Therefore, only after the death one can get the real life.
This idea is similar to the main doctrine of Christianity.
Salvation for Adoptionists was the main reason of why God sent Jesus to people.
Jesus had to save all people on the earth and give them changes to get the salvation.
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Josef Sorett: Some might be surprised to see you, a historian of the Great Migration, move toward being a scholar of African American literature with this biographical study of Langston Hughes.
For Adoptionists, Jesus is adopted as God’s Son, while Gnostics believe that Jesus came to earth in order to bring gnosis – supreme and universal knowledge.
According to Oxtoby and Amore (2010), Adoptionists believe that from his birth Jesus was not Son of God and he was adopted only after the process of baptism.
Although both Adoptionists and Gnostics were Christians and in general their beliefs were closely connected, some of the Christian ideas had been considered in the different way.
According to Oxtoby and Amore, the ideas and statements present in Bible were treated by people differently (138). Thus, the main postulates of Christianity such as the view of God, Jesus, and Salvation among the representatives of those two groups of Christians as Adoptionists and Gnostics were absolutely different.