Re: Digest Number 749
- Hey Annie
Can I ask one thing before I ask a question? When you use special
texts like this it uses up the memory we have been given for the
club.... which means older messages will start to be erased. Regular
texts use about a 10th of the memory.
Ok, now to my observation. You state that even error comes from the
Father.... but may I point out that in fact this passage very
directly states that even though the error comes because of the
Father, it states also directly that it does not come FROM the
Father. What do you make of that?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "annie" <annielu38@z...> wrote:
> Hi Jennifer--
> All things come from God, being the One Source. So that would
include error, especially when you consider error is in mankind,
just by virtue of free will combined with a lack of wisdom. That
is, at first--but we have hope to become free of error with
knowledge of the Father--
> For the name of the gospel is the manifestation of hope, since
that is the discovery of those who seek him, because the All sought
him from whom it had come forth. You see, the All had been inside of
him, that illimitable, inconceivable one, who is better than every
> and then
> The forgetfulness of error was not revealed. It did not become
light beside the Father. Forgetfulness did not exist with the
Father, although it existed because of him. What exists in him is
knowledge, which was revealed so that forgetfulness might be
destroyed and that they might know the Father, Since forgetfulness
existed because they did not know the Father, if they then come to
know the Father, from that moment on forgetfulness will cease to
> In this particular text, also, in the 3rd and 5th paragraphs it
says, basically, that because of forgetfulness and lack of
knowledge, those who come from the father seek to know him because
he has the knowledge within him that they have 'forgotten'. He did
this because he seeks that they know him and love him, and this was
the way he provided for that situation.
> At least that's what I get from it. The error exists outside of
him, in those of his making, for the purpose of bringing them back
to within where there is no error/forgetfulness.
> Pretty wise plan, huh?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Xiblis
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> Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 5:55 AM
> Subject: Re: [Gnosticism2] Digest Number 749
> >The gospel of Truth is indeed an interesting book. I especially
> >the part wherein it is written that people who have within them
> >truth, are called, and hear the call. Their names are spoken
> >respond. For how can one who has no name be called?
> I to found that to be extremely comforting. It is funny, when I
> philosophy class I wrote a poem called Philosopher's daughter.
> about being called to philosophy or pursuing the path of the
> king - or truth. I never thought I would find a place in
> that I found fit my longing so well. When I read the part about
> up and turning to hear the voice of the True Father calling.
> You mentioned error. That is one part that has me a bit
> the beginning it suggests error is both a part of God and not a
> God. Can you give your thoughts on that?
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