Gnostic Doctrine

Thursday, 15 August 2019

eyes have not seen Gospel of Thomas Saying 17

Jesus said, "I shall give you (plur.) what eyes have not seen, what ears have not heard, what hands have not touched, what has not come upon the human heart."

Compare Isaiah 64:4. No ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you...: At the wonders they saw in Sinai, the people removed far off and hid themselves (Ex 20:18,19). "Thereafter the divine revelation which Israel refused at Sinai became the special privilege of those who saw the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But the wisdom of God in him was shut to Israel's leaders -- ' "Eye did not see, nor did ear hear, what things God prepared for them that love him." BUT GOD revealed them by His Spirit' (1Co 2:8-10)"

"I came declaring the testimony of God"; and "speaking the hidden wisdom of God in a mystery, which had been hid from the Ages and the Generations, but NOW is made manifest to his Saints: to whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory" (1Cor 2:1,7; Col 1:26,27).

17)# Jesus said, "I shall give you what no [single] eye has seen and what no [single] ear has heard [for neither have depth by themselves and in fact can only see and hear from an earthly perspective] and what no hand has touched [it is not physical] and what has never occurred to the human mind [in its depravity the human mind has not known the Keys of Knowledge - see v.39]."

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