What was found with the other Gnostic Gospels, were two fragments of The Gospel of Mary. And it came as a complete surprise to the world. And like the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary differs from the New Testament.
First we find some really good examples of the differences between Marys accounts of Jesus, than in the New Testament.
How about…’after Jesus told the disciples to go out and preach, they were not happy like they are in Matthew‘s account. In the Gospel of May you read, ‘…they weep, fearing for their lives.
Jesus praised her because of all the disciples, she alone understood his teachings and told her he would “complete her” in the mysteries of the Divine. And when Peter wanted her to leave them because she was a woman, Jesus defended her. The men of ancient times, up to the present, believe they are somehow superior.
In the Gospel of Mary you find that Jesus tells us that it is not your sins that are the problem, it is not having understanding . Sin is from people not understanding that God is within themselves. Man does not understand so he spends his time outside in the world and seems to love and desire earthly things more than spiritual.
The writings tell you that Jesus said that it was not his suffering and death that would led to the path of eternal life.’ That’s sure not what the Church teaches.
Jesus warns them against those who teach of spirituality as an external concept rather than as an internal one. Well, do not the religious leaders tell you all the things you must do first, before you can find God? Thou shall not is the theme of the religious world. Jesus didn’t teach that.
In Mary you are told that Jesus said, the only way to salvation is to forget the deceptive world of earthy passions.
In the Mary Magdalene account of Jesus, Jesus said, “salvation is not something that comes from an external saviour,” HIM. No, Jesus said, “One has to seek salvation within.”
You are told Mary Magdalene was the constant, close companion of Jesus. One of the disciples speaks of how Jesus would kiss Mary Magdalene, often on the mouth. Peter said to Mary, “Sister, we know that Jesus loved you more than the rest of women.’
Then Mary wept and said to Peter, “My brother Peter, what do you think? Do you think that I thought this up myself in my heart, or that I am lying about Jesus? Levi answered and said to Peter, “Peter, you have always been hot – tempered. Now I see you contending against the woman like the adversaries. But if Jesus made her worthy, who are you indeed to reject her? Surely Jesus knows her very well. That is why He loved her more than us.
In Mary’s writings you find Jesus teaches them that all things, whether material or spiritual all come from the same source. And what is that source? The God/Consciousness within you. No Consciousness, no experience.
The Gospel of Mary
So….could it be that thousands of years ago, women had a big part in the Church? And as the Rulers, not the christians, the fighting for powder men, decided they were not going to be part of the new Church? Notice in the video, you have women at a Supper with Jesus….painted long before any one else. Leonardo da Vinci???? So….could it be that way thousands of years ago, women had a big part in the Church?
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