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Invocation Without Obedience


(1) Eger. Gos. 3b [57b-61a]
(2a) 1Q: Luke 6:46 = Matt 7:21
(2b) 2 Clem. 4:2



(1) GEger 3b [57b-61a]

5Then he said to them, "Why do you pay me lip service as a teacher, but not [do] what I say? 6How accurately Isaiah prophesied about you when he said,
'This people honors me with their lips,
but their heart stays far away from me;
their worship of me is empty,
[because they insist on teachings
that are human] commandments [...]' " [Complete Gospels]


(2a) 1Q: Luke 6:46

6:46 "Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I tell you?

= Matt 7:21
7:21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven."


(2b) 2Clem 4:2

1Let us then not merely call him Lord, for this will not save us. 2For he says, "Not everyone that saith to me Lord, Lord, shall be saved, but he that doeth righteousness." [Sayings Parallels]




John Dominic Crossan

Item: 111
Stratum: I (30-60 CE)
Attestation: Double
Historicity: -
Common Sayings Tradition: No



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