Testimony Of Truth (NHC IX, 3)

TESTIMONY OF TRUTH (NHC IX, 3)

A Gnostic homiletic tract written by an anonymous author addressed to a group of Christians with spiritual ears. It consists of a series of warnings against the false teachings of opponents clearly identifiable as Christians.

Advocating a strict encratic ethic, the author does not spare even other Gnostics, that is, those who, like Valentinus and Basilides, permit marriage. Extant only in Coptic, Testimony of Truth was originally composed in Greek, probably in late second-century Alexandria.