Gospel of Thomas - Chapter 013
- (11) Jesus said, "This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away. The dead are not alive, and the living will not die. In the days when you consumed what is dead, you made it what is alive. When you come to dwell in the light, what will you do? On the day when you were one you became two. But when you become two, what will you do?"
In Genesis 1:1 there were two heavens created. (שמים is a dual form of heaven). The third heaven is the presence of God. The two created heavens will pass away. Jesus said that those who are alive in him will never die. Those who do not accept him are dead already.
Light represents Holiness. The answer is that the righteous ones (those pronounced righteous by grace) live by faith.
On the day when you recognized that you were one... just flesh, just a goat, you became two, your spirit came alive and you became flesh and spirit; sheep and goat. But when you become two is in the future, so it is a different kind of two from the first one. This is death when you become body and spirit divided. The answer is to be absent from the body is to be with the Lord. (2Co 5:8)