[gthomas] Re: Paul
> While I do not mean to draw this discussion too far off topic, I think perhapsI myself find it rather difficult to believe that Jesus went about
> a little elaboration on this point might be beneficial. It is casually
> inserted into your letter without any explanation, and I am curious as to why
> you might think that Paul twisted Christ's message for his sake. If you meant
> literally that Paul might be "an exception to this doubt", then by excluding
> him from doubt you are making the strong statement that Paul *did* twist the
> message. Where do you find evidence of this?
proclaiming the message that salvation comes through faith
in the death and resurrection of Jesus, that everybody who
receives the spirit of the Son of God becomes Son of God
and one in Christ and so forth. Or, to put it more simply, when
I read the letter to the Galatians I don't find a lot of it that
I think is "the message of Christ." In fact I don't find ANY of
it that I think is "the message of Christ." However, since
the guys lived at the same time in the same place at least for
awhile they may well have agreed on something or other....
Maybe you could summarize for us the message of
Christ = the message of Paul.
It would also be interesting to know what elements of that
common message show up in Thomas (if any).