Destruction of Matter
“’Will matter be destroyed or not?’
“The savior said, ‘All natures, all formed things, all creatures exist in and with one another and will be resolved into their own roots. The nature of matter is resolved into its nature alone. Whoever has ears to hear should hear.”
“Peter said to him, ‘Since you have explained everything to us, tell us also, what is the sin of the world?’
“The savior said, ‘There is no sin, but you create sin when you mingle as in adultery, which is called sin. That is why the good came to be with you, to enter the essence of each nature, and to restore it to its root.’He continued, ‘That is why you become sick and die, for you love what deceives you. Whoever understands should understand. “Matter gave birth to a passion that has nothing like it and came from what is contrary to nature. Then there arises a disturbance in the whole body. That is why I said to you, ‘Be of good courage,’5 and if you are discouraged, still take courage in the diverse forms of nature. Whoever has ears to hear should hear.’” ~The Gospel of Mary
The Matter with Matter
We can assume from the name of this Gospel that it is Mary Magdalene asking the questions.
The question of whether or not the complete destruction of matter is at hand is a common one in religion and spiritual schools. Why is this question asked? Because in most mystery and spiritual schools, and in the early teachings of Christianity before they were altered by politicians, it was taught that matter was a mistake. God did not create matter, the fallen angels did. In Gnosticism, they say is was a being called the Demiurge who did it. That is really just another name for the fallen angels. Because matter was not created by God, it is a substandard creation. It constantly changes. The living beings in this dimension have to eat each other to survive. Not at all a place of God.
On hearing that about matter, it was natural for people to assume that God would want to destroy it in the same way that we want destruction of a cancer tumor. But Satan is the destroyer, not God. God deals with such problems differently.
As Jesus tells Mary, matter will be “resolved,” not destroyed. In other words, it will be reclaimed by God. It will be transformed back into its original form as spirit. This will not happen instantly. It won’t even happen overnight. In fact, the process has already started. Scientists are aware of changes in the sun and the stars in recent years. They are not saying much about it because they don’t want to admit that they don’t know what is happening. It is not part of their limited understanding of reality. But spiritual masters understand. It is the beginning of the transformation.
So why doesn’t God complete the transformation in just a day? Because He is giving us and opportunity to redeem ourselves and join in that transformation. Many of us have grown so densely material, that trying to get us to change is like trying to get a stone to run a marathon. And since we do have a certain amount of free will, God will not force it on us. We need to make the decision to transform with the world. Some will remain stubborn and refuse. Hopefully, most of us will listen to that inner voice and join the process. Then there will be a redemption rather than destruction of matter. That’s how God works.