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Re: Theos-World "Doubting Thomas" Never Doubted Because....

Mar 16, 2009 09:07 PM
by Cass Silva

Take your pick - they are probably both fictional

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Sent: Tuesday, 17 March, 2009 7:22:55 AM
Subject: Re: Theos-World "Doubting Thomas" Never Doubted Because....

So who really was the one that was hanged and who really was the obne who went to India? 

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From: "danielhcaldwell" <danielhcaldwell@> 
To: theos-talk@yahoogro 
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2009 9:02:23 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific 
Subject: Theos-World "Doubting Thomas" Never Doubted Because.... 

"Doubting Thomas" Never Doubted Because 
He Never Existed!!! 

Wikipedia tells us: 

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Saint Thomas the Apostle, also called Doubting Thomas, or Didymus, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. He is perhaps best known for disbelieving Jesus' Resurrection when first told of it, then proclaiming "My Lord and my God" on seeing Jesus....He was perhaps the only Apostle who went outside the Roman Empire to preach the Gospel. He also crossed the largest area, which includes Persia, India and China....Andrea del Verrocchio's sculpture showing the incredulity of St. Thomas. In Thomas' best known appearance in the New Testament, John 20:24-29, he doubts the resurrection of Jesus and demands to touch Jesus' wounds before being convinced. Caravaggio's painting, The Incredulity of Saint Thomas (illustration above), depicts this scene. This story is the origin of the term Doubting Thomas. After seeing Jesus alive (the Bible never states whether Thomas actually touched Christ's wounds), Thomas professed his faith in Jesus, exclaiming "My Lord and my
 God!"; on this account he is also called Thomas the Believer. 
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See this beautiful painting at: 

http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/ File:Caravaggio_ -_The_Incredulit y_of_Saint_ Thomas.jpg 

Based on what C.W. Leadbeater wrote about the Apostles, this scene in the New Testament never happened because Thomas never existed..... 


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