Category: Gospel of Thomas

Come Into the Light (Meaning of Thomas 11)

Meaning of Thomas 11 Eludes Scholars

“When you come into the light, what will you do?” riddles Yeshua at Thomas 11. Too little commentary exists for this cryptic logion. When challenged to explore the meaning of Thomas 11, most scholars either dust off an end times analogy or wave the Gnostic flag and retreat. Foul ball. Any good scholar knows that the Gnostics believe creation is corrupt and matter is vile. For them, a human body cannot “come into the light.”

Yes, Thomas 11 is pure Christ. The problem? This passage has no precise corollary in Scripture. It’s also one of the most radical and least understood logia in Thomas, or any of Christ’s teachings. But it isn’t Gnostic, and it’s not about the end of the world. Has no one solved Yeshua’s riddle?

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Practical Oneness (Thomas 22)

Practical Oneness is the meaning of Thomas 22. Christ instructs followers to ‘make the above as the below’ and experience the kingdom of God.

Oneness dwells at the heart of Christ’s teachings. His objective is to make the human ascension process comprehensible and achievable in one lifetime. With practice and faith, Yeshua’s wisdom and grace can inspire self healing for everything from stress and chronic anxiety to serious medical conditions. The ultimate goal of Master’s practical Oneness program is to assist God’s children to find heaven on earth. That term, children, is key to Oneness and ascension.
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Coptic Gospels (Paterson Brown)

The Coptic Gospels translated by Dr. Thomas Paterson Brown
BA (Amherst), PhD (London)  1938 — 2012

Yeshua says: “I-Am the Light above them all, I-Am the All. All came forth from me, and all attained to me again. Cleave wood, I myself am there; lift up the stone and there you shall find me.”
Gospel of Thomas Verse 77

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Gospel of Thomas (the Apostle) c. 35 — 80 CE; Gospel of Philip (disciple of Peter, John, James and Paul) post-70 CE; and Gospel of Truth by St. Valentine c. 150 CE. Included are Scholarly research, annotations and commentary in English, Español and Greek. The Ecumenical Coptic Project Archive was published at metalog.org until 2012.

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