Friday, January 5, 2024

Saying 106


Jesus said, ‘When you make the two one, you will become sons of man. And when you say, “Mountain, move away,” it will move.’


Compare Saying 48. While ‘sons’ is plural, indicating this is not the messianic title ‘son of man’, the word ‘man’ is singular, showing this is not referring to any father-figure (as ‘sons of men’ is used in Saying 28 and Mark 3.28–29). The distinction in this phrasing is intentional: the ‘man’ is specifically that first man as he existed prior to the creation of Eve. When the person becomes like the non-binary first man, they will become ‘sons of man’.



11.22–24 Jesus answered them, ‘Have faith in God. Truly I tell you, if you say to this mountain, “Be taken up and thrown into the sea,” and if you do not doubt in your heart, but believe that what you say will come to pass, it will be done for you. So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.’


17.20 ‘For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.’

21.21–22 Jesus answered them, ‘Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only will you do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, “Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,” it will be done. Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive.’

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