The future of mankind will be exciting, surprising and wondrous. And although the
future, at times, will be filled with challenges, the human family will meet these
challenges and overcome them. We will adapt; as a species, we will endure. As true
Gnostics, we DO NOT believe that mankind will end in a fiery apocalypse. We are a
religion of hope, not doom.
Basic Beliefs #22
1 What shall be the end of Man, in the fullness of their time? What will be within
their power, in a future undetermined? Shall there come some Armageddon where blood
like rivers flow? Does there wait some final judgment where hell consumes, in lakes
of fire, the seed of God’s beginning?
2 Come now and let us reason, both you and I together, for I would not have you fearful
of ages yet to come; but would instead reveal the dream where God and Man are one,
for hope is the gift which I would give you, to fill your days with joy.
3 For in a future yet unmade shall Man reach beyond this world, to touch and know
of strange new worlds within the starry deep; to find therein a place of life where
Man might take dominion; to build and grow throughout the ages, an alliance among
4 Why then should you dread a future which God would happy give you? Why feara future
yet undreamed, a future filled with challenge? For future times call to the past,
and dares you to fulfill; leading gently through the ages to take its life from you,
to grow and blossom and stand full grown in a reality still to come.
5 So let us look with hopeful hearts, and never miss a step, but face with courage
the years to come while holding on to God; facing down with minds made calm, the
prophets of doom and dread, seeing beyond each present trouble that place where dreams
await; waiting quietly far ahead, for us to come along.
8 Consider then an ancient promise given long ago. When Adam spoke of sacred gardens,
in a place called Ondi-Ahman; a sacred garden with a temple, where the Gods come
forth to bless, and write within the sacred book the names of those exalted. [see
9 Seek therefore, to build the garden, a great and sacred place, which garden place
even I would cause to be designated, and in the midst of the garden shall there be
most well-constructed, a temple of great beauty, to be known forever after as the
Temple of the Living Endowment.
10 And in this temple shall the Song of God take living form, to fill the eyes with
wonder, forging through both form and music, a depth of vision which will inspire
the mind with all the dreams of God.
11 And from generation to generation shall the children of men find peace and hope
in the Gardens of Ondi-Ahman, and from the temple shall the knowledge of God go forth
to cover even all the world, till the ending of the age.
12 For the end of Man shall not come with fire, neither shall Man most slowly fade;
but the end of the age shall come with a shout, the sound of joy and wonder, for
the Gods of Heaven shall descend from Xion, to stand upon the earth, and in the Gardens
of Ondi-Ahman shall the children of men be gathered.[...]
16 This shall be the end of times, this and nothing less, when Heaven and earth but
fair embrace, to see in each fulfillment; the day when Man and God are one within
the great eternal.[...]
20 Take heart therefore, and do not fear tomorrow, but attend with all diligence
the present moment in which you live; let the dreams of God guide all your labors,
planting in each present moment the seeds of what shall be; and day by day shall
you draw all future Man to the Gardens of Ondi-Ahman, to see for themselves the very
Gods of Heaven.
Wisdom 28:8-12,16, 20
God, who is our future, came from humans, who are Their past.