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TODAY’S BLOG ENTRY - © - November 12, 2018
How did the Bible come to be?  Canon vs. Cannon-fodder

      "On account of the reality (hypostasis) of the Authorities, inspired by the Spirit of the Father of Truth, the great apostle  (Paul) -- referring to the 'Authorities of the Darkness' -- told us that "our contest is not against flesh and blood, rather, the Authorities of the universe and the spirits of wickedness."  

      That was meant as a reference to: Ephesians 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

        And so begins The Hypostasis of the Archons.  The archons in Greece were chief magistrates chosen, after the death of Codrus, from the most illustrious families, to superintend civil and religious concerns. They were nine in number; the first was properly the archon; the second was called king; the third, polemarch, or general of the forces. The other six were called thesmothetae, or legislators.

       In The Hypostasis of the Archons the protagonists are the instructor (snake) who counsels Adam and Eve to eat the fruit that had been forbidden by the Rulers, the Great Angel Eleleth and Norea, the creator.  

     Interestingly, Norea is the virgin daughter of Eve, pure in character and highly exalted in knowledge.  This served as one of the several pagan sources for the emergence of the virgin Mary as the Mediatrix.

       What follows in The Hypostasis of the Archons material that recurs in quite a few canonical candidates for cannon-fodder and even in some modern-day cults.

      "The chief is blind; because of his Power and his ignorance and his arrogance he said, with his Power, 'It is I who am God; there is none apart from me.' When he said this he sinned against Entirety.'"

       Attempts to merge Greek mythology, Hellenistic society, paganism, and the Bible are quite common and have no place in the canon of Scripture.  And you didn't need a committee of scholars to convince you that this book is cannon-fodder.



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Brother Terence,

I was raised in the church all of my life, raised in a mixed gospel (law/grace) and not fully under-standing the freedom and liberty that the clarity of right division alone can bring. Since a child, I somehow knew that I was somewhere between law and grace, between Israel and the church, between prophecy and mystery. A world of gray. As the scripture says ‘having a form of Godliness but denying the power thereof.’ It has been most devastating to live with the insecurity and of not knowing with certainty who I am and what my destiny is; my positional standing in God’s eyes. I found you through a little book called Jesus Wasn’t Talking To You… Thank you…


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1 Timothy 3:16  And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

Ephesians 3:9  And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery

Today's McQuestion: When Paul told Timothy to "preach the word" was that because Tim had the original manuscripts in his library? If not, then what did Paul mean when he called what Timothy had "scripture"?

  It shall greatly help ye to understand the Scriptures if thou mark not only what is written, but of whom, with what words, at what time, where, to what intent, with what circumstances, considering what goeth before and what followeth after. Coverdale

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