The Gospel of Philip, Gnostic Texts

the Gospel of Philip the Gospel of

Philip is not a traditional gospel with

good news on the life and death of Jesus

rather it is an anthology of Christian

Gnostic aphorisms parables narrative

dialogues insane of Jesus which have the

quality of nomic poetry winter is the

world summer the other realm it is wrong

to pray in winter the piece is strung

together as a sacramental Kathy Cesare

short and they may be taken from larger

texts that have not survived separations

in the text very accordingly two

scholarly editions but they are by

content largely self-evident the book is

pseudo epigraphic alia tributed to the

messenger Philip who is mentioned by

name only once and this is certainly not

a work in any way connected with Philip

here as another epic recycle works it is

Philip who informs us that Joseph was

the carpenter who made the cross on

which his son Jesus was hung the Gospel

of Philip converts a Jew makes a Jew

whom we call a convert a convert makes

no convert some are and make others like

them while others simply are slaves a

slave longed for freedom and doesn't

hope to own a masters of state a child

claims the father's legacy but those who

inherit the dead are dead heirs to the

living are alive and our heirs to life

and death the dead are heirs to nothing

how can the Dead inherit yet if the dead

inherits the living the living won't die

and the dead will survive Gentiles Jews

Christians a Gentile doesn't die never

having been alive to die you who find

truth are alive another may die being

alive since Christ came the world was

made cities adorned in the dead barren

when we were Jews we were orphans with

only a mother when we turned Christian

we had a father and a mother sowing in

season those who saw in winter reap in

summer let us sow in the world to reap

in summer winter is the world summer the

other realm it is wrong to pray in

winter from winter comes summer if you

reap in winter you will not reap you

will pull up young plants in the wrong

season no crop as yours even on the days

of the

the field is barren Christ and the soul

Christ came to buy he rescued and

redeemed redeeming aliens

he made strangers his own he brought his

own and made promises constraint a

strategy and gave his life when he

appeared and when the world began then

he came and took back what he promised

which fell into the hands of thieves

they captured it but he rescued it back

then he redeemed both the good and evil

people in the world

light and darkness light in darkness

life and death on the right and left

these are children they are inseparably

together but the good are not good the

wicked not wicked life not life and

death not death each element faints to

an original source but those who live

above the world cannot fade they are

eternal names the names of earthly

things are illusory we stray from the

real to the unreal if you heard their

word good you miss the real and here the

Unreal Father Son Holy Spirit

life light resurrection church these

words are not real they are unreal but

referring to the real and are heard in

the world they fool us if those names

were in the eternal realm they would

never be heard on earth they were not

assigned to us here their end wells in

the eternal realm the name not uttered

only one name is not uttered in the

world the name the father gave the son

above the name of all others is the

father's name the son would not be

father without wearing the father's name

those with his name know it but do not

speak it those without his name do not

think it truth made names truth made

names in the world and without them we

can't think truth is one and as many

teaching one thing through the many

rulers the rulers want to fool us since

they saw we were connected with the good

they took the name of the good and gave

them to the not good

so with names they could trick and roll

push to the not good and though doing us

a favor

they took names from the not good and

placed them on the good they knew what

they were doing they wanted to grab

those of us who are free and make us

eternal slaves

forces there are forces that don't want

us to be saved they act for their own

sake if we are saved there will be no

sacrifice no animals offered to the

forces yes they made sacrifice to the

animals they were alive when they

offered him and then they died they

offered as dead to God and we lived once

there was no bread before Christ came

there was no bread in the world and just

as paradise with its Adam had many trees

for nourishing animals but no wheat for


once we nourished ourselves like animals

but when the perfect Christ came he

carried bread down from heaven so we

could eat like humans rulers in the Holy

Spirit the rulers thought they had done

everything alone but in secret the Holy

Spirit on her own accompt at all sowing

truth truth from the beginning is sown

everywhere many see its own few she had

reaped Miriam the Holy Spirit some say

the Holy Spirit inseminated Mary they

were wrong and don't know what they are

saying when did a woman ever get a woman

pregnant marries a virgin and no power

and dirtied her she is a great

repugnance to the Jews who are apostolic

who are the messengers no powers dirtied

the Virgin they dirty themselves the

Lord's father the Lord would never say

my father who was in heaven unless he

had another father elsewhere he would

have simply said my father

possessions the Lord said to the

students from every house you are in

take out possessions but take things

into the father's house I do not steal

what is inside and run off

Jesus is a hidden name Jesus is a hidden

name Christ is an open one so Jesus is

not a word at any tongue but a name they

call him in Syriac the Christ is

messy-ass in Greek he is Christos all

languages have their own way of calling

him Nazarene is the revealed name for

what a secret what is Christ and himself

Christ has everything be it human or

angel or mystery and the Father the Lord

ascending some say the Lord

first in an ascendant they are wrong

heroes first and then he died unless you

are first resurrected you will not die

as God lives you would already be dead

penny and soul no one would hide a

beautiful and valuable object under a

lovely cover but often vast monies are

held in a bag worthy only a penny

consider the soul it is a precious

spirit and it came in a contemptible

body some are afraid some are afraid

that they will ascend from death naked

and they want to climb back to life into

their flash they are unaware that those

who wear their flesh are naked and those

who strip are not naked flesh and blood

cannot inherit the kingdom of God what

will we not inherit the flesh we were

honest but when will that we inherit as

our own the body of Jesus and his blood

and Jesus said whoever will not eat my

flesh and drink my blood has no life

within him what does he mean his flesh

is the word and blood the Holy Spirit

who has received these has food and

drink and clothing I condemn those who

say the flesh won't rise then both are

wrong you say the flesh won't ascend

tattwa tell me what will rise so I can

honor you you say spirit in the flesh

and light in the flesh what is the flash

you see there is nothing outside of the

flash then rise in the flesh since

everything exists in it in the world

those wearing garments are better than

garments in heaven the garments are

better than the wears through water and

fire through water and fire this wide

realm is purified and the visible clean

by the visible and the hidden by the

hidden but there are elements concealed

in the visible there is water within

water and fire in the oil of chrism

Jesus tricked everyone Jesus tricked

everyone he did not appear as he was but

in a way not to be seen yet he appeared

to all of them to the great he appeared

as great to the small as small to angels

he appeared as an angel and to humans

the human and he hid his word from

everyone some looked at him and thought

they saw themselves when before his

students he appeared gloriously

moans he was not small no he became

great and he made his students grow so

they would know his immensity Union of

Angels on the day of Thanksgiving prayer

he said you who have joined perfect

light with Holy Spirit join the Angels

with us they single image the lamb don't

hate the lamb without the lamb you can't

see the king meeting the king

you don't meet the king if you are naked

conceiving with a kiss the heavenly man

has more children than a man on earth

if the offspring of Adam are many and

died how many more of the offspring of

perfect beings who do not die and are

born each second the father makes a

child the child cannot make his son he

is not the power to make children one

recently born is not a parent the son

has brothers and sisters not children in

this world there's a natural order to

birth and what is nourished by ordinary

means we are nourished by the promise of

heaven from the mouth of the word if the

word emanated from the mouth that is

perfect by a kiss the perfect conceiving

of birth that is why we kiss from the

grace and others we conceive three

Mary's three Mary's walked with the Lord

his mother his sister and Mary of

Magdala his companion his sister and

mother and companion were Mary the Holy

Spirit father and son are single names

Holy Spirit is a double name and

everywhere above and below hidden and

revealed the Holy Spirit lives in the

revealed it is concealed below it is

above blinders even evil powers serve

the Saints the Holy Spirit blinds the

powers who suppose they are treating a

simple man when they are treating Saints

ask your mother a student when asked the

Lord for something from the world and he

said ask your mother and she will give

you something from another realm Sophia

and salt the messenger said to the

students that our offerings all be for

obtaining salt salt is what they call

Sophia without salt no offering is

acceptable but Sophia is barren

has no child and so she is called a

trace of salt yet wherever others are

will it be the Holy Spirit her children

are Mannion father and child what a

father has belongs to the child but not

while the child is still little when the

child has grown however then the father

turns over all he possesses the lost

those who have gone astray are those

born of the Spirit and they are usually

lost because of the Spirit so from one

single breath of spirit the fire blazes

and is blackened wisdom and the wisdom

of death echo mouth is one thing and eka

moth another

eka mouth is simply wisdom but Eknath is

the wisdom of death who was the one who

knows death who is called a little

wisdom domestic animals and beasts

domestic animals maybe the ball on the

donkey and other species others are wild

and live in the desert a man plows the

field with a domestic animal and from

the fruit of his labor he feeds himself

when the animals came or wild compare

the perfect human through submissive

power he ploughs and prepares for

everything to come into being

so his world holds together good or evil

the right and left the Holy Spirit

Shepherds everyone and rules all the

powers those tame and wild and running

loose he gathers them and shuts him and

so like it or not they cannot escape

Cain the one who has been created is

beautiful and you would expect his son

to be noble creations if one was not

created but engendered you would find

his seed was noble but now he was

created and he engendered is this

nobility adultery came to being then

murder one was engendered into adultery

since he was the child of the serpent so

like his father he too became a murder

and killed his brother every sexual act

between unlike persons is adultery God

is a dire God is a dire the good dies

true dies dissolve into things died in


so two four things God has died his dies

are impartial because of their colours

what God did

he dips in water seen it is impossible

to see anything in the real realm unless

you become it not so in the world you

can see the Sun without being the sun

sea sky and earth but are not them this

is truth of the world in the other truth

you are what you see if you see spirit

you are spirit if you look at the

anointed you are the anointed if you see

the father you will be father in this

world you see everything but yourself

but there you look at yourself and are

what you see faith and love faith

receives love gives no one receives

without faith no one gives without love

to receive believe to love give if you

give without love no one derives a thing

from what is given whoever has not

accepted the Lord is still a Jew names

of Jesus the messengers who were before

us had these names for him jesus the

nazarene Messiah that is jesus the

nazarene the Christ the last name is

Christ the first is Jesus the middle

name is the Nazarene Messiah has two


both Christ and measured Jesus in Hebrew

is redemption nazara

is truth Christ has been measured the

Nazarene and Jesus are they who have

been measured purl in the mud if a pearl

is thrown into mod it loosen all value

and if rubbed with balsam oil it gains

no value it always is precious in its

owner's eye wherever they are the

children of God are precious in the eyes

of the Father Jew Roman Greek Christian

if you say I am a Jew no one will be

moved if you say I am a Roman no one

will be upset if you say I am Greek a

barbarian a slave a freeman don't be

troubled but if you say I'm a Christian

they will tremble I wish I had that

title the world will not endure it when

hearing that name God is a maneater

God is a maneater so people are

sacrificed to him before humans were

sacrificed it was animals because those

they were eaten but not

glass and earth glass decanters and

earthenware jug czar both made with fire

when a glass decanter breaks it is

redone since it is made through a breath

when earthenware jug they are destroyed

since they were born without a breath

donkey and millstone a donkey turning a

millstone walked a hundred miles when it

was set loose it found itself in the

same place some people travel long but

go nowhere at Twilight they have seen no

cities or villages no human construction

or phenomena of nature no powers or

angels these miserable ones have labored

in vain the Eucharist is Jesus the

Eucharist is Jesus in Syria it is called

Ferris otha which is one who spread out

since Jesus came to crucify the world

the Lord in the dye works of Levi the

Lord went into the dye works of Levi and

took 72 different colors and threw them

into a vat he do out perfectly white he

said in this way the earthly Sun has

come as a dire wisdom mother of the

Angels wisdom who was called barren his

mother the angels the companion he has a

Mary of Magdala Jesus loved her more

than his students he kissed her off on

her face more than all his students and

they said why do you love for more than

us the Savior answered st. of them why

do I not love you like her if a blind

man and one who sees are together in

darkness they are the same when light

comes the one who sees will see light

the blind man stays in darkness being

the Lord said blessing on you who were

before you came into being whoever is

was and will be humans and animals the

superiority of humans is not obvious to

the eye but lies in what is hidden

consequently they have mastery over

animals who are stronger and large and

weighs apparent and hidden so the

animals survive when humans withdraw the

animals slay and devour each other

because they do not find food now they

have food because humans plow the soil

water and mystery if you go down into

the water and come up receiving nothing

and say I am a Christian you have

borrowed the name at interest but if you

receive the Holy Spirit you have the

name as a gift and a gift you do not pay

back but if you have borrowed at

interest you must pay so it works when

you have passed through mystery marriage

great is the mystery of marriage without

it the world would not be the existence

of the world depends on marriage think

of sex it possesses the powers though

it's image is filthy bridal chamber N

and drogyny among the forms of unclean

spirits are male and female ones males

have sex with souls who inhabit a female

shape and females mingle promiscuously

with souls in male form no one escapes

those spirits they seize you unless you

take on the power of male or female of

groom and bride this power resides in

the mirrored bridal chamber

when wanton women see a man sitting

alone the man has overcome they fondled

him and pollute him when wanton man see

a beautiful woman sitting alone they

overcome her and she has violated and

polluted but when spirits see a man and

his wife sitting together the female

spirits cannot enter the male nor the

male the woman when the image and Angel

are joined none can force themselves on

the man and woman leaving the world when

you leave the world nothing can stop you

because you are in the world you are

above desire and fear you are a master

of envy if someone does not leave the

world the forest grab and choke him how

can one escape those great grasping

rulers how can one hide from them some

say we are faithful to escape the filthy

spirits and demons but if they had the

Holy Spirit nothing filthy would cleave

to them have no fear of the flesh don't

love it if you are fearful it will gain

mastery over you if you love the flash

it will swallow and paralyze you in this

world or the resurrection either someone

will be in this world or in the

resurrection or in the middle place God

forbid that I be found in the middle

in this world there's good and evil it's

good is not good and evil not evil but

there is evil after this world that is

truly evil which is called the middle

the middle is death while we are in this

world it is best to acquire resurrection

for ourselves so when we strip off the

flesh when they rest and not walk in the

middle many go straight on the way will

and sin it is good to leave the world

before one is sinned

some will neither the will nor the

ability to act others even if they have

the will are better off if they do not

act for the act of the will makes them

sinners but even if they have no will to

act justice may be concealed from them

whether they have the will or not will

not action is always primary hell a

messenger in a vision saw people locked

up in a house of fire and bound with

fiery chains lying in a flying ointment

he asked them why can't they be saved we

did not desire it they told the

messenger but we got this place of

punishment it is the outer darkness and

we are in it kinds of fire soul and

spirit came into being from water and

fire from water and fire and light came

the attendant in the bridal chamber

fire is chrism light is fire I am NOT

referring to flame which has no form but

to another kind of fire whose appearance

is white which is luminous and beautiful

and gives Beauty truth and connectedness

truth didn't come into the world naked

but in types and images truth is

received only that way there is rebirth

and its image they must be reborn

through image what is the resurrection

image must rise again through image the

bridegroom and image enter through image

into truth which is restoration it is

right that those who don't have a take

on the name of the father and the son in

the Holy Spirit but they have not done

so on their own if you do not take on

the names for yourself the name

Christian will be taken from you you

receive them in the oil of the chrism

the aromatic unction of the power of the

Cross the messengers call this power the

right and left you are no longer a

Christian but

five sacraments the Lord did everything

through mystery baptism and a chrism and

a Eucharist and a Redemption and a

bridal chamber things below like things

above the Lord said I came to make

things below like things above and the

outside like the inside I came to join

them in one place he revealed who he is

through types and images those who say

there is a heavenly person and one even

higher or wrong who is seen in heaven as

the heavenly person who was called the

one below and the one to whom the hidden

belongs is called higher it is best to

say inner and outer and what is beyond

the outer so the Lord called destruction

the outer darkness there's nothing

beyond he said my father who was in

secret he said go into the chamber and

shut the door behind you

and pray to your father who is in secret

the one who is innermost but what is

within them all is the fullness beyond

it there is nothing inside this is the

place they called the uppermost places

of the Spirit before Christ some came

from a realm they could not re-enter and

they went where they could not come out

then Christ came those who went in he

took out those who went out he took in

even Adam when Eve was an Adam there was

no death when she was cut from him death

came into being if he enters what he was

and takes her in him fully death will

disappear crucifixion my God my god Oh

Lord why have you abandoned me he said

these words on the cross but not from

that place he was already gone rising

from the dead the Lord rose from the

dead he became as he was but now his

body was perfect he possessed flash but

this was true flash our flesh isn't true

ours is only an image of the true

bedroom animals don't have a bridal

bedroom nor do slaves or dirtied women

bedrooms are for free men and virgins

born again through the Holy Spirit we

are again engendered but conceived

through Christ we are anointed in the

spirit when we were conceived we were

united no one will be able to look at

oneself either in water or in the mirror

without light nor see and light without

water or mirror so it is fitting to

baptize in light in water now the light

is the chrism three buildings in

Jerusalem there were three buildings in

Jerusalem one facing West called the

holy another facing south called the

holy of the Holy the third facing East

was called the holy of the Holies where

only the high priest enters baptism is

the holy building redemption is the holy

of the Holy the holy of the Holies is

the bridal chamber baptism includes

resurrection and redemption redemption

happens in the bridal chamber but the

bridal chamber is part of something

superior to it and the others because

you will find nothing like it those

familiar with it are those who pray in

spirit and in truth for they do not pray

in Jerusalem they are some who pray in

Jerusalem awaiting the Kingdom of Heaven

called the Holy of Holies before the

veil was rent we had no bridal chamber

but the image of the bridal chamber

above swords veil was torn from top to

bottom it was right for some below to

ascend garment of light the rulers do

not see you who wear the perfect light

and they cannot sees you they put on the

light in the mystery of union reunion in

the bedroom if the woman and man had not

come apart they would not know death

Christ came to repair the split there

from the beginning and join the two and

give them life who had died because of

separation now the woman and man are 1

in a chamber with the bend and those

sword joined will not come apart again

even Adam separated because when they

joined it was not in the chamber with

the Ben Adams soul the soul of Adam came

into being through a breath blowing into

him breath his spirit the element given

him is his mother soul became spirit

when he was joined to spirit he

awkward incomprehensible to the powers

they envied him excluded him from the

union of the spirit their exclusion

spurred them into fashioning the bridal

chamber where lovers would come and be

defiled Jesus at the Jordan Jesus

appeared at the Jordan River with the

fullness of the kingdom of heaven he was

born before there was birth he was

anointed once and was anointed anew he

who was redeemed redeemed the world

mystery it is good to speak of mystery

especially because the father of all

joined with the virgin who came down and

on that day of fire shone over him he

came to the bridal chamber so on that

very day his body came into being and on

that day he left the chamber with a

splendor of what passed between the

bride and the bridegroom through his

force Jesus did everything it is good

for each of his students to go into the

chamber and rest virgin birth Adam came

into being from two virgins from the

spirit and from the virgin earth and

Christ was born of a virgin to heal the

initial fall two trees of paradise two

trees are growing in paradise one bears

animals the other bears people Adam ate

from the tree that bore animals and

became an animal and brought forth

animals and so Adams children worship

animals the tree whose fruit animate is

the tree of knowledge so his sins

increased if he had eaten fruit from the

tree of life the one bearing people the

gods would worship man and woman for in

the beginning God created man and woman

now they create God in the world humans

make gods and worship their creation it

would be better if the gods worshipped

them a man and his children a man and

does what he has the skills to do he has

the ability to make children he does it

easily in a few seconds his

accomplishments shows in his children

they are the image he was also made

after the image doing things with his

physical strength and producing his

children with ease slaves and the free

in this world the slaves serve the free

in the kingdom of heaven the free will

serve the slaves and

tenants of the bridal chamber will

minister to the wedding guests the

attendants of the bridal chamber have

one name rest and need take no other

form because they meditate and

comprehend by insight there are many

since they do not store their treasures

and things below despicable things but

in unknown glory into the water it was

necessary for Jesus to descend into the

water so that he could perfect and

consecrate it so also they who have

received baptism in his name may be

perfect he said it is right in this way

to perfect all that is just baptism when

you say you will die first and then rise

you are wrong if you are not resurrected

in life you will receive nothing when

you are dead greatest baptism enter the

water and live Joseph and the wooden

cross Philip the messenger said Joseph

the carpenter planted a garden of

paradise because he needed wood for his

trade he made the cross from the tree he

planted and his seed hung from what he

planted his seed was Jesus and the plant

was the cross the tree of life in the

middle of that garden of paradise is an

olive tree and from the olive tree comes

chrism and from that oil comes the

resurrection the world eats bodies the

world eats bodies and everything eaten

in the world dies truth eats life but no

one fed on truth will find death Jesus

came and carried food giving life to

whoever wanted it so they might not die

Adam in Paradise God planted a garden

and humans were placed in the garden

they lived among many trees with a

blessing and in the image of God the

things in it I will eat as I wish here

in this garden they will tell me eat

this or to not eat that just as you wish

here I will eat all things where the

tree of knowledge is that tree killed

Adam but here the tree of knowledge made

us alive the law was a tree

it was the power to give knowledge of

good and evil it did not remove me from

evil or set me among the good it created

death for those who ate it when they

said eat this or do not eat that death


superiority of chrism - baptism the

chrism is superior to baptism from the

word chrism we have been called

Christians and surely not from the word

baptism and because of the chrism Christ

has his name the Father anointed the Son

and the son anointed the messengers and

the messengers anointed us who has been

anointed possesses everything

resurrection light cross Holy Spirit the

father gave him this in the bridal

chamber he merely accepted the gift this

father was in the son and the Son and

the father this is the kingdom of heaven

laughing Christ the Lord said it


some have entered the kingdom of heaven

laughing and they have come out laughing

they do not remain there one because he

is not a Christian another because he

laments his Leiter acts as soon as

Christ went down into the water he came

out laughing at everything in this world

not because he thought it a trifle but

out of contempt whoever wants to enter

the kingdom of heaven will do so whoever

despises everything in this world scorns

it as a trifle will emerge laughing so

with the bread and the cup in the oil

for above as one superior to all of

these creation the world came into being

through air the agent who made it wanted

to be imperishable and immortal he

failed he came up with less than his

desire the world was never incorruptible

nor was its maker things are not

imperishable but children are nothing

can endure that is not first a child

whoever cannot receive surely will be

unable to give a cup of Prayer the cup

of Prayer holds wine and water it is

appointed for the blood for which thanks

is given it is filled with Holy Spirit

and is of the perfect human when we

drink we drink the perfect human living

water the living water is a body we must

put on the living human when you go

under the water you strip naked and put

on the living human a horse sires a

horse a horse sires a horse a human

gives birth to a human a God engenders a

gun compare the bridegroom on the brow

their children were born in the chamber

no Jew was ever born to Greek parents as

long as the worldís existed and as

Christians we do not descend from the

Jews there was another people these

people ones were the chosen ones the

chosen people who live in God and then

the true man the earthly son and the

seat of the earthly Sun in the world

these are the true people they are the

attendants of the bridal chamber power

and weakness in this world power and

weakness mingle when man and women have

sex joining is different in the eternal

realm though we use the same names to

speak of it there are names beyond the

ordinary ones and stronger than show

brute force yet all is the same and this

is incomprehensible to hearts of the

flesh knowledge of self should you who

possess everything not know yourself if

you do not know yourself you will not

enjoy what you own but know yourself and

what you have enjoy garment of light the

perfect human can neither be restrained

nor seen if you see him they can stop

him so there's no way to grace but to

put on the perfect light and become

perfect all who put on the garment will

enter the kingdom this is the perfect

light we must become perfect before

leaving the world who is rich and is not

throwing it off will not share in the

kingdom but we'll go as imperfect into

the middle only Jesus knows where that

will end the holy person the priest is

fully holy including his body does one

take bread and make it holy or the cup

or anything drunk

are they sanctified if so why not the

body to baptism and death by perfecting

the water of baptism Jesus amputate of

death we go into the water but not into

death so we are not poured out into the

wind of the world whenever the wind

blows winter comes when the Holy Spirit

breathe summer blows in knowledge and

love whoever has knowledge of the truth

is a free beam but the free human

doesn't sin whoever sins is a slave of

sin truth is the mother knowledge the

father those who think that sinning is

not apply

them are called free by the world

knowledge of the truth can make one

arrogant giving meaning to the words

being free it makes them feel superior

to the world but love builds up who is

really free through knowledge is a slave

because of the love for those who have

not yet attained the freedom of

knowledge knowledge makes them capable

of freedom love never calls something

its own yet a to may possess the same

thing love never says this is mine or

that is mine but all these are yours

spiritual fragrance spiritual love is

wine and fragrance those nearby also

enjoy it from those who are anointed but

if he anointed withdraw and leave then

those an undenied

the Samaritan gave nothing but wine and

oil to the wounded only the ointment it

healed the wounds for love covers a

multitude of sins

children and adultery the children a

woman who gives birth to resembles the

man who loves her if her husband loves

her than they are like her husband if

affection comes from an adulterer then

the children are like him often if a

woman sleeps with a husband out of need

while her heart is with the adulterer of

whom she's also had sex her child will

look like the adulterer you who live

together with the Son of God love not

the world but the Lord so your children

will look not like the world but like

the Lord sex and spirit humans have sex

with humans horses with horses donkeys

with donkeys those of one sort usually

linger with those like them so spirit

mingles with spirit and thought consorts

with thought and light shares light if

you are born a person a person will love

you if you become a spirit a spirit will

join with you if you become thought

thought will mingle with you if you

become light light will share you if you

are of those from above one of those

from above will rest in you if you

become a horse or a donkey or a bull dog

sheep or another animal that is wild or

tame then neither a person or spirit nor

thought nor light can love you none of

those from above or within can rest in

you and you have no part in

slaves and freedom those who are

enslaved against their will can be free

those who are freed by favour of a

master but have sold themselves into

slavery can no longer be free farming

farming in this world demands four

elements a harvest is collected and

taken into the barn as a result of water

earth wind and light God's farming also

has four elements faith hope love and

knowledge faith is our earth in which we

take root hope is the water through

which we are nourished love is the wind

through which we grow knowledge is the

light through which we ripen grace

exists in four ways earth born heavenly

from highest heaven and living in truth

blessings on one who never harms a soul

blessings on one who never harms us all

that person is Jesus Christ he came to

the whole earth and distressed no one

blessing on one like him the perfect

person this is the word tell us about

the word since it is hard to define how

shall we be able to accomplish such a


how will he comfort everyone especially

it is improper to cause anyone to

distress whether that person be great or

small infidel or believer it is improper

to comfort only those who enjoy good

deeds some find it useful to come for

one who is lucky you who do good deeds

cannot comfort them for it goes against

your will you cannot cause them distress

since you are not afflicting them yet

you who are lucky in life sometimes

cause distress unintentionally but the

source is not you but the other person's

wickedness whoever has the qualities of

the perfect human is happy and the good

yet some are enormous ly put out by

these distinctions a householder with

everything there was a householder who

had every possible thing be it son or

slave cattle or dog pig or wheat barley

or chaff grass castor oil meat or a corn

he was sensible and knew what each one's

food was he served children bread and

meat he served slaves castor oil and


he threw barley and chaff and grass to

the cattle he threw bones to the dogs

and pigs he threw acorns and scraps of

bread compare the student of God if you

are sensible you

understand the nature of learning bodily

forms will not deceive you since you

will look at the condition of each

person's soul and speak with that form

there are many animals on earth and

human form when you identify them then

you throw acorns to swine barley and

chaff and grass to cattle and bones to

the dogs to slaves you will give only

what is preliminary but the children you

give what is complete the earthly son

and his son there is the earthly son and

there are the son of the earthly son the

Lord is the earthly son and the son of

the earthly sanas he who was created

through the earthly son the earthly son

received the capacity to create from God

he also had the ability to engender

he who has the ability to create is a

creature he who has the ability to

engender is an offspring but he who

creates cannot engender he who engenders

also has the power to create now they

say he who creates engenders but his so

called offspring is merely a creature

therefore his children are not

offsprings but creatures he who creates

works openly and as visible he who

engenders does so in private mystery of

undefiled marriage no one can know when

the husband and wife have sex sex except

those two marriage in the world is a

mystery for those who are married if

there is a hidden defilement in the

marriage how much greater is the true

mystery of the undefiled marriage it is

not flushy but pure it belongs not to

desire but to the will it belongs not to

the darkness of the night but to the day

into the light if a marriage is open to

the public it has become prostitution

and the bride plays the harlot not only

when impregnated by another man but even

if she slips out of her bedroom and is

seen let her show herself only to her

father and her mother and to the friends

and attendants of the bridegroom they

are permitted to enter every day and his

bridal chamber but let the others yearn

just to listen to her voice and to enjoy

her fragrant pointment and let them feed

on the crumbs falling from the table

like dogs bridegroom's and brides belong

to the bridal chamber no one shall be

able to see the bride groom or bride

unless one becomes a bridegroom or

Abraham's circumcision when Abraham

rejoiced and seen what he was to see he

circumcised the flesh of his foreskin

teaching us that it is proper to destroy

the flesh hidden parts are upright as

long as they are hidden most things in

the world are hop right and live if they

are revealed they die as is clear by the

example of the visible person as long as

the intestines are hidden a person is

alive when the intestines are exposed

and come out the person will die so also

with a tree while its root is hidden its

sprout and grows if its root is exposed

the tree dries up so it is with every

birth that is in the world not only with

the reel but also with the hidden as

long as the root of wickedness is hidden

it is powerful but when it is recognized

it is dissolved when it is revealed at

parishes that is why the word says even

now the axe lies set against the root of

the trees it will not merely cut what

has cut sprouts again but the axe

penetrates deeply until it brings up the

root root of evil

Jesus pulled out the root of the whole

place while others did it only partially

as for us let each one dig down after

the root of evil that is within us and

pluck it out of our heart from the root

it will be uprooted if we recognize it

but if we are ignorant of it it takes

root in us and produces fruit in our

heart it masters us we are at slave it

takes us captive to make us do what we

do not want and what we do want we do

not do it is powerful because we have

not recognized it while it exists it is

active ignorant ignorance is the mother

of all evil ignorance will eventuate

into death because those who come from

ignorance neither were nor are or will

be but those who are in the truth will

be perfect when all the truth is

revealed for truth is like ignorance

while hidden it rests in itself but when

revealed and recognized it is praised

that it is stronger than ignorance and

air it gives freedom the word said if

you know the truth the truth will make

you free

ignorance is a slave knowledge is

freedom if we know the truth we shall

find the fruits of the

within us if we join it it will fulfill

us the strong and weak the manifest and

hidden now we have the manifest things

of creation we say the strong are they

who are held in high regard and the

obscure are the weak who are despised

contrast the manifest things of truth

they are weak and despised whereas the

hidden things are strong and held in

high regard the mysteries of truth are

revealed though in type and image the

bridal chamber remains hidden it is the

holy and the holy the veil at first

concealed how God controls creation but

when the veil is torn and things inside

are revealed this house won't be left

this desolate or rather it will be

destroyed but the whole inferior God

held will not flee from these places in

the holy of the Holies for it cannot mix

with pure light in the perfect fullness

rather it will be under the wings of the

cross and under its arms the ark will be

the salvation of people when the flood

water surges over them the secret of the

truth if one belongs to the order of the

priesthood they will be able to go

within the veil with the high priest

so the veil was not torn at the top

since it would have been open oniy to

those above nor was a torn at the bottom

since it would have been revealed only

to those below but it was rent from top

to bottom those who open to us who are

below that we may go into the secret of

the truth the truth is what is held in

high regard since it is strong but we

shall go in there by means of lowly

types and forms of weaknesses they are

lowly when compared with the perfect

glory there is glory that surpasses

glory there is power that surpasses

power therefore the perfect things have

opened to us together with the hidden

things of truth the Holy of Holies has

been revealed and the bridal chamber has

invited us in the perfect light as long

as the seat is hidden wickedness is

ineffectual but has not yet been removed

from the midst of the seed of the holy

spirit everyone is a slave of evil but

when the seed is revealed the perfect

light will flow out of everyone and all

those who are and the light will receive

the chrism then the slaves will be free

in the captors ransomed every plant to


only father has not planted will be

uprooted those who are separated will be

joined and filled everyone who enters

the bridal chamber will Kindle the light

for it burns and just as in marriages

performed though they happen at night

that fire burns only at night and is put

out yet the mysteries of this marriage

are perfected and rather in the day and

the light neither that day nor its light

ever since if you become an attendant of

the bridal chamber you will receive the

light if you do not receive it while in

those places you cannot receive it in

other places you who receive the light

will not be seen nor detained and no one

will be able to torment you even while

you live in the world and when you leave

the world you have already received the

truth in the images the world has become

the eternal realm because the eternal

realm is fullness for you this is the

way it is it is revealed to you alone

not hidden darkness in the night but in

a perfect day and a holy light so ends

the Gospel of Philip