Gospel of Thomas - Chapter 088

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Saying 87

(87) Jesus said, "Wretched is the body that is dependant upon a body, and wretched is the soul that is dependent on these two."

This is parallel to :

Jer 17:5 ¶ Thus saith the LORD; Cursed [be] the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

Wretched is the man who depends on another man, and wretched is his soul if he depends on his own flesh, or the flesh of another.

Since Christians are dependent upon the body of Christ (eating his flesh) they are wretched. In fact, it is the confession of sin that makes one able to eat his flesh.

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