The Gospel of Jesus : In Search of His Original Teachings (Revised)

The Gospel of Jesus : In Search of His Original Teachings (Revised)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements                                   ix
Introduction 1 (12)
PART I: The Setting
CHAPTER ONE RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY & MYSTICISM
Christianity in the Melting Pot 13 (5)
A Perennial Message 18 (3)
Mysticism and Mystic Experience 21 (7)
The Mystic Path 28 (5)
Jesus and Christianity 33 (14)
CHAPTER TWO THE STORY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
The Validity of Sacred Writings 47 (3)
Ancient Book Production 50 (9)
Early New Testament Manuscripts 59 (8)
New Testament Greek 67 (2)
English Translations 69 (8)
The Teachings of Jesus and the New Testament 77 (2)
CHAPTER THREE WHO WROTE THE GOSPELS?
Cultural Conditioning 79 (1)
Mark - the Roman Gospel 80 (10)
Matthew - A Gospel for Jew and Gentile 90 (7)
Luke-Acts - Christianity's First Defence 97 (9)
The Mystic Gospel of St John 106(11)
CHAPTER FOUR EARLY GLIMPSES
How Well Did Jesus Speak Greek? 117(6)
Who Knew Jesus? 123(6)
Christmas, Christian Custom and the Aryan 129(4)
Deity Mithras
Jesus - of Nazareth? 133(3)
Did Jesus Travel East? 136(3)
Paul 139(9)
Early Christian Communities 148(3)
Other New Testament Epistles 151(2)
The Book of Revelation 153(5)
CHAPTER FIVE THE OTHER CHRISTIANS
Constantine and Christianity 158(4)
Apocryphal and Gnostic Literature 162(6)
Mani and Manichaean-Christian Writings 168(5)
The Mandaeans 173(2)
Pre-Christian Mystical Writings 175(10)
PART II: God, Man & the Creation
CHAPTER SIX IN SEARCH OF THE KINGDOM
Is There a Creator? 185(7)
One Lord 192(1)
The Kingdom of God is Within You 192(3)
Let Us Make Man in Our Image 195(3)
Treasure in Earthen Vessels 198(3)
The Temple of God and the Sons of God 201(4)
Thieves in the Temple 205(3)
Church and Temple 208(3)
Ritual and Ceremony 211(6)
Blind Leaders of the Blind 217(3)
CHAPTER SEVEN WHAT IS GOD?
The Nature of God 220(4)
God is a Spirit 224(1)
Man and God 225(4)
God is Love 229(5)
CHAPTER EIGHT THE WORD OF GOD
In the Beginning Was the Word 234(2)
The Word as the Creative Power 236(2)
The Logos of God 238(2)
The Word as Wisdom 240(3)
The Word as the Son of God 243(3)
The Word as the Bread of Life 246(4)
The Word as Living Water 250(9)
The Word as Life, Light and the Breath of 259(8)
God
The Logos as God's Image 267(1)
The Word as the Holy Name 268(5)
The Word as the True Vine and the Tree of 273(6)
Life
Wisdom Summons You 279(5)
Many Names for the Word 284(4)
CHAPTER NINE DIVINE MUSIC & THE VOICE OF GOD
Hearing the Word 288(6)
The Sound of Divine Music 294(5)
The Wind Bloweth 299(2)
The Voice of God 301(11)
Speaking Waters 312(7)
CHAPTER TEN MANY MANSIONS
Earthly and Heavenly Things 319(4)
The Mysteries 323(4)
Many Mansions 327(4)
The City and the Mountain 331(3)
He Leadeth Them Up Into a High Mountain 334(5)
Principalities and Powers, Gods and Angels 339(3)
Aeons, Totalities, the Pleroma and the All 342(2)
The Heavenly Hierarchy 344(3)
Seven Heavens 347(2)
Through the Seven Heavens 349(7)
The Five Greatnesses 356(3)
Five Trees in Heaven 359(3)
CHAPTER ELEVEN SIN AND SATAN
God, Evil and Satan 362(7)
Sin and the Law of Cause and Effect 369(3)
The Enemy Within 372(5)
A Servant of Sin 377(2)
Your Father the Devil 379(3)
Die in Your Sins 382(3)
Already Condemned 385(1)
The Region and the Shadow of Death 386(1)
Outer Darkness, Hellfire, Sheol 387(5)
The Serpent More Subtle Than Any Beast 392(3)
In Danger of the Judgment: Cast Into Prison 395(4)
Payment for Sin 399(2)
Whatsoever a Man Soweth 401(2)
Those Who Sow in Winter, Reap in Summer 403(1)
Binding the Strong Man 403(3)
CHAPTER TWELVE DID JESUS REALLY TEACH
REINCARNATION?
What Makes Us All So Different? 406(1)
Elias is Come Already 407(3)
Who Did Sin? 410(1)
A Secret Teaching 411(4)
Immortality, Pre-existence & Reincarnation 415(9)
Reincarnation Amongst the Early Christians 424(13)
Drunken, Mad and Forgetful 437(2)
The Cup of Forgetfulness 439(3)
Transmigration of the Soul 442(7)
Mani and Jesus 449(12)
CHAPTER THIRTEEN REPENTANCE AND FORGIVENESS
We All Have Sin 461(7)
Repentance 468(6)
Mercy and Justice 474(6)
Five Men on a Roof 480(2)
God's Forgiveness of Man 482(7)
Ransom, Tax and Head Money 489(7)
Man's Forgiveness of Man 496(4)
Judgment and Criticism 500(4)
Tying Some Strands Together 504(5)
PART III: The Son of God
CHAPTER FOURTEEN THE SON OF GOD: THE LIVING
ONE
The Only-Begotten Son 509(4)
The Word Was Made Flesh 513(2)
I and My Father 515(2)
My Doctrine is Not Mine 517(2)
The Son Quickeneth whom He Will 519(2)
For This Cause Came I into the World 521(2)
As Long as I am in the World 523(1)
False Prophets 524(6)
The Living Master 530(4)
He Became Like Me 534(4)
The Christ, the Messiah and the Living One 538(4)
Saints, Prophets and the Law 542(9)
The Physical Presence of the Master 551(2)
He Taught Them as One Having Authority 553(6)
CHAPTER FIFTEEN THE SON OF GOD: A BURNING AND
A SHINING LIGHT
Jesus and John the Baptist 559(9)
Jesus' Successor 568(3)
If I Bear Witness of Myself 571(7)
No Man Receiveth His Testimony 578(2)
CHAPTER SIXTEEN A MAN OF MIRACLES?
Miracles 580(2)
Jesus' Miracles According to Mark, Matthew 582(3)
and Luke
Jesus' Miracles According to John 585(4)
Apostolic Miracles 589(3)
Blind in Their Hearts 592(4)
The Physician of Souls 596(2)
Heal Us from Our Sins 598(4)
The Medicine of Life 602(4)
Ministers of That Drink 606(1)
The Tree Which is All-Healings 607(1)
Casting Out Devils 608(8)
Stormy Weather 616(10)
Fishers of Men 626(3)
The Fisher of Souls 629(4)
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN HOLY FOOD, HOLY MOTHER
Flesh and Blood 633(3)
Jesus Blesses Bread 636(2)
Water or Wine? 638(3)
Living Bread, Living Water, Living Wine 641(5)
The True Pihta Bread 646(3)
Water into Wine 649(2)
The Virgin Mother 651(3)
Jesus' Brothers and Sisters 654(3)
The House of His Servant David 657(2)
Who Believed in the Virgin Birth? 659(4)
The Mystic Mother and the Virginal Spirit 663(8)
PART IV: The Return of the Soul
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN BAPTISM: CHOSEN AND BORN
AGAIN
What Is Baptism? 671(6)
Except a Man Be Born Again 677(1)
Except it be Given Him from Heaven 678(4)
I Pray for Them - I Pray Not for the World 682(7)
The Good Shepherd 689(2)
Those That Are Mine 691(3)
Written in Heaven - the Book of Life 694(4)
Children of Light and Children of Darkness 698(5)
CHAPTER NINETEEN BAPTISM: THE GIFT, THE SEAL,
THE SIGN AND THE SEED
The Gift of God 703(2)
Your Glorious Mysteries 705(1)
Baptism for the Forgiveness of Sins 706(3)
The Sign and the Seal 709(4)
The Five Seals 713(4)
Sealed on the Forehead 717(3)
The Sower and His Seed 720(4)
Like to a Grain of Mustard Seed 724(2)
Sow in Me Your Word of Life 726(3)
Planted in Heaven 729(7)
CHAPTER TWENTY KNOCKING AT HIS DOOR: THE
STRAIT GATE AND THE SINGLE EYE
Few There Be that Find It 736(1)
Treasures in Heaven 737(2)
The Single Eye 739(4)
The Strait Gate 743(1)
Through the Eye of a Needle 744(2)
Knock and It Shall Be Opened 746(1)
A Door Was Opened in Heaven 747(2)
I am the Door of the Sheep 749(1)
Knock on Yourself as Upon a Door 749(5)
Seek When You Are Sought 754(2)
A City Called Nine Gates 756(2)
The Five Names 758(4)
Take Up His Cross Daily 762(3)
Eyes and Ears of the Mind and Soul 765(6)
Heavenly Reasoning 771(12)
CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE KNOCKING AT HIS DOOR:
LABOURERS INTO HIS HARVEST
Say Not Ye, There are Yet Four Months 783(4)
Be Ye Doers of the Word 787(2)
At Night My Soul Longs for You 789(8)
Morning Prayer 794 Prayer in Secret 797(4)
CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO DEATH, RESURRECTION AND
ASCENSION
Father Forgive Them 801(4)
A Setting Free from the Body 805(1)
Raised from the Dead 806(6)
Expecting a Resurrection that is Empty 812(7)
CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE THE SECOND COMING AND
THE COMFORTER
Till They See the Son of Man Coming 819(1)
The Inner or Light Form 820(1)
Jesus' Farewell Discourses 821(9)
The Son of Man Is Within You 830(3)
Reveal to Me Your Beautiful Image 833(10)
Behold, the Bridegroom Cometh! 843(8)
CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR BE YE THEREFORE PERFECT:
PERFECTION AND IMPERFECTION
Perfection - Human and Divine 851(4)
Blessed Are the Pure in Heart 855(2)
Many Obstacles Fall into the Way 857(3)
The Colours with Which I Bid You Paint 860(3)
Faculty, Weakness and Virtue 863(5)
CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE BE YE THEREFORE PERFECT:
FIGHT THE GREAT FIGHT
Take Heed and Beware of Covetousness 868(5)
What Shall We Do Then? 873(3)
Godliness with Contentment is Great Gain 876(1)
I Came Not to Send Peace, But a Sword 877(3)
Honour Thy Father and Thy Mother 880(5)
Turn to Him the Other Also 885(4)
Jealousy and Strife Have Overthrown Great 889(1)
Cities
Whosoever Looketh on a Woman to Lust after 890(4)
Her
It is Better to Marry Than to Burn 894(7)
Whosoever Shall Exalt Himself 901(5)
Blessed Are the Meek 906(1)
Overcoming the Enemy 907(3)
Divers Temptations 910(3)
CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX THOU SHALT NOT KILL
Spiritual Reasons for Being Vegetarian 913(3)
Was Jesus Vegetarian? 916(2)
Locusts and Wild Honey 918(3)
Wine and Strong Drink 921(1)
Early Christians in Palestine 922(2)
Peter the Vegetarian 924(2)
James the Brother of Jesus - a Vegetarian 926(1)
Matthew and Thomas - Vegetarians 926(1)
Bread, Herbs and Lentils which John Bought 927(5)
for Himself
Paul the Vegetarian? 932(10)
Did Jesus Eat Fish? 942(3)
Gnostic Vegetarians 945(5)
Mani the Vegetarian 950(4)
CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN WHITHERSOEVER THOU GOEST
The Yoke of the Master 954(6)
Persecuted for Righteousness' Sake 960(3)
Sheep in the Midst of Wolves 963(7)
Freely Ye Have Received, Freely Give 970(4)
Let Your Light So Shine Before Men 974(1)
There Am I in the Midst of Them 975(6)
By This Shall All Men Know 981(1)
Tares Among the Wheat 982(3)
Labourers into His Vineyard 985(2)
In Such an Hour as Ye Think Not 987
EPILOGUE MANY MYSTICS
Is This What Jesus Really Taught? 993(2)
Before the Time of Jesus 995