There is a renewed interest these days in the non-canonical writings about the New Testament, especially The Gospel of Thomas. Some of this is due to the recent Jesus Seminar. Some of this is due to archaeological findings contemporary with the Dead Sea Scrolls. In 1945, in Nag Hammadi, Egypt, many apocryphal scrolls were found including Thomas which is an admittedly Gnostic account of the life of Christ. However, recent books like The DaVinci Code (see my March review) are proposing that this apocryphal book might be more accurate than our four Gospels and that the Church has been covering up the real form of Christianity (Gnosticism and Sophia worship). This book is simply a translation of Thomas from the Coptic with a detailed historical account of the book.
The Local Church of RevelationOctober 1, 2016
All conservative scholars agree that Revelation is the last book to be added to the canon of sixty six inspired books and that the apostle John is the author. John is given his three-fold division of the book as, “the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall […]
Cross, Creation and also ProphecyFebruary 1, 2016
There are three great mountain peaks of importance in Biblical history. First and foremost is Calvary. The cross is the center of all God’s workings with this world. If the believer could say with Paul, “I determined not to know any thing among you save Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2), he would […]
Anointing With OilMarch 28, 2015
Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, […]