Hi all, I'm new here and I am trying to fulfill my 20 post obligation. About 5 years ago I wrote a personal book. I chose not to publish because of
the immense controversy it would cause. Chapter 1 is about the life of Jesus. I have posted that chapter on my non public website. If you are
interested you can read it from the instructions below this post.
The question as I understand it was whether Christianity stems from Gnosticism or is Gnosticism an offshoot of Christianity or something else
entirely. I wish to give you an excerpt of that chapter if I may.
"The authors of the first three Gospels put the Last Supper as the Orthodox Jewish Pascal Feast which began when the trumpets sounded the beginning
of Passover at sundown and that it was served the night before the surrender, trial, and crucifixion. This is impossible due to the fact that it would
have put the crucifixion on the Orthodox Sabbath but this year it was also Passover making it twice as sacred. Even the Romans did not crucify nor let
anyone who was crucified remain on the cross even one minute into the Sabbath.The Synoptics(the first three Gospels) state that Jesus was removed from
the cross because the Sabbath was approaching. By the Synoptics time line Jesus ate the Passover meal on Thursday which is also impossible.
The only way the time line works is Jesus was an Essen, which he was. The Essens followed the solar calendar instead of the lunar calendar that the
Orthodox Jews followed because of Genesis 1:14-19, which was when God created days and nights on the fourth day, their Sabbath was on Wednesday. With
the Orthodox calender Passover could land on any day of the week but with the Essens Passover landed on the same Wednesday every year."
The reason I posted this section was to show that Jesus was an Essen. Now, the Essens where remnants of the Gnostic understandings. Therefore If Jesus
was an Essen and the Essens were Gnostic than Jesus was Gnostic as well. If Jesus was Gnostic than Gnosticism obviously predates Christianity. Most
of the posts in this thread about the Gnosis are, at best, a politicians answer. Pieces of truth mixed with either lies or misinformation in the
attempt to further the Christian Cause. Please understand, I do not blame anyone for purposely posting this information. When information is found a
lot of time the search stops or slows and the truth is missed. Yes there is a lot of true information represented here but it is done in a dark and
misunderstood way. Jesus taught the Understandings of the Gnosis in his parables and made statements everywhere that are deeply rooted in Gnostisism
in example; Mark 11:23-24, Mark 4:26-29, Mark 5:34, Mark 9:23, Mathew 7:7-8, Mathew 7:13, Mathew 7:24, Mathew 8:13, Mathew 9:29, Mathew 11:25, Mathew
13:18-23, Mathew 17:20-21, Mathew 21:21-22, Luke 17:5-6, Luke 17:19, Luke 18:6-8, Luke 18:15-17, John 8:47, John 10:33-35, John 14:11-14, Romans 8:29,
Romans 14:22-23, Corinthians 3:1-3, etc, etc,etc.
Gnosticism in it's whole contains 4 steps to Ascension, each a compliment to the other and each must be learned in its order, in order to ascend. The
teachings of Christianity are simply the first school of understanding. Without the others its practitioners are lost to unknown truths.
Thank you for letting me throw in my 2 cents worth.
As soon as I am allowed to post a new thread my intention is to post the Chapter mentioned above. I wish for all to read it all and then SHRED IT.
Yes, thats right Destroy it, take it apart with a fine tooth comb. Please don't look for only the contrary. Look for both sides and way them. Please,
do not use the Bible as your ONLY reference because even though I was raised Roman Catholic(I received Communion from the Cardinals while Pope John
Paul 11 said Mass) I believe its like our currency, just because Bob said its worth something doesn't mean it's backed by anything. It has truth and
validity however it is NOT our only resource. You will find answers in places like Roman Records, the Nag Hammadi Library, or ancient Hebrew texts not
to mention modern history excavations.
If you wish to read it now you can go to www.wix.com...
click Agarta, and on that page my initials are in the bottom
left corner. Click on the J.