Re: Observing the dichotomy of Taxes and God
Sorry Leituala, but you need to read more of the Orthodox History Books of the mainstream Christian Churches worldwide to help you if you want to be an informed critic of the Christian Church.
Gnostic Christians became heretical for many reasons and were rightly condemned by the Early Church for their attempts to influence Biblical Faith with Pagan Philosophies and Pagan conceptions of divinities.
Gnostic salvation is by knowledge which was elitist and at the same corrupt for inner knowledge can’t even save the possessor of such knowledge let alone the rest of Humanity who would have no chance to attain the highly specialised and secret knowledge one needs for salvation.
And Gnostic understanding of Life in the dualism of good and evil was too narrowly construed on the basis of pagan human understanding. which was nowhere near the Biblical understanding of Life as a Creation of a Good and Loving Creator.
Gnosticism reflected for the Christian Faith of the Early Christian Church the gravest Danger of the Cruelty of Heresy. It is still around and it is deluding many into believing they can be gods effecting self- salvation by attaining secret personal knowledge of some esoteric nature. Hope this may help.