The Gospel of St Thomas
I had never heard of St Thomas until this Christmas when someone made a joke about the "editors" of the bible. I knew that bits had been cut out and misquoted along the way with all the translations, but this was really amazing.
So, was this guy a heretic? A nutcase? Jesus' best mate? Why was this gospel not included in the bible?
Well, true but saying "my dog is not a cat" is also true, as well as unhelpful and irellevent.Even from a non-supernatural perspective, if the Bible that we have read for the past 2,000 years reflects the beliefs of original Christianity, then any texts that were originally rejected, discarded or "lost" are not books of the Christian Bible, by definition.