Article by Leo Zagami
The words of Pope Francis at his weekly general audience on June 25, 2017, are shocking many Christian’s around the world, and astonished his audience when he stated there is no such thing as “do-it-yourself” Christians or “free agents” when it comes to faith.
Pope Francis described the temptation as “dangerous”, to believe that one can have “a personal, direct, immediate relationship with Jesus Christ without communion with and the mediation of the church.”
Back in 1999, the movie Stigmata raised the question of whether the church, the Roman Catholic Church specifically, has an interest in suppressing knowledge of the Gospel of Thomas especially for this passage:
- “The Kingdom of God is inside/within you (and all about you), not in buildings/mansions of wood and stone. (When I am gone) Split a piece of wood and I am there, lift the/a stone and you will find me.”
Gospel of Thomas versions were found in Oxyrhynchus, Egypt in 1898, and again in the Nag Hammadi Library, some scholars think it is older than the canonized gospels. It includes sayings of Jesus but no narrative.
Leo Zagami is the author of Confessions of an Illuminati, Volume III: Espionage, Templars and Satanism in the Shadows of the Vatican