Christianity, the New Testament, and the World of Jesus’ Jerusalem Notes by Dr. Honora M. Finkelstein 6 - Essene Gospel of Peace Another piece of non-canonical writing that dates from about the third century is The Essene Gospel of Peace, which has Jesus interpreting the commandment “Thou shalt honor thy father and thy mother,” as meaning God the Father (conceived of almost as one’s High Self) and Mother Earth. Jesus also teaches the disciples how to cleanse their bodies inside and out, and that they should honor the Angels of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. And the doctrine of love found in St. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians 13: 1-13 here is put into Jesus’ mouth. Made with Xara Website by Susan Smily