Biblical Exegesis

Render unto Caesar: Paying the Last Penny

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In both Matthew 22:15-22, and Mark 12:13-17, have two separate but similar accounts that have Jesus giving the famous phrase “Render unto Caesar”. Here is Matthew’s account: 15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said.16 So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for […]

Biblical Exegesis

Gnosis. What is it?

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The word “Gnosis” can be the object of a gross misconception, unless properly understood. “Gnosis” is knowledge; but this knowledge is no collection of pieces of information about metaphysical facts. Excerpta ex Theodoto is very clear on this subject: “Since the Father was unknown…He emitted the Only Begotten Son through His own Enthýmësis — for so He knows Himself — as Spirit of Knowledge (Pneûma Gnôseös). So He who has proceeded from the Father’s Enthýmësis has […]

Gnosis

The Reception of the Grapes

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So after a long deliberation, I decided to post my own personal Gospel that I wrote, online here at The Aeon Eye. The story behind the writing of this Gospel was that I was eating some grapes in my kitchen, and I instantly received some sort of clear as day, an instant flash of inspiration ripped through me. I saw how the grapes reflect some sort of macrocosm in the spiritual realm with the aeons and […]