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5:11pm December 7, 2012

The Gospel of Judas - part II/II

According to the Gospel of Judas, Jesus was sent as the Son of the true God, not of one of the lesser gods. His mission was to show that salvation lies in connecting with the God within the man. Through embracing the internal God, the man can then return to the imperishable realm. Eleven of the disciples Jesus chose, misunderstood the central tenets of His teaching. They were obsessed with the physical world of the senses. They continued to practice religious animal sacrifice, which pleased the lower gods but did not help to foster a connection with the true God. They wrongly taught that those martyred in the name of Christ would be bodily resurrected. In contrast, Jesus is able to teach Judas the true meaning of his life, ministry and death. Mankind can be divided into two races, or groups. Those who are furnished with the immortal soul, like Judas, can come to know the God within and enter the imperishable realm when they die.

Elsewhere in the manuscript, Jesus favours Judas above other disciples by saying, “Step away from the others and I shall tell you the mysteries of the kingdom,” and “Look, you have been told everything. Lift up your eyes and look at the cloud and the light within it and the stars surrounding it. The star that leads the way is your star.” Also: “You shall be cursed for generations” and then, “You will come to rule over them” and “You will exceed all of them, for you will sacrifice the man that clothes me.”

The Judas gospel portrays Judas as a divinely appointed instrument of a grand and predetermined purpose (fulfilling the prophecy). 

So regardless of if Judas is seen as a prophet or a betrayer in the Vampire Bible, he still has a function that makes him vital for the vampire religion of the Authority. 

Part I here

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