The Gospel of the Saviour

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This Gnostic text was discovered in all places at a museum! There’s only a fragment of it and it’s generally dated between 4th – 7th century with it assumed to have been written second century (120-180AD). It is a series of “sayings” like the Gospel of Thomas.

Reasons for rejection/non-inclusion

  1. Written outside the apostolic age
  2. Contains Gnostic statements found in other heretical 2nd century documents
    1. Salvation through secret teachings
    2. Eusebius and Irenaeus were familiar with Gnostic texts and cast them out as heretical forgeries
  3. The text appears to show more contemporary philosophy over Biblical revelation

Useful external attestation details 

  1. Jesus is referred to as the “Savior” and as “Lord”
  2. Disciples Andrew, John and Jude are mentioned by name 
  3. Talks about the cross often 
  4. Canonical messages from Jesus is pulled from Matthew, Mark Luke and John
  5. Jesus was God before he ever became a man
  6. Jesus was divine
  7. Jesus became human
  8. Jesus now sits at the right hand of the Father
  9. Jesus will sit on his throne and judge the world

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