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The Attempts to Justify
The Sin of Judas
purpose of this document is to refute the most recent abominable attack
on Christianity: the alleged salvation of Judas Iscariot, and its
We have heard every groundless allegation about Jesus so far: A gay (1) Jesus; a Jesus married
Magdalene with offspring still running around today; a Jesus Who
really was not crucified, thus not resurrected; a Jesus Who did not
resurrect at all - it was all a bait-and-switch operation; and a Jesus
never existed in history. Thus now, the logical step for the
true Christianity is
to glorify Judas.
As it is customary (2),
rivers of ink and untold gigabytes have been used
to defend the "honor" of the Opus Dei from the alleged (3) Da Vinci Code
slander, but when it comes to defending the true Faith we seem to be
the proverbial "Lone Ranger" - and for that, we are humbled and
unceasingly Praise God for the privilege.
of late, the printed and electronic press (4) has been buzzing about
the upcoming publication of the "Gospel of Judas" as well as his
possible restoration to Divine Grace. An atmosphere of "let bygones be
and "no matter what, everyone
forgiven for anything and everything" seems to
be enveloping the Earth.
to be just a another random theological development (5)
with intent of profit, it is not. This time, anyway, financial gain is
not the ultimate intent. But this redemption-of-Judas effort is not
On February 16th, by a clear act of Divine Providence,
miguel de Portugal came across (6)
a movie, in DVD, titled JUDAS,
copyrighted in 2001
premiered on ABC TV in 2004. Five years after its first release, the
film has not
been yet relegated to the "final closeout" bin of a discount store. No;
with two soundtracks - English and Italian - and with the choice of
in Portuguese, Check, Dutch, Polish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish,
Finnish, Greek and English for the deaf, is available for the
outrageous price of 24.00 US Dollars (outrageous in a country where the
about 2.50 US Dollars an hour) (7)
But why market that movie now? You may guess it when we give you a
bird's eye view of the film:
In the film.....
Judas was traumatized by his own father's crucifixion.
He is portrayed as a
suffering hero from the beginning to end
. His mother gets the
same sympathetic treatment.
He "mistakenly" betrayed
When he realized the
"mistake" he comes seeking the help of the other Apostles and disciples
to try to save Jesus. In a heart wrenching scene where the viewer is
sure to be moved to compassion, they will not even
open the door to him.
Rejected and in despair he runs away and hangs himself - a scene
the suitable flashback of scenes and words when Jesus originally
invites Judas to follow Him, promising Judas life in Eternity with
Him. This leaves the viewer with the impression that Judas will
get to paradise before the good thief does.
[Luke 23: 39-43].
6. Judas is then given proper
prayerful burial by the other Apostles.
What does the
Bible says about Judas and his betrayal of Jesus
speaks about the future of the betrayer
And now I am not in the world, and these are in the world,
and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy name whom thou has
given me; that they may be one, as we also are.
12 While I was with them, I kept them in thy
name. Those whom
thou gavest me have I kept; and none of them is lost, but the son of
perdition, that the scripture may be fulfilled.
13 And now I come to thee; and these things
I speak in the
world, that they may have my joy filled in themselves.
14 I have given them thy word, and the world
hath hated them,
because they are not of the world; as I also am not of the world.
15 I pray not that thou
shouldst take them out of the world, but
that thou shouldst keep them from evil.
And whilst they were eating, he said: Amen I say to you, that
one of you is about to betray me.
22 And they being very much troubled, began
every one to say: Is
it I, Lord?
23 But he answering, said: He that dippeth
his hand with me in
the dish, he shall betray me.
24 The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is
written of him: but woe
to that man by whom the Son of man shall be betrayed: it were better
for him, if that man had not been born.
25 And Judas that betrayed him, answering,
said: Is it I, Rabbi?
He saith to him: Thou hast said it.
21 And the Son of man indeed goeth,
as it is written of him: but woe to
that man by whom the Son of man shall be betrayed. It were better for
him, if that man had not been born.
But yet behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me
on the table.
22 And the Son of man indeed goeth,
according to that which is
determined: but yet, woe
that man by whom he shall be betrayed.
actions after the betrayal
3 Then Judas, who betrayed him, seeing that he was condemned,
repenting himself, brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the
chief priests and ancients,
4 Saying: I have sinned
in betraying innocent blood. But
they said: What is that to us? look thou to it.
5 And casting down the pieces of
silver in the temple, he departed: and went and hanged himself with an
About the Biblical Texts
It is quite clear what Jesus said about
the fate of the man - Judas Iscariot - who would betray Him. We cannot
ascribe such harsh and clear statements to mistranslation,
text manipulation. (8)
Regarding Judas actions after the betrayal - They certainly agree with
the prophecies of Jesus
regarding he who was going to betray Him. In reality - Jesus was so
clear about the fate of "that man by whom he shall be betrayed"
that we only needed
Matthew's text for the purpose of confirming the
prophecy of Zecharias [Zec.
11:12] regarding the thirty pieces of silver.
Theology of the betrayal of Jesus
enough, it is quite simple. As we pointed out above,
Jesus left no room for
doubt as to the fate of Judas, i.e.
" but woe to
that man by whom the Son of man shall be betrayed. It were better for
him, if that man had not been born." (Remember - Jesus came
from Eternity where everything in Time (9) has already been
completed; therefore He knows Judas' fate.)
The logic the enemies of God
are using now to glorify Judas
is that, if Jesus is Mercy and He came to save sinners, how would He
not be merciful with Judas; after all, "thanks to Judas" humanity was
saved. "Is He going to punish this instrument of salvation? After
all, Peter denied Him three times and yet he was made the First Amongst
Equals." the enemies of God will ask.
Borrowing our Lord and Master's words, miguel de Portugal asks today's
chief priests, pharisees and scribes and their equivalents and their
blind followers: "O unbelieving and
how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you?" [Matthew 17:16]
- In Matthew 27: 3 we read that Judas
First of all, the correct translation is "...full
of remorse he..."
Judas may have been full of
remorse and, even if you will,
himself, but he committed suicide because he despaired, thus,
believe that he could be forgiven even after all the examples
Jesus had given him of His Mercy
thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down
to hell; for if the
mighty works, which have been done in thee[witnessed by thee], had been done in Sodom, it would have
remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more
tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee."
[S. Matthew 11:23-24]
Important Note: That is basically the scene each one of us will
have in the Final Judgment. Jesus does not send anyone to hell - Love
cannot do that. The individual being judged, not trusting in the Mercy
of God, is convinced
by satan that he/she is unforgivable and freely chooses hell because
he/she believes that it is what is deserved. Why does the faithful
think we keep asking Mary: "..pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death."
Not "before the hour", not "after the hour" but "at the hour"? We pray thus
with the help of Mary satan cannot convince us to choose hell.
Actually, a more mystically
correct prayer would be "..pray for us sinners now and at the hour of
- God did not cause Judas to sin so that He could save humanity.
"The end justify the means" is
part of God's methodology even though
it is the "Creed" for many leaders of organized religion and the
"Foundation Stone" to some of the sects within the Roman Church.
God allowed the free
will of Judas to act in the manner which led to
the betrayal of Jesus and the redemption of mankind. God did not cause
it; He could have stopped it. But, by not stopping the
His only Son, God (and only
God!) gave the opportunity
of salvation to mankind.
If there is one human that we need to be
thankful to in this context it would be Abraham [Genesis 22].
Through his selfless abandon to the Will of God and his complete faith
in Him, he fulfilled the
Divine requirement set before God would offer His own and only Son in
sacrifice for all of humanity.
The reason for this "Save
is very simple: Those who have been justifying their
for centuries in the Name of God (10) using their "The end
justify the means" principle, are "greasing the wheels" for their
behavior as some of
them plan to
stage the manifestation of the False Christ (11), while, at the same
time, the others
exonerate themselves for their past behavior (12)
which, not even Jesus would forgive. We remind you:
he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me,
it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his
neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea. [Matthew
Unrepentant scandalization of the innocent (13)
- the specialty of far
too many organized
The consequences would be
The Gospels would be "proven" so wrong that they would
become of no use as the guiding light to the steps of humanity; and
will be counting
on an "automatic salvation process" - regardless of their actions and
their degree of repentance. This "automatic salvation process"
does not exist; the souls entrapped by this snare will experience
untold suffering as the result of having accepted this illusion.
again, Divine Providence intervenes to provide additional
confirmation. After the final draft of this document was finished on
February 27 another film found its way to miguel de Portugal's hands.
is part of a Planet Agostini series about Great Mysteries of History -
"Who is responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus"
Recognizing Divine Providence, miguel viewed the documentary film
before the text of this document was completed and
the Divine intervention he suspected was confirmed.
Summarizing it: The only
three "suspects" in this mystery are Caiaphas, Pontius Pilate and
Judas' name is only mentioned twice in the entire film.
In this film the viewer is led to believe that Judas acted because Jesus told him
to do so
at the Last Supper: And
Jesus said to him: That which
thou dost, do quickly
Thus, in no way
Judas is presented as responsible for the
crucifixion of Jesus.
Another mere random
coincidence? Only for those who do not
have Eyes to See (14)
(14) Who are those who have Eyes to
See and Ears to Hear?
on March 1st, 2006 - Ash
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