By Peter Novak
“Whoever unearths the translation of those sayings won't adventure death.” — from the Gospel of Thomas
The paintings of students reminiscent of Elaine Pagels and Marvin Meyer have captured the mind's eye of the general public through environment forth the Gospel of Thomas and different misplaced teachings of Jesus. Now Peter Novak, in Original Christianity, brings forth a serious aspect crucial for absolutely knowing those scriptures.
Novak argues that the authors of those early texts subscribed to the Binary Soul Doctrine—an historic trust procedure that permits for either reincarnation and an everlasting afterlife. Novak’s interdisciplinary method bargains clean insights at the ideals and politics of the early church founders. He issues out that reincarnation was once a generally held Christian trust until eventually it used to be voted out of “official” Christianity and the checklist expunged.
This new stumbled on key unearths the real identities of many mysterious Biblical figures, akin to Lazarus, Barabbas, Judas, and particularly the Apostle Thomas, who won't purely were Jesus’ exact dual brother, yet certainly a moment Christ in his personal correct, who lived to provide a genetically exact bloodline.
More vital nonetheless, the rediscovery of the misplaced theology of Original Christianity skill Christ’s important message of private integrity can back take heart stage.
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