Gnostic Doctrine

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Christ came to Redeem The Gospel of Philip



Christ came to purchase some, to save some, to redeem some. He purchased strangers and made them his own, and he brought back his own whom he had laid down of his own will as a deposit. Not only when he appeared did he lay the soul of his own will as a deposit, but from the beginning of the world he laid down the soul, for the proper moment, according to his will. Then he came forth to take it back, since it had been laid down as a deposit. It had fallen into the hands of robbers and had been stolen, but he saved it. And he redeemed the good in the world, and the bad.

This passage describes the work of Christ


ransom and redeem are Jewish and Christian technical team meaning to buy back. The 3 words ransom, save and redeem seem to have much the same meaning.

Christ came to ransom some, to save others, to redeem others

He ransomed those who were strangers and made them his own

The strangers are non-jews that is the Proselytes Gentile converts to Judaism whom he made his own:

Ephesians 2:14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,

Not only when he appeared did he lay the soul of his own will as a deposit, but from the beginning of the world he laid down the soul, for the proper moment, according to his will. 

This is a referance to the cross

when he appeared he lay down his soul (on the cross his sacrificial service) but from the beginning of the world he laid down the soul



John 15:13 ►
13 No one has love greater than this, that someone should surrender his soul in behalf of his friends

John 10:17 ►
17 This is why the Father loves me, because I surrender my soul, in order that I may receive it again. 18 No man has taken it away from me, but I surrender it of my own accord. I have authority to surrender it, and I have authority to receive it again. This command I received from my Father."

1 Peter 1:20 ►
He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.

Revelation 13:8 ►
All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast--all whose names have not been written in the Lamb's book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.

been ransomed and redeemed being saved and atoned for are part of the biblical language. they are also attributes of Jesus the redeemer the saviour the one who atones.


Christ redeems many by his death


Then he came forth to take it back, since it had been laid down as a deposit.


Here we come to the doctrine of the redeemed redeemer


Christ himself needed to be redeemed or saved out of death Hebrews 5:7


Christ is 'the first-fruits' (1 Cor. 15:53, 20). He was once in 'this corruptible' flesh and blood state, from which he needed physical cleansing just as much as his imperfect brethren. For God 'hath made him to be sin for us who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him' (2 Cor. 5:21). 


“In giving himself as a perfect sacrifice — the anti-type of the Passover Lamb — the Lord Jesus Christ was the first one to benefit from his sacrifice, Being clothed upon with Divine nature, he was no longer subject to mortality, and sin in the flesh ceased to be an element of his being." Hebrews 5:1-2; 9:12 (Lit., "he found for himself eternal redemption" — third person, masc, middle voice); 9:22; 13:20.


"Understanding by the devil, the hereditary death-power that has reigned among men by Adam through sin, we may understand how Christ, who took part in the death-inheriting nature, destroyed the power of death by dying and rising. We then understand how 'He put away sin by the sacrifice of himself'



The robbers are the pharsees and church leaders


he redeemed the good in the world, and the bad.


The good are the elect jews or Israelites the bad are the gentiles who are willing to be converted




Christ came to ransom some, to save others, to redeem others. He ransomed those who were strangers [pilgrims (people with faith like Abraham always looking for his true creator) who were “seeking a better country”] and made them his own [brothers]. And he set his own apart [sealed them for Himself as part of His spiritual house (body)], those whom he gave as a pledge [“as sheep for the slaughter” – “an ascent offering”, “a fragrant odor”, “a fire offering”, i.e. the firstfruits who are dedicated to the Father] according to his plan [to create a chaste bride, a spotless wife hence “my sister, O spouse” for the Father]. It was not only when he appeared [in the body prepared for Him] that he voluntarily laid down his [physical] life, but he voluntarily laid down his [individual spirit (soul)] life from the very day the world came into being [this was all part of the grand plan of the Father “from before the founding of the world” that He might create sons for Himself who would inherit all that He has (fullness of life, love, wisdom and unlimited possibilities)]. Then he [the Word] came first [in the beginning through the first man (Adam) i.e. as son of man He was manifest to the world as “the firstborn in many brothers” in a physical body in order to teach us who we are, where we came from and what we are all destined to become in our due time] in order to take it, since it [the world (earth - the womb of the heavens created for the very purpose of forming man into the image of God)] had been given as a pledge [likely the one spoken of in Gen 38 – this must be understood from the “spirit” of the word not the “letter”]. It [the womb] fell into the hands of robbers [(sarx – carnal nature) the error of free will in opposition to the Spirit of the Father – the “robbers” are synonymous with spiritual thieves - evil thoughts and intents made manifest in acts] and was taken captive [Adam’s individual spirit consciousness (Eve) “was thoroughly deceived” by this new duality of mind (tree of knowledge)], but he [Yahushua] saved it. He redeemed the good people in the world as well as the evil [for all emanate from the Father and are necessary to fulfill all that is spoken] (Philip 5).


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