An interesting question came in from an email last night: the Gnostic Jesus anything like what we hear from the Christian community?
We can view Yeshua or Joshua (translated as Jesus) as a mythic character to some Gnostic sects. In this, he became an example of a man who has fully attained Gnosis and ‘knows who he is.’ In other sects, he was as the Adam Kadmon or ‘progenitor of the human race’, as discussed in the HPB text I put up this morning. And still for other sects, he was a prophet; much like the Jews and Muslims think of him today. Even the early Christians thought of him in that way, as it wasn’t until about 500AD that the Pope declared him to be God.