear majority of religions save a few. What is it?
It shouldn’t surprise us, but it is the religion that even spoofed God’s created beings Adam and Eve. If it worked on them, why reinvent the wheel? Gnosticism is the “knowledge of good and evil.” It is a strict state-of-being reality between the material world and what is invisible. The material world is evil and the invisible world is good in a manner of speaking, but in all cases, escaping the material world signified by bondage for the freedom of the “spiritual realm” is the utopic goal. The escape is progressive via some religious doctrine and finalized by death.
God drove a Mac truck over Gnosticism through Christ who united holiness with the material world, but of course, religious people can be very thick headed. Most of Christ’s life was a demonstrable statement against Gnosticism.
First, Gnosticism makes weakness and sin synonymous. Mortality and holiness/goodness are mutually exclusive. In the case of Protestantism, perfect law-keeping of the biblical variety defines goodness. Hence, the only good President is a Christian president and if a Christian president doesn’t get elected all bets are off; basically, the United States might as well get nuked by China tomorrow. In fact, we deserve such for not electing Mike Huckabee since we are a decadent nation that has obviously turned its back on God because we refuse to elect a “Christian” president.
This will present itself something like this when someone like Trump is elected: “Our President is Jesus (pronounced, “GeeeeeeJuuuuus”) not Donald Trump the evil one.
Secondly, infatuation with the trending exchange of power event will be deemed man-worship as opposed to Jesus-worship. It’s an either/or view of reality.
And thirdly, this results in a primary hallmark of Gnosticism: denial of cause and effect, and fourthly, an utter indifference to present-day societal injustice.
Let me summarize the mentality of numbers 3 and 4 this way: “Whether we have another holocaust in our day is neither here nor there because Jesus is coming back anyway. Whatever is going to happen is going to happen because GeeeeJuuuuus is in total control. Besides, God is presently judging America for not electing Mike Huckabee anyway.”
This manifestation of Gnosticism denies practical cause and effect and assumes that God cares little about present societal justice in the present material world. Of course, this is the antithesis of what the Bible states about God who is “angry everyday” with present injustice.
Gnosticism throws out the material baby with the material bathwater—it looks at the baby in the featured picture and says, “That’s what happens when people turn their back on God; praise GeeeeJuuuuus.”
Those not of the Gnostic worldview prefer as little carnage as possible until Jesus returns and are therefore willing to partake in present-day practical cause and effect. Gnostics will have more of a “let go and let God” indifference to practicality because everything material sucks anyway.
Gnostic underpinning will often lead to fundamental Gnostics under many different nomenclatures to deny the above intellectually, but nevertheless function per Gnosticism in the practice of their worldview.
Really, all denominations, Calvinists, Arminians, and Baptists et al should just come under one umbrella and sit around the campfire singing Kumbaya because they are all fundamentally Gnostic.