Ancient Text Shows a Different Judas
Friday, April 7, 2006
Quote >> WASHINGTON - For 2,000 years Judas has been reviled for betraying Jesus. Now
a newly translated ancient document seeks to tell his side of the story.
The "Gospel of Judas" tells a far different tale from the four gospels in the
New Testament. It
portrays Judas as a favored disciple who was given special knowledge by Jesus - and who turned him in at Jesus' request.
will be cursed by the other generations - and you will come to rule over them," Jesus tells Judas in the document made public
Thursday. << End Quote.
Based on the scriptures, which I base and upon which I stake my life,
I can say with confidence that this "Gospel of Judas" is just another fable.
Jesus did not conspire with Judas
in order to arrange his own betrayal.
The scriptures clearly tell us Satan himself entered into Judas before he
betrayed Jesus and that Judas was a thief who had been embezzeling from the general fund all along.
tell us Judas "fell" and went to his "own place" which was surely not paradise.
Even Jesus said he had kept all those
the Father had given him except one--the "son of perdition," who was Judas.
So, we can be certain that Jesus
did not take him aside secretly and tell him he would one day be ruling over the generations who would falsely curse
I don't see the "gospel," which means good news, in this so-called Gospel of Judas at all.