Gospel of Thomas - Chapter 026

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Saying 24

(24) His disciples said to him, "Show us the place where you are, since it is necessary for us to seek it."

He said to them, "Whoever has ears, let him hear. There is light within a man of light, and he lights up the whole world. If he does not shine, he is darkness."

Light = Holiness
Darkness = grace. One who is evil or sinful, but who has not been destroyed is receiving grace. He is in darkness.

As men, we are only made holy when God imputes his holiness to us (2Co 5:21). Christ was holy by his divine nature. The symbol of the Nazarite tells us that Jesus did not need holiness imputed to him, nor did he need grace. This is seen in the symbols of wine (grace) and strong drink (the law) which the Nazarite swears not to drink.

The one who is holy has holiness withing and he brings holiness to the whole world. This is primarily a picture of Jesus as the one who redeems the world. If Jesus is not judging the world with his holiness, he is giving it grace.

For us, if holiness has been imputed to us, we bring it to the world. Lot was judged by God to be a righteous man (2Pet 2:8) and did not destroy Sodom while he was in it. By one man, all of Sodom was saved. It was only when he was gone that God destroyed it.

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