Why the church persecuted the gnosticsm?
Seem to be a bunch of meditation techniques to conect with God, why hiding this info?
Gnostics are like the most persecuted Christians ever, of course no matter what the entirety of the people of God have never agreed with each other on matters of doctrine after the coming of the GH od-man Jesus
For some reason no matter how often this point is stressed, people on /x/ just can't seem to grasp that there were many, many Gnostic sects with a wildly wide spread of various beliefs and practices. To be sure, to just refer to "The" Gnostics is tantamount to saying you don't know what Gnosticism is.
"So far as the moral character and conduct of the Cainites is concerned, there is no doubt that Irenaeus intended to represent them as shrinking from no vileness, but rather as deliberately practising [sic] it. He states that they taught, as did Carpocrates, that salvation could be attained only by passing through all experience."
So, uh, you know...practicing all vile acts...probably something that could piss the Church off, and frankly a lot of other people as well. Not really a Charismatic sect, you know what I mean?
Looks like they're no better then the jews, deceiving people from the truth.