Could Judas have gone any way to make ammends had he stayed to try to make something of his life?
Most of you know the story. But suppose for a moment Christ's betrayer; said to every-one look, I've done this awful thing, I cannot take it back. What do I need to do to start -START to try to make up for my ineptitudes/whatever, etc. What would you say???
I think that if there is one thing that Jesus tried to convey in his amazing life, it is that even the worst of sinners can repent and be forgiven. Jesus knew that Judas was going to betray him and he said it was the plan all along and that his death had to happen, he sacrificed his life to save all of the sinners in the world because he had faith in humanity, he had witnessed the transformation of many sinners into great people who spread his teachings. I think that if Judas would have repented and became a vessel for Christ, he could have been forgiven and redeemed his life. Look at Paul, he was once the most notorious Christian-killer and he repented and changed his life and became arguably the greatest Christian that ever lived.
I am admittedly an atheist so when it comes to religion I am not a believer. I honestly have a hard time believing Jesus ever existed, let alone believing he was a divine being.
I do however have a great deal of respect for all religions and for the beliefs of people. To that end I have read all the holy texts of world’s great religions.
For this reason I believe ladyjojo has no clue what she is talking about. In the bible (as far as I recall and understand) there is no mention of Judas being the spawn of Satan. Like many believers it seems that ladyjojo is moulding her own story based on her own beliefs. However, if you choose to follow a religion you should not manipulate the religions core stories to suit your own beliefs.
Sticking strictly to the bible Judas was just a man. Like all men he was weak and his greed for money lead him to betrayal. If Jesus did exist he certainly was not the first man to be betrayed for money nor was he the last. Christians believe that anybody can be absolved of their mortal sins. Judas like all men was weak and he gave into his greed. Sticking strictly to Christian beliefs he could have been forgiven.
But what the heck do I know? I am a heathen atheist lol.
the romans betrayed jude to counter his own sin and projected the inevitable : christ as saviour !
the real sinners always get a slip, as christ owns every sin
,according to the former
This question once troubled me.......I considered many possibities and angels.
Did he simply play a part?
Are the accusations against him unjust?
Could he be forgiven?
The answer came.........
there IS evil, there IS unjustness, there IS harm that can be caused, there IS a choice to be made.
Judas .......is not the only bad example, he is simply among the most well known bad examples, and like Cain, a bit of him resides in each of us.
Was " Mudd" guilty.........( Abraham Lincoln) or was he the lesson?
The answer(s) may never be known with certainty.......but as my wise Grandpa said........
No man is useless......it nothing else, he is an example of what not to be.
Can and will Jesus offer and extend forgiveness? Is it asked of Him?.........
If He can not, and will not, what hope do you and I have?
Should we worry about Judas , or ourselves?
As Christians, we have our instruction......love ye one another, the rest is above us.
If you really want an answer to your question then please take a look at my hub on Judas. There you will see, how mistaken you are about this man.
My error here was not being more direct. My question would have been better asked had it read, "Would you/the people of the time etc. have forgiven him?" I meant to address this to those who haven't or can't...
My belief is as my blog which is similar to Dave Mathews' -and no, I didn't realise he'd written it when I scrawled my effort.
Absolutely yes! Human beings have free will on this earth and the ability to live the kind of life that Jesus Christ lived on the earth to show us how to do this in our life on the earth. This is the answer. You are love you are peace you are free now be love now be peace now be free this is who you are and everybody else to the core of their being on the earth. Be this and you will automatically reap this in your life now. Just be it. The results are awesome and you will live heaven on earth right now as Jesus Christ shown because all human beings are LOVE PEACE FREE to the core of their being but do not know this and this must be revealed to them at one person at a time by living this way as Jesus Christ had done while on the earth with the wisdom of how to handle people who were not being LOVE PEACE FREE. Look all around you. What do you see? What you see is what you get. Thank you. Go in peace. Have it your way.
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