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Unformatted text preview: Greek Culture influenced East Greek gods assimilated with local gods Greek philosophy pervaded all cultures Religious Questions of Hellenistic People How can I gain true knowledge of the divine realm? How can I be guaranteed a blessed life after death? How can I cope with my troubles? Knowledge of Divine Realm and Life after Death Descending/ascending Revealer (Gnosticism) Mystery Religions Help with ones troubles Asclepius - healing for illness 1 Magic - gods and powers forced to do your will Astrology and oracles Philosophy Christians Answer the Questions Knowledge of the one true God revealed by Jesus, the descending/ascending divine revealer. Jesus death provides cleansing from sins. Jesus prepares a place in the Fathers house for those who believe. Jesus heals and helps those who pray in his name. 2...
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