Question: Why was gospel of Thomas rejected?

The texts authorship by Thomas the Apostle is rejected by modern scholars. Because of its discovery with the Nag Hammadi library, it was widely thought that the document originated within a school of early Christians, possibly proto-Gnostics.

Why was the Gospel of Peter rejected?

However, the Gospel of Peter was condemned as heretical by ca. 200 AD for its alleged docetic elements.

Is the Gospel of Thomas heretical?

As mentioned previously, if the date of composition comes before or during that of the canonical gospels, then the argument that Thomas is heretical because it was composed after the canonical gospels is de-legitimized.

Why did they remove books from the Bible?

There are several reasons why these texts were not included in the canon. The texts might only have been known to few people, or they might have been left out because their content does not fit well into that of the other books of the Bible. The Authorized King James Version called these books Apocrypha.

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