It is said that there are Thomas Christians in India. Are they supporters of the Gospel of Thomas?
The Thomas Christians, also called Malabar Christians, are a group of Christians who live in Kerala in South West India. They claim their Church has been founded by the apostle St Thomas, who had died as a martyr in Madras. A shrine to St Thomas at Madras is marked by a cross bearing a 7th century Pahlavi inscription. Neither the apocryphal Gospel of Thomas, which was discovered in 1945-46 at Nag Hammadi in a Coptic language version, nor the apocryphal childhood Gospel of Thomas have any connection with the Thomas Christians in Southern India.