GNOSTIC GOSPILS II

SAYINGS FROM THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS

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The Gospel of Thomas starts with the comment: “These are the secret saying which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Juda Thomas wrote down. It consists of 52 sayings which appear to be quite clear, at least on the surface; and it is considered by many to be the Source gospel.

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

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  1. Saying # 39. Jesus said, “The pharisees and the scribes have taken the keys of the kingdom and hidden them. They themselves have not entered, nor have they allowed to enter those who wish to.

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Note: It is also translated as: “the keys to knowledge (gnosis)” the knowing experience is the entrance to the kingdom.

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Christ Consciousness ( also called Cosmic Consciusness) has come down to us – over twenty centuries. What is more important? That we have the body of Christ? Or that we have the Heart and Mind of Christ, as expressed in these sayings? The possibility of True Communion still exists. But it is an experience, “costing not less than everything.”

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Saying 29. Jesus said: “If the flesh came into being because of spirit, it is a wonder. But if spirit came into being because of the body, it is a wonder of wonders. Indeed, I am amazed how this great wealth has made its home in this poverty.”

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Saying 51. His disciples said to him, “When will the new world come?” He said to them, “What you look forward to has already come, but you do not recognize it.”

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. It is also expressed as: “Look around you. The fields are white with harvest. The kindom is spread out upon the earth and men see it not.” Also, “It will not come through expectation.”

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The kingdom is here and now. Christ is here now. All it takes is a knowing experience, a realization on our part – to bring about the return.

 

 

(C) 2016 by W.G. Milne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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