Gospel Of Judas And Other Gnostic Secrets Revealed

DVD Release: October 10, 2006
Gospel Of Judas And Other Gnostic Secrets Revealed
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Synopsis

Was Judas Iscariot really a traitor, or was he a spiritual hero, as recorded in the Gnostic Gospels? What is the origin of the Gnostic Gospels, and are they reliable? Why did the early church reject its views? Find the answers to these and many other questions in this five-part Bible-based series that uncovers the truth behind the “secrets” of Gnosticism.

Dove Review

“Gospel Of Judas And Other Gnostic Secrets” is a fascinating documentary about a manuscript that was discovered and believed to be written some hundred years after the four Gospels. Judas Iscariot is not believed to be the author. Narrated by Tom and Amy Dallis, this intriguing film examines the Gnostic viewpoint and how it differs greatly from the four Gospels. The Gospel of Judas, for example, portrays Judas as a hero who, through his betrayal, helped Christ shed his earthly flesh. The Gospels refer to him as the “traitor” or “the one who betrayed him.” The Gnostic Gospels also portray Cain as a hero, rather than his brother Abel. The film features reenactments of various scenes to which the Gospel of Judas refers.

Make no mistake about it, this documentary uncovers the inconsistencies in this so-called Gospel of Judas and is clear on the point that it is a Gnostic book. It defines the Gnostic belief as a mystic knowledge that was inclusive to the Gnostics themselves. This film also shows the consistencies of the four Gospels, explains their history and how they are part of the Muratorian Canon, and how they became widely accepted as inspired by God. In the film, David M. Hoffeditz, PhD, says the Gospels complement each other and do not contradict one another.

“Gospel Of Judas And Other Gnostic Secrets” is an informative and enlightening viewing experience. We are pleased to award it our Faith Friendly 12+ Seal.

Content Description

Sex: A painting of a god kissing a woman.
Language: None
Violence: An image of Judas hanging and comments about his suicide and his body falling hard to the ground; a "shadow" scene of a man stabbing another man; painting of a man with sword in hand; face of Christ on cross in a reenactment that includes some blood and a crown of thorns.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Shirtless men and men in loin cloths in paintings; frontal nudity of Adam and Eve and another woman in a painting; nude cherubs in painting; woman's bare back in drawing; cleavage.
Other: An explanation of the Gnostic belief and how it differs from the Gospels; the film states the Gnostic Gospels took an anti-Semitic approach; some thought God was an "evil" creator; image of a god with an angry, evil look on his face.

Info

Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Writer: Tom and Amy Dallis
Director: Tom Dallis
Producer: Ensign Media
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 64 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter