Gnostic Doctrine

Friday, 24 April 2020

Seek the Truth Gospel of Thomas Saying 92

(92) Jesus said: Seek, and you will find; but the things you asked me in those days and I did not tell you then, now I desire to tell them, but you do not ask about them.

Saying 92
J. D. Crossan writes: "As in the preceding instance, only the seek/find stich is present; but now it is accompanied by another saying whose meaning is not exactly clear. More significant for my own purpose is the fact that the stich's version here is in imperative/future format and thus in the second person." (In Fragments, p. 100) [Cp. John 16:4b-5]

92) Jesus said, "Seek [the Truth] and you will find [the Keys, the mystery]. Yet, what you asked Me about in former times [about the hidden meanings in the scriptures "Now, answering, He said to them that  "To you has it been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of the heavens, yet to those it has not been given."] and which I did not tell you then [because they were not yet ready to hear it "Still much have I to say to you, but you are not able to bear it at present."], now [at the end of the age] I do desire to tell [the hidden meaning], but you do not enquire after it [being content with the lower/outward (fleshly) ordinances, traditions and festivals of men]."

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