Gnostic Doctrine

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Pure Marriage the gospel of Philip



Pure Marriage
No [one can] know when [a husband] [82] and wife have sex except those two, for marriage in this world is a mystery for those married. If defiled marriage is hidden, how much more is undefiled marriage a true mystery! It is not fleshly but pure. It belongs not to desire but to will. It belongs not to darkness or night but to the day and the light.

If marriage is exposed, it has become prostitution, and the bride plays the harlot not only if she is impregnated by another man but even if she slips out of her bedchamber and is seen. Let her show herself only to her father and her mother, the friend of the bridegroom, and the attendants of the bridegroom. They are allowed to enter the bridal chamber every day. But let the others yearn just to hear her voice and enjoy the fragrance of her ointment, and let them feed on the crumbs that fall from the table, like dogs.
Bridegrooms and brides belong to the bridal chamber. No one can see a bridegroom or a bride except by becoming one.

No one can know when the husband [Messiah] and the wife [your individual spirit consciousness] have intercourse with one another [are united in the bridal chamber (your heart)], except the two of them. Indeed, marriage in the world is a mystery for those who have taken a wife [it is the physical image of the invisible union]. If there is a hidden quality to the marriage of defilement [in the flesh], how much more is the undefiled marriage [in the spirit] a true mystery! It is not fleshly, but pure. It belongs not to desire [of the flesh], but to the will [of the spirit]. It belongs not to the darkness or the night [confusion and ignorance of the world], but to the day and the light [unadulterated truth and understanding]. If a marriage is open to the public [if one continues to conform to the world seeking the glory of men and the pride of life], it has become prostitution [this describes chriso-paganism found in the steeple houses], and the bride plays the harlot not only when she is impregnated by another man [gives her will over to the “state” religion or succumbs to any other form of spiritual thievery], but even if she slips out of her bedroom [loses faith in her husband] and is seen. Let her show herself only to her father and her mother [the only ones who can actually discern her infidelity], and to the friend of the bridegroom [those who “hear the word with joy” but not yet begotten as sons] and the sons of the bridegroom [the begotten sons of the Kingdom]. These are permitted to enter every day into the bridal chamber [they are also a part of the body]. But let the others yearn just to listen to her voice and to enjoy her ointment, and let them feed from the crumbs that fall from the table [let them only hear parables and allegories until their hearts are right], like the dogs [these “believe just as the demons do” but their faith is misguided by their subjective minds and heart idols]. Bridegrooms and brides belong to the bridal chamber. No one shall be able to see the bridegroom with the bride unless he becomes such a one [if you have not been “sealed” i.e. become “whole” i.e. Israel (the three must be in agreement), you will not apprehend this]. (Philip 95)

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