Gospel of Philip - Part Fourteen
This is Volume One Number 80
April 4, 2005
For my text I'm using the Gospel of Philip found
In my opinion, the best translation of the Gospel
of Philip is done by Jean-Yves LeLoop (2002) (ISBN
1-59477-022-0) published by Inner Traditions
Rochester, VT. http://InnerTraditions.com
14. "Jesus" is a hidden name, "Christ" is a
In this sense, "hidden" means it is "of this
physical world" and not "of the spiritual world."
"Revealed," on the other hand, is "of the
Spiritual world" and given to us by spirit. Jesus
is the name given to the man by his parents.
Christ is the name of the Divine incarnate in the
man. When the man realizes (Realization) the
Divine incarnate within in, that man knows he is
that, he is the Christ.
"For this reason 'Jesus' is not particular to any
language; rather he is always called by the name
Jesus. While as for 'Christ', in Syriac it is
'Messiah', in Greek it is 'Christ'. Certainly all
the others have it according to their own
The name a man is given by his parents is the name
that man is called by in any language. A revealed
name, on the other hand, is revealed to all people
in their own language. It is translated by men
into their own tongue. But the name of a man
given him by his parents is not translated into
"The Nazarene is he who reveals what is hidden."
Jesus is the Nazarene who revealed the hidden
knowledge about the Divine. That knowledge is
that the Divine is a part of everything, that each
of us is an individualized expression of the one
and only Divine.
"Christ has everything in himself, whether man, or
angel, or mystery, and the Father."
Since Christ is the incarnate Divine, and since
the Divine contains the whole creation within
itself, Christ has everything within himself.
This is the greatest mystery of the Christian
faith. The only resolution of this mystery is
that the Divine is Everything. Therefore, since
everything is within the Divine, the Divine
resides in all things. Thus Christ, being the
Divine incarnate, contains all things as well.
We'll continue the Gospel of Philip in the next
newsletter. In the meantime, have a great week.
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