Posts Tagged ‘Thomas the twin’

Like most of the Apostles, we know very little about Thomas.  What we do know about him is pretty much all fort the wrong reasons.  If we know him as Thomas we probably know him better as Doubting Thomas.

The question is, was his doubt from disbelief or from a sort of healthy scepticism?

In John’s gospel, chapter 11, Jesus is told of his friend Lazarus’ illness.  Jesus does not just drop everything and go buy delays for a couple of days.  It must be remembered that Lazarus lived at Bethany, only a   short distance from Jerusalem and on Jesus previous visit to Jerusalem he had come close to being stoned by the religious leaders for what they thought to be blasphemy or even demon possession .   Whit this in mind we make some sense of the passage that says, “Thomas, whose nickname was “Twin,” said to the other disciples, “Come on. Let’s go, so we can die with him.” (more…)

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