THE APOCALYPSE OF PETER, FOR THOSE ON WHOM THE END OF THE AGE HAS COME.
Like with The Apocrypha of James, this writing is a rendition from an un-canonized and incomplete work from Peter. And like with James, this text was NOT meant for that age, NOR the one to follow, BUT “ONE IN THE DISTANT FUTURE” as stated at the end of this writing which states; THESE THINGS THEN OF WHICH YOU SAW, YOU SHALL PRESENT TO THOSE OF ANOTHER RACE WHO ARE NOT OF THIS AGE.” Because of this we consider these works to be conferred to “The Elect” of those “on whom the end of the age has come.” We consider this to be the fulfillment of the time from when the Godhead said “Let Us make man in our image and likeness”. With the maturation of the Elect, these words are fulfilled and creation itself has accomplished its purpose and fulfilled the number.
THE APOCALYPSE OF PETER
As the Savior was sitting in the temple in the three hundredth (year) of the Testament and the agreement of the tenth pillar, and being satisfied with the (harvest of the) plethora of the living, incorruptible Majesties (of the Elect), He said to me, “Peter, blessed are those (already) above belonging to the Father, who (He) revealed life to those who are (of the Elect who are) from that life, (and begotten) through Me, since I reenforced them and assembled them on what is strong, FOR THE PURPOSE FOR THEM TO CORRECT AND AUTHENTICATE MY WORD. That they may distinguish (My) words from unrighteousness and transgression of (the former) law from (the) righteousness (by faith), as being from the elevation (and stratosphere) of every word from this Pleroma, (the realm) of truth. Having been enlightened in good pleasure by Him whom the principalities sought (to kill). But they did not find Him, nor was He mentioned among any generation of the prophets. He has now appeared among these, in him (as the Christ) who is (also) the Son of Man (and byproduct of humanity), who is (now) exalted above the heavens in a fearsome (place) with (a gathering of) THOSE OF LIKE ESSENCE. And you Peter likewise, become perfect in fulfillment with the definition of your name (Petros the rock and associate) with myself (as one of the Elect With LIKE ESSENCE too).
It was I who chose you, because I have established (you as) a platform (and a firm foundation) for the remnant whom I have called through (understanding and) knowledge. Therefore be strong until (the coming one) the imitation of righteousness, (with all lying signs and wonders mimicking) Him who had (called) you (with a Holy calling), to know Him in a way which is worth knowing because of the rejection which happened to Him, and the sinews of His hands and His feet, and the crowning by those of (a stupor lost in) the middle region (of confusion), and (of) the body (not of the flesh but) of His (express) radiance (being a visage of who He really is) which they bring in hope of service because of a reward of honor – (even) as He (meaning Christ in the flesh) reproved you three times on that night.”
And as He was saying these things (to Peter), Peter in turn said, I saw the priests and the people running up to us with stones, as if they would kill us; and I was afraid that we were (all) going to die. (Therefore I denied you.)
And he said to me, “Peter, I have told you many times that they are blind ones who have no reference points. If you want to know their blindness, put your hands upon (your) eyes of your robe (called the flesh) and tell Me, what you see?” But when I had done it, I did not see anything. I said “No one sees (this way).” Again He told me to “Do it again.” Then there came in me a (holly) fear with joy, for I saw a new (never been seen before by me) light greater than the (Sun) light of midday. Then it came down upon the Savior. And I told Him that I saw this..
And he said to me again, “Lift off your hands from your ears and listen to what the priests and the people are saying.” And I listened to the priests as they sat with the scribes. The multitudes of people were shouting with their voice. When we heard these things He said to me, “Prick up your ears and listen to the things they are saying.” And as I listened again (He said in my head) “As you sit, they are praising you”. As I said, these (people) are blind and deaf (to the things that are Mine). Now then, listen to the things which they (the scribes and Pharisees) are saying in secret and protect yourself from (what they say), DO NOT TELL THESE THINGS TO THOSE OF THIS AGED. For they shall blaspheme you in these ages since they are ignorant of (who) you (really are), but (later) they will praise you in (their) understanding .”(when they awaken to these things in themselves.)
“For many accept OUR teaching in the beginning. And then they turn from them again by the works of the father of their error (Satan) because they have obeyed him (instead). And he will (be) revealed to them in his judgment, by the servants of the Word. But those who became entangled with these shall become their prisoners, since they are without perception (and baseless). And the guileless, good, pure one they push to the worker of death, and to the kingdom of those who (falsely) praise the Christ in a (supposed)restoration (through a second coming saving scenario). And they (will) praise the men of that propagation of falsehood, of those who will come after you. And they will cleave to the name (Jesus, and the work) of a dead man (still hanging on the cross, because they forgot My ascension), thinking that they will become pure (when they see the impersonator). But they will become more and more defiled and they will fall into a name (Jesus, assigned to Me) in error, and into the hand of an evil, cunning man and a manifold dogma, and they will be ruled without law.”
“For some of them will blaspheme the truth and proclaim (this) evil teaching. And they will say evil things against each other. Some will be named: (those) who stand in (the) strength of the archons, of a man and a naked woman who is manifold and subject to much suffering. And those who say these things will ask about dreams. And if they say that a dream came from a demon worthy of their error, then they shall be given unto perdition instead of incorruption.”
“For evil cannot produce good fruit. For the place from which (the root) of them is, produces that which is like itself; for not every soul is of the truth, nor of immortality. For every soul of these ages has death assigned to it in our view, because it is always a slave, since it is created for its desires and their eternal destruction, in which they are and from which they are. They love the creatures of (carnal) matter which came forth with them.”
OF THE ELECT
“But the immortal souls are not like these, O Peter. But indeed, as long as the (final) hour is not yet come, it (the immortal soul such as you have) shall resemble a mortal one. But it (the immortal soul) shall not reveal its nature (but walk incognito), SO that it independently is (like) the immortal one, and (yet it) thinks about immortality, having faith, and desiring (eagerly) to renounce the things (of this age as worthless in comparison there of ).
“For people do not gather figs from thorn trees if they are wise, nor grapes from thistles. For, on the one hand, that which is always progressing to become is in that from which it has never been being from what is not good.
This becomes destruction for them and death, to go back from where they came (their source). But that which comes to be in the Eternal One (this is what it means to be “in Christ “) is in the One with life and the immortality, of which they (learn to) take on and resemble.” (This is the adoption)
“Because of this, all that which exists not, will dissolve (and be absorbed by eternity but) into what exists not. For the deaf and blind ones join only with their own kind.” (And dissolves back into themselves from where they came from according to the rule that “kind begets according to kind, and they die likewise”)
“But others shall change from evil words and misleading mysteries. Some who do not understand mysteries speak of things which they do not understand, but they will boast that the mystery of the truth is theirs alone. And in haughtiness they shall grasp at pride, to envy the immortal soul (they call the Savior) who has become a pledge (to go to the cross to provide for the willing a way out). For every authority, rule, and power of the (fallen) aeons wishes to be with those in the creation of the world (to their own demise), in order for those who are not, having been forgotten by those that are, may praise them, though they have not been saved, nor have they been brought to the Way (of eternal life) by them, always wishing to become imperishable ones (but never able to detach from the temporary to do so.) For if the immortal soul receives power in an intellectual spirit -. But (then return) immediately and join with those who misled them.” (Of what good was that?) (It would’ve been better off for them not to know the way of righteous than to know it and depart, but as it is written a pig goes back to wallowing in the mire and a dog returns to eat it’s vomit.)
OF THE MANY WHO DECEIVE
And many others, who oppose the truth and are the messengers of error (terror and fear), will set up their error and their law (as a competitor to the truth) of these pure thoughts of Mine, as looking out from one (perspective) thinking that good and evil are from one (source). They do business (making money using My word and appropriating it in a carnal way for profit). And they will propagate harsh fate (upon those who trust them).
However, TGE RACE OF IMMORTAL SOULS will (temporarily) go into it in vain, until my appearing. For they shall come out of them and (experience) my forgiveness for their transgressions, into which they fell through their adversaries (deceptions), whose (imitation) ransom from the slavery in which they were to give them freedom in order for them to create an imitation remnant in the name of a dead man (still on the cross and ignorant to the resurrection and ascension.) This one who is Hermas, of the first-born of unrighteousness, in order for the light which exists to not (be) believed by the little ones. But those of this sort are the workers who will be cast into the outer darkness, away from the Sons of Light. For neither will they enter, nor do they permit those who are going up to their approval for their release.”
“And still others of them who suffer, is for them to be perfecting the wisdom of the brotherhood which really exists, which is the spiritual fellowship (koinania) of those united in communion, through which the wedding of in-corruptibility (of Christ and His Bride. This) shall be revealed (in the spirit of their understanding as having happened Mt 22). The kindred race of the sisterhood will then appear as an imitation. These are the ones who oppress their brothers, saying to them, “Through this our God has pity, since salvation comes to us through this,” not knowing the punishment of those who are made glad by those who have done this thing to the little ones whom they saw, (and) whom they took prisoner.” (from the truth)
“And there shall be others of those who are outside our number who vote themselves in as bishops and also deacons, as if they have received their authority from God. They (take vows and) bend themselves under the judgment of the leaders. Those people are dry canals.”
But I (Peter) said ” I am afraid because of what you have told me, that indeed little (ones) are (already in our) view. The counterfeit ones indeed are multitudes that will mislead other multitudes of living ones, and devoir them among themselves. And when they speak your name (as to represent you so that) they will be believed.” (But it will be in vain.)
The Savior said, “For a time is determined for them in proportion to their error they will rule over the little ones (and children in the faith). And after the completion of their error, the never-aging one of the immortal understanding shall become young, and they (the little ones) shall rule over those who are their rulers. The root of their error He shall pluck out, and He shall put it to shame so that it shall be manifest in all the impudence which it had assumed to itself. And such ones shall become unchangeable.
O Peter, Come therefore, let us go on with the completion of the will of the incorruptible Father. For behold, those who administer judgment upon the (deceivers) are coming, and they will put them to shame. But (of those who are in) Me, they cannot touch (Jude 14). And you, O Peter, shall stand in their midst. Do not be afraid because of your (former) cowardice. Their minds shall be closed (to that), for the invisible ONE will oppose them (through you).”
When he had said those things, I saw him seemingly being seized by them. And I said “What do I see, O Lord? That it is you yourself whom they take, and that you are grasping me? Or who is this one, glad and laughing on the tree? And is it another one whose feet and hands they are striking?”
The Savior said to me, “He whom you saw on the tree, glad and laughing, this is the living Christ. But this one into whose hands and feet they drive the nails is his fleshly part, which is the substitute being put to shame, is the one who came into being in his likeness (called the twin). But discern between him and me.”
So when I had looked, I said “Lord, no one is looking at you. Let us flee this place.” Then He said to me, “I have told you, ‘Leave the blind alone! And you, see how THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE SAYING. For they have put to shame the son of their glory instead of my servant”.
And I saw someone about to approach us resembling Him, even Him who was laughing on the tree. And He was filled with a Holy Spirit, and This one is the Savior. And there was a great, ineffable light around them, and the multitude of ineffable and invisible ONES blessing them. And when I looked at him, the one who gives praise was revealed.
And he said to me, “Be strong, for you are the one to whom these mysteries have been given, to know them through revelation, that he whom they crucified is the first-born, and the home of demons, and the stony vessel in which they dwell, of Elohim, of the cross, which is under the Law. BUT HE WHO STANDS BEFORE HIM IS THE LIVING SAVIOR, the first in him, whom they seized and released, who stands joyfully looking at those who did him violence, while they are divided among themselves. Therefore HE laughs at their lack of perception, knowing that they are born blind. So then the one susceptible to suffering shall come, since the body is the substitute. But what they released was my INCORPOREAL body. But I am the (Eternal) intellectual and Spirit filled radiant light. He whom you saw coming to me is our intellectual Pleroma, which unites the perfect light with my Holy Spirit.”
THE FULL NUMBER OF THESE ARE THE ELECT AT THE END OF THE AGE.
“THESE THINGS THEN WHICH YOU SAW, YOU SHALL PRESENT TO THOSE OF ANOTHER RACE, WHO ARE NOT OF THIS AGE. For there will be no honor in any man who is not immortal, but only (in) those who were chosen from an immortal substance, which has shown that they are able to contain Him who gives His abundance. Therefore I said, ‘Every one who has, more will be given to them, and they will have plenty.’ But those who do not have, these are the people of this place (being only flesh), who are completely dead (to the Holy Spirit), who are removed from the planting of the (new) creation of what is begotten (from above), whom, if one of the immortal essence appears, they think that they’ve received Him – it will be taken from them and be added to the one who truly has. You, therefore, be courageous and do not fear at all. For I shall be with you so that none of your enemies may prevail over you. Peace be to you, Be strong!”
When the Son (of God) had said these things, he (Peter) came (back) to himself, (and understood these sayings.) Have you??
Apocalypse of Peter