PARTS 41-50

 

41.

(Mathew 23- 23. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye tithe mint and anise and cummin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law, justice, and mercy, and faith: but these ye ought to have done, and not to

have left the other undone. 

(Thomas 22.) Jesus saw infants being suckled. He said to His disciples :

“These infants who suck are like those who enter the Kingdom.” They said to Him : “Shall we then enter the Kingdom as infants ?” 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, so that the male will not be male nor the female female ; and when You fashion eyes in place of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand, and a foot in place of a foot, and a likeness in the place of a likeness ; then will You enter the Kingdom.”

(Matthew 23-24. Ye blind guides, that strain out the gnat, and swallow the camel!

(Matthew 23- 25. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full from

extortion and excess.

(Matthew 23- 26. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup and of the platter, that the outside thereof may become clean also.

(Thomas 89.) Jesus said : “Why do You wash the outside of the cup ? Do You

not realize that He who made the inside is the same one who made the outside

(Matthew 23- 27. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which outwardly appear beautiful, but inwardly are full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

(Matthew 23- 28. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but inwardly ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

(Matthew 23- 29. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and garnish the tombs of the righteous, (Thomas 71.) Jesus said : “I will destroy this construction, and no one will be able to rebuild it again.”

 

42.

(Matthew 23- 30. and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we should not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

(Matthew 23- 31. Wherefore ye witness to yourselves, that ye are sons of them that slew the prophets.

(Matthew 23- 32. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

(Matthew 23- 33. Ye serpents, ye offspring of vipers, how shall ye escape the judgment of hell?

 

 

43.

 

(Peter2. 2- 1-3. But there arose false prophets also among the people, as

among you also there shall be false teachers, who shall privily bring in

destructive heresies, denying even the Master that bought them, bringing

upon themselves swift destruction.

(Peter2. 2- 2. And many shall follow their lascivious doings; by reason of whom the way of the truth shall be evil spoken of. 

(Peter2. 2-3. And in covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose sentence now from of old lingereth not, and their destruction slumbereth not.

(Matthew 10-28. And be not afraid of them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

(Thomas 112.) “Damn the flesh that depends on the soul ; damn the soul that depends on the flesh.”

(Matthew 6-21. for where thy treasure is, there will thy heart be also.

(Thomas 67.) “He who believes to know the All but not himself falls completely short

(Matthew 6-22. The lamp of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

 

 

44.

 

(Mary 8:9. Blessed are you who did not waiver at the sight of Me. for where the mind is there is the treasure.

Mary 8:10. I said to him, how does one see through the soul or through the spirit?

(Mary 8:11. The Savior answered and said, He does not see through the soul

nor through the spirit, but the mind which is between the two that is what sees the vision and it is (eye if the soul and spirit)

(Thomas 83.) “Images are visible to man, and the light which is in them is hidden in the image of the Light of the Father. He will reveal Himself and His image is hidden by His light.”

(Matthew 6- 23. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is the darkness!

 

 

45.

 

(Matthew 12-43. But the unclean spirit, when he is gone out of the man, passeth through waterless places, seeking rest, and findeth it not.

(Matthew 12-44. Then he saith, I will return into my house whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

(Matthew 12- 45. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man becometh worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this evil generation.

(Thomas 80) Jesus said : “He who knew the world has mastered the body, but he who has mastered the body is superior to the world.”

(Matthew 16- 25. For whosoever would save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.

(Thomas 56.) “He who has come to know the world has found a corpse, and he who has found a corpse, the world is not worthy of him.”

(Matthew 16- 26. For what shall a man be profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and forfeit his life? or what shall a man give in exchange for his life?

(Thomas 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 kill You.”

(Matthew 16- 27. For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then shall he render unto every man according to his deeds.

(Thomas 87) “Wretched is the body which depends on a body, and wretched is the soul dependent on these two.”

(Matthew 16- 28. Verily I say unto you, there are some of them that stand here, who shall in no wise taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

(Thomas 29.) “If the flesh came into being for the sake of the spirit, it is a wonder. But if the spirit came into being for the sake of the body, it is a wonder of wonders. Indeed, I marvel at how this great wealth has made its home in this poverty.”

 

 

46.

 

(Matthew 16- 20. Then charged he the disciples that they should tell no man that he was the Christ.

(Matthew 16- 21. From that time began Jesus to show unto his disciples, that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up.

(Thomas 82.) Jesus said : “Whoever is near Me is near the fire, and whoever who is far from Me is far from the Kingdom.”

(Matthew 16- 25. And knowing their thoughts he said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

(Thomas 38.) Jesus said : “Often You have desired to hear these words which I am saying to You, and You have no one else to hear them from. There will be days when You will seek Me and will not find Me.”

(Matthew 16-29. Or how can one enter into the house of the strong man, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.

 

 

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(Matthew 16- 30. He that is not with me is against me, and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.

(Matthew 16- 31. Therefore I say unto you, Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men; but the blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.

(Thoams 44.) “He who blasphemes against the Father will be forgiven, and he who blasphemes against the Son will be forgiven, but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven either on earth or in heaven.”

(Phillip) The father and the son are both single names, the holy spirit is a double name. For they are everywhere; they are in the concealed, they are in the revealed. The holy spirit is the revealed: it is below. It is the concealed: it is above.

(Matthew 16-32. And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but whosoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, nor in that which is to come.

 

48.

 

(Matthew 24-27. For as the lightning cometh forth from the east, and is seen even unto the west; so shall be the coming of the Son of man.

(Thomas 11) “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 death, You made death 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 ?”

(Matthew 24- 28. Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

(Matthew 24- 29. But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

(Matthew 24- 30. and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

(Matthew 24- 31. And he shall send forth his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

(Matthew 24- 32. Now from the fig tree learn her parable: when her branch is now become tender, and putteth forth its leaves, ye know that the summer is nigh;

(Matthew 24- 33. even so ye also, when ye see all these things, know ye that he is nigh, even at the doors.

(Matthew 24- 34. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all these things be accomplished.

(Matthew 24- 35. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

 

 

49.

 

(Thomas 90.) “Come to Me, for My yoke is easy and My lordship is mild, and You will find rest for Yourselves.”

(Thomas86.) “The foxes have their holes and the birds have their nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head and rest.”

(Thomas 91.) They said to Him : “Tell us who You are so that we may believe in You.” He said to them : “You examine the face of the sky and of the earth, but You have not recognized He who stands in front of You, and You do not know how to examine this moment.”

(Thomas 94.) Jesus said : “He who seeks will find, and he who knocks will be let in.”

(Thomas 51.) His disciples said to Him : “On what day will the rest come to those who are dead, and on what day will the new world come ?” He said to them : “What You expected has come, but You do not recognize it.”

(Thomas61.) Jesus said : “Two will rest on a bed : the one will die, and other will live.” Salome said : “Who are You, man ? You have taken a seat on my couch and have eaten at my table.” Jesus said to her : “I am He who exists from the

undivided. I was given some of the things of My Father.” Salome said : “I am Your disciple.” Jesus said to her : “Therefore I say, if somebody is one, he will be full of light, but if he is divided, he will be full of darkness.”

(Thomas 111.) “The heavens and the earth will be rolled up before You. And whoever is living from the Living One will not see death.” Jesus says this : “He who finds himself, the world is not worthy of him.”

(Thomas 77.) Jesus said : “I am the Light that falls on all things. I am the All. From Me the All has gone out and to Me the All came back. Cleave a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up a stone, and You will find Me there.”

(Thomas 104) They said to Jesus : “Come, let us pray and fast.” Jesus said : “What then is the sin that I have committed, or wherein have I been at fault ? But when the bridegroom leaves the bridal chamber, then let them fast and pray.”

(Matthew 6- 2. When therefore thou doest alms, sound not a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have received their reward.

(Thomas 6) His disciples asked and said to Him : “Do You want us to fast ? How shall we pray and give alms ? What diet shall we observe ?” Jesus said : “Tell no lie and do not what You hate, for all things are plain in the face of Heaven. For nothing hidden will fail to be revealed, and nothing covered will remain without being uncovered.”

(John 8-32) And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

 

50.

 

(Matthew 6- 3. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

(Matthew 6- 4. that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father who seeth in secret shall recompense thee.

(Thomas 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 if You give alms, You will harm Your spirit and when You enter any land and travel over the country, 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 what comes out of Your mouth will defile You.”

(Matthew 6- 5. And when ye pray, ye shall not be as the hypocrites: for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have received their reward.

(Matthew 6- 6. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thine inner chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father who seeth in secret shall recompense thee.

(Matthew 6- 7. And in praying use not vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

(Matthew 6- 8. Be not therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

(Matthew 6- 9. After this manner therefore pray ye. Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

(Matthew 6- 10. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth.

(Matthew 6- 11. Give us this day our daily bread.

(Matthew 6- 12. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

(Matthew 6- 13. And bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

(Matthew 6- 14. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

(John 20- 31) But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

(John 21- 25.) And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

 

References and Notes:

The Bible library, special Edition, version 4.0, by Valusoft…

The Gospel of Thomas, Harnett, Fate magazine, 1960….

Gospel of Thomas, members website: http://www.geocities.com/gospelofthomas/

Gospel of Mary, Nag Hammadi Library, Egypt…..

Gospel of Thomas, Nag Hammadi Library, Egypt…..

The Gospel of St. Thomas as it is used in this document, is from a translation by Wim van de Dungen, of Antwerp, 1997. 

The Gospel of Phillip, Isenberg, Nag Hammadi Library…..

Topics: Evan’gelist: Eastman Bible Dictionary….

Text: a “publisher of glad tidings;” a missionary preacher of the gospel (Eph. 4:11). This title is applied to Philip (Acts 21:8), who appears to have gone from city to city preaching the word (8:4, 40). Judging from the case of Philip, evangelists had neither the authority of an apostle, nor the gift of prophecy, nor the responsibility of pastoral supervision over a portion of the flock. They were itinerant preachers, having it as their special function to carry the gospel to places where it was previously unknown. The writers of the four Gospels are known as the Evangelists.

 

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