Here you can find the Nag Hammadi library ... The Nag Hammadi Library Alphabetical Index
Quite spectacular reading if I do say so myself..
Where Christ explains that it was he, himself in the form of an eagle on the tree in the garden of eden and not the serpent.
Where Christ teaches the "true father" whom no one knew before he arrived.
and explains far more profound teachings than you will ever find in the "bible"
When I first started reading the gnostic scriptures I brought my findings to ATS here ...
It became evident to me that whoever altered the bible didn't want us to know what this particular version of Christ had to say, because to me... it
was far more liberating and logical to me than the malarkey they spout in the bible.
I recommend reading.
The Apocryphon of John
On the Origin of the World
The Hypostasis of the Archons (The Reality of the Rulers)
The Gospel of Truth
The Apocryphon of James
The Dialogue of the Savior
These texts have changed my life ...
Sometimes difficult to understand, .. annoying because of all the missing text (in what seems like convenient places for text to be missing)
But a completely different vision of Christ, his message and his mission.
Matthew said, "Tell me, Lord, how the dead die, and how the living live." The Lord said, "You have asked me about a saying [...] which eye has not
seen, nor have I heard it, except from you. But I say to you that when what invigorates a man is removed, he will be called 'dead'. And when what is
alive leaves what is dead, what is alive will be called upon." Judas said, "Why else, for the sake of truth, do they and live?" The Lord
said, "Whatever is born of truth does not die. Whatever is born of woman dies."
Matthew said, "Why do we not rest at once?" The Lord said, "When you lay down these burdens!" Matthew said, "How does the small join itself to
the big?" The Lord said, "When you abandon the works which will not be able to follow you, then you will rest."
Mary said, "I want to understand all things, just as they are!"
The Lord said, "He who will seek out life! For this is their wealth. For the [...] of this cosmos is [...], and its gold and its silver are
Judas said, "Tell me, Lord, what the beginning of the path is." He said, "Love and goodness. For if one of these existed among the governors,
wickedness would never have come into existence."
Most people are familiar with the gospel of st. thomas .. because it's much easier to follow, but it is really worth trying to understand the texts
that are missing lines and words, if you are familiar with christianity and the jewish faith it will make understanding the gnostic scriptures much
Many things we are continued to be taught in church today are the way things were taught before "Christ" arrived.. in the gnostic scriptures Christ
explains a lot of those teachings and reveals the truth behind them.
Even Christ didn't take the Torah literally.
I highly recommend reading the entire library more than once ... you will be astonished and perhaps it will change your views on Christ.
If indeed it was Christ on the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the form of an eagle.. it makes much more sense why he'd say something like
10. Jesus said, "I have cast fire upon the world, and look, I'm guarding it until it blazes."
16. Jesus said, "Perhaps people think that I have come to cast peace upon the world. They do not know that I have come to cast conflicts upon the
earth: fire, sword, war. For there will be five in a house: there'll be three against two and two against three, father against son and son against
father, and they will stand alone."
Now notice the thoughts and feelings you get when you read those last two quotes, is there any wonder why you would have such a strong response?
perhaps because someone wanted you to have a different idea and view of Christ, one that serves THEIR purpose and not his.