Jesus' Secret Revelations? Copy of Forbidden Teachings Found in Egypt

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Jesus' Secret Revelations? Copy of Forbidden Teachings Found in Egypt

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:58 pm

Jesus' Secret Revelations? Copy of Forbidden Teachings Found in Egypt

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Gnostic texts like The First Apocalypse of James were likely banned because of their "different understanding" of what Jesus' importance was, Landau said.

"They understood Jesus much more in terms of being a revealer of human wisdom than as a messiah," Landau said. "According to these Gnostic texts, Jesus taught people that the material world was actually a prison crated by an evil god — a lot like the movie 'The Matrix,' essentially."

In The First Apocalypse of James, Jesus describes this prison to his brother. He reveals that the world is guarded by demonic figures called archons, who are blocking the path between the material world and the afterlife. "What James needs to get by them when he dies are passwords — sort of like cheat codes in a video game," Landau said.

"You can see how this is pretty counter-cultural."

https://www.livescience.com/61087-jesus ... vered.html


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Re: Jesus' Secret Revelations? Copy of Forbidden Teachings Found in Egypt

Post by Sam Vara » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:15 pm

Lucas Oliveira wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:58 pm

"They understood Jesus much more in terms of being a revealer of human wisdom than as a messiah," Landau said. "According to these Gnostic texts, Jesus taught people that the material world was actually a prison crated by an evil god — a lot like the movie 'The Matrix,' essentially."

In The First Apocalypse of James, Jesus describes this prison to his brother. He reveals that the world is guarded by demonic figures called archons, who are blocking the path between the material world and the afterlife. "What James needs to get by them when he dies are passwords — sort of like cheat codes in a video game," Landau said.

"You can see how this is pretty counter-cultural."

https://www.livescience.com/61087-jesus ... vered.html


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It certainly is counter-cultural, but less so than the view that sinners are loved by God absolutely, and that we should emulate God in this.

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