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The Kingdom of the Cults Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Theosophical Society (Gnosticism) Summary

Walter Martin
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The Theosophical Society (Gnosticism) Summary and Analysis

Theosophy comes from the Greek term "theosophia," which means "divine wisdom." This religion teaches a pantheistic view of the world and an impersonal God. Followers try to embrace religious, philosophical, and scientific truth as it is found in various sources. They believe in the essential "oneness" of all beings, throughout the cosmos, coming from one unknowable divine source. Plants, animals, humans, planets, and everything are considered alive and evolving.

Their God is an impersonal God unable to judge the actions of personal beings. They see no need for prayer to this impersonal God. The author uses Scripture to assert that God most assuredly does have a personality and He can remember, create, and know things and has a Will. The author wants to know how God can have no personality but create people with personalities.

Jesus Christ is not...

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