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Who kept the Gospel of Thomas out of the "canon," and what were there fears and motives?

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It didn't quite mesh with Paul's made up version, which is what the church had decided to tell people was the truth. They have spent the last thousand years or so trying to keep it that way. Anything or anyone that didn't agree with their spouted dogma was either destroyed or hidden. I would give my right arm to get into the Catholic archives in Rome. The stuff they have in there would shake the world.

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Yes, that sounds quite plausible. Gospel of Thomas contains Zero dogma/myth, and it serves up Jesus' powerful, mystical sayings in the raw form. So, those interested in dogma (a tool to control and manipulate people into fattening the Church's coffers) had no use for this, easy, uncomplicated, and direct path to Jesus that the Gospel of Thomas really is. Your answer has reinforced my own conjectures which I have stated here. Thank you.
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Anytime! The Gospel of Thomas is more accurate than all the other Gospels, it's just that it didn't fit in the Christian dogma. Jesus said in that Gospel that he was watching them from heaven nailing one of their own on the cross.The following verse is one of many that Christians do not accept as the word of God otherwise they would all have been Muslims.

Jesus answered: "The name of the Messiah is admirable, for God himself gave him the name when he had created his soul, and placed it in a celestial splendour. God said: 'Wait Muhammad; for thy sake I will to create paradise, the world, and a great multitude of creatures, whereof I make thee a present, insomuch that whoso bless thee shall be blessed, and whoso shall curse thee shall be accursed. When I shall send thee into the world I shall send thee as my messenger of salvation, and thy word shall be true, insomuch that heaven and earth shall fail, but thy faith shall never fail.' Muhammad is his blessed name." Then the crowd lifted up their voices, saying: "O God, send us thy messenger: O Admirable One, come quickly for the salvation of the world!"Barnabas 97:9-10
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Barnabas is not the same as Thomas. And Barnabas doesn't mention Muhammad anyway.
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I gave the reference there about Muhammad being the Savior of the world according to the Gospel of Jesus. Muhammad is of course in that Gospel and that is why Christians do not accept it as the word of God.
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Momo004 is quite correct. Instead of repeating what he correctly said, let me just add one additional aspect. Thomas is not structured like a story, it's basically a collection of sayings attributed to Jesus. When they wanted to coalesce and unite the early church under uniform scripture, especially when there was still much persecution of Christians, they wanted to keep a small number of texts with a cohere t message, and that the gospels will tell a story. A collection of sayings did not fit the mold.

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