Gospel of Thomas - Chapter 043

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Saying 41

(41) Jesus said, "Whoever has something in his hand will receive more, and whoever has nothing will be deprived of even the little he has."

The hand represents works. Since we have seen before that works do not generate grace nor holiness, then the one who has works must be doing the works tah tGod create dfor him:

Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

This indicates that the one who has works is ina relationship with God already. Those who are in a relationship will receive more.

Those who do not have any works are found in the sorry condition that James mentions:

Jas 2:18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

The guy who has good works has faith. The one who does not, has a false faith. He is a pretender to the faith. He says he believes in Christ, but Jesus never 'knew' him; Jesus did not 'teach' him, and he has no new life within.

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