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The Gospel of Judas
Wesley Center Online (non-canonical literature) ^ | ca 200 AD | pseudo-Judas

Posted on 05/12/2006 7:24:59 PM PDT by xzins

They said, “Master, you are […] the son of our god.”

Jesus said to them, “How do you know me? Truly [I] say to you, no generation of the people that are among you will know me.”

DISCIPLES BECOME ANGRY

When his disciples heard this, they started getting angry and infuriated and began blaspheming against him in their hearts. When Jesus observed their lack of [understanding, he said] to them, “Why has this agitation led you to anger? Your god who is within you and […] [35] have provoked you to anger [within] your souls. [Let] any one of you who is [strong enough] among human beings bring out the perfect human and stand before my face.”

They all said, “We have the strength.”

But their spirits did not dare to stand before [him], except for Judas Iscariot. He was able to stand before him, but he could not look him in the eyes, and he turned his face away.

Judas [said] to him, “I know who you are and where you have come from. You are from the immortal realm of Barbelo. And I am not worthy to utter the name of the one who has sent you.”

JESUS SPEAKS TO JUDAS PRIVATELY

Knowing that Judas was reflecting upon something that was exalted, Jesus said to him, “Step away from the others and I shall tell you the mysteries of the kingdom. It is possible for you to reach it, but you will grieve a great deal. [36] For someone else will replace you, in order that the twelve [disciples] may again come to completion with their god.”

Judas said to him, “When will you tell me these things, and [when] will the great day of light dawn for the generation?” But when he said this, Jesus left him.

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TOPICS: Theology
KEYWORDS: gospelofjudas; judas; pseudepigrapha
See the remainder at the above link at Wesley Center Online.

"From the immortal realm of Barbelo...."

Things that make you go "Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.............."

1 posted on 05/12/2006 7:25:00 PM PDT by xzins
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To: xzins

This is not only noncanonical, it's nonsensical. It's all gibberish. It's making the traitor of Judas to be someone special to the Lord Jesus. How sick, how pathethic, how blasphemous!


2 posted on 05/13/2006 6:48:27 PM PDT by Iam1ru1-2
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To: Iam1ru1-2

The "Barbelo" line caught my eye....it's just plain old corny.

I agree with you. This stuff is gibberish.

But it did reveal again this truth: The modern media and modern scholarship hates Christianity and yearns to injure it.

However, "every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord..."


3 posted on 05/13/2006 11:50:18 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It. Supporting our Troops Means Praying for them to Win!)
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To: xzins
Barbelo...the most exalted feminine Aeon in "orthodox" gnosticism; the highest manifestation of the Divine Feminine. The writer of Judas converted her into a place. I guess he needed to brush up on his heresy.

I've been noodling with this garbage for so long, I'm starting to understand it. But don't worry, I'm in no danger of believing it.

4 posted on 05/15/2006 10:50:47 AM PDT by jboot (Faith is not a work)
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