The Gnostic Gospels

Understanding the Gnostic Gospels from a Believer’s Perspective

including the gospels of Thomas, Phillip, Mary, & Judas

The Gnostic Gospels are wrapped in mystery and misunderstanding, offering a different understanding of Jesus and His earthly ministry that is often at odds with what has been given to us in the Bible. Favored by the ancient Gnostics, these books were believed to have been erased from existence over a millennia ago. But in 1945, many of these gnostic works were rediscovered in Nag Hammadi, giving researchers a fascinating look into the myriad beliefs of the early Christian landscape.

Believers are often astonished to find out that these books are indeed real, fueling endless conspiracy theories and sensationalism. But just because these books are real, does that make the conspiracies true?

Were the so-called Gnostic Gospels really that popular among early Christians? Are they reliable … or do they reveal something else entirely?

And what do we, as modern-day Christians, do with these texts, especially since these books are entering public consciousness and their existence is often used to sow doubt into people’s beliefs about the Bible?

Should we Christians stick our heads in the sand and act like they don’t exist? Do we buy into the silly conspiracy videos all over social media designed to stoke the flames of fear? Do we just simply look at these texts as a sort of “spiritual backdrop” for early Christianity?

Or do they reveal that early Christian beliefs were more complex and diverse than orthodox writers would have us believe?

In this 2-hour workshop, we will cover –

  • What is Gnosticism and who were the gnostics?
  • Where did Gnosticism differ from traditional orthodox Christian belief?
  • Why are “missing Gospels” such as Thomas, Mary, Philip, and Judas often grouped under the term “Gnostic Gospels”?
  • How much of an impact did the Gnostics have on the ancient Christian Church?
  • Why were Gnostic views considered dangerous by early Church fathers?
  • And how did Gnosticism actually influence early Christianity and Biblical canon, and how and to what lengths did the Church go to have Gnosticism erased from existence?

Questions? Comments? Please let me know!

7 + 13 =

Resources Used in this Workshop

Audio Only

Understanding the Gnostic Gospels from a Believer's Perspective

by Ken Arrington | Ultimate Bible History

Additional Courses

apocrypha class

The Ultimate Bible History for Believers**

FULL Course Pack – 12 hours (6* – 2/hr sessions!)


This is the COURSE you’ve been waiting for!

Ready to take a deeper dive into the HISTORY of the Scriptures than you’ve ever imagined?

Come on an in-depth journey to meet the figures and people that wrote the most sacred book in the history of the world – the authors may be more numerous than you think! Did the Disciples actually author the Gospels? See how the Scriptures evolved century to century, and break through the conspiracies and legends to get to the truth. What’s the real story with the Apocrypha, and what’s the issue with pseudepigraphical works? Learn how the meaning of “Divinely Inspired” affects the beliefs of billions, and how that meaning changes over generations. Just what are the differences in canons between major Christian traditions, and how do these differences change the expression of the Bible? How does a culture someone is raised in affect their understanding of the Holy Bible? And how does learning ALL of this help deepen our walk with and intimacy with Jesus Christ?

Get ready to dive into the DEEP END! We’re plunging into the topics we brought up during the INTRO, and your understanding of the Bible will NEVER BE THE SAME!

**12 HOURS OF CLASS TIME and Q&A –$99

Currently, this class is available at 50% off its list price of $199

**Sessions are now available for download

12 hours course time total with Intro Workshop

ken arrington courses

The Journey

Are you ready for a teaching experience unlike anything you have ever seen?

Come with Ken on a journey through the wild and rugged countryside of Wales, revealing the 10,000 year old spiritual history of a region steeped in equal part legend and myth. Clifftop castles, ancient abbeys, 1,000 year old church ruins, standing stones, and even King Arthur’s court are on the docket for exploration, and on the way, you may find yourself on a JOURNEY directly into the heart of God, experiencing His wonder and intimacy in ways you never thought possible!

This SEVEN EPISODE SERIES (filmed in coordination with TWE and The T) is available NOW online!

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn advertising fees by linking to and affiliated websites. You will not be charged any additional fees for purchasing any items we recommend, and funds generated go towards the operation of this website.