Gnostic Doctrine

Friday, 3 January 2020

Adam and Cain The Gospel of Philip

Adam and Cain
[The one] created was [noble, and you would] expect his children to be [61] noble. If he had not been created but rather had been conceived, you would expect his offspring to be noble. But in fact he was created, and then he produced offspring.

And what nobility this is! First came adultery, then murder. One was born of adultery, for he was the son of the serpent. He became a murderer, like his father, and he killed his brother. Every act of sexual intercourse between those unlike each other is adultery.

He who has been created is beautiful [Adam was created in the image and likeness of the Father – in harmony with the will of the Father], but you would <not> find his sons noble creations [his sons are created in the image and likeness of their parents, i.e. they acquire the traits of their parents at the time of conception which in this case was a deranged fallen state of adultery]. If he [Adam] were not created, but begotten [as Messiah was], you would find that his seed was noble [he would be able to pass on righteous seed]. But now he was created (and) he begot [he was never perfected in righteousness before he begot]. What nobility is this? First, adultery came into being [through the “serpent” (a fallen man of God who beguiled Eve into intercourse with him], afterward murder [both physical and spiritual for when Adam who was not deceived took of the same fruit he and all his descendants were sentenced to death i.e. cut off from the tree of life]. And he [Cain] was begotten in adultery, for he was the child of the Serpent [Literally it appears that Eve had twins in her womb as a result of what happened in the garden and Cain was of the seed of misplaced desire]. So he became a murderer/manslayer, just like his father, and he killed his brother [Abel the seed of hope]. Indeed, every act of sexual intercourse which has occurred between those unlike one another is adultery' [the term "unlike one another" must apply to the difference between single eyed i.e. spiritual man and double eyed which would be the natural man i.e. spirit consorting with flesh – we are all suffering from this today as our feminine elohim spirit is in a death battle with the serpent (sarx) who is the lust of the flesh in this physical body]. (Philip 30)

Note: we do not yet fully apprehend all of the deeper spiritual meanings of this and did not venture into it here as this particular passage did not seem to indicate for us to do so.  Suffice to say that Daniel made it clear that that in what we believe to be this time (of the end) “knowledge should increase” so a little light here may help us comprehend.  Adam represents the “body”; Eve the “spirit”; the serpent represents the confusion of thoughts that comes from the flesh and its desires.  The tree of knowledge of good and evil represents the thoughts and feelings we get in our heart when considering or doing an act that might be beneficial or detrimental to our selves or others; Cain represents the causality resulting from evil thoughts and actions (his offering) while Abel represents the causality that results from good thoughts and actions (his offering) these are demonstrated in our “outward manifestations” of acts. Now the body simply benefits or suffers from either of these.  Now the spirit is constantly at odds with the flesh (which is demonstrated quite well in the story of Jacob and Esau with regard the bowl of soup).  And Cain’s only goal is to destroy Abel that he not be reproved by his conscious which is done with ease until Seth comes along which you can probably guess what he represents by now!

You are the descendants of the Elohim, and their beauty radiates from you. This was not true of Cain, for his father was the serpent. The serpent adulterated the race of the Elohim, and from his adultery proceeded murder, for the enmity of darkness versus Light was reproduced in Cain's enmity toward his brother Abel. This same enmity caused Judas, Cain's son, to betray the Son of the Elohim. When the children of darkness engage in sexual intercourse with the children of Light, it is an adulterous act which produces death. 

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