Gospel of Thomas - Chapter 042

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Saying 40

(40) Jesus said, "A grapevine has been planted outside of the father, but being unsound, it will be pulled up by its roots and destroyed."

Jesus said he was the vine with the Father as the husbandman:

Joh 15:1 ¶ I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

Thomas is addressing a false vine. Christ is the source of wine/grace. So the false vine is a source of false grace. All such false sources will be destroyed.

Anything that offers grace outside the cross of Christ, Thomas claims is a false vine. Again we find the offensively exclusive statements of orthodox Christianity within the GOT. I highlight this because there are so many Christian scholars who condemn the GOT as being Gnostic, yet their own blindness to the genre of riddle contained in GOT and the Bible, makes them fall into the pit of saying 34.

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