Contrary to Church doctrine, the Naassenes were not a heretical derivative of Christianity, but the authentic foundation and purveyor of Jesus’ actual teachings at the Last Supper. These teachings allow for spiritual attainment in this life by anyone, without the intermediary of Church or priest. This was the real meaning of the Last Supper and why the Naassenes believed that Jesus was the fulfillment of all the Mystery traditions.
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