Gnostic Doctrine

Monday, 3 February 2020

The parousia and the Paraclete

The parousia and the Paraclete

The 'second coming', also  refers to establishing the the Christ consciousness with our hearts and minds 

Jesus talks about the Second Coming of his Gospel teachings in Jn 14:15-26; 15:26; and 16:7-15 jbv. Here Jesus tells his disciples not to be concerned after he leaves them. 

For he will ask the Father to send a comforter to remind them of his teachings. Therefore, the Second Coming that Jesus talks about in John is that of a comforter who, like himself, will teach the world how to create the Kingdom of God here on Earth.

Some confuse the comforter with the second coming of Christ.  

In [the gospel of] John, the comforter  was the equivalent expression for Holy Spirit or an angel. John placed emphasis on the comforter rather than on the Second Coming of Christ". (128) 

In John, then, the Holy Spirit can refer to someone who Jesus said "the Father will send in my name [and he, meaning the comforter, will],.. teach you everything; and remind you of all I have said…he will show the world how wrong it was, about sin, and about who was right, and about judgment [reason]:.."

In effect, Jesus was the first to reveal the good news of the Kingdom of of God to the world. Paul and others who advocate Jesus' logos teachings are also comforters. The second coming of Jesus is when his comforter (helper) reminds the world of Jesus' anonted logos teachings.

The second coming is the result of building the principles of the Christ consciousness into the mind of a believer, where they begin to express them through him.

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