(15) Jesus said: When you see him who was not born of woman , throw yourselves down upon your face and worship him. He is your Father.
The first thing I thought of when reading this saying was the line from the play Macbeth … Fear not, Macbeth; no man that’s born of woman Shall e’er have power upon thee. …. In the play, of course, such a man did exist – someone who was taken from his mother’s womb before he was born in the natural manner.
Who ever is born must have a beginning and an end, and is finite. Jesus was known to be born of a woman, Mary, so perhaps this saying isn’t meant to be about hum. Or it’s possible that Thomas held the ganostic belief that the spiritual Christ was not born, but decended on Jesus when he was baptised and left before he was crucified. To say that this person not born of woman is Jesus and to also say he is the Father, is similar to Joh’s gospel saying of Jesus and the Father being one … go Trinity 🙂