Gospel of Thomas - Chapter 086

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Saying 85

(85) Jesus said, "Adam came into being from a great power and a great wealth, but he did not become worthy of you. For had he been worthy, he would not have experienced death."
Mt 11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
Joh 11:26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
2Co 5:8 We are confident, [I say], and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.


This is a simple teaching. The one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than the greatest who lived before the kingdom. Those who are in the kingdom will never die, since being absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

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