The Gospel of Philip, Part 6

This part is again going to be a bit longer. I may take it all the way to the dissection. I hope you enjoy. Have a good read, friends.

The Prayer of Thanksgiving

He said on that day in the prayer of thanksgiving, ‘You who have united perfect light with the Holy Spirit, unite the angels also with us, as images.’

The Lamb

Don’t despise the lamb, for without it no one could see the king.

Meeting the King

No one can meet the king while naked. (Sorry folks. God doesn’t like nudity! *I’m kidding!*)

Children of the Perfect Human

The heavenly person has more children than the earthly person. If the children of Adam are numerous but die, how much more numerous are the children of the perfect human, who don’t die but are continually being born. A father produces children, but a child cannot produce children. One who has just been born cannot be a parent. Rather, a child gets brothers & sisters, not children. (This reminds me of when someone first gets “saved.” So they are ‘children.’) All who are born in the world are born of nature, & the others are nourished from where they’re born. People are nourished from the promise of the heavenly place. If they would be….from the mouth, from which the word comes, they would be nourished from the mouth & would be perfect. The perfect conceive & give birth through a kiss. (This is a holy kiss. Don’t ask me how it works.) That’s why we also kiss each other. We conceive from the grace within each other. We conceive from the grace within each other.

Three Women Named Mary

Three women always walked with the master: Mary his mother, his sister Mary (yes, his biological sister. The Virgin Mary wasn’t a perpetual virgin, according to this & many other texts.), & Mary Magdalene, who is called his companion. For Mary is the name of his sister, his mother, & his companion.

The Coptic text reads “her sister” here, & the text is emended on the basis of the later reference to “his sister.” On the sister of Jesus, see Matthew 13:56 & Mark 3:32. In the History of Joseph the Carpenter, the sisters of Jesus are named Lysia or Assia & Lydia; in Epiphanius of Salamis they’re named Mary or Anna & Salome.

If the 1st reference in the Coptic text is not emended (& the later reference is emended to read “her sister”), this person could be the sister of Mary the mother of Jesus (which would make this Mary Jesus’ aunt) or this person could be Mary Magdalene’s sister. But most likely it’s Jesus’ sister.See John 19:25.

Here Mary Magdalene is called koinonos (in the 1st instance, with a word of Greek origin), the companion, partner, or consort of Jesus.

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