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Bardaisan doctrine in Gnostic Christianity

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The Bardaisan Gnostic theory is comparable to a variety of Valentinianism. Bardaisan believed in an Almighty God, the creator of Heaven and Earth whose will is absolute and to whom all things are subject.

This God endows humanity to work out his individual salvation, and granted absolute will. God also allows the world to be a blended mix of good, evil, light and darkness. The light must overcome the darkness. Bardaisan also taught that all things Ė even inanimate objects Ė have liberty.

After 6000 years, the current world will end. In its place will be a world without evil. In this world, the sun, moon and planets are living beings. Because God has entrusted the world to humanity, all governments are created under Him.

Despite manís freedom, individuals must choose between good and evil on a daily basis.

Bardaisanís teachings were a reflection of Christian doctrine and zodiac astrology Ė likely derived from his childhood travels.

Ultimately, Bardaisan denied the resurrection of Christís body; instead, he believed that Christís body was endowed with incorruptibility as a spiritual gift.


The Mystic Christ

   by Ethan Walker III

The light of non-duality and the path of love according to the life and teachings of Jesus. The Gnostic path is the inner path to God-realization. Buddha, Krishna, Jesus and the other great Masters are all one and in essence taught the same thing.
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