The Gospel of Thomas, from The Nag Hammadi Scriptures

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Cygnus Loop supernova

Excerpts from The Gospel of Thomas, from The Nag Hammadi Scriptures, ed. Marvin Meyer, 2007 

“Jesus said, ‘I am the light that is over all things. I am all: from me all has come forth, and to me all has reached. Split a piece of wood; I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there.'”

“Jesus said, ‘I am the light that is over all things. I am all: from me all has come forth, and to me all has reached. Split a piece of wood; I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there.'”

“Jesus said, ‘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 kill you.'”

“Jesus said, ‘Blessed are those who are alone and chosen, for you will find the kingdom. For you have come from it, and you will return there again.'”* (Footnote #91: “Or ‘solitary’ (Coptic monakhos).”)

“Jesus said, ‘Be passersby.'” (Footnote #79: “Cf. an Arabic inscription at the site of a mosque at Fatehpur Sikri, India…”)

“Jesus said, ‘If they say to you, ‘Where have you come from?’ say to them, ‘We have come from the light, from the place where the light came into being by itself, established itself, and appeared in their image.'”

“Jesus said, ‘One who seeks will find; for one who knocks it will be opened.'”

“Jesus said, ‘When you make the two into one, you will become children of humanity, and when you say, ‘Mountain, move from here, it will move.'” (Footnote #184: “Or ‘sons of man.'”)

“Jesus said, ‘Whoever drinks from my mouth will become like me. I myself shall become that person, and the hidden things will be revealed to that person.'”

“Jesus said, ‘Woe to the flesh that depends on the soul. Woe to the soul that depends on the flesh.'”

“His disciples said to him, ‘When will the kingdom come?’ ‘It will not come by watching for it. It will not be said, ‘Look, here it is,’ or ‘Look, there it is.’ Rather, the Father’s kingdom is spread out upon the earth, and people do not see it.'”

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“I and my Father are one.” –Jesus Christ, Gospel of John (KJV) 10:30

“Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, Ye are gods?'” John 10:34; Pslam 82 

“The Father is in me and I am in the Father.” John 10:38

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Jesus Christ did not create denominations. Neither the Christianity of consubstantiation nor the Christianity of transubstantiation.

Is it any wonder that the Council of Nicaea sought to destroy the teachings of Christ, as Dostoevsky understood so well in his chapter on The Grand Inquisitor, and Tolstoy when he condemned the doctrines of the Russian Orthodox Church as “sorcery”? Little did Constantine and the bishops know that quantum physics would restore them…

Frederick Glaysher

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