Gnostic Doctrine

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

The head of prophecy was cut off with John The Apocryphon of James

Gospel of Thomas (52) His students said to him, Twenty-four prophets have spoken in Israel and they all spoke of you.  He said to them, You have disregarded the living one among you and have spoken of the dead.

This saying in the Gospel of Thomas it is not really a prophecy, it first confirms the Old Testament prophets all speaking about Jesus this show us that the writer of the text believed that the OT prophets prognosticated information about Jesus. next Jesus himself declares his own prophetic status   

The Apocryphon of James: Then I asked him, "Lord, how shall we be able to prophesy to those who request us to prophesy to them? For there are many who ask us, and look to us to hear an oracle from us."

The Lord answered and said, "Do you not know that the head of prophecy was cut off with John?"

But I said, "Lord, can it be possible to remove the head of prophecy?"

The Lord said to me, "When you come to know what 'head' means, and that prophecy issues from the head, (then) understand the meaning of 'Its head was removed.' At first I spoke to you in parables, and you did not understand; now I speak to you openly, and you (still) do not perceive. Yet, it was you who served me as a parable in parables, and as that which is open in the (words) that are open.

Therefore, in other words these things do not matter anymore because I have given you the fullness of truth. The head of prophecy is it. The Lord said to me when you come to know what head is and the Prophecy issues from the head then understand what is the meaning of its head was removed. I first spoke with you in parables and you did not understand now in turn I speak with you openly and you do not perceive.  but it is you who were to me a parable in parables and what is apparent in what are open so Christ saying that I you know I’m telling you this in parables when I’m telling him to straight forward and I find it curious that you don’t get it still. And he’s saying to him that Christ has already come why does there need to be a prophecy I’ve shown you the path to Christhood there needs not to be prophecies anymore


  1. Matthew 3:11
    "As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

  2. fantastic!!! thank you for your insight

  3. I was thinking over it and searching. GOT IT .THIS MAKES SENSE .THANKS