YouTube: The Great Expectation
Link to The Gospel of Thomas: https://www.gospels.net/thomas/
The Gospel Source Q: https://sacred-texts.com/journals/oc/gsq.htm
Hello friends. Welcome again to Independent Unity’s virtual church service, broadcast from our home to yours.
When will the kingdom come? In the Christian context, this question been asked for two thousand years, despite the fact that Jesus answered it.
“Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, he answered them, “the kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; nor will they say, ‘Lo, here it is!’ or “There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is within you (or, in the midst of you).” Luke 17:20-21
To understand the meaning of Jesus’ response is to understand the nature of the mystical thread, the teaching centered around the experience of oneness with God. Because this message is intuitively discerned, it has become buried in mainstream Christian theology.
Today I would like to take a look at how this might have happened. We’re going to imagine how that first Gospel writer may have produced his revolutionary work. I think by doing this type of exercise, we can get a better understanding of the Gospel vehicle that carries the message of Jesus.