Sayings About God

God: 3, 50, 59, 61, 83, 96, 97, 111

(The word God does not appear in this
selection, and only twice in the entire book..
The most common name used here is living
One and living Father.)

(We may have already considered some of these in
another context. I have inserted some of the
partial parallels) that Leloup has put in his
Gospel of Thomas.)

(3) Jesus said: If those who lead you say unto
you: Behold, the Kingdom is in heaven, then the
birds of the heaven will be before you. If they
say unto you: It is in the sea, then the fish will
be before you. But the Kingdom is within you, and
it is outside of you. When you know yourselves,
then shall you be known, and you shall know that
you are the sons of the living Father. But if ye
do not know yourselves, then you are in poverty,
and you are poverty. (cf Luke 17:21)

(50) Jesus said: If they say to you: Whence have
you come?, tell them: We have come from the light,
the place where the light came into being through
itself alone. It [stood], and it re- vealed itself
in their image. If they say to you: Who are you?,
say: We are his sons, and we are the elect of the
living Father. If they ask you: What is the sign
of your Father in you?, tell them: It is a
movement and a rest. (cf John 8:14-16)

(59) Jesus said: Look upon the living One so long
as you live, that you may not die and seek to see
him, and be unable to see.(cf John 6:50)

61 Jesus said: Two shall rest upon a bed; one
shall die, the other live. Salome said: Who art
thou; O man? And whose son? Thou hast mounted my
bed, and eaten from my table. Jesus said to her I
am he who is from that which is equal; to me was
given of the things of my Father. Salome
(cf Colossians 1:15)

(96) Jesus [said]: The kingdom of the Father is
like a woman who took a little leaven and [hid] it
in meal; she made large loaves of it. He that hath
ears, let him hear.(Luke 13:20-21)

(97) Jesus said: The kingdom of the [Father] is
like a woman; carrying a jar full of meal and
walking a long way. The handle the jar broke; the
meal poured out behind her on the road. She was
unaware, she knew not her loss. When she came into
her house, she put down the jar (and) found it
empty.

111 Jesus said: The heavens shall be rolled up and
the earth before your face, and he who lives in
the living One shall neither see death nor (fear);
because Jesus says: He who shall find himself, of
him the world is not worthy. (cf Rev. 6:14)

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