Jesus taught 3 circles of disciples, the public, the middle disciples, who he taught about the Hepdomad (7 worlds) and the highest circle he taught about oneness of god and the temporal nature of matter.
Later a student of a student would setup their own sect but depending on what circle they were part of would determine which teachings would be known. This is why the teachings differ from sect to sect. So one group might say matter is evil because it separates us from god and another matter is a temporal covering hiding god. Some groups might say god is not the creator but a cruel being. In actual fact matter is of a dual nature and not created at all but arose from the formless god.
(Modern gnostic society of the rose cross)
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