Gnostic Doctrine

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Returning to the Kingdom Gospel of Thomas saying 49

49 Jesus said: Blessed are the solitary and the elect, for you will find the kingdom, for you came forth from it, (and) you will return to it again. 50 Jesus said, "If they say to you (plur.), 'Where are you from?' say to them, 'It is from light that we have come - from the place where light, of its own accord alone, came into existence and [stood at rest]. And it has been shown forth in their image.' If they say to you, 'Is it you?' say 'We are its offspring, and we are the chosen of the living father.' If they ask you, 'What is the sign of your father within you?' say to them, 'It is movement and repose.'"

 for you will find the kingdom, for you came forth from it, (and) you will return to it again.

Where you are from and where you are going are the same place

This saying should by read with saying 50. For when you are sent forth from Jesus, if they say to you where did you come from? Say to them we came from the light, the place where the light came into being on its own accord and established itself and become manifest in our image if they say to you who are you Tell them we are his children we are the elect of the living father.

"Find the Kingdom" the solitary and the elect ones are always seeking the Kingdom

“And you will return to it” on the day on which the true believers receive the promises and being made perfect heb 11:1,13,39,49. This is the a new creation in Christ to be born again 

(John 1:13) and they were born, not from blood or from a fleshly will or from man’s will, but from God.

(2 Corinthians 5:17) Consequently if anyone is in union with Christ, he is a new creation; the old things passed away, look! new things have come into existence.

(Galatians 6:15) For neither is circumcision anything nor is uncircumcision, but a new creation [is something].

(1 Peter 1:3) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for according to his great mercy he gave us a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

(1 Peter 1:23) For YOU have been given a new birth, not by corruptible, but by incorruptible [reproductive] seed, through the word of [the] living and enduring God.

(1 John 3:9) Everyone who has been born from God does not carry on sin, because His [reproductive] seed remains in such one, and he cannot practice sin, because he has been born from God.

49) Jesus said, "Blessed are the solitary and elect [those who are set-apart from the world and religion], for you will find the Kingdom [because these never stop seeking for it]. For you are from it [were created in the image of God before being re-created in the image of man], and to it you will return [after you have been refined and purified by "Christ (the Word) in you, the hope of glory"]." 

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