The Gospel of Thomas

The Gospel Of Thomas is the most significant manuscript for
the history of earliest Christianity. It was found in 1945 buried
in the desert near Nag Hammadi, Egypt, by two peasants.

It is not known with absolute positivity who wrote the Gospel
of Thomas. The authors name is given as Didymos Judas
Thomas and is thought to have been written sometime between
the mid1st to early 3rd Century AD.

The gospel is clearly Gnostic in nature. There are two versions;
The Coptic and an incomplete fragmentary Greek papyri found
in 1897 and 1903 near the Egyptian town of Oxyrhynchus.
Below is a translation of the Coptic version of the
114 sayings of Jesus, as written in no particular order.

The basic perspective of Thomas is that the Kingdom of God
is on earth. It is all around us and within each of us. The Divine
light that is 'God' is inside every human being and it has no
predominant gender of either male or female. God is alive and
living here on earth, within and without, above and below.

Jesus was a highly evolved soul of collective wisdom.
He was the wisdom of God personified in human form
so that people could see themselves reflected in his being.
Each one of us has the same divine light within.
Jesus said "Everything I can do, so can you, and so much more."
God is NOT separate from us. God is NOT up in the sky.
God is NOT outside of us.

As Deepak Chopra said
"I used to be an atheist until I discovered I AM God!"

coptic
A collection of traditional sayings attributed
to Jesus of Nazareth and considered the most
authentic record of his teachings.
The truth cannot remain hidden and locked away by the
"church," unless we consciously choose to be blind and
willingly allow our hands to be tied, eyes wide shut!

Will the Gospel of Thomas be added to the Bible?  NO!
This manuscript is not open for debate, it is a closed subject
according to the church. Any church that adds Thomas to its
collection of scriptures would move outside the confines of
orthodox Christianity and no well known denomination has
the slightest intention of ever adding Thomas to its scriptures.
The church would collapse and be forced to acknowledge
centuries of lies, deceit, greed, manipulation and control.

As it is today, the Bible has been continuously edited,
whole passages cut out, hidden and deleted, and it has
had hundreds of revised versions, relentlessly rewritten
worldwide for nearly two thousand years.

Is it not time for you to read something untouched and
uncorrupted by the church and power hungry men?

Is it not time for you to take responsibility for your
own life and stop placing it in the hands of others?

Those who "followed" Sai Baba will tell you the soul
searching answer to this question as will the followers of
numerous cults whose leaders led them to physical death,
those that survived that is! The church is no better, only it
keeps the living in a deep hypnosis.

Understanding of this text, is personal and meant to come
from Divine inspiration within YOU. Read it and discover
for yourself your OWN interpretation, your OWN truth.


 
 

Coptic Gospel of Thomas

1)   And He said, "Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death."

2)   Jesus said, "Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled.
When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All."

3)   Jesus said, "If those who lead you say, 'See, the 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 Kingdom is
inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known,
and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living Father. But if you will not know yourselves,
you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty."

4)   Jesus said, "The man old in days will not hesitate to ask a small child seven days old about the place
of life, and he will live. For many who are first will become last, and they will become one and the same."

5)   Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you.
For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest."

6)   His disciples questioned Him and said to Him, "Do you want us to fast? How shall we pray?
Shall we give alms? What diet shall we observe?" Jesus said, "Do not tell lies, and do not do what you hate,
for all things are plain in the sight of Heaven. For nothing hidden will not become manifest, and nothing
covered will remain without being uncovered."

7)   Jesus said, "Blessed is the lion which becomes man when consumed by man;
and cursed is the man whom the lion consumes, and the lion becomes man."

8)   And He said, "The Kingdom is like a wise fisherman who cast his net into the sea and drew it up from
the sea full of small fish. Among them the wise fisherman found a fine large fish. He threw all the small
fish back into the sea and chose the large fish without difficulty. Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear."

9)   Jesus said, "Now the sower went out, took a handful (of seeds), and scattered them. Some fell on
the road; the birds came and gathered them up. Others fell on the rock, did not take rood in the soil,
and did not produce ears. And others fell on thorns; they choked the seed(s) and worms ate them.
And others fell on the good soil and produced good fruit: it bore sixty per measured a hundred
and twenty per measure."

10)  Jesus said, "I have cast fire upon the world, and see, I am guarding it until it blazes."

11)  Jesus said, "This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away. The dead are not alive,
and the living will not die. In the days when you consumed what is dead, you made it what is alive.
When you come to dwell in the light, what will you do?
On the day when you were one you became two. But when you become two, what will you do?"

12)  The disciples said to Jesus, "We know that You will depart from us. Who is to be our leader?"
Jesus said to them, "Wherever you are, you are to go to James the righteous, for whose sake heaven
and earth came into being."

13)  Jesus said to His disciples, "Compare me to someone and tell Me whom I am like."
Simon Peter said to Him, "You are like a righteous angel."
Matthew said to Him, "You are like a wise philosopher."
Thomas said to Him, "Master, my mouth is wholly incapable of saying whom You are like."
Jesus said, "I am not your master. Because you have drunk, you have become intoxicated by the
bubbling spring which I have measured out." And He took him and withdrew and told him three things.
When Thomas returned to his companions, they asked him, "What did Jesus say to you?"
Thomas said to them, "If I tell you one of the things which he told me, you will pick up stones and
throw them at me; a fire will come out of the stones and burn you up."

14)  Jesus said to them, "If you fast, you will give rise to sin for yourselves; and if you pray, you will
be condemned; and iffy give alms, you will do harm to your spirits. When you go into any land and
walk about in the districts, if they receive you, eat what they will set before you, and heal the sick
among them. For what goes into your mouth will not defile you, but that which issues from your
mouth- it is that which will defile you."

15)  Jesus said, "When you see one who was not born of woman, prostrate yourselves on your faces
and worship him. That one is your Father."

16)  Jesus said, "Men think, perhaps, that it is peace which I have come to cast upon the world.
They do not know that it is dissension which I have come to cast upon the earth: fire, sword,
and war. For there will be five in a house: three will be against two, and two against three,
the father against the son, and the son against the father. And they will stand solitary."

17)  Jesus said, "I shall give you what no eye has seen and what no ear has heard and what no hand
has touched and what has never occurred to the human mind."

18)  The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us how our end will be." Jesus said, "Have you discovered, then,
the beginning, that you look for the end? For where the beginning is, there will the end be.
Blessed is he who'll take his place in the beginning; he will know the end and will not experience death."

19)  Jesus said, "Blessed is he who came into being before he came into being. If you become My disciples
and listen to My words, these stones will minister to you. For there are five trees for you in Paradise which
remain undisturbed summer and winter and whose leaves do not fall. Whoever becomes acquainted
with them will not experience death."

20)  The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us what the Kingdom of Heaven is like."
He said to them, "It is like a mustard seed, the smallest of all seeds. But when it falls on tilled soil,
it produces a great plant and becomes a shelter for birds of the sky."

21)  Mary said to Jesus, "Whom are Your disciples like?"
He said, "They are like children who have settled in a field which is not theirs.
When the owners of the field come, they will say, 'Let us have back our field.' They (will) undress in their
presence in order to let them have back their field and give it back to them. Therefore I say to you,
if the owner of a house knows that the thief is coming, he will begin his vigil before he comes and will
not let him into his house of his domain to carry away his goods.
You, then, be on your guard against the world. Arm yourselves with great strength lest the robbers find
a way Tacoma to you, for the difficulty which you expect will (surely) materialize. Let there be among you
a man of understanding. When the grain ripened, he came quickly with his sickle in his hand and reaped it.
Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear."

22)  Jesus saw infants being suckled. He said to His disciples,
"These infants being suckled are like those who enter the Kingdom."
They said to Him, "Shall we then, as children, enter the Kingdom?"
Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside
and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female
one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; and when you fashion eyes in the place
of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand, and a foot in place of a foot, and a likeness in place of a likeness;
then will you enter [the Kingdom]."

23)  Jesus said, "I shall choose you, one out of a thousand, and two out of ten thousand, and they
shall stand as a single one."

24)  His disciples said to Him, "Show us the place where You are, since it is necessary for us to seek it."
He said to them, "Whoever has ears, let him hear. There is light within a man of light, and he (or "it")
lights up the whole world. If he (or "it") does not shine, he (or "it") is darkness."

25)  Jesus said, "Love your brother like your soul, guard him like the pupil of your eye."

26)  Jesus said, "You see the mote in your brothers eye, but you do not see the beam in your own eye.
When you cast the beam out of your own eye, then you will see clearly to cast the mote from your brother's eye."

27)  <Jesus said,> "If you do not fast as regards the world, you will not find the Kingdom.
If you do not observe the Sabbath as a Sabbath, you will not see the Father."

28)  Jesus said, "I took my place in the midst of the world, and I appeared to them in the flesh.
I found all of them intoxicated; I found none of them thirsty. And My soul became afflicted for the
sons of men, because they are blind in their hearts and do not have sight; for empty they came
into the world, and empty too they seek to leave the world. But for the moment they are intoxicated.
When they shake off their wine, then they will repent."

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 at how this great wealth has made its home in this poverty."

30)  Jesus said, "Where there are three gods, they are gods. Where there are two or one, I am with him."

31)  Jesus said, "No prophet is accepted in his own village; no physician heals those who know him."

32)  Jesus said, "A city being built on a high mountain and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden."

33)  Jesus said, "Preach from your housetops that which you will hear in your ear {(and) in the other
ear}. For no one lights a lamp and puts it under a bushel, nor does he put it in a hidden place,
but rather he sets it on a lamp stand so that everyone who enters and leaves will see its light."

34)  Jesus said, "If a blind man leads a blind man, they will both fall into a pit."

35)  Jesus said, "It is not possible for anyone to enter the house of a strong man and take it by force
unless he binds his hands; then he will (be able to) ransack his house."

36)  Jesus said, "Do not be concerned from morning until evening and from evening until morning
about what you will wear."

37)  His disciples said, "When will You become revealed to us and when shall we see You?"
Jesus said, "When you disrobe without being ashamed and take up your garments and place them
under your feet like little children and tread on them, then [will you see] the Son of the Living One,
and you will not be afraid"

38)  Jesus said, "Many times have you desired to hear these words which I am saying to you, and
you have noone else to hear them from. There will be days when you look for Me and will not find Me."

39)  Jesus said, "The Pharisees and the scribes have taken the keys of Knowledge and hidden them.
They themselves have not entered, nor have they allowed to enter those who wish to.
You, however, be as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves."

40)  Jesus said, "A grapevine has been planted outside of the Father, but being unsound,
it will be pulled up by its roots and destroyed."

41)  Jesus said, "Whoever has something in his hand will receive more,
and whoever has nothing will be deprived of even the little he has."

42)  Jesus said, "Become passers-by."

43)  His disciples said to him, "Who are You, that You should say these things to us?"
<Jesus said to them,> "You do not realize who I am from what I say to you, but you have become
like the Jews, for they (either) love the tree and hate its fruit or love the fruit and hate the tree."

44)  Jesus said, "Whoever blasphemes against the Father will be forgiven, and whoever blasphemes
against the Son will be forgiven, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven
either on earth or in heaven."

45)  Jesus said, "Grapes are not harvested from thorns, nor are figs gathered from thistles, for they
do not produce fruit. A good man brings forth good from his storehouse; an evil man brings forth
evil things from his evil storehouse, which is in his heart, and says evil things. For out of the
abundance of the heart he brings forth evil things."

46)  Jesus said, "Among those born of women, from Adam until John the Baptist, there is no one so
superior to John the Baptist that his eyes should not be lowered (before him). Yet I have said
whichever one of you comes to be a child will be acquainted with the Kingdom and will become
superior to John."

47)  Jesus said, "It is impossible for a man to mount two horses or to stretch two bows.
And it is impossible for a servant to serve two masters; otherwise he will honor the one and treat
the other contemptuously. No man drinks old wine and immediately desires to drink new wine.
And new wine is not put into old wineskins, lest they burst; nor is old wine put into a new wineskin,
lest it spoil it. An old patch is not sewn onto a new garment, because a tear would result."

48)  Jesus said, "If two make peace with each other in this one house, they will say to the mountain,
'Move Away,' and it will move away."

49)  Jesus said, "Blessed are the solitary and elect, for you will find the Kingdom.
For you are from it, and to it you will return."

50)  Jesus said, "If they say to you, 'Where did you come from?', say to them,
'We came from the light, the place where the light came into being on its own accord and established
[itself] and became manifest through their image.'
If they say to you, 'Is it you?', say, 'We are its children, we are the elect of the Living Father.'
If they ask you, 'What is the sign of your father in you?', say to them, 'It is movement and repose.'"

51)  His disciples said to Him,
"When will the repose of the dead come about, and when will the new world come?"
He said to them, "What you look forward to has already come, but you do not recognize it."

52)  His disciples said to Him, "Twenty-four prophets spoke in Israel, and all of them spoke in You."
He said to them, "You have omitted the one living in your presence and have spoken (only) of the dead."

53)  His disciples said to Him, "Is circumcision beneficial or not?"
He said to them, "If it were beneficial, their father would beget them already circumcised from their mother.
Rather, the true circumcision in spirit has become completely profitable."

54)  Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor, for yours is the Kingdom of Heaven."

55)  Jesus said, "Whoever does not hate his father and his mother cannot become a disciple to Me.
And whoever does not hate his brothers and sisters and take up his cross in My way will not be worthy of Me."

56)  Jesus said, "Whoever has come to understand the world has found (only) a corpse,
and whoever has found a corpse is superior to the world."

57) Jesus said, "The Kingdom of the Father is like a man who had [good] seed.
His enemy came by night and sowed weeds among the good seed. The man did not allow them to pull up
the weeds; he said to them, 'I am afraid that you will go intending to pull up the weeds and pull up the
wheat along with them. 'For on the day of the harvest the weeds will be plainly visible, and they will be
pulled up and burned."

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