This past Sunday morning we began a study in the book of Colossians. A letter that Paul wrote the the church at Colossae which was located about 100 miles inland from Ephesus. The church was being infiltrated by a heresy that would come to be know as "Gnosticism." This was a belief that fostered the idea that Jesus humanity was not real. This thought was based on the fact that they believed that matter was evil. So the idea that Jesus came and dwelt in human flesh was absurd. In believing this they also denied His deity.
As a result of this their opinion was that Christ was not enough for salvation. Salvation would require something more. Such as: mystic