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GNOOSIS IS THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HOW TO BE BAPTIZED INTO THE KRATER OF NOUS (Z)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  14/10/18) OHN’S ANSWER TO JESUS CONCERNING THE ANGEL OF DEATH (§ 33). Yahyā proclaims in the nights, Yōhānā on the Night’s evenings.    YAHYĀ proclaims and speaks: “Stand I not alone? Because of my voice the [heavenly] wheels … Continue reading

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GNOOSIS IS THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HOW TO BE BAPTIZED INTO THE KRATER OF NOUS (CT)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  6/10/17) JOHN’S INVULNERABILITY (§ 27). Yahyā proclaims in the nights, Yōhānā on the Night’s evenings.    YAHYĀ proclaims in the nights and speaks: “Is there anyone greater than I? They measure my works; my wage is assayed and … Continue reading

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GNOOSIS IS THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HOW TO BE BAPTIZED INTO THE KRATER OF NOUS (E)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  19/10/16) JOHN THE ASCETIC (§ 21). Yahyā proclaims in the nights, Yōhānā on the Night’s evenings. YAHYĀ proclaims in the nights and speaks: “Stand not I here alone? I go to and fro. Where is a prophet … Continue reading

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GNOOSIS IS THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HOW TO BE BAPTIZED INTO THE KRATER OF NOUS (D)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  21/2/16) I.—THE GNOSTIC JOHN THE BAPTIZER. PORTENTS AT JOHN’S BIRTH (§ 18).1 In the Name of Great Life may hallowed Light be glorifed. A CHILD was planted out of the height, a mystery revealed in Jerusalem.2 The … Continue reading

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PHAINEITAI TO ERCHOMENON PHAOS,TOU PHANEETOS BAPTIZOMENOU (VI end)

Too often Christian commentaries will  dismiss baptism for the dead, specifically  1 Corinthians 15:29, because those whopracticed the work were judged long after  the fact to be “heretics.” (BEING CONTINUED FROM  23/12/15) Most commentators, though recognizing the fact that the … Continue reading

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GNOOSIS IS THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HOW TO BE BAPTIZED INTO THE KRATER OF NOUS (C)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  21/3/15) II.FROM THE JOHN-BOOK OF THE MANDÆANS. WE will now proceed to see what the Gnostic John-folk have to say about the person of Yōhānā and concerning their early Palestinian community, and will conclude with some typical … Continue reading

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PHAINEITAI TO ERCHOMENON PHAOS,TOU PHANEETOS BAPTIZOMENOU (V)

Twelfth-century baptistery in St. Barthélemy, Liège, Belgium. Scala /Art Resource, NY. Too often Christian commentaries will  dismiss baptism for the dead, specifically  1 Corinthians 15:29, because those who practiced the work were judged long after  the fact to be “heretics.” … Continue reading

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GNOOSIS IS THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HOW TO BE BAPTIZED INTO THE KRATER OF NOUS (B)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 7/1/15) ONE OF JOHN’S DISCOURSES AND ITS SYMBOLISM.    Let us now turn to the first part of the short but powerful address of the Baptizer handed on by Mt. (3:7-10) and Lk. (3:7-9), a most interesting … Continue reading

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PHAINEITAI TO ERCHOMENON PHAOS,TOU PHANEETOS BAPTIZOMENOU (IV)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 3/07/14) Apparently, the righteous are able  to choose certain damned souls, who   are then released from eternal punishment and receive baptism (literal  or figurative) that they might be saved  with their counterparts. Buchholz concludes that  this scene … Continue reading

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GNOOSIS IS THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HOW TO BE BAPTIZED INTO THE KRATER OF NOUS (A)

JOHN THE BAPTIZER AND CHRISTIAN ORIGINS A RECENT STUDY ON JOHN’S SYMBOLISM. A DISTINCT ray of light has been cast on the obscure background of Christian origins by Dr. Robert Eisler in a series of detailed studies on the movement … Continue reading

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PHAINEITAI TO ERCHOMENON PHAOS,TOU PHANEETOS BAPTIZOMENOU (III)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 7/10/13) Paul’s failure to openly condemn the practice  was in effect an endorsement of the same The theologian Fernard Prat does not take the  case quite as far as Martin, but he does lend considerablesupport to the … Continue reading

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PHAINEITAI TO ERCHOMENON PHAOS,TOU PHANEETOS BAPTIZOMENOU (II)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  6/01/13) However, such a reading seems  arbitrary. In order to understand why,it is important to spell out the entire  Greek of 15:29: Ἐπεὶ τί ποιήσουσιν οἱβαπτιζόμενοι ὑπὲρ τῶν νεκρῶν; εἰὅλως νεκροὶ οὐκ ἐγείρονται, τί καὶβαπτίζονται ὑπὲρ τῶν … Continue reading

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