God is good

God is Good, and Only Good

“It follows that the true God is called all powerful by the sages, in everything he does, has done, or will do in the future, but that those who think accurately cannot call him all powerful with regard to his supposed power that he might have to exert and that he has never exerted, that he never will exert, with regard to creating a god of evil. As for the argument that says that if he does not do it …

“Since God is not powerful in evil, nor has the power to appear to be evil, we must believe firmly that there is another principle, which is he who is powerful in evil. From him come all evils that have been, that are, and that will be. About him David surely wanted to speak when he said, ‘Why do you glorify yourself in your malice, you who are powerful only for committing an iniquity? Your language has contemplated injustice. You have sharpened your razor to let trickery sneak in. You have more evil than good, and you have preferred a language of iniquity to that of justice.’ And Saint John says in Revelation: The great dragon, the ancient snake, who is called devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole, lived in the world and was flung down to earth. And Christ in the Gospel of Luke has said: The seed is the word of God. The ones on the side of the road are those who heard. Then comes the devil, who takes away the word from their heart” ~The Book of the Two Principles

God is Good

It seems obvious to say that God is good, yet some people don’t seem to know that. Their confusion is understandable. They wonder how God could be good when there is obviously much evil in the world. The Gnostics seem to be the only ones who have a logical answer, yet they have been largely ignored. God is good and only good. He can’t be sometimes good and sometimes evil. While it is true that humans who are considered good can still have a bit of evil in them, such is not true when we get to the level of God or even angels and Beings of Light. God must be either all good, all the time, or not really good at all. At that level of being, it is all or nothing. But again, there is clearly evil in the world.

The answer is that the worlds of matter are not the creation of God. They are created by a lesser being known to Gnostics as the Demiurge.

Demiurge Is Not All Evil

One might think that following the same logic, if the real God is pure good, then the false god must be pure evil. But that isn’t the case. The Demiurge is a lesser being, not at the same level as God. The absolutes of God don’t apply at the lower level. So while we understandably see the Demiurge as evil, he isn’t pure evil. In fact, I don’t think he ever intended to do evil.

When the Demiurge created the dimension of matter, I don’t believe he thought of it as evil. It was only after the mistake was made that he realized what a mess he had created. A land of beings and things that are constantly being destroyed and replaced by others. A land where beings have to survive by eating other beings. This was a complete horror to him. It wasn’t his intention at all. It happened that way only because he wasn’t truly God, and so his creations had unintended flaws.

Yet just as the courts of today say that ignorance of the law is no excuse, ignorance of defying the laws of God doesn’t forgive what the Demiurge did. He created a place full of evil, thus making him the god of evil whether he intended that or not.

Another Principle

The quote says this god of evil is “another principle”. Not another being, another principle. I think the point it is trying to make is that if God is good and only good, he could not have intentionally created an evil being. God had to create the fallen angels, who became the Demiurge, as good beings. A force, a power, or principle outside of God, affected them and made them into a being of evil. Since we are not gods, it is hard to understand this. A force of evil had to exist in the realm of God because God had free will, therefore the beings he created had to have some degree of free will also. And in order for free will to have any meaning at all, there had to be alternatives to choose from. Thus this force or principle of evil had to exist. And it exists to this day and on the physical level as well. Some let this force control them. Others resist successfully. But even those who fall for the force of evil are beginning to understand that serving the true God of good is the best choice to make.


Illustration by Karin Henseler.

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Linking Gnosticism Joins Past to Present

“If we can find nature’s own coordinate system, we might really be able to bring together the chasm between the humanists and scientists. THAT’S THE VERY ESSENCE OF ALL THE THINGS I’M COMMUNICATING TO YOU ALL HERE. Is there a structure common to both physical and metaphysical reality? … Perhaps there is a structure that is common to both metaphysical and physical reality – Gnosticism. …

“If God were wholly good how could he create a world such as ours?On the other hand, if he were wholly bad then what was the payoff in his creation? It is only when we move away from the idea of religion and get back to the idea of Gnostic thought that we can see how everything ties in together – and how it applies to the present day.

“Briefly, if we look again at the myths of Gnosticism we can remind ourselves that they were tales told to explain certain phenomena. There are many myths, but they all have a central theme: Gnostics believed in the distinction between spirit and matter, the one good, the other evil.They were dualists, although some would reconcile dualism with primitive monism. To all of them, God, pure spirit and supreme good, could have no direct contact with matter and the creation of this present evil world. They provided, therefore, for a succession of emanations from Him. It was thought the Demiurge or creator1, one of the more remote of these emanations, or aeons, that the world came into existence. … Into this world were introduced by a higher aeon sparks of divinity which found lodgment in human beings.” ~Bernard Simon

Linking Gnosticism

While many will, of course, deny it, Gnosticism is the only spiritual and religious philosophy that causes both the realm of matter and the realm of spirit to both exist and both make sense.

I read in spiritual and New Age philosophy groups on social media all the time comments that God cannot be real because the universe—that is, the physical universe—is clearly imperfect. It is full of death, disease, and creatures that must kill each other and eat each other to survive. “How can God have created such a place?”, they ask. There answer is usually that this proves there is no God. Far from it. God is nothing more than the guiding intelligence of the universe in question. If there is no guiding intelligence, then naturally there would be no God. But a total lack of intelligence would mean a completely random world where anything can and will happen. Where if a chicken laid an egg, we would have no idea whatsoever what can of creature may hatch from that egg. (I have gone into this in greater depth in a previous post). But in truth, we can reasonably expect that more than 99% of the time, the egg will hatch a baby chicken. That is not random. And if it isn’t random, it must have intelligence of some sort. That is simple, basic logic. And if there is intelligence in the universe, there must be a top to the pyramid of that intelligence. That top or collective consciousness is what we call God. Yet it should be clear that the physical universe, while intelligent and predictable, is imperfect. It, therefore, must be the product of an imperfect god. That is the one Gnostics call the Demiurge.

Linking to Spiritual Realms

The spiritual realm must be intelligently guided as well. The idea that a random and idiotic realm could be the progenitor of a reasonably intelligent one makes no sense. Especially if we accept that the spiritual worlds are the homes of angels and other higher-level beings than us. But the spiritual world doesn’t have the evil side that the physical world has. It is the creation of the true God, the God of spirit. This is the God that Jesus called father. It is not the angry, jealous god of the Old Testament. Linking Gnosticism helps us link the spiritual to the material world.

Myths of Gnosticism

When Simon talks about the myths of Gnosticism, he doesn’t mean fantasies. Myths can be fantasies, but there are two other types of myths.

One is allegorical stories. These stories may or may not be literally true. That really doesn’t matter. They are not told as history. It is their allegorical meaning that matters. One needs to know the key to the allegory used by a particular school to truly understand it’s writings.

The other kind is stories which are literally true, not intended as an allegory, but are not accepted as truth by the general public. These are labeled as myth by those who don’t accept them. This label is incorrect. Simply because you don’t agree with something doesn’t make it a myth. But the popular churches label much of Gnostic teachings myths, by which they mean lies. They have no proof of that. They label it as such only because it conflicts with their teachings. They have no interest in finding the truth.

Linking Gnosticism Old and New

But the times are definitely changing. More and more people are looking beyond the traditional churches with their dogma to spiritual schools. As a result, Gnosticism is awakening again. So now linking Gnosticism is linking the old mystery schools and Gnostic schools with the spiritual schools of today. Not all of them, of course, but eventually they will all come around.


1 – Creator of the physical world only.

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Norea: Divine Feminine and Awakened Soul

“The rulers went to meet her, intending to lead her astray. Their supreme chief said to her, “Your mother Eve came to us.” But Norea turned to them and said to them, “It is you who are the rulers of the darkness; you are accursed. You did not know my mother. Instead it was your own female that you knew. For I am not your descendant. Rather, it is from the world above that I am come.”

“The arrogant ruler turned with all his might, and his countenance was like a blazing fire. He said to her presumptuously, “You must service us, as did also your mother Eve. . . .”But Norea turned with power and, in a loud voice, she cried out up to the holy one, the God of all, “Rescue me from the rulers of unrighteousness and save me from their clutches—at once!” The great angel came down from the heavens and said to her, “Why are you crying up to god? Why do you act so boldly toward the holy spirit?” Norea said, “Who are you?” The rulers of unrighteousness had withdrawn from her. He said, “I am Eleleth, sagacity, the great angel who stands in the presence of the holy spirit. I have been sent to speak with you and save you from the grasp of the lawless. And I shall teach you about your root.” ~from The Reality Of The Rulers

Norea

Norea is the daughter of Adam and Eve in some Gnostic scripture. But she represents more than that. She is a symbol of all who resist the fallen angels—the Demiurge. She symbolizes all of us who awaken to some degree and recognize the dark beings for what they are and the world of illusion for what it is.

It is interesting that some Gnostic books chose to use a women to symbolize this. It is certainly shocking to those who believe the main-stream churches claim that Christianity has always been led by men. They need to read “When Women Were Priests” by Karen Torjesen and learn the truth. Women often had important roles in early Christianity. Especially among the Gnostic groups.

The Rulers

Contrary to what confused materialists believe, the “Rulers” are not God. They are rulers only in the dimensions of matter. They are the fallen angels, the dark beings. Their greatest power is in convincing people that they are the only God and there is nothing above the realm of matter. Norea called them on that claim. Continue reading “Norea: Divine Feminine and Awakened Soul”

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God Manifests Himself and Man in Spirit Form

“God manifests Himself according to His eternal Will, in His eternal wisdom of the noble Virgin, in the Element, which in Paradise stands in the Sharpness of the divine Virtue [or power]. And the Fiat created Man out of the Element in Paradise, for it attracted to it out of he quintessence of the Sun,Stars, and Elements in Paradise, … He created Man in the Image of God (that is, in the similitude of God) and breathed into him the element of the Body (which was nothing else but paradisaical Virtue); … and there Man became a living Soul, and the Image of God in Paradise.

“And the wisdom of God, the pleasant Virgin, discovered herself in him, and with the discovery opened Adam’s center, to thousands and thousands, which should proceed out of this fountain.” ~Jacob Boehme

God Manifests Himself

I have noticed that a number of people are asking the same odd question on social media lately. Specifically, “Who created God?”. Sometimes adding, “If God created everything, who created God?”. To me, the answer is obvious. God is not a creation in the normal sense. He has no beginning and no end. With no beginning, He cannot be created at all. That would mean that at some point there was no God. Since that cannot be true, God cannot be created.

When Boehme says that God “manifests” Himself, he isn’t saying that God is creating Himself. He can’t create Himself if He already exists. What he is saying is that God is manifesting as a being. Prior to that, He was more like a force, a great thought, with no form. He manifests Himself as Supreme Being, which is not t all some old man sitting on a cloud. The form of God is not at all human.

Created Man

Boehme says that God then created Man out of “the Element in Paradise”. What is that Element? It has been called Grace, Divine Light, or the Breath of God. It is a spiritual thing, so this Man that God created was spirit. Pure spirit, nothing else.

Boehme adds that the energy or force God used to create that Man came out of the “Sun, Stars, and Elements in Paradise”. We could add that it mostly came from the sun. Specifically, the spiritual sun. which is why we advise those who wish to return to that life of spirit turn to the spiritual sun.

Image of God

This is one of the most misunderstood phrases in the Bible. God created man in His Image. But he created man as pure spirit, just as God is pure spirit. So this original Man does not look at all like physical man, and neither does God. It’s more like looking up at the bright sun after being locked in the dark for a time. Continue reading “God Manifests Himself and Man in Spirit Form”

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