what is the meaning of saying 114 in the Gospel of Thomas
The apocryphal writings are quite different from the canonical writings. These apocryphal books date from about the middle of the second century, much later than the canonical writings. They paint a picture of Jesus and Christianity that is not in harmony with the inspired Scriptures.For example, the apocryphal Gospel of Thomas ascribes a number of strange utterances to Jesus, such as saying that he would transform Mary into a male to make it possible for her to enter into the Kingdom of heaven. The Infancy Gospel of Thomas describes young Jesus as a mean-spirited child who deliberately caused another child’s death. The apocryphal Acts of Paul and Acts of Peter emphasize complete abstinence from sexual relations and even depict the apostles as urging women to separate from their husbands. The Gospel of Judas depicts Jesus as laughing at his disciples for praying to God in connection with a meal. Such notions are at odds with what is found in the canonical books.—Mark 14:22; 1 Corinthians 7:3-5; Galatians 3:28; Hebrews 7:26.Many of the apocryphal writings reflect beliefs of the Gnostics, who held that the Creator, Jehovah, is not a good God. They also believed that the resurrection is not literal, that all physical matter is evil, and that Satan was the source of marriage and procreation.A number of the apocryphal books are attributed to Bible characters but falsely so. Did some dark conspiracy exclude these books from the Bible? One expert on the apocrypha, M. R. James, said: “There is no question of any one’s having excluded them from the New Testament: they have done that for themselves.”
The Gospel of Thomas does exist James, but was not included by the Bishops in 325ad. therefore it is not in the approved books of the Bible.
There is no Gospel of Thomas in the Biblical Canon. The only Thomas I ever heard of in the Bible is the one who doubted that the Lord Jesus rose from the dead. Doubt does not get one into heaven does it?
Ansel, what the heck are you trying to tell me? Are you insinuating that I am inebriated?
Lifted from the first chapter and the first verse of the apocryphal book of Anselmogxl3rq, we read:
1:1. "What? Shall the pot say unto the kettle, 'Thou art black'? Know ye not that pots and kettles are inanimate objects, incapable of speech (although they boil over occasionally when unwatched)?
1:2. "Put away thy strong drink from thee, and get back on the wagon! Sober up so that thou mayest no longer endure the DT's, for only as you become a lush shall you see silly things like pots and kettles talking! For as it is written, 'A hangover is the wrath of grapes!'"
Who could argue with that?
Perhaps it is because 114 is the number of original words actually spoken by Jesus.
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