Q. 1. What can you tell me about the "Bogomils" heresy?
A. 1. The Bogomils heresy was a gnostic dualistic sect that consisted of both, the Adoptionist and Manichaean. Their combination of ideas that formed Bogomilism consisted of beliefs from the Armenian Paulicianism and the Bulgarian Slavonic Church reform movement. Being dualists, the bogomils believed that the world was created by the Devil, not by the God of Abraham. They refused to use the cross or build churches. They preferred to perform their rituals outdoors.
The Bogomils heresy began between 927 and 970 A.D. and spread into the following countries: the Byzantine Empire, Serbia, Bosnia, Italy and France.
The Bogomils wanted to see a return to early Christianity. They rejected the ecclesiastical hierarchy. Their primary political tendencies were resistance to the state and church authorities.