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Where are Jesus’ private teachings?

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A recent visitor to GnosticChristianity.com submitted this question: So where are Jesus’ private teachings? Outside of what was left in the bible, that is. How are you getting your information to be able to make these claims?

In reply, here are the thoughts of John Miller, Ph.D., whose contributions to GnosticChristiany.com are many and great. This information is published here with Dr. Miller’s permission, and all rights are hereby reserved.

I have been asked to respond to your query concerning Jesus’ gnostic teachings.  Obviously, if they were secret, they are not written down for public viewing.  In the thirteenth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew, we read (Jesus is speaking to his disciples here): Unto you is given to knew the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.  Therefore speak I to them in parables, because they seeing, see not; and hearing, they hear not, neither do they understand.”  Similar passages are found in the Gospels of Mark and Luke. 

Everything we know about Jesus by William C. Kiefert

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The Practical Side of Heaven


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Originally written on April 24, 2002.

It is as difficult to push square pegs into round holes as it is to stuff everything we know about Jesus into one box. To do “on earth as it is in heaven” and also the “greater things” Jesus promised we could, we must stop limiting him to the “historical method” of interpretation. This is an outdated product of the Roman Emperor Constantine’s demand at the Council of Nicaea (325AD) that the church be unified under “one” doctrine.

Jesus did more than die for us. He also taught us a godlike, non-judgmental process of reasoning, the logos or logic of God. Combining the non-judgmental logic with the present judgmental process (Aristotelian Logic) expands our consciousness of reality. In this renewed or enlightened consciousness, unused potentials of our mind are awakened, empowering us to do what Jesus promised we could.

In John 8: 31-32jvb, for example, Jesus said: “If you make my word your home, you will learn the truth and the truth will set you free.” The Word or Will of God

Solving Biblical Mysteries #39 from William C. Kiefert

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Originally written on May 9, 2002.

Dear friends:

Homophobia is the product of a grave misinterpretation of Paul’s letter to the Romans (1:27). That mistake cannot be recognized from the Judaic-Christian worldview. To understand this mistake, Romans 1:27 must be understood in Paul’s worldview; i.e. that of a Gnostic Christian.

Please consider reading “Does the Bible Condemn Homosexuality?” below, which comes from the Solving Biblical Mysteries section of my book, “The Practical Side of Heaven.” I believe reading this can open the door to the correct interpretation of Romans 1:27, which, in turn, eliminates the “cause” of homophobia.

Your thoughts on this will be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
William C. Kiefert

Does the Bible condemn homosexuality?
The condemnation of homosexuality is not authentic to early Christianity for two reasons.

The Gospel of Thomas

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The Gospel of Thomas: For spiritual seekers and those dissatisfied with the teachings of the established church, the Gospel of Thomas collection is a series of spiritual writings that provide unique explanations and insights into Jesus’ teachings in the Gospel of Thomas.

Discovered in a library hidden for over 1,500 years, the Gospel of Thomas reveals spiritual teachings of Jesus. They provide an inward certainty and joyousness based on a timeless tradition of truth which was omitted from orthodox Christian dogma. It consists of sayings attributed to Jesus before 52AD that pre-date the books and epistles of the New Testament. The Gospel reveals the spiritual teachings of Jesus in their purest form.