The Demiurge – Gnosticism Part 5

As stated in the previous article, Gnosticism taught three kinds of existence brought forth by Achamoth: Material – formed from passion and evil;Animal – formed from her conversion;Spiritual – brought forth by Achamoth herself. Achamoth’s next task was to give form to these.  And as it turns out, she was unable to do this with … Continue reading The Demiurge – Gnosticism Part 5

The One True God is the Father Only

The Bible teaches monotheism from Genesis to Revelation. The New Testament does not in any way compromise the Shema: “Hear O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one.” Deuteronomy 6:4 Jesus affirmed the Shema without reservation:   Mark 12:28-34 28 Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving … Continue reading The One True God is the Father Only

Baptism and the Great Commission

Baptism in Jesus' Name Many suppose that being baptized in Jesus' name means that the baptizer must pronounce the name of Jesus over the one being baptized. But that is not the usual meaning of the phrase "in the name of" in Scripture. To do something "in the name of" another usually means in the … Continue reading Baptism and the Great Commission