Woe unto you hypocrites, for you hold Bibles to your bosom as though you would take
to your soul the word of God, yet inwardly you are filled with all manner of corruption,
for you devour widow’s houses for money’s sake, and you are filled with loathing
against the poor who have not so much as a pillow to rest their head on.
Summary:True Gnostics do not accept, nor believe in the Bible (Basic Beliefs).
The Song of Godwarns against the corruptions and contradictions found in the Bible,
referring to the book as the “cornerstone of [Demiurgic] deceit”(1st Endowment 12:18).
Consider how there are given many great and holy books. Why, therefore, has the house
of Christ behaved presumptuously?
For they have proclaimed to the world that the Bible is the greater, being the only
word of God unto the children of men; while all others are false and filled with
Why have the preachers of religion proclaimed aloud that except a man be of the house
of Christ, they shall perish forever in great torment?
Truly I speak unto you the will of the Father, that there shall not be so much as
one child to perish by reason of such priestcrafts as these men proclaim. For the
love of the Father is sufficient even unto the weakest of the children of men.
For the house of Christ is just a shadow and the Bible a dark illusion, each to each
most strongly fashioned by men who knew not God; always babbling some foolish speech
made of contradictions, foisting upon the minds of men one absurdity upon another,
filling the world with hurtful dogmas which seem to have no end.
Be wise therefore and watch with care for those who would beguile, for the house
of Christ is dark and subtle, having dressed itself in great traditions, to present
itself as pure; but within the house move dark dominions which serve a hurtful master;
for Jehovah would seek your utmost ruin to fill you with despair.
Beware of those who come to you with a Bible in their hands and a prayer upon their
lips, seeking that you should pray with them and prove yourself as tolerant of the
evil in their hands; beware I say, be most aware and do not give an inch.
Bow not your head before Jehovah, neither prove silent with those who would worship
the Demiurge through fearful prayers, seeking thereby to draw you in for the sake
of some agreement whereby you are made an accomplice to darkly hurtful schemes.
But stand you brightly calm and filled with kindness, speaking out that you decline,
having decided for yourself to cleave to God the Father and the Mother, and not yield
yourself to complications for the sake of some agreement.
But the cornerstone of his deceit shall you cause to stumble, to turn aside forever;
making as nothing that very Bible which the Demiurge would use to make fearful the
souls of men; setting at naught the fierceness of his wrath whereby he might take
captive the souls of all who would yield before him.
1st Endowment 12:18
...People have so many misconceptions about God. When I was young, I suffered from
the same misconceptions. These misconceptions were created primarily by theologians
who never once met God, or spoke with God face to face. And of course, all these
theologians base their ideas on the Bible. This book is their sole authority on the
subject of God. Yet these so called scriptures contain more absurdities than truth.
If you were to take all the accumulated knowledge of the biblical prophets and throw
in for good measure all the senseless prattlings of every theologian who ever had
anything to say about biblical teachings, the only thing you will end up with is
confusion, ignorance and despair. In the end, theologians end up quoting each other,
or they quote obscure writings of obscure men who lived so long ago that only the
theologian knows of their existence. Today, the only thing you get from a theologian
on the subject of God is a dead man quoting another dead man. So where is God? Where
is the true knowledge of God to be found? ...