Jesus Said Unto Him “Follow Me”

6 Apr

April 05, 2016

The other day i mentioned that i had somewhere read a reference to eating flesh being referred to in Scripture as “tasted of death”. As we saw in one example in 2 Esdras, those who had not tasted of death since birth were received. If tasting of death meant that they had not died, then that would apply to everyone who was alive. So we know it doesn’t mean that they died. Now of all the gospels and Scriptures i have read, i thought there is no way i could ever remember where i read that one certain Scripture at. I did download one Scripture, and later when i read it, i saw that it is the exact one i was looking for. It contains a couple verses that stand out to me. Such as, did Adam eat flesh? Did Adam taste of death? Is that why he got thrown out of the Garden? OUt of all the books i read, i somehow downloaded the exact one i was looking for, unknowingly. NOw isn’t that funny!

Gospel of Thomas

(85) Jesus said: Adam came into being out of a great power and a great wealth, and yet he was not worthy of you. For if he had been worthy, he would not have tasted of death.

I’m not exactly sure what it means, but i wonder if Jesus is saying that Adam ate flesh, or tasted death.

Gospel of Thomas

(59) Jesus said: Look upon the living One so long as you live, that you may not die and seek to see him, and be unable to see.

(60) They saw a Samaritan carrying a lamb going into Judaea. He said to his disciples: Why does he carry the lamb? They said to him: That he may kill it and eat it. He said to them: So long as it is alive he will not eat it, but if he kill it and it become a corpse. They said: Otherwise he will not be able to do it. He said to them: You also, seek for yourselves a place within for rest, lest you become a corpse and be eaten.

We have previously reviewed our lesson about rebuking people, so that they might live. Why? Because these people mistakenly think they are going to be saved, and unless they learn the error of their ways, and correct them, they are not going to be saved. They are going to be the dead.

Revelation Chapter 3

CHAPTER 3 AND unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

These are people who think they are going to be saved, but they are not keeping all God’s commandments. And so we must rebuke them sharply. But what about the people we tell God’s message to who don’t believe? As God told me, there is nothing we can do for them. They are the dead. What does Jesus tells us about the dead? Jesus tells us “Leave them alone”.

St. Matthew Chapter 15

12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? 13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. 14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

In other words, they are all dead. Let the blind lead the blind, and let the dead bury the dead. There’s nothing you can do for them, other than to tell them about God, and how to be saved. If they don’t hear, they are not going to be saved.

St. Matthew Chapter 8

21 And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

I begin to understand more and more that we are not here to save people, but we are here to tell people how to be saved. So that’s what we do – we tell people about God and how to be saved. We tell people about God as much as we can. It’s kind of like sowing seeds. We tell a lot of people about God, but not all of it grows. Some falls in the rocks, some in the weeds, some the birds eat, some start to grow but then die out. It may seem that hardly any of our seed is growing, or that any of it is. But you never know. Because sometimes, when the seed lands on fertile soil under the right conditions, you can really produce a crop. NOt all the seed we sow will grow, but some will.

St. Matthew Chapter 13

8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. 9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

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