This series is dedicated to the ‘lost’ or ‘forbidden’ book of the bible. This is set up kinda like the bible, with numbered “verses.” There is also whispers, & conspiracy theories, that Thomas (the twin) was/is Jesus’ twin. That’s why, first of all, he got his own gospel. Secondly, why he (Thomas) has all this insight & teachings from Jesus. I’m not sure how many parts there are going to be. Due to the setup of the text. I hope y’all enjoy this series.
The Gospel of Thomas
These are the hidden sayings that the living Jesus spoke (which means before he was crucified) & Judas Thomas the Twin recorded.
(1) And he (Mostly likely Jesus, but possibly Thomas) said, “Whoever discovers the interpretation of these sayings will not taste death.” (2) Jesus says, “Let one who seeks not stop seeking until one finds. When one finds, one will be troubled. When one is troubled, one will marvel & will reign over all.” (3) Jesus said, “If your leaders say to you, ‘Look, the kingdom is in heaven,’ then the birds of of heaven will precede you. If they say to you, ‘It’s in the sea.’ Then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside & outside of you. When you know yourselves, then you will be known. You’ll understand that you’re children of the living father. But if you don’t know yourselves, then you dwell in poverty, & you are poverty.
(4) Jesus spoke, “The person old in days will not hesitate to ask a little child 7 days old about the place of life, & that person will live. For many of the first will become a single one.” (5) Jesus says (there’s a LOT of Jesus says/said/spoke!), “Know what’s in front of your face. What’s hidden from you will be disclosed to you. For there’s nothing hidden that will not revealed.” (6) His disciples asked him, “Do you want us to fast? How should we pray? Should we give to charity? What diet should we observe?” Jesus answered, “Don’t lie. Don’t do what you hate. Because all things are disclosed in heaven. For there’s nothing hidden that will not be revealed. There’s nothing covered that will remain undisclosed.”
(7) Jesus said, “Blessings on the lion that the human will eat. So that the lion becomes human. Cursed is the human that the lion will eat. The lion will become human. (This one to me, at least, sounds like some genetic engineering stuff. Or something else, like a hybrid of some kind. Like the ’80-’90s TV show ‘Beauty & the Beast‘ type of deal.) (8) And he said, “Humankind is like a wise fisherman who cast out his net into the sea & drew it up from the sea full of fish. Among them the wise fisherman discovered a fine large fish. He threw all the little fish back into the sea. And with no difficulty chose the large fish. Whoever has ears to hear should hear.”
(9) Jesus spoke, “Look, the sower went out, took a handful of seeds, & scrattered them. Some fell on the road. The birds came & pecked them up. Others fell on rock. They didn’t take root in the soil & produce heads of grain. Others fell on thorns. They choked the seeds. Worms devoured them. But there were others that fell on good soil, & it brought forth a good crop. It yielded 60 per measure & 120 per measure.