Saturday, March 22, 2008

Apocryphote: Easter Eve

Then the ruler of Hades said, "Who is this? What is it? His word has abolished the law of the aeon. He is from the Logos of the power of life." And Jesus was victorious over the command of the archons, and they were not able by their work to rule over him.

The archons searched after that which had come to pass. They did not know that this is the sign of their dissolution, and that it is the change of the aeon. The sun set during the day; that day became dark. The evil spirits were troubled. And after these things he will appear ascending. And the sign of the aeon that is to come will appear. And the aeons will dissolve.

And those who would know these things that were discussed with them, will become blessed. And they will reveal them, and they will become blessed, since they will come to know the truth. For you have found rest in the heavens.

Concept of Our Great Power

2 comments:

JMS Providence said...

"And after these things he will appear ascending. And the sign of the aeon that is to come will appear. And the aeons will dissolve."

Dr. DeConick, is this in reference to the 2nd Coming of Christ?

April DeConick said...

I think that this is a reference to the crucifixion which was the moment of the resurrection-ascension of Jesus from Hades through the heavens, when he conquers the archons and their realms (=aeons) begin to dissolve. This dissolution appears to be conditional - in that the archons are conquered for the baptized Gnostic, but not for the unbaptized. This temporal condition will be finalized at the end of time.