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“There is nothing hidden that won’t become exposed, and nothing buried that won’t be raised.” (Jesus, from Saying 5, Greek Gospel of Thomas, discovered at an ancient rubbish dump in Oxyrhynchus, Egypt)
Many of the sacred texts that were left out of the Euro-Roman Bible or “canon of scripture” tended to promote personal spiritual experience of the Kingdom of Heaven via contemplative meditation. They promoted a spiritual way of life, not institution building. The teachings of these early Saints of the Jewish church (the Hebrew Christians or Ebionites), Syrian, Ethiopian, and Egyptian Christianity were never fully understood and embraced in the West, and that’s the reason, in my view, why these other books were left behind. George Bernard Shaw was right: Christianity has never failed — it hasn’t been tried yet.