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The Gospel Of Judas Iscariot

The Gospel of Judas: CNN published an article today (April 6) under Science and Space that they found a Gospel written by Judas Iscariot.

Moderator - Actually he didn't write it, but a heretical group wrote the Book and put Judas name on it long after Judas was dead. This was a very common practice at the time.

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I read an article regarding this on the Net.
Just last night on the National Geographic channel, they showed previews of a program they will be showing regarding this 'gospel.'
---NVBarbara on 1/2/08


Raine - What happened to those two baby bunny rabbits?
---Helen_5378 on 2/24/07


This gospel faded out quickly.
---Raine on 2/23/07


Any document from Christian antiquity is worth knowing about. The Gospel of Judas is downloadable from the National Geographic site.

It's fragmentary, and probably about half is missing, but read it for yourself and see what its problems are.
---Jack on 5/9/06


JohnT .. there has never been any suggestion that the "gospel of Judas" was written by him. Always it has been acknowledged it was just about him.
---alan8869_of_UK on 4/11/06




John T, You had a good point in saying: "Those who commit suicide do not write books later." This statement made me smile. Thank you.
---Raine on 4/11/06


Alan: That Jesus' death and resurrection (when and how everyone would be involved) was planned by God is true. But as difficult as it may be to comprehend, No, God has nothing to do with 'causing' people to sin; they do it all on their own! Although I believe only the Elect have been predestined for salvation by God (because He says so!), I don't see anywhere that He 'chose' others for hell; that's the consequences of the Fall (sin). Unfair? Yeah by fallen man's standards I guess; not God's!
---Daniel on 4/10/06


I cannot accept that God commanded Judas to betray Jesus. But if He did, that would make Judas a saint, which I do not believe.
But I wonder about the predestionalists, because they would say that Judas was predestined to betray Jesus.. which means he had no chance ... poor guy.
---alan8869_of_UK on 4/10/06


(3) John 12:4,6b: "But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was intending to betray Him, said,..." "...but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box, he used to pilfer what was put into it." could only be passed off as 'misunderstood' in days like these when satan has many questioning the validity of Scripture!
---danie9374 on 4/10/06


(2) Does anyone really think it's a coincidence (they knew about this for many months if not years) waiting until just before the Resurrection Sunday after hype from others accusing Jesus of lying to release this?! No, satan purposely planned it! I wondered if our pastor might say something, since his first paper was about Judas; he did briefly, then we studied about Lazarus (who was raised from the dead) and Jesus riding into Jerusalem while the people praised Him as their King.
---danie9374 on 4/10/06




(1) The more I thought about it, I'm no longer 'surprised it took so long' for this so-called gospel to be found. If it had happened decades earlier, not even the atheistic scholars would have paid much attention to it, because they used to have enough integrity to point out how much more historically reliable the Biblical Gospels are! Now it seems more about causing 'hype' to sell their own books.
---danie9374 on 4/10/06


The gisoek has been known about for centuries, and was condemned as herecy as early as the 2nd century. Though the text, at this time, has not been available, from descriptions it is clearly gnostic.
They deny the death and ressurection, as does Islam, also based on a similar false gospel.
---mike6553 on 4/9/06


I believe it is "authentic" in that it appears to be a dcoument dating from the very early centuries (Third?) But that does not mean that it contains any genuine facts or genuine doctrine.
---alan8869_of_UK on 4/8/06


These atheistic 'scholars' are telling you it's something new and very important when it's just one of many Gnostic books like this; which they eventually admit themselves! This is mostly PR hype to sell the show; maybe even to get more people interested in that blasphemous movie too! Gospel of Thomas, Acts of Pilate, etc. I'm surprised it took so long to find a Judas gospel. All "spurious" writings similar to beliefs Apostle John wrote against in his letters!
---danie9374 on 4/8/06


Those who reject the 'Gospel Of Judas" wholesale, have they ever read it? Is the rejection based on informed knowledge, or emotion?
(As for me, I 'reject' it as 'scripture.' It is very interesting, HAVING READ IT, but it is an esoteric gnostic writing much like the Gospel of Thomas.)
---MikeM on 4/8/06


The Gospel (GOOD NEWS) of Judas -- REALLY?!

Jesus, the Righteous Son of God, asked Judas to betray him so prophecy could be fulfilled? HMMM!

Subtle message: Jesus deceived (tricked, lied to) us , causing us to believe Judas was the son of perdition (lost) when actually Judas was obedient to Jesus' devious plan. Subsequently, the Bible account is all wrong. HMMMMMM!!!

Can we expect anything less from lost humanity?
---Leon on 4/8/06


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Judas was the Son of pedition I would not waist my time reading anything Satan had to say.
---Exzucuh on 4/8/06


Read Matt27:5 Those who commit suicide do not write books later.

END OF STORY
---John_T on 4/8/06


Article in our paper said Judas betrayed Christ because Christ told him to. According to my Bible at the last supper when Jesus was telling that someone would betray him, Judas asked if it was him. Jesus said, "Yes." People are trying to turn us away aren't they?
---Nellah on 4/8/06


I echo Margaret, It was not any part of the authentic inspired scrolls read in the temples, so it's a just a false nonbiblical writing.
---Eloy on 4/8/06


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This is suppose to be an "authentic" writing. In my opinion, I think it is false.
---Lissa on 4/7/06


I think I would put this in the same basket as the Da Vinci code, pure fiction, (or impure, depending on how you feel about it). Since the beginning of Christianity, there have been some very heretical and blasphemous ideas and beliefs, deviating from the truth in so many ways. Constant immersion in the truth of Jesus Christ as found in the Holy Bible, will keep us grounded in the true faith.
---Margaretj on 4/7/06


This story is on the front page of out city paper and the articale says the document was carbon dated around year 300 a.d. so Judas did not write it unless he was 300 years old which is unlikely!
---eliza4969 on 4/7/06


This program will be on Sunday night at 8 PM.
Th National Geographic channel.
---NVBarbara on 4/7/06


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This theory was feartured here in the uk some weeks ago in the Papers and then on N/Geo.

They claim that there are pieces missing in the book they found and that there will be room for addittions as this find cirrculates. The writtings itself are written according to the account in the bible, the account is suggested to be judas's. They are now in the hands of the experts.
---carla on 4/7/06


How do you know he didnt right it what evidence do you have to claim this ? not that its out of the question but Iam intrested in your source , so i can look at it to.
Thanks bro
---spartacous on 4/7/06


According to translators they're saying that in this "gospel" Jesus asked Judas to betray Him
---1st_cliff on 4/7/06


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