Rev. Peter Holland

What would Jesus say? Now we know!

It has been about 1500 years since the “Canon” or definitive Scripture for the New Testament was settled. However, translations have come and gone and with scholarship having comprehensive access to early documents the technical writers have greater confidence about the original texts. ¬†However, there are really no original documents and when a wrinkle was added to this process it created great excitement. In 1945, a shepherd hunting some caves discovered a full text of the so-called “Gospel of Thomas” which had only been available in fragments previously. The document consists of a series of sayings attributed to Jesus which shows some similarity to other gospels, but present Jesus in a different light. It may not be exciting to you, … Continued