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Emphasis added by me.
The Gospel contains ideas which contradicted those circulating in the early Christian church. The author argues that God is essentially a "luminous cloud of light" who exists in an imperishable realm. Adamas, the spiritual father of all humanity, was created in God's image and dwelled in the imperishable realm. At the beginning of time, God created a group of angels and lower gods. Twelve angels were willed to come into being [to] rule over chaos and the [underworld].
The angels of creation were tasked with creating a physical body for Adamas, which became known as the first man Adam. Gradually, humanity began to forget its divine origins and some of Adam's descendants (Cain and Abel) became embroiled in the world's first murder. Many humans came to think that the imperfect physical universe was the totality of creation, losing their knowledge of God and the imperishable realm.
Jesus was sent as the Son of the true God, not of one of the lesser gods. His mission was to show that salvation lies in connecting with the God within the man. Through embracing the internal God, the man can then return to the imperishable realm.
Eleven of the disciples Jesus chose to spread his message misunderstood the central tenets of His teaching. They were obsessed with the physical world of the senses. They continued to practise religious animal sacrifice, which pleased the lower gods but did not help to foster a connection with the true God. They wrongly taught that those martyred in the name of Christ would be bodily resurrected.
In contrast, Jesus is able to teach Judas the true meaning of his life, ministry and death. Mankind can be divided into two races, or groups. Those who are furnished with the immortal soul, like Judas, can come to know the God within and enter the imperishable realm when they die. Those who belong to the same generation of the other eleven disciples cannot enter the realm of God and will die both spiritually and physically at the end of their lives. As practices that are intertwined with the physical world, animal sacrifice and a communion ceremony centered around cannibalism (the symbolic consumption of Jesus' flesh and blood) are condemned as abhorrent. Death is seen not as a glorious event but simply as a way to escape the perishable realm of the flesh.
Goin out on a limb here but its snowing out and I'm the only one In the office....
What if... WHAT IF! Jesus and Judas were the same person... The Yin and Yang so to say. The black and the white. Their names are very similar. After all, the stories in the good book have been interpreted many ways over the years.
I don't think this as fact I just think that with speculation of who was crucified it adds a nice spin to the what Is what of Christianity.
I'll look into it a bit and report back anything I find.
reply to post by boymonkey74
What is the truth? How will this be determined, do I have to wait for the documentary to come out? It smells like propaganda, that's all I am saying. In order for this to be true, this would mean that Jesus's mother Mary either wasn't at the crucifixion, she doesn't know her son that well, or lied about being there. This would also mean that the Romans got the wrong guy and Pontious Pilot is an idiot. The implications of this imo are so far fetched it makes me feel like an A-hole just thinking about this.