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Bring It On: Gospel of Thomas

I dreamed that I saw this bright, indescribably-white light with a very faint outline of a man. This man spoke to me, and I knew in my heart it was God. He told me to read my Bible. I felt nothing but calmness and love--no worries. Can God ... Read Transcript


ANSWER SOME E-MAILS.

I DREAMED I SAW THIS BRIGHT

LIGHT OF A FAINT OUTLINE OF THIS

MAN.

THIS MAN SPOKE AND I KNEW IT WAS

GOD.

HE TOLD ME TO READ MY BIBLE.

I FELT NOTHING BUT

CALMNESS AND NO WORRIES CAN GOD

APPEAR IN DREAMS?

GORDAN: YES.

OF COURSE, SOLOMAN GOES OFF TO

OFFER SACRIFICE.

GOD APPEARS TO HIM IN A DREAM,

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU, SOLOMAN.

LORD, I NEED WISDOM.

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO GOVERN THESE

PEOPLE.

I NEED WISDOM.

GOD LOVED THAT.

I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN WHAT

DID GOD TELL YOU TO READ OR JUST

A GENERAL INSTRUCTION?

IF IT WAS, PRAY AND ASK HIM,

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SHOW ME

TODAY?

UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN JESUS

PROMISED THAT THE SPIRIT OF GOD,

HOLY SPIRIT WOULD LEAD YOU INTO

ALL TRUTH, IT IS THAT KIND OF

UNDERSTANDING AND PRAY FOR THAT

ILLUMINATION WHEN YOU READ THE

BIBLE.

IT WILL TAKE YOU ON A GREAT

JOURNEY, THE HOLY SPIRIT BECOMES

YOUR TEACHER AS YOU READ THROUGH

THE BIBLE.

TRY THAT.

SEE IF IT WORKS.

TERRY: BILLY ASKS IS THERE A

COMPLETE BOOK OF GOSPEL OF

THOMAS AND LED BY THE HOLY

SPIRIT?

GORDAN: IT IS AN AGNOSTIC

VERSION, MOST COMPLETE VERSION

DISCOVERED IN A BUNCH OF SCROLLS

HIDDEN IN THE DESERT, YEAR WAS

1943 IN A TOWN IN EGYPT.

THE REASON THESE MANUSCRIPTS

WERE HIDDEN AWAY, THEY WEREN'T

CONSIDERED ORTHODOX AND WEREN'T

INCLUDED IN THE CANNON.

IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY, OR NAN

WRITES ABOUT THE GOSPEL OF

THOMAS NOT BEING ACCEPTED BY THE

CHURCHES, NO. 1 IT WASN'T

WRITTEN BY THOMAS.

NO. 2, IT WAS WELL PASSED 100

A.D. THEREFORE THE PERSON

WRITING IT WASN'T AN EYEWITNESS

TO THE EVENTS.

WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THERE WERE

REASONS THE CHURCH ESTABLISHED

THE CANNON OF THE BIBLE AND TEXT

OMITTED WERE FOR VERY GOOD

REASONS.

THEY COULDN'T AUTHENTICATE THEM

AS EYEWITNESSES.

THEY COULDN'T AUTHENTICATE THEM

AS AUTHORITIES, APOSTLES IN THE

CHURCH.

THEREFORE THEY WERE EXCLUDED.

WE SHOULDN'T BE ADDING THEM BACK

IN BECAUSE SOMEBODY FINDS A

SCROLL IN THE DESERT IN 1945.

TERRY: GOOD ANSWER.

YOU PASSED.

[LAUGHTER].

GORDAN: I GET AN A, YEA!

TERRY: I KNEW YOU WERE

HOPING.

CARLOS SAYS IS IT OKAY TO BE

REMARRIED?

GORDAN: IT IS UNTIL DEATH DO

YOU PART.

YOU ARE FREE TO BE MARRIED, EVEN

WITH THE WORDS OF JESUS

STRICTEST IN TERMS OF

REMARRIAGE.

DEATH IS YES, YOU CAN REMARRY,

YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEND YOUR

LIFE ALONE.

TERRY: TIFFANY SAYS SOME

CHRISTIANS SAY GOD HAS GIVEN US

CREATIVE POWER WITH OUR WORDS.

CAN WE SPEAK SOMETHING INTO

EXISTENCE?

GORDAN: TIFFANY, YOU HAVE TO

BE CAREFUL WITH THIS.

I'LL REPEAT THIS STORY, IT

ILLUSTRATES THE PROBLEM.

THERE WAS A TRIBE WHO LIVED ON

AN ISLAND IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN

DURING WORLD WAR II, MILITARY

PLANES WOULD FLY IN AND DELIVER

THEM SUPPLIES.

THEY GOT IT INTO THEIR HEADS IF

THEY LINED UP ON EITHER SIDE OF

THE RUNWAY, A PLANE WOULD

APPEAR.

UNFORTUNATELY WHEN THE WORLD WAR

II WAS OVER THE PLANES STOPPED.

THEY STILL GATHERED AT THE

RUNWAY EXPECTING PLANES TO LAND

AND WOULDN'T LAND.

YOU CAN GO SO FAR WITH THIS AND

GET INTO HYPERFAITH REALMS, NAME

IT AND CLAIM IT REALMS THAT

AREN'T REAL.

INSTEAD OF BEING REAL FAITH, YOU

KNOW AND BELIEVE AND YOU SPEAK,

BELIEVE IN MY HEART, THEREFORE I

SPOKE.

YOU ARE JUST EXPRESSING A WISH.

AT THE SAME TIME, WORDS CAN BE

VERY DESTRUCTIVE.

WORDS ARE VERY POWERFUL.

YOU HAVE THE POWER OF LIFE AND

DEATH IN YOUR TONGUE.

THAT IS WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.

SPEAK LIFE OVER YOURSELF.

SPEAK LIFE OVER YOUR CHILDREN.

DON'T PROPHECY DOOM OVER THEM.

HERE IS AN EXERCISE.

START SAYING I AM WEAK AND

POWERLESS, SAY IT TEN TIMES, I

CAN'T -- PICK AN OBJECT TO

WEIGHS SOMETHING NEAR YOU, A

CHAIR OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

I AM WEAK AND POWERLESS AND

CAN'T LIFT THIS CHAIR, IF YOU

SAY IT 10 TIMES.

NOW TURN IT AROUND, I CAN DO ALL

THINGS THROUGH CHRIST THAT

STRENGTHENS ME, THEN LIFT THE

SAME CHAIR AND SEE THE

DIFFERENCE.

WORDS ARE VERY POWERFUL.

THEY ARE VERY MEANINGFUL.

DO YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CREATE

AIRPLANES FULL OF SUPPLIES OUT

OF THIN AIR?

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