John 20:25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, “Put your finger here; see my hands. [Hippolytus, Refutation v.8.4. The Jews had sought to kill him; and he escaped from their hands, and went away for safety. In sorrow they fail to receive any true and substantial comfort from the Scriptures. When Jesus seemed intent on going to Jerusalem, despite the threats to his personal safety, Thomas had resigned himself to inevitable death: “Thomas, who was called Didymus, said to the rest of the disciples, ‘Let’s go so that we, too, can die with Jesus’” (John 11:16). The scripture contains the following line describing the Lord Jesus after the resurrection: “then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the middle, and said, Peace be to you.” It’s very clear that the Lord Jesus at that time was no longer a flesh, but a spiritual body. This objective is kept in view throughout the book. Rather, here Jesus was, standing in front of him, asking him to look closely and inviting him to believe the reality that presented itself to his doubting mind and heart. "The Jews will kill him; he will go back to certain death," he said. His grief was hopeless, and he would not seek comfort. Perhaps their belief in the Lord's resurrection made such a change in them, so brightened and transformed them, that Thomas grew less positive in his unbelief as he saw them day after day. Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular. Meanwhile they walk in darkness as Thomas did. Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular. I know not: one indeed I knewIn many a subtle question versed,Who touched a jarring lyre at first,But ever strove to make it true: Perplext in faith, but pure in deeds,At last he beat his music out.There lives more faith in honest doubt,Believe me, than in half the creeds. A wandering Cynic.
This is the kind of discipleship which the Master demands. When the other disciples ask what Jesus said, Thomas replies, 'If I tell you one of the words which He said to me, you will take up stones and throw them at me; and a fire will come out of the stones and burn you up.' GThom 28, Luke 9:18-22, Luke 21:34-36, Matt 16:13-20, John 4:13-15, John 7:38, Mark 8:27-30. Thomas bowed before the irrefutable evidence of Jesus Christ and worshiped Him. This is not that. 28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Thomas based his faith on sight; however, Christ promises a blessing for those who believe upon hearing instead of upon seeing.
Reader! Reach out your hand and put it into my side. John 20:28. Slightest fears become terrors, and smallest trials grow into great misfortunes. (passively) untrustworthy (person), or incredible (thing). Jesus said to him, Thomas, because you have seen me, you have believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. Doubt is always costly. He came in the same manner and with the same salutation as previously, giving Thomas an opportunity for believing. It is All. He is servant/faithful of God, and Prophet and Messenger of God to the people of Israel. John, too, whenever we see him, is always the same, -- reverent, quiet, affectionate, trustful, the disciple of love. Then he took him aside; he said three words to him. Thomas, like the man in Mark 10:17 (cf., Luke 18:18) who calls Jesus 'Good Master,' is rebuked because of the title he uses. Kaulakau, they said, was Adamas, primal man, 'the being who is on high' . He did not say that if Thomas could not believe the witness of the apostles to his resurrection he must remain in the darkness which his unbelief had made for him. Here is a list of Bible Verses that you can use when you introduce Jesus Christ. "- Dark Soul, The teacher is of God, who has no attributes being above them as the creator of all attributes.
The manner of his coming is veiled in obscurity. Jesus said that they were drunk on the joy, truth and honor of being his students. While he doubted, he yet loved; perhaps no other one of the apostles loved Jesus more than did Thomas. We would know him unmistakably in every incident in which he appears, even if his name were not given. Thomas must have been awestruck, rendered absolutely speechless. Verses 24: "Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. If friendship for Christ be loyal and true, we need not look upon questioning as disloyalty; it may be but love finding the way up the rugged mountain-side to the sunlit summit of a glorious faith. Doubt is always costly. That is all that his question in the upper room meant -- he wished the Master to make the great teaching a little plainer. The first incident in which Thomas appears is in connection with the death of Lazarus. His demand for the evidence of the senses was a step backward, a resting on the less, not on the more, certain. Jesus said, "I am not your (sing.) The words are for the personal growth of the Chela, and not for the others. Mary of Bethany comes into the story on only three occasions; but always we see her in the same attitude, -- at Jesus' feet, -- while Martha is ever active in her serving. Many persons are only confirmed in their scepticism by the well-meant but unwise efforts that are made to convince them of the truth concerning which they doubt. His Master would have him retrace that step, and become one who rests upon the intuition of the Spirit. It is at this point that Thomas appears. As for the three words spoken secretly to Thomas, conveying Jesus's hidden identity, they are probably the three secret words on which, according to the Naassenes, the existence of the world depended: Kaulakau, Saulasau, Zeesar.
Wilson writes: "As Grant and Freedman note, the idea is similar to that of John xv.
All faith is in things not seen; and God blesses those most that most totally rely on His word. This is the attitude of many today, but it is not reasonable. A gloomy Christian casts dark shadows wherever he goes; a sunny Christian is a benediction to every life he touches.
Kaulakau, they said, was Adamas, primal man, 'the being who is on high' . (In fact, these three words are corruptions of the Hebrew phrases in Isaiah 28.10, 13, translated 'Line upon line, precept upon precept, there a little' - but their origin was probably forgotten.) Eight days later [that would be the first day of the week in this case]; Thomas received the answer to his unbelieving heart that would change him forever.
He who loves father or mother more than him is not worthy of him. 31).
He shut himself up with his gloom and sadness. Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular.
Thereafter Jesus takes Thomas aside and speaks to him three words. and at thy feetTake but the lowest seat.PRINCIPAL SHAIRP.
From that hour their sorrow was changed to joy; but for the whole of another week Thomas remained in the darkness in which the crucifixion had infolded him. Matthew said to him: You are like a wise philosopher.
Compare this to the descriptions of the acknowledging of the enlightenment of Zen students by the Master. And Thomas answered them: "If I tell you one of the words he said to me, you will take up stones and throw them at me, and fire will come out of the stones and consume you!". We do not know when Thomas became a disciple, nor what first drew him to Jesus. If He were only a man, He should have refused it.
He is always active, speaking or acting; not always wisely, but in every case characteristically, -- impetuous, self-confident, rash, yet ever warm-hearted. Jesus said: I am not your master, for you have drunk, and have become drunk from the bubbling spring which I have caused to gush forth (?). When Christ rose from the dead, he was the apostle that was the most skeptical. Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular. Lo! Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. The whole point of the book is to accomplish two things: 1. The result for all who believe is to have new life in His name. To prove that Jesus was the Messiah.2. The veil of darkness that had clouded his mind had been lifted, and now the blinding light of Jesus’ presence could no longer be denied.
[We have here the first confession that Christ is God.
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