INNER CIRCLE: Redemption!

INNER CIRCLE: Redemption! July 6, 2024

IMAGE: Keith Giles [MidJourney]

As we’ve seen, the author of the Gospel of Truth says that error is mankind’s inability to comprehend the incomprehensible God.

That error is what drove mankind away from God, and God’s response to this was to send the Christ to reveal the Truth to everyone.

However, when those in the blindness of error encountered the Christ, their response was violent and the end result was that they nailed the messenger, Jesus, to the tree.

But what they didn’t realize was that God made the tree that Jesus was nailed to the Tree of Knowledge of the Father and Jesus became the fruit of the Knowledge of God – the very thing humanity required to finally see and know the Incomprehensible and Unknowable One.

As it says in the Gospel of Truth, Chapter 4: 1-8:

“This is the good news of the one whom they seek, revealed to those filled through the mercies of the Father. Through the hidden mystery, Jesus Christ shone to the ones in the darkness of forgetfulness. He enlightened them and showed them a way, the way he taught them is truth. Because of this Transgression [Error] was angry with him and pursued him. She was distressed by him and left barren.

“He was nailed to a tree and became the fruit of the Father’s knowledge. It did not cause destruction when it was eaten, but it caused those who ate it to come into being and find contentment within its discovery. And he discovered them in himself, and they discovered him in themselves – the uncontainable, the unknowable Father, the one who is full and made all things. All things are in him and all things have need of him.”

The metaphor of the Tree of Knowledge harkens back to the creation story found in Genesis where Adam and Eve are told not to eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Having now eaten from that forbidden tree, all humanity suffers from both the Knowledge of Good and Evil and the lack of the Knowledge of the Father.

In the Gospel of Truth, humanity is allowed to eat from another Tree of Knowledge, but this time from the tree that provides knowledge of the Unknowable One. The One we are all desperately searching and hoping for.

Because we have been blinded by knowledge of one kind, we needed knowledge of a different sort. The knowledge that transcends knowing. The experience of a Father we cannot see or touch or taste or handle, but still, a God we are inescapably intertwined with and eternally connected to.

Jesus comes to reveal the Father. His teachings are the words of God. His heart is the heart of the Father. His wisdom awakens us to our true self. We are transformed in the presence of Jesus into who we have always been and always will be: the Children of God.

But those who cannot or will not see these beautiful truths are outraged by his words and threatened by his presence. They respond with hatred and violence. They take this living Jesus and nail him to a tree.

This is where the Father’s mercy and wisdom begin to blossom. Because the tree he was nailed to bears fruit. Golgotha becomes a Garden. All who eat from this tree shall surely live forever in the radiant beauty of God’s loving presence.

Eyes are opened. Wounds are healed. Sins forgiven. Life restored.

Resurrection drips from the mouths of those who have tasted and seen.

And when this happens, both Jesus and his murderers are transformed. He discovers them in himself, and they discover him in themselves.

A paradoxical transformation of awareness that we are in the Father, and I am in you, and you are in me and nothing will ever separate us from this everlasting bond of unbreakable love.

“O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

“For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counsellor?

“Or who has first given to him, and it shall be repaid to him again?

“For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever.


[Rom. 11:33-36]

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Keith Giles is the best-selling author of the Jesus Un series. He has appeared on CNN, USA Today, BuzzFeed, and John Fugelsang’s “Tell Me Everything.” He hosts the Second Cup with Keith podcast, and co-hosts the Apostates Anonymous podcast, and the Heretic Happy Hour Podcast.

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