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|NASB||Colossians 2:18 Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,|
|Colossians 2:18 Let no one defraud you of your prize [your freedom in Christ and your salvation] by insisting on mock humility and the worship of angels, going into detail about visions [he claims] he has seen [to justify his authority], puffed up [in conceit] by his unspiritual mind,|
|Bible Question: Nag Hamadi text.What is your opinion?Would realy like to hear from scribe on this one.|
Bible Answer: Nag Hamadi texts are...
The Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles
The Apocalypse of Adam
The (First) Apocalypse of James
The (Second) Apocalypse of James
The Apocalypse of Paul
The Apocalypse of Peter
The Apocryphon of James:
The Apocryphon of John
The Book of Thomas the Contender
The Concept of Our Great Power
The Dialogue of the Savior
The Discourse on the Eighth and Ninth
Eugnostos the Blessed
The Exegesis on the Soul
The Gospel of the Egyptians
The Gospel of Philip
The Gospel of Thomas:
The Gospel of Truth:
The Hypostasis of the Archons
The Interpretation of Knowledge
The Letter of Peter to Philip
On the Anointing
On the Baptism A
On the Baptism B
On the Eucharist A
On the Eucharist B
On the Origin of the World
The Paraphrase of Shem
Plato, Republic 588A-589B
The Prayer of the Apostle Paul
The Prayer of Thanksgiving
The Second Treatise of the Great Seth
The Sentences of Sextus
The Sophia of Jesus Christ
The Teachings of Silvanus
The Testimony of Truth
The Thought of Norea
The Three Steles of Seth
The Thunder, Perfect Mind
The Treatise on the Resurrection
The Tripartite Tractate
A Valentinian Exposition
Maybe you meant you wanted to hear from "A" scribe on the Nag Hamadi text, of which I am not, but I will tell you my belief and that is that they are fascinating to read, though I have not read them all. Fascinating in that they give you insight into the working of Satan and his ancient strategies. I will explain...
First for those that do not know what the Nag Hamadi Texts are ...
In December, 1945, near the town of Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt, An Arab peasant, looking for fertilizer found a clay jar, inside it were these old papyrus books bound in leather. They were a collection of ancient manuscripts that were probably hidden about 390 AD by Monks from a nearby monastery of St. Pachomius, who may have been trying to hide them because of efforts from the RCC, (or maybe the Orthodox church, not sure which.) to destroy heresy.
I think it was bout 1970 their translation was completed.
They are referred to by many as the Gnostic gospels.
I am convinced that they are examples of how the devil is still using the same strategies in the church today that he has been using since the church began. When it comes to cults, false teaching and doctrines of devils there is no new thing under the sun. The devil knows what will work and he uses the same deceptions under different names and camouflage. These Nag Hamadi texts are not the inspired word of God and I doubt that any of the named apostles were the authors but the writers of these texts may have been so deluded as to think they had the "spirit" of Thomas or the "spirit" of James and so they felt they could say they were and not be lying.
It fits within their 'gospel' to do so because the nature of mystical personal revelation knows no moral bounds.
The same deceptions propagated by these writings are still with us today. Of Course we don't need to read the Nag Hamadi text to see what they are. Jesus Christ revealed the underlying root of all false doctrine that would face the church which had already been spewed out of hell in the first century to attack the church. Jesus revealed it in Rev Chapter 2-3 when He addressed the seven Churches. These false doctrines and the underlying root sins have been attacking the people of God since that day and we would do well to memorize Rev 2-3 and guard our minds and hearts daily, furnished thereby.
Again I repeat what I have stated in previous posts. If you have faith in the Holy Spirit living in you, and you have complete trust in Jesus Christ and the Father to abide in you as you abide in the Vine then you will know the truth and the truth will lead you. No one needs to fear being a Gnostic if they are honest in their heart as it relates to faith and repentance. The cults and modern Gnostics that are being lead by the same demons that moved the writers of the Nag Hamadi texts still walk in the pattern of placing intellectual affirmation of a doctrine or interpretation as the chief goal in religion and pass off as a thing of little importance the lifestyle of holy living required to inherit eternal life.
May God Bless You All.
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