Cuvinte ale înțelepciunii

Selections from the Gnostic Nag Hammadi Library: The Parable of the Jars and the Gospel of Thomas, Part 1 of 2

Încărcaţi Docx
Citiţi mai multe
The Nag Hammadi Library is a collection of early Christian and Gnostic manuscripts, also called codices, which were discovered in 1945, near the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi. The Gospel of Thomas Prologue “These are the hidden sayings that the living Jesus spoke and Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down.”

Seeking Within “Jesus said, ‘If your leaders tell you, “Look, the kingdom is in Heaven,” then the birds of Heaven will precede you. If they tell you, “It’s in the sea,” then the fish will precede you. Rather, the Kingdom is within you and outside of you.’ ‘When you know yourselves, then you’ll be known, and you’ll realize that you’re the children of the living Father. But if you don't know yourselves, then you live in poverty, and you are the poverty.’”

The Parable of the Sower “Jesus said, ‘Look, a sower went out, took a handful of seeds, and scattered them. Some fell on the roadside; the birds came and gathered them. Others fell on the rock; they didn’t take root in the soil and ears of grain didn’t rise toward Heaven. Yet others fell on thorns; they choked the seeds and worms ate them. Finally, others fell on good soil; it produced fruit up toward Heaven, some sixty times as much and some a hundred and twenty.’”

Jesus and Fire “Jesus said, ‘I’ve cast fire [(inner Heavenly) Light] on the world, and look, I’m watching over it until it blazes.’” “Jesus said, ‘Whoever is near Me is near the fire, and whoever is far from Me is far from the Kingdom.’”

Those Who Are Living Won’t Die “Jesus said, ‘The Heavens and the Earth will roll up in front of you, and whoever lives from the Living One won’t see death.’

Beginning and End “The disciples said to Jesus, ‘Tell us about our end. How will it come?’ Jesus said, ‘Have you discovered the beginning [the Origin] so that you can look for the end? Because the end will be where the beginning is. Blessed is the one who will stand up in the beginning [stands by the Origin]. They’ll know the end and won’t taste death.’”
Share la
Încorporează videoclipul
Începe la
Vizionaţi în browser mobil
Scanaţi codul QR sau alegeţi sistemul potrivit pentru încărcare pe telefon