Page XXIV of the Legend of Thomas

Woe to those tyrants counted among them that go down to the pit!
but he himself descended not to abuse them! the 53rd chapter of Isaiah

  • Logion 25 Jesus said, “Love your brother like your soul, guard him like the pupil of your eye.”
  • Leviticus 19:18 You must not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the children of your people, but you must love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
  • Deuteronomy 32:10 The LORD found him in a desolate land, in an empty wasteland where animals howl. He continually guarded him and taught him; he continually protected him like the pupil of his eye.
  • Proverbs 7:2 Keep my commands so that you may live, and obey my instruction as your most prized possession.
  • Matthew 5:43-44 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor’ and ‘hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you,
  • Matthew 19:19 honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself.” But I say to you, love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you,
  • Matthew 22:39 The second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
  • Mark 12:31-33 The second is: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
  • John 2:10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the cheaper wine when the guests are drunk. You have kept the good wine until now!”
  • John 3:10 Jesus answered, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you don’t understand these things?
  • John 4:21 Jesus said to her, “Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
  • Romans 13:9 For the commandments, “Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not covet,” (and if there is any other commandment) are summed up in this, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
  • Galatians 5:14 For the whole law can be summed up in a single commandment, namely, “You must love your neighbor as yourself.”
  • James 2:8 But if you fulfill the royal law as expressed in this scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.
  • James 3:10; 4 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. These things should not be so, my brothers and sisters.

And with the pressed storm he came in visible form,
wringed from upset cloud,
the palace garden was submerged.
He was not the palace prophet, every sword was staked, the hard blast caught the king off guard. The body laid silent pinned not one sword was lifted.
Just then I saw them faced off, his voice was like the lion, in it the king was trapped, the arms of the king raised like the banner of submission, the vision panorama’d – the king was imprisoned.
And through the eyes of the child I saw, “it turned my stomach bitter.”
The bloody hues brimmed,
the voice with the sound of thunder
more luminous than the brightest star; to be clear, there was no mistake,
Breathless, the king struggled, “have mercy upon me!”
This powerful angel smote past the guard, the helpless king received last rights, “your lives depended upon it!”
No strife was valued in contempt of the inevitable, the ratio of the angel was certain; although death was delayed, permitted another day live until again we meet.
– The palace scribe of the king.

  • Note the sins of many but not all the L’s Limited Atonement, that is, efficaciously, not one drop was wasted.
  • The angels ought appeal for man and not appeal to man for themselves.