Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Mani VS Mary
“…So at that time I was sent out through the gracious pleasure of my all-blessed Father, to come into the world so that through me the creation should be hallowed and so that He, through me, should reveal the truth of His gnosis in the midst of the peoples and religions…” - Mani In Gnosticism the snake stands for Wisdom. The Manichaeans believed that matter was evil and that bearing children into the evil world was participation in matter. To them, the diety would never be born of a woman into evil matter. This attitude advanced the position of Mary for the Roman church, the Mother of God became a very important figure.