The Gospels of Mark and Matthew use an earlier Gospel (Known as "Q") as a source. The Gospel of Thomas is similar to the lost "Q" Gospel. It also demonstrates that Thomas was written earlier than any NT document including Paul's letters. It is very possible that the Gospel of Thomas was indeed written by Thomas, as the document claims, shortly after Jesus death.<quoted text>
Thanks for responding and the sincerity in being honest. I appreciate it.
Why do you separate a person - namely Jesus - and utilize only the half that men presented to you?
Since there is really only one historical "Jesus" ever being referenced throughout history, then what if the non-canon Jesus is still the same individual, but separated from that you believe is "only" within the Bible?
You do realize that it is a fact that many of the teachings in GoThomas appear in some format with Matthew and Luke - so you already "use" some of those teachings already.
Why would anyone separate a person who they think is a saviour? Are there teachings by Jesus in GoThomas that are not truthful and applicable to humans? What are they?
Thomas is the ONLY existing Gospel that names the author. Mark, Matthew, Luke and John are written by anonymous authors. The attribution of authors were made up long after the documents were written.