Paulism or Paulanity is not the only Gospel teaching of Jesus.
Gospel of Thomas is very much different than the other Gospels. It is composed of 114 unvarnished sayings of Jesus. There is no narratives, no
stories, no second party commentary, no Romans, no Pharisees. Rather than being presented through the the eyes of others, the reader encounters a
more direct unfiltered experience of Jesus.
The idea is for each reader to deeply ponder each saying so that each reader discovers their own insights and revelations. The goal is to internalize
the words so as to be transformed by them.
The Gospel of Thomas dated to have been written between 130 and 250 AD.
"The Gospel of Thomas (also known as the Coptic Gospel of Thomas) is a non-canonical sayings gospel. It was discovered near Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in
December 1945 among a group of books known as the Nag Hammadi library. Scholars speculate that the works were buried in response to a letter from
Bishop Athanasius declaring a strict canon of Christian scripture.
The Coptic-language text, the second of seven contained in what modern-day scholars have designated as Codex II, is composed of 114 sayings attributed
to Jesus. Almost half of these sayings resemble those found in the canonical gospels, while it is speculated that the other sayings were added from
Gnostic tradition. Its place of origin may have been Syria, where Thomasine traditions were strong."
What is a belief in God if it is not a belief under all the hatred is love. And underneath the individual is a oneness with everyone else and all of
existence. And so one must strongly conclude that what we do to one another we do to ourselves. Here is Jesus saying #70:
#70 "If you bring forth what is within you, what you have will save you. If you do not have that within you, what you do not have within you will
In other words, we will be destroyed by our own hatreds from within if we do not cultivate a deep sense of love from within.
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The Gospel of Thomas is an incoherent mess compared to the 4 Biblical gospels. I could string together a bunch of fortune cookie sayings and claim it
to be the Gospel of Szechuan Chicken, but it wouldn't make it anything more than a poorly forged document.
Gnostics is a mixture of different believes, while Jesus would serve as the poster boy. The whole Sophia an Demiurge is based on a early form of myth,
like Plato Artisan, while that too is even based on an even earlier form of believe, which was the Elyrusians I think.
Some think it was attempt to merge Christainity an Hinduism, all the while I could say Christianity a merger of Hinduism an Judaism, with Hellenistic
thought for a few reasons.
If it makes one feel any better, in the first book of the Pistis of Sophia, all he talks about is a vest...and I mean that all he actually really
talks about. It like the universe spun around that vest.
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8-11-2019 by Specimen88 because: (no reason given)
Some sayings area little out there though... but perhaps we just don't have the understanding of the times and symbols when it was written...
considering the gnostic writers were basically exterminated, we really don't know much about them aside from hostile witnesses... and what was dug up
from the past
Jesus never once said that he would die for the sins of humanity. This whole being saved by jesus is by far thw dumbest teaching in all
Christ is what is appearing in plain sight...... (the way the truth and the life) and if it is recognised that there isn't anything else then the sin
(the mistake of believing that you are a separate thing) will be gone.
There is only what is happening..... there is no separate person doing or having a life.
There is just life (the one).
When the two become one the kingdom shall be revealed....... there never was two!
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I've read and studied most of the Apocryphal texts, including the Gospel of Thomas. While I do feel these writings are invaluable for many reasons,
don't forget that context is everything.... The Gospel gives us statements that were meaningfully collected by the writer(s) but we have no context
in which Jesus actually said these things.
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