Gospel of Thomas - Chapter 034
- (32) Jesus said, "A city being built on a high mountain and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden."
The difference between a city and a town is a wall, in the scriptures. The city represents the kingdom of heaven...remember that the kingdom is 'teaching'. The wall around the Kingdom of Heaven is the law of Moses. It hedged the law of love. It became a barrier into the law of love as it became a tool for the self-righteous to justify themselves. Ans it is a guard so that we are not deceived by the flesh to just do what we want, ignoring love of God and men.
The mountain, or high place is the place we meet God. This is Christ himself. When we move a mountain to the sea, we move Christ into the hearts of men. If God had wanted a literal mountain in a literal sea, he would have put it there.
The New Jerusalem, the new teaching of peace, cannot fall nor can it be hidden. Like leaven, it will continue to grow until it fills the whole lump.