Documentation of the Heresy that Surrounded the New Testament

Characteristics of gnosticism
(Birger Pearson)
Jewish origin of gnosticism
(Birger Pearson)
Miqsat Ma'ase ha Torah (MMT)
(some works of law)
Abegg on MMT
(Biblical Archaeological Review)
Paul and the Gnostics
(Walter Schmithals)

Plato's Timaeus
about Plato, ~360 B.C.

Nag Hammadi library
about Nag Hammadi

Dead Sea scrolls

Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice

Philo of Alexandria
about Philo 20BC-50AD

Irenaeus: Against All Heresies
about Irenaeus 130-202

Epistula Apostolorum
(vs. Simon and Cerinthus;
very brief mention);
mid-2nd century; about

Tertullian: Against the Valentinians
about Tertullian 155-240

Hippolytus: Against All Heresies
about Hippolytus 170-235

Eusebius: History of the Church
about Eusebius 260-339

Epiphanius: Panarium
about Epiphanius 310-403

Audio Messages:
  1. 10/15/2016 The New Testament: Response to Heresy (19 min)    (text)    (caveat)
  2. 12/02/2016 There Were Heretics in Corinth (18 min)    (text)
  3. 12/24/2016 The Heresy in Corinth (43 min)    (text)
  4. 03/11/2017 The Heresy in Galatia (51 min)    (text)
  5. 05/13/2017 Romans: Is God Faithful? (18 min)    (text)
  6. 07/01/2017 Romans: Heading Off Heresy (40 min)    (text)    (caveat)
  7. 09/16/2017 The Letters from Prison (20 min)    (text)
  8. 01/13/2018 Heretics: Ascetics and Libertines (17 min)    (text)
  9. 03/03/2018 The Heresy in Colosse (36 min)    (text)
  10. 05/19/2018 Three Warnings to Ephesus (18 min)    (text)
  11. 05/26/2018 Ephesians and the Heresy in Colosse (35 min)    (text)
  12. 07/28/2018 Why the Synoptic Gospels? (19 min)    (text) (caveat)
  13. 09/15/2018 Hebrews: Angels, Melchizedek and the Tabernacle (45 min) (text)
  14. 11/10/2018 The Story Flow of Paul's Letters (22 min) (text)
  15. 01/05/2019 Aiding Timothy and Titus Against Heresy (38 min) (text)
  16. 03/30/2019 Paul's Last Words Against Heresy: Second Timothy (35 min) (text)
  17. 07/27/2019 Peter and Jude Address the Heresy (38 min) (text)
  18. 09/07/2019 John's Letters Versus the Heresy (18 min) (text)
  19. 10/05/2019 The Gospel of John Versus the Gnostics (37 min) (text)
  20. 11/16/2019 Revelation Versus the Heresy (40 min) (text)
maybe: Acts
maybe: Thessalonians

Implications of the heresy on doctrine:

  1. 9/26/2020 The Just Will Live (40 min) (text)
  2. 12/5/2020 Checking Assumptions (38 min) (text)

Related messages by others:
12/1/2013 UCG Beyond Today The Strange Case of Simon the Magician (28 min)
9/7/2019 Chris Shude Gnosticism in the Early Church and Its Effects Today (47 min)
11/9/2019 Chris Shude Gnosticism - part 2 (53 min)

Related older messages:
2016 An Apostle of Christ, Not of Jerusalem (16 min)    (text)
2015 In His Faithful Steps (42 min)    (text)
2014 Jesus Had a Body (40 min)    (text)
2014 Joining God's People (Acts 15) (40 min)    (text)
2012 The Trouble with Angels (44 min)    (text)
2009 All That is Jewish is Not Judaism (20 min)    (text)
2009 The Sixth Sense (17 min)    (text)
2007 John, the Non-synoptic Gospel (19 min)    (text)
2006 Galatians One and Two (47 min)    (text)
2005 Strangers and Sojourners (Acts 15) (30 min)    (text)
2004 Against Such There is No Law (18 min)    (text)
2000 The "Spiritual Apostles" of the New Testament (text only)
1999 The MMT and "Works of Law" (text only)
1997 Fruits of the Spirit: "Against Such There is No Law" (text only)
1996 Paul's Opponents in Philippi (text only)
1996 What's the Question? The Opponents of the NT (text only)
1996 The "Pentecostal Pharisees" of Galatia (text only)
1995 Holyday, New Moon or Sabbath (text only)

commentary: Doubting God's Faithfulness (text only)