Was Judas saved?
Was Judas saved? ANSWER: NO - the only way to be saved is to have Christ in you, accept him and worship him, not frame him for death.
Jesus himself said about the man that turned him in; it would be better for him had he never been born:
"Jesus answered, “The man who has dipped his hand with me into the bowl (Judas) is the one who will turn against me. The Son of Man will die, just as the Scriptures say. But how terrible it will be for the person who hands the Son of Man over to be killed. It would be better for him if he had never been born.” Then Judas, who would give Jesus to his enemies, said to Jesus, “Teacher, surely I am not the one, am I?” Jesus answered, “Yes, it is you.”
(Matthew 26:23-25 NCV)
Many believe that Judas confessed his sin later by saying:
"Judas, the one who had given Jesus to his enemies, saw that they had decided to kill Jesus. Then he was very sorry for what he had done. So he took the thirty silver coins back to the priests and the leaders, saying, “I sinned; I handed over to you an innocent man. The leaders answered, “What is that to us? That’s your problem, not ours.” (Matthew 27:3, 4 NCV)
I truly believe Judas confessed and felt sorry, but did not repent. Instead, he hung himself. Peter also denied Christ and he repented and continued to live for Christ. James ran at Jesus's arrest, but later lived for Christ. Judas's sin lead to death ... Literally and spiritually. Judas was confronted for his sin by Christ and so are we. The question is what do we do with our sin?
Obviously, we should feel sorry for what we have done, confess "all" of our sin and "completely" repent, change and seek forgivenss. And continue to live for Christ showing fruit, as we worship, love and honor God with all of our heart soul, mind and strength ... And love our neighbor as much as we love ourselves. Including loving our enemies ... A high calling isn't it?
LORD - thank you for dying for us and paying for our sins completely and once for all. May we trust in you and only in what you have done for our forgiveness and eternal salvation. It's not how I start, but how I finish that counts ... Please help me finish well. IJNIP amen
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