Judas

judas oscar wilde

It seems a good time to look at Judas whose very name has come to mean the betrayer. The backstabbing friend the most reviled man in history. Long ago the bible was not as it is today. Many of the books were removed because of various reasons. Women were pretty much obliterated with any of the books dealing with them and the book of Judas newly discovered was also removed. If this is true then it puts into perspective other tales about people. Anything can be twisted even the noblest of deeds.

In this book Judas is not a betrayer he is the most trusted disciple that was given the burden of the worst task a brother or friend could ask. According to this book Jesus knew his fate and asked Judas to give him to the Romans. Instead of a betrayer he was the most trusted disciple. He was also shown many secrets by Jesus that the other disciples were not.

judas lost gospel

Here is the article on the Lost Gospel of Judas. I leave it to you to make your own conclusions. Villain or trusted friend? It is an interesting question.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lostgospel/_pdf/GospelofJudas.pdf

http://www.livescience.com/28506-gospel-judas-ink-authenticity.html

This is an article on how it was found it is now in the Coptic Museum.

7 comments

  1. Kaine Andrews · April 3, 2015

    Easily my favorite apocryphal gospel. Don’t know if it’s any more (or less) trustworthy than any other, but I always liked the story it told… and the way it throws people into spastic fits shrieking about the blasphemy of it all (even 18 centuries ago, when they banned the thing. XD)

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  2. Thumbup · April 3, 2015

    That’s new to me! Thanks!

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  3. olganm · April 3, 2015

    Thanks for sharing. I’d heard about its existence but not about the tests

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    • Gale A. Molinari · April 3, 2015

      It is really fascinating how much never made it into the bible we have today. It creates a totally different history of the church and of Christ. I think it makes him much more relatable.

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  4. Jane A. Weiss, LCSW · April 3, 2015

    Ha! I could have written that book! (from your synopsis, anyway) Judas was the “disciple that was given the burden of the worst task a brother or friend could ask.” If Christ’s fate was to be crucified, then Judas had to play the part…. and he couldn’t live with himself after that…. All is forgiven through understanding by God (at least MY version of God).

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