The Gospel of Thomas is Scripture, or, it is not!
The Gospel of Thomas and other “Gospels” came much later than Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Much, later, after the first century. One of the standards for a book to be canonical is that it was written by a prophet, or apostle, or came from with the apostolic circle. For a New Testament book to have been written from someone within the apostolic circle, clearly it would have had to have been written within the first century. Mark wasn’t an apostle but he knew the apostles and relayed Peter’s message. Luke wasn’t an apostle, but he knew the apostles and traveled with Paul. James, well, he was the brother of Jesus, but he was in the inner circle of the apostles, made evident as he was present at the first “Church Council” in Acts 15, and seems to have had the final word at that meeting quoting Scripture to provide his verdict!
Check out this blog post. It’s the first of ten by Canon Fodder:
The first fact shared that Canon Fodder shares in this series of ten facts is that every Christian should know that the New Testament is the earliest Christian writings we possess. Hence, the reason I ranted about the Gospel of Thomas and the early writing of the NT manuscripts. Read the blog and you’ll get more details.
- The Bible is Just a Story! Like Harry Potter is Just a Story! (andywrasman.com)