Gnostic Doctrine

Friday, 20 September 2019

The Heavenly Jerusalem Gospel of Thomas Saying 105

The Heavenly Jerusalem is the Mother of Us All 

The Gospel of Thomas 

Saying 105  Jesus said: He who knows father and mother will be called the son of a harlot.

In Saying 101 the true mother refers to the holy spirit but in this Saying we can not assume that these words refer to God and the holy spirit that is why father and mother are not capitalized. 

Jews only have mothers. A Jewish mother and a Gentile father is a Jew but Jewish father and Gentile mother is not a Jew as Christians we have both father and mother. 

“In the days when we used to be Hebrews we were orphans brought about through our mother only, but as Christians we have both father and mother.” (Gospel of Philip)

The father is not God or Christ but Abraham the father of us all Rom 4:16 Gal 3:16,29 4:26,27 Heb 12:22 Ps 87:5,6 Isa 54:1 60:1 Rev 21:9,10

The Mother is the heavenly Jerusalem

The heavenly Jerusalem is the mother of us all which we have come to by faith, every immered believer is an adopted citizen of the Holy City, the holy city represents the members of the community thus all true believers collectively are the Holy City.

Gal 4:26  But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
27  For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.

Sarah the wife of Abraham represents the New Jerusalem one from above under the new constitution of the Hebrew commonwealth. She is the mother of us all, of those who will enjoy the blessings of Abraham in Christ. Those who make up the holy City are the elect taken out of the nations, by obedience of faith, by which faith they have come to Mount Zion and the city of the living God the heavenly Jerusalem. They come by faith because we walk by faith not by sight at the moment. Acts 14:22 15:14 8:12 Rom 1:5 2Cor 5:7 Heb 12:22 Gal 4:26

SHE IS OUR MOTHER: Cp "Eve", figurative bride of Christ: the "mother" of all living (Gen 3:20n), as regards Christ the seed of Gen 3:15. Cp idea, Rom 16:13 (his mother, and mine); Isa 66:7,8,13; Psa 87:2-6

In this passage the apostle speaks of Abraham’s free wife and of his concubine Hagar and says that Hagar symbolizes the literal city of Jerusalem under the Law covenant, her “children” being the citizens of the Jewish nation. Abraham’s wife Sarah, Paul says, symbolizes “the Jerusalem above,” who is the spiritual mother of Paul and his brothers those born of the spirit. This heavenly “mother” would be also the “mother” of Christ, who is the oldest among his spiritual brothers, all of whom spring from God as their Father.—Heb 2:11, 12

The Mother is also symbolized by wisdom

Mt 11:19  The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.

Pr 8:32 ¶  Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.

105) Jesus said, "He who knows the [spiritual] father [Abraham] and the [spiritual] mother [the Jerusalem above or heavenly Jerusalem] will be called the son of a harlot [by the world for these are His "people" "who come out from her..." - anyone who has left the great whore of Babylon (religion) is considered a lost soul and a son of a harlot]." 

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