Category: Gospels & Scripture

Recognize Yourself

 

Yeshua says: If those who lead you say to you: Behold, the Sovereignty is in the sky!, then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you: It is in the sea!, then the fish of the sea will precede you. But the Sovereignty of God is within you and it is without you. Whoever recognizes himself shall find it; and when you recognize yourselves you shall know that you are the Sons of the Living Father. Yet if you do not recognize yourselves, then you are impoverished and you are the impoverishment.

Gen 6:2, Dt 30:11-14, Hos 1:10, Zac 12:1, Mal 2:10, Lk 11:41/17:21, Th 89, Plato’s Philebus 48c/63c, hyperlinear; Gk fragment

The Gospel of Thomas, verse 3

Translation by Dr. Paterson Brown

Children Born of God

Born of God: “The vast multitudes of humankind are evidently unaware of being Children of the Most High.”
Thomas Paterson Brown, PhD 1938-2012

Originally entitled “Theogenesis,” this essay is written by Thomas Paterson Brown, professor of philosophy, who left us in 2012. Paterson spent the better part of a life working with the Coptic gospels discovered in 1945 at Nag Hammadi. His works include brilliantly annotated and hyperlinked translations of the gospels of Thomas, Phillip and Truth (English/Spanish). These may be browsed and downloaded from FreelyReceive. ‌

The canonical Gospels teach that the disciple per se is born of God rather than of human parents: ‘To all who received him … he gave power to be generated children of God; who were born, not of … the will of a human, but born of God’ (Jn 1:12-13); ‘You are all Brothers and Sisters. Do not call anyone on earth father, for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.’ (Mt 23:8-9). Hence the Savior’s astonishing assertion in the Thomas Gospel: ‘My mother (the Virgin) bore me, but my true Mother (the Sacred Spirit) gave me the life.’ (Th 101, interlinear).

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“Will Not Taste Death”

“You will not taste death,” proclaims the Lord. Due to a vast number of similar Gospel instances, evading death seems like Jesus Christ’s primary message. Indeed, with so much corroborating testimony from highly credible biblical sources compel this kingdom seeker to trust in Christ’s word. Serious disciples can explore related content here at FreelyReceive.

Whoever believes Christ’s word will not taste death:

“Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”
Matthew 16:28

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Gospel of Mary

Gospel of Mary, as the text is named—though it is made clear that  “Mary” is Mary Magdalene—is a well preserved codex discovered in the late 19th century near Akhmim, in upper Egypt. It was later purchased in 1896 by German scholar Dr. Carl Reinhardt, who took it to Berlin.[1] ‌

The Coptic Gospel of Mary manuscript (fragment)Gospel of Mary (Magdalene) (pdf)
Download in Microsoft Word (docx)
Translation and commentary in English
By George W. Macrae and R. McL. Wilson
Edited by Douglas M. Parrott
Estimated date of writing: 30 – 180 CE

Large image: Ascension of Mary Magdalene, c. 1430 / National Museum in Warsaw

Peter said to Mary, “Sister, we know that the Savior loved you more than the rest of woman.”
Gospel of Mary


The Lord loved Mariam more than all the other Disciples, and he kissed her often on her mouth.
Gospel of Philip 59

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Genesis 1 Creation Model Diagram

Genesis 1 creation model from Hebrew creation story. Drawing by Andrew Michael

Diagram: Genesis 1 Creation Model

Based on the ancient texts, this drawing evokes the image of a mother’s womb. In the Genesis 1 creation model, the mothering spirit of God bears the “child.” Similar to the state of an unborn infant, a layer of fresh water surrounds creation. Via rainwater and springs the Holy Spirit (Hebrew: Rúakh HaKodesh, feminine gender) nourishes the physical world. More telling is that God’s creation seems to contain both darkness and light.

Drawing by Andrew Michael