The Nag Hammadi scriptures were hidden away by sagacious monks who knew that the majority of the people at the time after Christ’s resurrection could not understanding the depths of these teachings and pearls of wisdom. These wise men knew that, like swine, the ignorant masses of the time would only trample “The Hymn of the Pearl”, and texts like it, under their cloven feet, and then they would turn and rend to pieces the few wise ones who actually understood these scriptures.
So, it took two thousand years of human development and education by the Holy Spirit before humanity was psychologically and spiritually mature enough to receive the wisdom of this spiritual treasure. That is why they have been revealed to us now, in these latter days.
This is why the Holy Spirit has revealed the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Nag Hammadi and other scriptures to humanity at this time. We are about to graduate from the school of ordinary history, to put away the baby’s milk of canonical scripture and to eat the spiritual meat of texts like the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Philip and the Gospel of Mary Magdalene: scriptures brimming with the sagacity and sensemaking that now need so desperately in order to understand ourselves as the second coming of Christ.
These tremendous works of light and wisdom are like the college textbooks that we humans – the grown-up children of God, created in God’s image and likeness – will now be able to use after having imbibed the necessary instruction of the New Testament and other works of remedial and preparatory spirituality.
It’s time to grow up, Christian folks!
We are the Messiah we have been waiting for!