BS - I doubt that you have paid any attention to my posts, but only garner what you wish to respond to from the ones. You are projecting from unfounded "sources".<quoted text>
So far all I've gathered from what you wrote is that you say you accept ALL Jesus said, yet you haven't exactly presented ANY evidence that he said everything you refer to. It appears you have no standard... that is you make your own relative standard... one to your liking.
I've posted this link many times on Topix.....and to say you haven't seen my posts, is just plain lying.
GoThomas is probably your best bet for what Jesus stated.
...and yet you accept a Bible that was produced well after the 4th C. Hmmmm....your version of this story is starting to fall apart.<quoted text>
For instance, it seems that you would give equal or greater credence to the gospel of Thomas which was discovered in Greece (and is of Syriac origin), and of which there is only one copy from 350 AD and a couple fragments of earlier origin, as you would other manuscripts of which there are thousands of and originated around 70 AD in the land where these most important events took place.
FACT: the two earliest bibles in museums are dated no earlier than the 4th C. as well, and in fact, both do not have the longer ending in GoMark - Mk 16:9-20 - in which later editions do.
- Codex Siniaticus
- Codex Vaticanus
Who's following whom again?
And please stop whining about what you have to believe and what you refuse to believe. We already understand that you have to take direction from everyone else, EXCEPT Jesus, when you try to formulate a belief.
(3) Jesus says:
(1) "If those who lead you say to you:Look, the kingdom is in the sky!
then the birds of the sky will precede you.
(2) If they say to you:It is in the sea, then the fishes will precede you.
(3) Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and outside of you."
(4) "When you come to know yourselves, then you will be known,
and you will realize that you are the children of the living Father.
(5) But if you do not come to know yourselves, then you exist in poverty, and you are poverty."
<<continued to TM>>