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  1. Unless the Gospels tell us, we do not know what Judas was thinking, so we can only go by his actions. He didn’t stand out among the other disciples until the Passover meal. There is another version of why he betrayed Jesus, from the Gospel of Judas I believe. It might have been pre-arranged between them. That would have made Judas the most devout of all the disciples! A shocker, yes, yet there are secret things (good/evil) that would be misunderstood if revealed now.

    A couple of your remarks stood out to me, Mr.Guion. You said perhaps Judas thought he did understand Jesus’ teachings. I suspect that’s why there are so many Christians who have dug their heels into what they believe. They have believed the same things all their lives and mistrust anything new as well as their own beliefs holding up to scrutiny.

    You also know the difference between remorse and repentance. Remorse is what Judas had while true repentance brings about a turning away from one’s sin.

    The other disciples did not become “extraordinary spiritual giants” but merely followers who loved Jesus their Lord. Those are the people he uses.

    Of course Jesus knew Judas would betray him, there’s no “may” about it. Jesus is God, always has been and always will be. The thought that maybe God couldn’t rise from the dead is ludicrous.

    Anyone who has not been born again can identify with Judas, particularly the religious ones who claim to believe Jesus. But after one is born again that person has nothing in common with him.

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