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..... And No One Ever Names Their Kid Judas

Friday, March 01, 2013


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MARITIMER3 3/2/2013 2:48PM

    Judas was human. We are human. There are similarities, whether we like to admit it or not. It was predicted that Jesus would be betrayed. Without the betrayal, the botched trial and the crucifiction, there would have been no resurrection. I think Judas is more to be pitied than hated. He did what had to be done... and he paid for it with his life.

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NASFKAB 3/2/2013 5:12AM

  thanks

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LYNMEINDERS 3/1/2013 5:40PM

    I like your take on this...fresh thinking...I love it

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SOULFISH80 3/1/2013 1:14PM

    Have you seen the "Gospel of Judas"? Interesting stuff.

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SLIMLEAF 3/1/2013 10:36AM

    I don't think Judas was all that bad, or at least not as bad as we like to think of him. Yes, he did a terrible thing by betraying Jesus, but he deeply regretted it. Some Biblical scholars have suggested that the reason Judas betrayed Jesus wasn't at all that he wanted to get Jesus into trouble (hence the terrible remorse when he saw how things turned out), but that he was just impatient for Jesus to 'claim his kingdom' and wanted to force Jesus' hand.

He (so some surmise) expected Jesus to overthrow the Romans and establish an earthly kingdom - and that's what most Jews of the time were expecting of the Messiah.

So whilst what he did was terrible, his motivation might not have been so bad - wrong, yes, but more misguided than utterly evil.

I don't know if that's true, of course, but it's another viewpoint. And it might help us as we consider your comments and whether we have more in common with Judas than we'd like to admit. Not to depress ourselves, but to remember that 'there but for the grace of God go I' and be incredibly grateful for God's grace and mercy.

Thanks for your vlog today John. It was good to see your face and hear your voice again. (What you said was good too!)

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JLLOVETT 3/1/2013 9:28AM

    Yes, John, we are of the flesh, and we have all been Judas at some time in our life. Only through God's grace and mercies are we made new again, each & every time!Thanks for the honesty and you have a great weekend also!!!



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BEATLETOT 3/1/2013 9:24AM

    Listened the whole way through...thank you for posting!

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