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Wednesday, March 23, 2005The Betrayal
Ok my two cents for Flannel’s Bible study. This is something I’ve been wondering about, did Judas repent before he hung himself. He was obviously remorseful:
27:3 Now when Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus had been condemned, he regretted what he had done and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders, 27:4 saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood!” But they said, “What is that to us? You take care of it yourself!” 27:5 So Judas threw the silver coins into the temple and left. Then he went out and hanged himself.
What is also interesting is this
19:27 Then Peter said to him, “Look, we have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?” 19:28 Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth: In the age when all things are renewed, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
I once asked this to a friend and I mentioned Judas was a part of God’s plan. To which he responded so were the Sanhedrin. The problem with that is they never showed any remorse of any kind.
The other thing to consider is he committed suicide, but there’s only one unforgivable sin:
12:31 For this reason I tell you, people will be forgiven for every sin and blasphemy, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 12:32 Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven. But whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
Bottom line is doesn’t matter how sorry he felt if he didn’t repent it wouldn’t matter.
When you consider all Christ suffered for us, this seems all most insufficient. Well I guess well have to wait and see.
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