Gnostic Doctrine

Friday, 24 April 2020

give unto me that which is mine Gospel of Thomas Saying 100




They showed Jesus a gold coin and said to him, "Caesar's agents are exacting taxes from us." He said to them, "Give unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, give unto God the things that are God's, and give unto me that which is mine."

Saying 100
Here Jesus is telling his followers that they should to serve the rulers of Israel even during periods of foreign domination since their domination was a punishment for Israel’s sinfulness. (Ezek 21:25-27; Jer 27:4-7 Mal 1:8) God demands the commitment of one’s life to mission of spreading the news about the Kingdom and how to prepare for his Judgement.
Saying 100 is reminiscent of saying 88, where messengers and prophets come to take what is theirs and give you what is yours. But What is it?, it is what Jesus expects to be given. But the Gth is silent about this

100)## They showed Jesus a gold coin [currency of the god of mammon] and said to Him, "Caesar's men [the false religious leaders who follow after "the prince of this world"] demand taxes from us [tithes and offerings]." He said to them, "Give Caesar what belongs to Caesar [as long as you worship the things of the world you will have to pay the price - "Flee fornication"], give God what belongs to God ["What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?"], and give Me what is Mine [all that the Father has is His]."

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