Easter Against the Gnostics

P. Andrew Sandlin


The earliest heresy afflicting Christianity was Gnosticism. The followers of our Lord, committed to the Bible, believed that God created a good world but that man’s sin had corrupted it, and yet God sent his Son in human flesh to die on the Cross for man’s sins and rise again to redeem man and all creation. We celebrate these latter momentous events this Holy Week.

Gnosticism Yesterday

The Gnostics had an entirely different worldview.[1] They believed that the Evil God of the Old Testament (the Demiurge), the God of law and cruelty and capriciousness, was countered by the good God of the New Testament, the God who sent Jesus Christ to deliver a fallen humanity from the Evil God and his evil world. Obviously, the Jesus of the Gnostics was (and is) not the Jesus of the Bible and of the Christians, and the Fall recorded the Bible is…

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Andrew Murray: Watchman

  “I have set watchmen on thy walls, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that are the Lord’s remembrancers, keep not silence, and give Him no rest.”—Isa. lxii. 6. Study these words until your whole soul be filled with the consciousness, I am appointed intercessor. Enter God’s presence in that faith. Study the … Continue reading Andrew Murray: Watchman


Jessie Penn- Lewis: Deception And The Supernatural

  DECEPTION  IN  CONNECTION WITH  THE SUPERNATURAL REALM. This  special  form  of  deception  is  pointedly  said  to  be  in  connection  with  spiritual  rather  than  worldly  things.    This surely  shows  that  the  people  of  God,  at  the  time  of  the  end,  will  be  expecting  the  coming  of  the  Lord,  and  we  can  infer  that they … Continue reading Jessie Penn- Lewis: Deception And The Supernatural


Today’s Sleeping Giant By Leonard Ravenhill

    Solemnly and slowly, with his index finger extended, Napoleon Bonaparte outlined a great stretch of country on a map of the world. "There," he growled, "is a sleeping giant. Let him sleep! If he wakes, he will shake the world." That sleeping giant was China. Today, Bonaparte's prophecy of some one hundred and … Continue reading Today’s Sleeping Giant By Leonard Ravenhill