Saturday, August 29, 2009

Notes on the GOSPEL of TRUTH, Nag Hammadi Find (1945): Nag Hammadi Library,
ed. James M. Robinson.

This Gospel is about the joy of knowing the Father of truth, through realizing
the Word which comes from the fullness (pleroma) and the Mind of the Father, which is the Saviour.

Those without knowledge of the Father live in darkness, in error, in a fog which is also called oblivion, distraction. To bring light to those living in error and darkness
is to bring ENLIGHTENMENT. These are some of the terms used by the early Christians. The terms are only important in that they give the mind set of the early Christians. and the quite different way of thinking that they had, different from the thinking that the church has passed down to us.

Through Grace, it is possible to be given the totality, the completeness of He who
is from the Same; it is possible to find, to attain to the incomprehensible, inconceivable one who is superior to all thought. He who is called Christ may
be realized, known. And such a realization will bring the one who seeks back
to the totality, the fullness of the Father.

"Through this, the gospel of the one who is searched for, who is revealed to those who are perfect through the mercies of the Father, the hidden mystery, Jesus, the Christ, enlightened those who were in darkness through oblivion. He enlightened them; he showed them a way; and the way is the truth which he taught them."

"For this reason error grew angry at him, persecuted him, was distressed at him and was brought to naught. He was nailed to a tree and he became a fruit of the knowledge of the Father.It did not, however, cause distruction because it was eaten, but to those who ate it, it gave cause to become glad in the disccovery, and He discovered them in himself, and they discovered Him in themselves."

Through the Saviour the seekers discover the totality, the fullness, the perfection which is in the Father and also in his Word, his Son.

These early Christian terms might sound complicated at first, because they are different from the terms we have become used to in our present Christian world,
but in fact the message of the early Christ was not complicated at all. The difficulty we might have with these ancient terms is in their profound simplicity.

As Father Belyea says, "Nobody sees the obvious."

When the seeker finds the one who is sought (the Christ) and eats of the fruit
of the tree of His knowledge, the seeker who has been living in darkness finds
the light, is enlightened. And the Christ discoveres such seekers in Himself and the seekers find Christ within themselves. Gospel of Truth.

In the Gospel of Thomas, Christ says: "Do not call me Master, for he who drinks of the waters that flow from my mouth shall become as I am, and I shall be he and the hidden things shall be revealed to him."

What we are talking about is the mystery of communion, the mystery of the eucharist, which we now can see is a much deeper mystery than we have been led to believe.

The mystery of communion goes to the very heart of the seeker's IDENTITY, which changes its basic nature after eating the flesh of the Lord.

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