Epistles of Thomas

About Thomas

Welcome to the Epistles of Thomas. For those of you unfamiliar with Greek, epistles means letters and I hope to write many letters to you in the coming months. In case you haven’t guessed it my name is Thomas. For those of you who know me personally welcome and please enjoy my epistles. For those of you I am yet to meet thank you for dropping by.

The Web is a big place and I intend to stay somewhat anonymous but here is some basic information. I am happily married to Sally and we live in Vancouver, Canada. I have a BTh from Ambrose University College, an MCS in New Testament from Regent College and an MA in Cross-Cultural Ministry from ACTS Seminaries. My wife also graduated from ACTS and received the MA in Christian Studies. We worship at Burnaby Alliance Church which is a multicultural church in a very multicultural area of Canada.

Please drop me a comment and introduce yourself if you wish. May these epistles be a stimulating blessing to you all!

Thomas

P.S. This blog is not sponsored by my employer nor do they approve of anything or everything that I post. Read at your own risk!

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12 Comments »

  1. Thanks for the links Tom. I just used your Logos link to get a free lecture from the Logos free lecture series. Well resourced page.

    Comment by Ivan — October 14, 2007 @ 21:39 | Reply

  2. Thomas, where is Burnaby Alliance Church? Perhaps my wife and I will visit sometime.

    Comment by Mike — October 29, 2008 @ 23:19 | Reply

  3. Dear Thomas,

    I’m a TA in the Alumni Office at Regent College. We’re updating our “Alumni Blogs” page, and we like what we see on your Galatians blog. Would you mind if we include a link to your blog from our homepage?

    The URL above will let you see what the directory currently looks like. The layout will be basically the same, but we’re overhauling the links, because a number of them have gone dead and some other good ones (like yours) have come to our attention.

    I know that bloggers don’t typically mind this sort of press—but it seemed wise to ask first. In your case, we’ll only identify you as “Thomas,” no last name or graduation year, in keeping with your blogging custom. You can reply to the e-mail address provided with a “yea” or “nay.”

    Blessings,
    Tim Boland
    Alumni Relations TA, Regent College

    Comment by Tim Boland — June 11, 2009 @ 9:20 | Reply

    • Yea. Thanks for the link Tim!

      Comment by Thomas — September 17, 2009 @ 18:12 | Reply

  4. Just read of the secular and religious braindirtying you have received ;-(

    Serving ‘time’ in the prison that is this world is a burden indeed…….

    Simply, sad for you ;-(

    Yet there is hope!

    For Miracles do happen…….

    Comment by Francis — October 4, 2009 @ 8:13 | Reply

    • I presume you believe I was born clean and have had my brain dirtied through education. Or perhaps at the moment of conversion Holy Spirit cleansed me thoroughly and I had no need to continue in fear and trembling; alas know my brain has been dirtied again? I will agree that I am a man of unclean brain living among a people of unclean brains. May the Lord continue to have mercy on us all.

      Comment by Thomas — October 5, 2009 @ 22:44 | Reply

  5. Yes, thankfully “Mercy rejoices against judgment”…….

    However, The Call has been given, “Come Out of her, MY people”!

    “Come Out” of this wicked, evil world(babylon) and her theo’ry’logical systems of religion!

    “The whore yet rides upon the beast”…….

    What need is there of so-called ‘logic’ after one has received “the love of The Truth”?

    Does not Faith rejoice against logic?

    Is there not A Spirit that yet reveals all things?

    What pagan system of theo’ry’logical religion had total contol over all manuscripts, written in any language of the known world, at the time that which is now called the ‘bible’ was created?

    Who did ‘d’evil appoint to rule over his known “wicked, evil world” for hundreds of years?

    Who and what made the so-called ‘dark ages’ dark?

    Who has killed multiplied millions in the name of their “imag”ined pagan g-d whom they named ‘iesus’? And who were the harlot daughters that joined her in the battles to establish dominions in this wicked, evil world?

    Who was the mother of those theo’ry’lgical systems of religion that are called ‘christianity’?

    Willful ignorance, what can be expected from such?

    ‘ease of life’, ‘a conscience seared with a hot iron’, ‘a love for this world, it’s things, and their own life in and of it’, ‘ever learning but never experiencing(coming to the knowledge of) The Truth’,,,,etc,,,…….

    Who has “suffered the loss of all things”?

    Why is it that the multitudes will not receive The Truth that testifies, “the WHOLE(not just a portion) world is under the control of the evil one”?

    “Many(multitudes) will say come that day, Master, Master, have we not done this, and that,,, in Thy Name, and The Master will say unto them, I never knew you, depart from Me all you workers of iniquity…….”

    Hope is there would be those who heed The Call and “Come Out from among them”…….

    Comment by francisco — October 6, 2009 @ 9:08 | Reply

  6. Dear Thomas,

    I am glad to see your blog.

    I am interested to learn and practice the various religions,

    I knew about Jesus Christ since my childhood.

    I invite you to visit our blog and express your opinions about our observations!

    Comment by christianitythetruths — June 29, 2010 @ 9:23 | Reply

    • The way in which your frame your statement is problematic. You are interested “to learn and practice the various religions.” This is a smorgasbord approach that leads to neither learning nor practice. All religions are exclusive, even if inclusiveness is the marker of their exclusion. Christianity is about a relationship with Jesus Christ not about academic knowledge and practice. It seems that you have learned the teachings of Christ but do not understand the Way of Christ. Christ is the light of the world; he is the way to the Father. It is not enough to follow the teachings of Christ in outward appearance, you must seek the Father through his Son.

      Comment by Thomas — June 29, 2010 @ 14:11 | Reply

      • Who is this ‘catholic/christian’ “jesus”?

        DISCLAIMER: The following testimony is given regarding the religious systems of this wicked world. Submitted for revelation, not condemnation of individuals held captive by the religious systems of this world in hopes there would be those who would “see” and “hear”, for all who do so will take heed unto The Call of The ONE and Only True G-D to “Come Out of her, MY people”! Those who “see” and “hear” will “Come Out” of this evil world and it’s systems of religion. No longer will they be of this wicked world(babylon), for they will have “set their affections on Heavenly things”, because they realize they are but “strangers and pilgrims while on this earth” indeed and Truth…….

        Who is this ‘catholic/christian’ “jesus”?

        Truth is that the name ‘jesus’ is the transliteration of a name into english from the latin ‘Iesus”, latin being the language of pagan catholicism! And so it is that all biblical translations from pagan greek manuscripts are prejudiced according to the will of christianity’s latin mother, she who calls herself catholicism. Consider, those ‘bibles’ translated from the pagan greek manuscripts. Why is it that most all of those ‘bibles’ transliterate The Name of The Messiah as “jesus”?

        That question needs be asked because as stated previously the name “jesus” is the transliteration of The Messiah’s G-D given birth name from the pagan latin “iesus”, not the greek “iesous”! The correct and proper transliteration of The Messiah’s G-D given birth name from the pagan greek manuscripts would be “jesous” in modern day english, which still would be in error because ‘jesous’ is a transliteration of a greek version of The Messiah’s Hebrew birth name…….

        So it was that the name “iesous”, pronounced (ee-aa-sous[yeah-zeus]), became the name of catholicism’s “imag”ined pagan g-d which she in turn changed to the latin “iesus”, and that bastardized name later became the name of her harlot christian daughter’s g-d as well ;-( And who, or what, gave the translators the liberty, or the authority, to change the greek “scriptures” as they did when they used the pagan latin ‘iesus’, rather than the pagan greek ‘iesous’ in the transliteration of The Messiah’s G-D given birth Name into the english language from pagan greek manuscripts?

        Truth IS the name ‘jesus’ was first “imag”ined some six hundred years past! Truth IS there was no ‘j’ sound in the english language prior to that time! Truth IS the name ‘jesus’ was not spoken for more than 1400 years after The Messiah ascended unto HIS HIS G-D and Father!

        And The Messiah’s G-D is The G-D of His Brethren and The Messiah’s Father is The Father of His Brethren. The Messiah, “ascended to His G-D” and was the “first-born of many Brethren”…….

        “Let There Be Light” and “there was Light”!

        LIGHT Begot Light…….

        The Messiah, “The Light which enlightens every man born……”

        The Messiah, “The Beginning of The Creation of The Only True G-D”…….

        The Messiah was “the mediator between The Only True G-D and man”, yet “THY Kingdom” HAS “Come” and so it is that we, The Brethren of The Messiah, can now commune with Our Father!

        Father Help! and HE does…….

        The Messiah’s G-D given Hebrew birth Name when transliterated into today’s english would be J’shua……. The greek word “iesous” used for the Name of The Messiah is the same pagan greek word used in the greek septuagint translation of The Old Covenant for “J’shua, the son of Nun”. Should not The Son of The Only True G-D be called by The Name given to Him by His Father and G-D? The Messiah was, and is “The Son of The ONE and Only True Living G-D”, and as there is Only ONE True G-D, so also there is only One True Messiah, Y’shua (J’shua in modern day english) The Son of The ONE and Only True Living G-D, Father(Creator) of ALL!

        And it was, and is as The Messiah testified, “I ascend to My G-D and your G-D, to My Father and your Father”!

        Truth also testifies that the name ‘jesus’ was “imag”ined during a time “the g-d of this world”(he who is “the father of lies”) and his ‘christianity’ declared to be the “reformation”. Prior to the “reformation” there was no ‘j’ sound in the english language and there never has been a ‘j’ sound or letter in the pagan greek or Hebrew language!

        Indeed ‘catholicism’ was reformed, in the sense of being restructured and made to appear differently outwardly. The various “re-formed” systems of religion were, and are, her offspring! And they all bear the ‘mark’ of ‘catholicism’s’ ‘g-d’ ‘jesus’! Either they name one head of their three headed pagan ‘g-d’ ‘jesus’, or they make the one they call ‘jesus’ their ‘g-d’, or declare their ‘jesus’ to be but an angel or prophet ;-( All of pagan ‘catholicism’s’ so-called ‘christian’ daughters are but harlot systems of religion fornicating with ‘ the g-d of this world’, he who is “the father of lies”, he who is the author of “confusion and every evil work”.

        ‘catholicism’ and her harlot ‘christian’ daughters but fornicate with “the g-d of this world” because “they love his world and, it’s things”, and “they love their own lives in and of his evil, wicked world” ;-(

        The Messiah testified that “the world was evil”, and that His Brethren were “in, yet not of, this world”.

        And The Messiah ascended to His G-D and Father…….

        And The Messiah’s G-D and Father is also The G-D and Father of The Messiah’s Brethren.

        And The Messiah’s G-D and Father IS “The ONLY TRUE G-D”, HE WHO has no ‘g-d’ nor ‘father’, for HE IS “The ONE and Only True Living G-D, Father(Creator) of ALL”!

        “Truth” Testifies: “The Messiah is The Son of The Living G-D!”
        “catholic/christian” folklore:
        ‘jesus’ is ‘g-d’ or 1/3 of a ‘g-d’ or an angel or ????

        “Truth” Testifies: “Love your enemies! Turn the other cheek”!
        “catholic/christian” folklore:
        fight fleshly wars ;-( kill your enemies! ;-(

        “Truth” Testifies: “The world is evil”! Come Out of her, MY people”!
        “catholic/christian” folklore:
        we can change this world and make it ‘better ;-(

        “Truth” Testifies: “The WHOLE world lies in wickedness”!
        “catholic/christian” folklore:
        there are righteous nations, the usa and others. ;-(

        “Truth” Testifies: “Love not the world or the things of this world”!
        “catholic/christian” folklore:
        love this world and thank ‘g-d’ for it’s things ;-(

        “Truth” Testifies: Pagans “observe days, months and years”!
        “catholic/christian” folklore:
        observe christmas, easter, halloween, ‘good’ friday, etc.

        “Truth” Testifies: “Serve The Only True G-D and HIM alone”!
        “catholic/christian” folklore:
        serve family, country and their “imag”ined g-d ;-(

        “Truth” Testifies: G-D asks, “What building will you build unto ME”?
        “catholic/christian” folklore:
        various buildings dedicated to their “imag”ined ‘g-d’ ;-(

        “Truth” Testifies: “As The Messiah suffered so His Brethren will suffer”!”
        “catholic/christian” folklore:
        eat, drink, be merry, especially during x-mass season.

        “Truth” Testifies: “G-D helps those who cry unto HIM for help”!
        “catholic/christian” folklore:
        ‘g-d’ helps those who help themselves ;-(

        “Truth” Testifies: “NO man has seen The Only True G-D”!
        “catholic/christian” folklore:
        many saw their “imag”ined ‘g-d’ ‘jesus’.

        “Truth” Testifies: “G-D is Spirit and a Spirit has not flesh and bones”!
        “catholic/christian” folklore:
        except for their “imag”ined ‘g-d’ ‘jesus’ that is.

        “Truth” Testifies: “When you pray do so in private”!
        “catholic/christian” folklore:
        pray aloud so that others might hear.

        “Truth” Testifies: “Swear not! Let your yes, be yes, your no, no”!
        “catholic/christian” folklore:
        put your hand on their ‘bible’ and swear to their ‘g-d’.

        “Truth” Testifies: “Believers are translated into The Kingdom”!
        “catholic/christian” folklore:
        after death they sleep till their “imag”ined ‘jesus’ comes ;-(

        The Messiah testified, “That they might know YOU, The ONLY TRUE G-D, and The Messiah, Whom YOU have sent”!

        The Messiah testified, “Love Your Enemies”!

        islam, judaism, catholicism, christianity,,, etc.

        Religious systems of this world and all alike they are,
        for they have fought, killed and died both near and far;

        And then once a week or multiples times a day they pray,
        yet then as hypocrites they begin each new day;

        Days that are filled with deceit and lies,
        for in their religious systems Truth cannot abide;

        And so the fruit of death is born of their religious ways,
        because life is but a pawn in the wicked game they play!

        “Pure religion and undefiled before G-D The Father is this, to visit the fatherless (children who know not Their Father[Creator]) and widows(those not joined together as One with Our Father and HIS Son[jews rejected and yet reject HIS Son]) in their affliction and to keep oneself uncontaminated by the world…….” (James 1:27)

        Simply, all other religion is impure and defiled…….

        And notice that “pure and undefiled” religion is personal(oneself), a Brother or Sister doing The Will of Our Father, led of The Holy, Set Apart, Spirit…….

        And “Brothers and Sisters” is not “religion”, for what are Brothers and Sisters if not Family?

        Would not The Family of The Only True G-D, Father(Creator) of ALL, which is “The Body of The Messiah”, be much closer than a natural, fleshly family?

        What is declared to be “religion” today is truly the devil’s playground…….

        The multitudes have been seduced by ” the commandments and doctrines of men” created by the devil’s theo’ry’logical advocates who but carry on the legacy of the pharisee’s ;-(

        Pagan theo’ry’logy has bound the common people in the chains of “strong delusion” and so it is that they but serve ‘time’ in the prison that is this world ;-(

        The Only True G-D has given HIS Call to “Come Out of her, MY people” unto all who are held captive by this wicked, evil world(babylon) and it’s seductive religious systems, and especially the ones known as “catholicism” and “christianity” for they are of the “many anti-messiah’s” testified too in 1 John 2:18…….

        And because of catholicism and her christian daughters, “The Way of Truth is evil spoken of” ;-( (2 Peter 2:2)

        “The mother of harlots”, “catholicism”, and her “protesting” “christian” daughters, as well as today’s “judaism” and “islam”, are but seductive harlots fornicating with ‘the g-d of this world’!

        They believe in, and are authors of, death!

        The Messiah testified, “Whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die!”

        And then He questioned, “Do you believe this?”

        YES! And you? Do you believe?

        The Only True G-D, Father of ALL, would have us “set our affections on things above”, Heavenly things, just as The Messiah did…….

        HIS Children have quit serving ‘time’ in the prison that is this wicked world, for their desires are no longer temporal for they desire that which The Messiah desired above all else:

        “Father, not my will. But THY Will Be Done”…….

        And the Children of The ONE and Only True G-D, Father(Creator) of ALL have taken heed unto HIS Call to “Come Out of her, MY people!”

        They have “Come Out” of this wicked, evil world and it’s systems of religion for they realize that “the WHOLE(not just a portion) world is under the control of the evil one”……. (I John 5:19)

        Sadly, a wicked, worldly “christianity” and “catholicism” are reasons why “The Way of Truth is evil spoken of”! (2 Peter 2:2)

        Yet there is Hope!

        For Miracles do happen!

        Hope is there would be those who would “set their affections on things above”, Heavenly things, for all who do so will quit serving ‘time’ in the prison that is this world!

        Worldly systems but feed “the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life” and all such systems are of mankind’s “imag”ination, and mankind’s “imag”ination is under the dominion of “the father of lies”, he who is “the g-d of this world”, he who is “d”evil spirit of darkness that genders but death, destruction, perversion, fear, greed, lust, lies,,,,,”confusion and every evil work” ;-(

        Sadly, mankind’s “imag”ination is destroying Creation(land, air, water, vegetation, creatures) and perverting that which is Spirit(Light, Truth, Life, Love, Peace, Mercy, Faith, Grace, Hope,,,,,,, etc.) ;-(

        Please take heed unto The Only True G-D’s Call to “Come Out of her, MY people”!

        Come out of the perverse, destructive, evil world and it’s systems of religion!

        Once again, “Pure religion and undefiled before G-D The Father is this, to visit the fatherless (children who know not Their Father[Creator]) and widows(those not joined together as One with Our Father and HIS Son[jews rejected and yet reject HIS Son]) in their affliction and to keep oneself uncontaminated by the world…….” (James 1:27)

        Simply, all other religion is impure and defiled!

        So heed The Call of The Only True G-D and “Come Out”!

        Experience Peace in Truth, in spite of the dis-ease(no-peace) that is of this wicked world and it’s systems of religion, for “the WHOLE world is under the control of the evil one” indeed and Truth…….

        Truth IS, a lie is not…….

        Abide in The Truth…….

        Comment by Francis — June 29, 2010 @ 19:14

  7. Yes, your qualifications must be quite impressive to peers, family, and of course you, but what about Christ Jesus, whom you forget to mention, as your last breath could not come to do, in your public forum.
    “Forgive them Lord, for they know not what they do. “

    Comment by Jon — October 21, 2015 @ 12:15 | Reply

    • Thank you for your comment, Jon. I thank Jesus Christ for every breath that I have taken and without whom I could not have accomplished anything in life, whether of significance to me, my family or peers. May the grace of God, the peace of Christ and the fellowship of Holy Spirit be with us all (in a trinitarian sense of course!).

      Comment by Thomas — March 1, 2016 @ 8:39 | Reply


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