Gnostics believed themselves to be the enlightened ones.
They also believed in antinomianism.
Ancient heresies being perpetrated today.
1. Changing God's grace into a license for immorality. (Romans 6:1)
a. sin isn't really sin.
b. people don't choose to do these things.
2. Denying orthodox doctrine.
Synopsis of what we need to believe about Jesus: Jesus Christ, our only Sovereign and Lord.
a. universalism- everybody goes to heaven
b. denying the deity of Christ
vs. 5-11- God judges rebellion
vs, 12-13- false teaching defeats the very purposes of the Church
The power of the cross brings not only forgiveness of sins, but freedom from sin and victory over sin.
What we are to do
2. Build yourselves up.
3. Pray in the Holy Spirit