A text not included in the New Testament but put into the Apostolic Fathers collection according to Wikipedia. The Apostolic fathers were said to have had close contact with the 12 Apostles who in turn had close contact with Yasha (Jesus).
I am currently working through all the extra biblical texts, the ones that were previous hidden from us or we were told to ignore them by our Christian Pastors.
I came across this yesterday. Whenever I read extra biblical texts, I try to make a judgement call as to whether I personally think they are genuine or not. We cannot trust the powers that be and their opinions. THESE our OUR records (oracles) given to us, the REAL HEBREW ISRAELITES and so its up to us to decide on their authenticity.
Paul tells us this:
Rom 3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?
Rom 3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
My conclusion is pretty simple, it does not deviate from New Testament Scripture as far as I can see. Though I do welcome your feedback on this.
One of my favourite verses in this book are as follows and I think you’ll enjoy this too.
2 Clem. 8:1 While we are on earth then, let us repent: for we are clay under the craftsman’s hand. 2 Clem. 8:2 For in like manner as the potter, if he be making a vessel, and it get twisted or crushed in his hands, reshapeth it again; but if he have once put it into the fiery oven, he shall no longer mend it: so also let us, while we are in this world, repent with our whole heart of the evil things which we have done in the flesh, that we may be saved by
the Most High, while we have yet time for repentance.
Whilst are still alive, we are like clay, that can STILL BE remolded for the GOOD..but once we DIE.. we do not have the chance to be like clay anymore and like a vessel that has gone into the fire to harden, death provides no more chance to repent.