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Thursday, 24 October 2019

My Lord and My God

There was one of the twelve, Thomas, who is also called Didymus, who was not with them when Jesus came.
And when the other disciples told him, We have seen the Lord, he said to them, Until I have seen the mark of the nails on his hands, until I have put my finger into the mark of the nails, and put my hand into his side, you will never make me believe.
So, eight days afterwards, once more the disciples were within, and Thomas was with them; and the doors were locked. Jesus came and stood there in their midst; Peace be upon you, he said.
Then he said to Thomas, Let me have thy finger; see, here are my hands. Let me have thy hand; put it into my side. Cease thy doubting, and believe.
Thomas answered, Thou art my Lord and my God.

1 comment:

John Haggerty said...

The most famous painting in my native city (Glasgow, Scotland) is Salvadore Dali's *Christ of St. John of the Cross*.

Dali's depiction of the Crucifixion is false, because there are no nails in our Lord's hands and feet, no crown of thorns, no wound in Jesus' side; no blood.

As the Gospel preachers used to say, *If the blood is not preached then the church is not Christian.*
St. Paul said *I am determined to know nothing among you except Christ and Him crucified.*

Dali said his painting came to him in a vision, but it is a gnostic vision; a false saviour who doesn't save us from our sins.

The Apostle Thomas, in putting his fingers in the mark of the nails, in touching the wound in Jesus' side with his hands, is a witness to both the Crucifixion and the Resurrection.

I always use this passage in the Gospel (when Thomas said *My Lord and my God*) whenever I talk to Jehovah Witnesses.

None of the Witnesses I speak to have ever heard of St. Athanasius or the Arian heresy.
Like all cultists they are kept in the dark about Christology, the Nicene Creed, and the writings of the Early Fathers.

Even as a baby Jesus is worshipped by the angels, the shepherds, the Wise Men, and Simeon in the Temple.
The angels whom Christ had created watched him die on the cross for our sins.

What a Saviour!