Gnostic Doctrine

Thursday, 15 August 2019

not been born of woman Gospel of Thomas saying 15

Jesus said, "When you (plur.) see one who has not been born of woman, fall upon your faces and prostrate yourselves before that one: it is that one who is your father."

Here we have two categories of people those born of women and those who will be born from above (born again). The people who are not born from a woman will enter the Kingdom of Heaven and are in the Kingdom of heaven, that is the spiritual kingdom. 

there are TWO ways to be born and live in this world. One can either be born of the flesh (woman) or one can be born of the spirit (God). Spiritually speaking, no child of God is born of a woman. Then the One born of the spirit that is revealed to the world is the mature Son of God and is Christ. Christ is the Father of all mankind. He is before all, over all, through all, the cause of all and the reason for all (Colossians 1:15). If any ONE is in Christ he is a co-heir with Christ and an heir of God (Romans 8:17). So then understand that the “one” not born of a woman in this passage is also what Jesus calls the “living one” in verses: 37, 52, 59 and 111. This One is our Father and the One we should worship.

We are born from above in two ways first a moral regeneration by water and after the resurrection and judgement a corporeal regeneration by fire. When we are born again by water (which is the word and baptised, baptism is just a symbol of add more) we enter the spiritual Kingdom (the Community or the gospel age). But when Jesus sets up the Kingdom we will be born again this time not of flesh and blood but spiritual flesh “the Lord rose from the dead, but he did not come into being as he was. Rather, his body was completely perfect. It was of flesh, and this flesh was true flesh. Our flesh is not true flesh, but only an image of the true” Gospel of Philip Nag Hammadi Scriptures p. 174. Therefore we shall be like the Lord we too will have spiritual flesh which Paul calls the spiritual body. 

We must worship God the Father 

15) Jesus said, "When you see one who was not born of woman [all men are born of woman both physically (through the flesh) and spiritually (through the holy spirit) which are feminine in nature – Only the Father of all creation was self-existent], prostrate yourselves on your faces and worship him. That one is your Father."

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