Are you a Gnostic?
The Gnostics posited an original spiritual unity that came to be split into a plurality.
A female emanation of God was involved in the cosmic creation (albeit in a much more positive role than the leader).
In the cosmos, space and time have a malevolent character and may be personified as demonic beings separating man from God.
For man, the universe is a vast prison. He is enslaved both by the physical laws of nature and by such moral laws as the Mosaic code.
Mankind may be personified as Adam, who lies in the deep sleep of ignorance, his powers of spiritual self-awareness stupefied by materiality.
Within each natural man is an "inner man," a fallen spark of the divine substance. Since this exists in each man, we have the possibility of awakening from our stupefaction.
What effects the awakening is not obedience, faith, or good works, but knowledge.
Man does not attain the knowledge that awakens him from these dreams by cognition but through revelatory experience, and this knowledge is not information but a modification of the sensate being.
The awakening (i.e., the salvation) of any individual is a cosmic event.
Since the effort is to restore the wholeness and unity of the Godhead, active rebellion against the moral law of the Old Testament is enjoined upon every man.
What Is a Gnostic?
by Stephan A. Hoeller
I wanted to answer a question but found I was out of answers for today.
I’ve read many Gnostic scriptures the Secret Gospel of John and The Gospel of St Tomas are my favorites. I love that the teachings of Zoroaster are directly referenced in John when describing the Arcons. I am harsh on Christian fundies because I know their hypocrisies and I sympathize with those oppressed by them and I find nothing in the behavior of Jesus [my example] that makes me wish to stop, even then I jump the religion not the believer.
Perhaps Gnostic isn’t the right term but [iqfrenzy4] you shine.
I still feel awakening coming for many. Changing of an age maybe, or perhaps some literal truth to end time prophesy? I don’t know but it’s coming and there are more shiny people all the time :)
Gnostics also use more scriptures than just the Bible one of the best is “The Apocryphon of John.” Here’s the link to a complete translation.
Once understood even the Christian Bible brings a richer deeper understanding than expected.