If you pick up a “scholarly” commentary on Genesis — or on any book of the Pentateuch — you will encounter some incomprehensible nonsense about fictional characters referred to as “J,” “E,” “P,” and “D.” (Dr. D does not appear in Genesis, as he is the mythical “editor” of Deuteronomy.) You might ask yourself who [Read more....]

 

Gnosticism is an ancient heresy which Paul condemns.1 It is a syncretistic religious system, which means that it borrows bits and pieces from other world religions and melds them together into some sort of homemade theology. The modern New Age movement is an example of this approach. Another important element of Gnosticism, however, is its [Read more....]

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