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Rev Robert Fuller

Part 4 Stories of Jesus as a Child

  • Part 4 Stories of Jesus as a Child

               I have been asked several times if there are any stories about Christ as a young child. The answer is yes, they exist in Gnostic writing's, below is one such story, it is found in what has become known as "The Infancy Gospel of Thomas"  From the Apocryphal New Testament. 

              The term Apocrypha is used with various meanings, including "hidden", "esoteric", "spurious", and "Christian texts that are not canonical".

              The word is originally Greek (ἀπόκρυφα) and means "those having been hidden away"   Anyway with that brief introduction here's the story.

               1 After a few days, a certain young man was cleaving wood in the neighborhood (MSS. corner), and the Axe fell and cut in sunder the sole of his foot, and losing much blood he was at the point to die. 2 And when there was a tumult and concourse, the young child Jesus also ran thither, and by force passed through the multitude, and took hold upon the foot of the young man that was smitten, and straightway it was healed. And he said unto the young man: Arise now and cleave the wood and remember me. But when the multitude saw what was done they worshiped the young child, saying: Verily the spirit of God dwelleth in this young child.

             There are many such stories written, as to their validity, this is between you and your creator.

                                                                                                        Rev Robert Fuller