Belonging to Heaven by Gale Sears

By Gale Sears

Descended from the Hawaiian royal line, Jonathan Napela grew to become one of many first—and such a lot influential—converts to the Church in Hawaii. a guy of intelligence, social prestige, and wealth, he used his enormous place to additional the gospel in his place of origin.

He built a lifelong bond of brotherhood with Elder George Q. Cannon, supporting to translate the booklet of Mormon into Hawaiian and identify a meeting position for the Hawaiian saints in Laie, Oahu. but if his loved spouse, Kitty, used to be afflicted with leprosy, Jonathan made the defining choice of his lifestyles. He would depart his lifetime of privilege to develop into her caretaker and spend the remainder of his lifestyles on Molokai, the island of lepers. to those that suffered comparable heartbreak and banishment, Jonathan's self-sacrifice grew to become their lifeline.

Based on real tale, this can be a unprecedented novel of a guy who selected love within the face of loss of life.

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Wurst, ‘Preliminary Report on New Fragments of Codex Tchacos’, Early Christianity 1 (2010), 282–5. 24 Gnostic literature I: tradition have had many more pages. The extant part of the manuscript contains four texts: • the Letter of Peter to Philip (pp. 1–9), which also occurs, with small differences, in the Nag Hammadi library (NHC viii, 2); • James (pp. 10–30), also known from Nag Hammadi as the (First) Revelation of James (NHC v, 3); • the Gospel of Judas (pp. 33–58); • the Book of Allogenes (pp.

The gnostic character of the Dialogue of the Saviour (NHC iii, 5) is also far from certain. Since it contains a tradition of sayings of Jesus, it will be discussed in connection with the Gospel of Thomas. Finally, Nag Hammadi also yielded three hermetic writings, which obviously do belong to the broad movement of gnostic religiosity, but fall outside the forms of gnosis discussed in this book. They are the Discourse on the Eighth and Ninth (NHC vi, 6), the Prayer of Thanksgiving (NHC vi, 7) and an Excerpt from the Perfect Discourse (= Asclepius 21–9; NHC vi, 8).

In actual fact there are twelve codices and part of a thirteenth, which had already been torn from its original context in Antiquity and tucked into the cover of what would later be called Codex vi. One codex was smuggled out of Egypt and after some wanderings ended up in Brussels, where it was purchased in 1952 by Professor Gilles Quispel from Utrecht on behalf of the Carl Gustav Jung Institute in Zurich. This codex was – and sometimes still is – referred to as the Jung Codex or Codex Jung. 11 The thirteen codices of Nag Hammadi contain fifty-one writings, with in Codex xii some fragments of one or more others.

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