Tag: commentary

Coptic Gospels (Paterson Brown)

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Coptic Gospels Translated by Dr. Thomas Paterson Brown
BA (Amherst), PhD (London)  1938 — 2012

Yeshua says: “I-Am the Light above them all, I-Am the All. All came forth from me, and all attained to me again. Cleave wood, I myself am there; lift up the stone and there you shall find me.”
Gospel of Thomas 77

Gospel of Thomas (the Apostle) 30 60 CE. Gospel of Philip (the Evangelist, found in Book of Acts) post-70 CE. Gospel of Truth by St. Valentinus, 150 — 200 CE. Included are Dr. Brown’s scholarly research, annotations, and commentary. Brown’s work was published online at metalog.org until 2012.

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You Have Five Trees in Paradise (Thomas 19)

Yeshua says: Blest is he who was before he came into being. If you become disciples to me and heed my sayings, these stones shall be made to serve you. For you have five trees in Paradise, which in summer are unmoved and in winter their leaves do not fall—whoever shall know them shall not taste death.
Five Familiar Aspects of God
  1. FATHER — patriarch
  2. MOTHER — Holy Spirit*
  3. BROTHER — Christ, eldest son
  4. SISTER — spiritual soul*
  5. LITTLE CHILD — human being

*See footnotes

Thomas 19 reveals five of the keys to the kingdom. Each “tree” is an holistic aspect of the godhead. So, without wishing to cause a fuss, it can be said that the Five Trees logion, which predates the Holy Trinity, may in fact be its fulfillment. Despite the lack of well-founded commentary (mine included), one point shines above the rest. Thomas 19, or what I call the Quintinity, wields the power to draw all of us much, much closer to our God and ourselves.

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Making the Little Child

I’ve been making the little child for a while now. I don’t work real hard at it, because little children don’t work. Adults work. Us kids play, ask tons of questions, and believe in impossible stuff. Funny. Grownups do exactly the opposite! But it’s sad, too, because grownups who can’t make the little child won’t know how to enter the kingdom of God.

Nope. My Brother says that only a little child can see the kingdom.

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Come Into the Light (Meaning of Thomas 11)

Meaning of Thomas 11 Eludes Scholars

“When you come into the light, what will you do?” riddles Yeshua at Thomas 11. Too little commentary exists for this cryptic logion. When challenged to reveal its meaning, most scholars either dust off an end times analogy or wave the Gnostic flag and retreat. Foul ball. Any good scholar knows that the Gnostics believe creation is corrupt and matter is vile. For them, a human body cannot “come into the light.”

Yes. Thomas 11 is pure Christ. The problem? This passage has no precise corollary in Scripture. It’s also one of the most radical and least understood logion in Thomas or any of Christ’s teachings. But it isn’t Gnostic, and it’s not about the end of the world. Has no one solved Yeshua’s riddle?

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Revelation of the Soul

Revelation of the Soul explores the idea of human immortality and the means to enter the kingdom of God while we are alive. Jesus Christ proclaims mankind’s “inheritance” throughout every gospel and the letters of Paul, but Christianity does not teach it. Central issues: who or what is our greatest love? What caused the first immortal humans to die? What is the path to a life without death? Submitted here in heartfelt detail, Revelation of the Soul is the Savior’s precious gift to a glorious race of immortal children who’ve forgotten how to live.

When you were born, you were already married.

This material deals with the context of marriage and divorce in both the natural and supernatural realms. Further, it suggests moral imperatives. As such, the Revelation of the Soul is directed at those seekers who wish to heal the Fall—and enter the kingdom that was prepared for you since the creation of the world.

For marriage in the world is a sacrament for those who have taken a spouse. If the marriage of impurity is hidden, how much more is the Immaculate Marriage a true sacrament! It is not carnal but rather pure, it is not lustful, but compassionate, it is not of the darkness or the night, but rather of the day and the Light.
St. Philip the Evangelist 131 | John 3:29 |

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My Perfect Mother

Did you know the Holy Spirit is a feminine being? She is God’s spirit, Father’s wife, and my perfect Mother. It’s helpful to know that heaven is not populated entirely by masculine energies. Long ago, in ancient Rome, the genders used in Hebrew and Aramaic texts to describe God and the beings of heaven were changed. When the Scriptures were translated to Greek, The Holy Spirit and many of the angels became neuter. When the Church translated the Greek text to Latin, Mother became a ‘man.’ Thus, for over 1,600 years western Christians have had two male Parents. The irony? This radical idea originated in Holy Rome.

Those tricky Semitic pronouns gotcha, eh Constantine? True, Latin may be a dead language. But this is a serious matter.  For 1,600 years, no one thought to fix the typo. To me this is unthinkable.

“This fundamental point, traditionally obscured in scriptural translation and largely ignored by commentators, clearly has the most far-reaching theological implications.”
T.P. Brown: The Maternal Spirit

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Beatitudes Meaning and Structure

The Beatitudes meaning and structure relies upon extraordinary geometry that may provide seekers and students with additional insight. Matthew’s Beatitudes and Luke’s Sermon on the Plain contain some of the most beautiful passages in the New Testament. When we diagram the pattern of Yeshua’s words and phrases, however, the Beatitudes reveal even more information. We are blessed with a glimpse of the pure genius of Christ and the mind of the Son of God.

Beatitudes Meaning and Structure: Matthew vs. LukeView/Download PDF »        Compare the Texts »
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Practical Oneness (Thomas 22)

Practical Oneness is the meaning of Thomas 22. Christ instructs followers to ‘make the above as the below’ and experience the kingdom of God.

Oneness dwells at the heart of Christ’s teachings. His objective is to make the human ascension process comprehensible and achievable in one lifetime. With practice and faith, Yeshua’s wisdom and grace can inspire self healing for everything from stress and chronic anxiety to serious medical conditions. The ultimate goal of Master’s practical Oneness program is to assist God’s children to find heaven on earth. That term, children, is key to Oneness and ascension.
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