Scottsbluff Church of Christ
Understanding Gnosticism
Galatians 1:6-10
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  • 1919 Ave N Scottsbluff, NE 69361
    1919 Avenue N, Scottsbluff, NE 69361, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
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Order of Service
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Announcements & Songs by Chris
Song 170- Shine, Jesus, Shine
Song 34- I Stand in Awe
Opening Prayer by Pete
Song 401- We Will Glorify
Communion Service
Prayer for Bread by Tom
Prayer for Fruit by Gary
Prayer for Offering by Shane
Song 778- Give Me the Bible
Song 400- Knowing You
Scripture Reading by Pete
Scripture Verse Read Galatians 1:6–10
Lesson by David
Lesson Title Understanding Gnosticism
Invitation Song 771- Thy Word
Closing Payer Jonathan
2nd John- Whoever does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God.

3rd John- Diotrephes does not receive us.

Jude- Contend for the faith...For certain men have crept in unnoticed.
Knowledge Must Come From God
Gnostics:

A Group of People (Usually Philosophers) who have claimed to have superior knowledge concerning God
Knowledge Must Come From God
Gnosis- To Know

Claims:
They Knew Everything
(2 Peter 1:19-2:2)
Knowledge Must Come From God
Gnosis- To Know

Claims:
They Depended on Human Speculation More Than Devine Revelation
(2 Peter 2:1 and Jude 1:4)
Knowledge Must Come From God
Gnosis- To Know

Claims:
They Assumed their philosophy of belief was divine.
(Proverbs 14:12 and Jude 1:17-19)
Knowledge Must Come From God
Gnosticism Challenged

True and Godly knowledge comes through revelation given to the Apostles and Prophets.
(2 Peter 1:20 and 1 John 1:3)
Knowledge Must Come From God
Gnosticism Challenged

Gnostics had:
1) No evidence (2 Corinthians 11:23-24)
2) No Personal Experience- They never saw or heard Jesus
3) No Message from God (1 Timothy 6:20, Jude 1:4, 2 Peter 2:3)
Knowledge is Revealed in the Scriptures
Gnostic Teachings About God

Zoroaster

There are "two" gods

The Physical (evil) one (Old Testament)
The God of the New Testament
Knowledge is Revealed in the Scriptures
Bible Teachings About God

The God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses:
Merciful
Gracious
Long-suffering
Good
True
Forgiving
Knowledge is Revealed in the Scriptures
Bible Teachings About God

Jesus is the One who Created All Matter
Knowledge is Revealed in the Scriptures
Bible Teachings About God

The God of Heaven Consists of ALL Three:
Father
Son
Holy Spirit
Knowledge Helps Us Correct Errors
Gnostics:

Deny Jesus' humanity. He was ALL God and not human.
Knowledge Helps Us Correct Errors
Gnostics:

Deny Jesus' Grace:
Asceticism (Matthew 18:8-9)
Knowledge Helps Us Correct Errors
Gnostics:

Deny Jesus' Authority

Jesus ONLY appointed the Apostles
Gnostics embraced many teachings
Gnosticism Today- Modern Day Apostles
Can they ALL proclaim truth? - Modern Day Prophecies
Has the Bible lost its proclamation of truth? - Modern Day Religions