Gospel of Thomas Part 1/2

I have organised some of the verses found in the gospel into categories.

Our Belief

1. And he said, “Whoever discovers the interpretation of these sayings will not taste death.”

2. Jesus said, “Those who seek should not stop seeking until they find. When they find, they will be disturbed. When they are disturbed, they will marvel, and will reign over all. [And after they have reigned they will rest.]”

3. Jesus said, “If your leaders say to you, ‘Look, the (Father’s) kingdom is in the sky,’ then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, ‘It is in the sea,’ then the fish will precede you. Rather, the Read more of this post

Translation of… Taking the Lords Name In Vain

In vain means:

  1. Without success; ending in failure;

It is not so much about disrespecting Yahovahs name but more about misrepresenting him, something many Christians do without even realising it.

First we must be aware that we are created in his image [i.e. we are a shadow of him, and so we carry the responsibility of doing right by him and representing him correctly [by doing his will].

The verse is found in Exodus 20:7

You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain for the Lord shall not Read more of this post

Three Main Parables [3/3]

If you havent already please go back and read the first part, and/or the second part.

Luke 15

The Parable of the Lost Coin

8″Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?

9And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’

the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Notice how the lamp is crucial in finding the lost coin. In darkness people fumble, they fall and become lost. They don’t know where they are going, don’t know whats behind them nor in front of them. It has been like this since the fall of man. What we see now as light is only for our Read more of this post

Three Main Parables [2/3]

If you havent already, please go back and read the first part.

Luke 15

The Parable of the Lost Sheep

1Now the tax collectors and “sinners” were all gathering around to hear him.

2But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

3Then Jesus told them this parable:

4″Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?

5And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders

6and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’

7I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

This is in line with Read more of this post

Three Main Parables [1/3]

This parable  [the longest at 22 verses] is found only in the gospel of Luke [along with the good samaritan only found here]. The Gospel of Luke is different from the others.

First of all it is the longest gospel.

It is an account of Yahuwshuas life and ministry from birth to ascension.

This gospel also has a special emphasis on prayer, the activity of the Holy Spirit, and joyfulness.

The purpose of Luke was to write a historical account, while bringing out the theological significance and portraying Christianity as divine, respectable, law-abiding, and international.

In order to understand its true meaning and significance, other parables should be brought to mind.

For example, we should consider the parable of the sheep, and the parable of the lost Read more of this post

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