That passage is from the Gospel of Thomas, if I'm not mistaken, and it's not a literal passage about magic carvings in trees. Read the whole of verse 77:Gospel of Thomas (Lambdin Translation) — The Nag Hammadi LibraryJesus said, “It is I who am the light which is above them all. It is I who am the all. From me did the all come forth, and unto me did the all extend. Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there.”
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Ok, have I? I was just wondering the carvings of a lot of peoples initials are on this tree and an unusual looking symbol is over one of the names which doesnt look as if as if its been carved by human resembling a 'U' and a '4' shape. Well if this has no religious significance thats fine, it was just something that boggled me for sometime. OK, Thank you.
I believe the passage implicates that God is everywhere and in everything. You might want to check out pantheism and panentheism to get a better take on the subject.
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It's from the gospel of Thomas but it's not a quote from Jesus. The Thomas gospel is a late gnostic gospel made hundreds of years after Jesus. The only place you'll find The real Jesus is in the New Testament
Hahaha. I admire your devotion, but c'mon…The Canonical Gospels were written sooo much earlier, right? The Canonical Gospels are, like, totally more accurate and authentic because they have the backing of a council. Is that how it works? The fact of the matter is, the Canon was beginning to be accepted by church leaders at exactly the same time that the Gospel of Thomas was circulating. This is evidenced by the dating of the Gospel of Thomas compared to the oldest known evidence of a church leader trying to establish accepted Canon. Please note the books that you now accept as Canon that were omitted from this first canonical collection.Muratorian Fragment – Muratorian fragment – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (170 CE) 2nd CenturyGospel of Thomas – Gospel of Thomas – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (130 CE) 2nd CenturyAnd even after that, none of the Canon was actually made official until the 4th and 5th centuries CE.