Gnostic Doctrine

Saturday, 17 August 2019

The female must make herself male Gospel of Thomas 114

The female must make herself male 

Gospel of Thomas Saying 114:

Simon Peter said to Him, "Let Mary leave us, for women are not worthy of Life." Jesus said, "I myself shall lead her in order to make her male, so that she too may become a living spirit resembling you males. For every woman who will make herself male will enter the Kingdom of Heaven." 

Unlike the Gospel of Philip and other gnostic gospels Mary here in this saying needs to be transform in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven she does not have any special knowledge

Jesus is not suggesting a sex-change operation, but is using 'male' and 'female' metaphorically to refer to the higher and lower aspects of human consciousness. Mary is thus to undergo a spiritual transformation from her earthly, material, passionate nature (which is equivalent with the female) to a heavenly, spiritual, intellectual nature (which is equivalent with the male).

it is to be understood that "male" symbolizes the spiritual Believers, and "female" symbolizes the unenlightened Believers, rather than actually referring to males and females. 

It is not just Simon Peter who had a problem with women all the dispels thought like this Jn 4:27 and it was also part of Jewish society too.

Women or WOMAN a female adult. However, the word woman is sometimes used in the Bible to refer to a weak and helpless man (Is.:3:12; 19:16).

In several instances women are used symbolically to represent the church or organisations of people. They also are employed to symbolize cities. Christ’s glorified congregation is spoken of as his “bride,” also called “the holy city, New Jerusalem.”—Jn 3:29; Re 21:2, 9; 19:7; compare Eph 5:23-27; Mt 9:15; Mr 2:20; Lu 5:34, 35.

Yahweh spoke to the nation of Israel as his “wife,” he being as “a husband” to her by reason of the Law covenant relationship between them. In restoration prophecies he speaks to Israel in this way, sometimes directing his words to Jerusalem, the governing city of the nation. The “sons” and “daughters” (Isa 43:5-7) of this woman were the members of the nation of Israel.—Isa 51:17-23; 52:1, 2; 54:1, 5, 6, 11-13; 66:10-12; Jer 3:14; 31:31, 32.

In many instances other nations or cities are referred to as feminine or as women. A few are: Moab (Jer 48:41), Egypt (Jer 46:11), Rabbah of Ammon (Jer 49:2), Babylon (Jer 51:13), and symbolic Babylon the Great.—Re 17:1-6.

"Male and female must become one (Saying 22 and Commentary). Jesus will 'draw' her (John 12:32) so that she will become 'one spirit' with him (1 Corinthians 6:17).

In order to enter into the kingdom of heaven, women must become men. The 'house of God' is reserved 'for the spiritual ones alone; when they come there they cast off their garments [see Saying 37] and all become bridegrooms [Saying 75], having been made male by the Holy Spirit' (Hippolytus, Ref., 5, 8, 44).

Mary Magdalene can also be explained as representing the psyche of the carnal consciousness. This psyche is demoniacal, and from it Jesus cast out seven demons (Luke 8:2). It is there that the emotions have their centers of action. It is the seat of desire.
The feelings and affections, which are the seat of the emotions in our unredeemed state, belong to the soul.

The soul is a feminine name in Hebrew, Greek, Coptic, the soul is the natural body and in the bible the soul is sometimes our desires or the rational mind. Sin is born of the soul:

James 3:15 Rotherham’s Emphasized Bible: this wisdom is not one from above coming down, but is earthly born of the soul demoniacal” therefore it is within our souls that we give birth to desire, sin, and death.

thus the soul our desires or the rational mind is a female principle within us

Philo: Now the female offspring of the soul are wickedness and passion, but a healthy state of the passions and virtue is male, 

James: 1 : 13-15 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. SIN... GIVES BIRTH TO DEATH: 1Co 5:54-56; Rom 5:12; 1Jo 2:16,17.

Psalms: 7:14 14 Look! There is one that is pregnant with what is hurtful, And he has conceived trouble and is bound to give birth to falsehood

The language of child-bearing in connection with lust and sin is echoed by James (Jam 1:13-15). So wicked men bring forth "children" (that is sin) after their own "likeness" (Gal 5:19-21; Rom 1:29-31; 1Co 6:9,10), and are thus known by their "fruits" (Mat 7:16,20).

In Rev 14:4, here it speaks of the salvation of males that is man and women who have become males in Christ Jesus “These are the ones who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These were redeemed from humanity as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb," the 144,000 described as standing with the Lamb on Mount Zion are said to be the only ones to master the “new song.” (Re 14:1-4) This would indicate that they make up the “bride” of the Lamb. (Re 21:9) their being “virgins” would not mean that none of these 144,000 persons had never been married, for the Scriptures do not forbid persons to marry. (1Ti 3:2; 4:1, 3) 

Neither would it imply that all the 144,000 were men, for “there is neither male nor female” as far as the spiritual relationship of Christ’s joint heirs is concerned. (Ga 3:28) The “women” therefore must be symbolic women, doubtless religious organizations such as Babylon the Great and her ‘daughters,’ false religious organizations, the joining of and participation in which would prevent one from being spotless. (Re 17:5)

The virgins are symbolic of spiritual purity (see 2Cor. 11:2). Redeemed believers will not compromise with evil. They will reject false doctrine and refuse to worship the beast. In the New Testament, the firstfruits are the first part of a crop to be gathered, implying a much larger harvest to come later (see 1Cor. 16:15). At times, the term emphasizes only the sanctified nature of a sacrifice (see James 1:18). Certainly the commitment of the 144,000 to God emphasizes that they are holy ones, set apart to God. However, the continuing offer of the gospel (v. 6) and the harvest imagery (v. 15) also implies that many others will come to faith in Jesus Christ (vv. 12, 13).


  1. The male represents the spiritual (Adam Kadmon) while the female represents the material universe (Eve = matter).

  2. By conquering the emotions of the material body (the ego).