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There’s a link to these five proofs at the end of this article. Thomas used/defined words differently from how we do today. The First Way is about what causes movement or change. Thomas refers to the It is certain, and evident to our senses, that in the world some things are in motion [i.e., changing].
Now whatever is in motion is put in motion by another, for nothing can be in motion except it is in potentiality to that towards which it is in motion; whereas a thing moves inasmuch as it is in act. For a thing to be in motion (changing,) it must have been put in motion (changed) by something else, something that is itself in motion.
After this he was condemed to death, led out of city to a hill, and pierced through with spears by four soldiers.
He was buried in the tomb of the ancient kings but his remains were afterwards removed to the West.
Then Abban and Thomas sailed away until they came to Andrapolis, where they landed and attended the marriage feast of the ruler's daughter.
Strange occurences followed and Christ under the appearence of Thomas exhorted the bride to remain a Virgin.
170, p.286), that the relics of Apostle Thomas, which we know to have been venerated at Edessa, had really come from the East. Thomas the Apostle, nevertheless thanks to the fourth Gospel his personality is clearer to us than that of some others of the Twelve. First, when Jesus announced His intention of returning to Judea to visit Lazarus, "Thomas" who is called Didymus [the twin], said to his fellow disciples: "Let us also go, that we may die with him" (John ). Thomas who during the discourse before the Last Supper raised an objection:" Thomas saith to him : Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? This exhausts all our certain knowledge regarding the Apostle but his name is the starting point of a considerable apocryphal literature, and there are also certain historical data which suggest that some of this apocryphal material may contains germs of truth. If the place of its origin is really Edessa, as Harnack and others for sound reasons supposed (ibid., p.His name occurs in all the lists of the Synoptists (Matthew 10:3; Mark ; Luke 6, cf. The principal document concerning him is the "Acta Thomae", preserved to us with some variations both in Greek and in Syriac, and bearing unmistakeable signs of its Gnostic origin. The story in many of its particulars is utterly extravagant, but it is the early date, being assigned by Harnack (Chronologie, ii, 172) to the beginning of the third century, before A. 176), this would lend considerable probability to the statement, explicitly made in "Acta" (Bonnet, cap.Malabar) under a bishop who had been consecrated in Persia. Rev., 1899, pp.1-18) is based upon a misunderstanding of the text of the Acts of Apostles (i, 8; cf.King Alfred the Great is stated in the "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" to have sent an expedition to establish relations with these Christians of the Far East. Thomas were certainly at Edessa in the fourth century, and there they remained until they were translated to Chios in 1258 and towards to Ortona. Berchet "Fonte italiane per la storia della scoperta del Nuovo Mondo", II, 236, and I, 44).