Some Themes of the GThomas

 Myth of the self

11) On the day when you were one you became two. But when you become two, what will you do?

18) Where the beginning is, there will the end be. Blessed is he who will take his place in the beginning; he will know the end and not experience death.

19) Blessed is he who came into being before he came into being.

29) I am amazed at how this great wealth (spirit) has made its home in this poverty (flesh).

50) "We came from the light, the place where the light came into being."

85) Adam came into being from a great power and wealth, but he did not become worthy of you.

The World//Body

27) If you do not fast as regards the world, you will not find the kingdom.

28) 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.

29) I am amazed at how this great wealth (spirit) has come to dwell in poverty (flesh_.

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

80) He who has recognized the world has found the body, but he who has found the body is superior to the world. 

Family Ties

55) Whoever does not hate his father and his mother cannot become a disciple to me.

99) Those here who do will of father are my siblings and my mother.

101) Whoever does not hate his [father] and his mother as I do cannot become a disciple to me. And whoever does not love his father and his mother as I do cannot become a disciple to me. ....my true Mother gave me Life.

105) He who knows the father and the mother will be called the child of a harlot.

Hidden-Revealed

5) Recognize what is within your sight, and that which is hidden from you will be disclosed to you. For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest.

6) Do not tell lies and do not do what you hate, for all things are disclosed before heaven. There is nothing obscure (hidden) that will not be shown forth (manifest).

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

33)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 lampstand so that everyone who enters and leaves will see its light.

83) The images are manifest (visible), but the light in them reamins concealed in the image of the light of the father.

The Identity of Jesus

10) I have cast fire upon the world

13) I am not your teacher...not an angel, or philosopher. or teacher. Thoams: if I say what he said to me, you will stone me, and fire will burn you up.

16) I have come to impose divisions. They will stand at rest by being solitaries.

17) I will give you what eyes have not seen.

43) You do not realize who I am from what I say to you, but you have become like the Jews.

62) It is to those who are worthy of my mysteries that I tell my mysteries.

77) I am the Light which is above them all. It is I who am the All.....Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone and you will find me there.

82) He who is near me is near the fire; he who is far from me is far from the kingdom.

90) My yoke is easy and my lordship is mild, and you will find repose.

91) You have not recognized the one who is before you.

108) He who will drink from my mouth will become like me.

Light

24) There is light within a person of light.

50) We have come from light.

77) I am the Light.

83) The images are manifest (visible), but the light in them reamins concealed in the image of the light of the father.

Redemption I: Gnosis of self

3) When you come to know yourselves....you will realize that it is you who are the children of the living father. If not, you dwell in poverty.

26) See and expel beam from your own eye.

50) We came from the light, the place where the light came into being.... We are the elect of the living father.

70) What you have will save you.

108) He who will drink from my mouth will become like me.

Redemption II: Becoming One

4) Many that are first will be last and they will become one.

11) On the day when you were one you became two. But when you become two, what will you do?

22) When you make the two one, inside like outside, male and feamle one and the same, eyes in place of an eye, hand in place of a hand, etc. - then you will enter kingdom.

75) Solitaries will enter bridal chamber.

61) Salome: integrated or divided?

106) When you make the two one you will become sons of man.

114) I myself shall lead her in order to make her male, so that she too may become a living spirit resembling you males. Every women who will make herself male will enter the K.

Redemption III: Stripping Naked

21) Children in land they don’t own. They will strip naked and give back the land.

37) disciples must strip naked without being ashamed. Tread upon them then you will see the child of the living.

23) chosen - will stand at rest by being one and the same.

 

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