In the Second Treatise of the Great Seth (a text discovered at Nag Hammadi), the narrator explains how he (presumably Jesus Christ speaking as Seth) came to earth, endured the crucifixion, and returned to the Pleroma. Scholars say that the narrative is both a Christian work and a Gnostic polemic. It agrees with parts of the New Testament, but states that the way to salvation is through gnosis. It refutes the claim by orthodox believers that their church is the “true church.”

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