Gnostic Doctrine

Friday, 3 April 2020

Washing The Gospel of Thomas Saying 89

Saying 89

(89) Jesus said: Why do you wash the outside of the cup? Do you not understand that he who made the inside is also he who made the outside?

Washing or baptizing the body does not make it pure. Washing the body will only make the outside clean here Jesus is speaking about washing the inside that is our hearts and minds for it is out of the heart whereby we become unclean. Jesus here is speaking about the process of self-purification and the path to the Christ-Consciousness is self-purification and self-consecration. When we are clean the light of Christ shines through us

89)## Jesus said, "Why do you wash [with the Word] the outside [the superficial lower/outward (fleshly) meaning] of the cup [the scriptures whose prophesies you are to drink from]? Do you not realize that he who made the inside [the hidden higher/inward (spiritual) meaning] is the same one who made the outside [the visible lower/outward forms]?"

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