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Judas Had Communion

Why did the Lord Jesus Christ ofter communion to Judas? He had already called Judas a devil and certainly he was in no doubt as to what Judas was going to do.

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 ---mima on 8/18/06
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Mimi. John 13:26. Jesus giving the "sop"(or morsel), a small piece of bread or meat, to Judas was probably a final appeal to persuade him to return from his sin. Judas, however, refused to change his mind, and Satan took control (v 27).
---Ramon on 8/23/06


Debbie-- Thanks for clarifying your response. I had never heard the foot washing interpreted as being due to defilement by Judas.
---Donna2277 on 8/22/06


Jesus washed the disciples feet before he told anyone about someone betraying him The spirit of Satan went in Judas and Jesus told him to do it quickly. When Jesus told his disciples that one of them was about to betray him, they all asked "Lord is it I". The disciples didn't know who it would be because they talked among themselves. Jesus washed the disciples feet to show them that he wasn't above them and vice versa. it wasn't because they were in the presence of Satan.
---Rebecca_D on 8/22/06


Donna2277, I believe I wrote that the meal was interrupted. It was after Judas dipped in the sop with Him that Satan entered in and he left. Jesus then placed the towel around Him and began to wash the disciples feet because they had been defiled by the presence of Satan in Judas.
---Debbie on 8/22/06


According to lCor.11:28 it is the person who takes the communion that is to examine himself. It does not instruct the giver of the communion to do the examining.
Luke 22 seems clear that Judas was there and was offered the communion by Jesus.
---john on 8/22/06




Debbie--Maybe I misunderstood you. In what way was Judas "separated" from the other apostles before eating? He certainly shared the meal with them all.
I didn't see anything that showed that the other disciples had been "defiled" by his prescence. Can you explain further?
---Donna2277 on 8/21/06


Jesus already knew that Judas was going to betray him, but to me Jesus was trying to give Judas a second chance. Jesus loved Judas. Judas knew Jesus, walked beside him, he saw the blind man see, saw the dead man brought to life. But somehow he missed Jesus' mercy. It is said Judas chose silver over streets of gold.
---Rebecca_D on 8/21/06


Donna2277, I don't see where we are disagreeing.
---Debbie on 8/21/06


Debbie-- >>Judas is separated from the other apostles before they eat. We see in John's gospel that they had been defiled by his presence<<
I didn't see this in John's account.
Jn.13:25-27 John, "lying on Jesus breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it? Jesus answered,'he it is to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it.' And when He dipped the sop He gave it to Judas Iscariot...and after the sop entered into him, Then said Jesus unto him, "That thou doest do quickly".
---Donna2277 on 8/21/06


Judas was at the meal, seated to the right of Jesus, a position of honor! (John on the left, Judas on the right to receive the sop.)How like the Lord, LOVING Judas,giving him one last chance to repent. At any time that evening, during the foot washing or the meal, Judas could have said, "Oh, my Lord, I was about to betray you! I am the one! I'm so unworthy...can you forgive me?

OK, I know it was all according to God's plan. But God could have found another to take Judas' place had he repented.
---Donna2277 on 8/20/06




**NOTE: VS23 dippeth his hand with me in the dish.**
Some of you may not be aware of a cultural practice here.
To this day, diners at Middle Eastern meals might well loll on couches or cushion, feeding their fellow diners tidbits from their own or a common dish.
---Jack on 8/19/06


#3 If there was any indecision it was ended then, for he went away to fulfill his destiny. Finally Satan had him under control. Judas is separated from the other apostles before they eat. We see in John's gospel that they had been defiled by his presence; the meal was interrupted so Jesus could wash their feet, to cleanse them and make them fit to partake of this special love feast. While they were still eating of the lamb, Jesus takes bread and wine, blesses, and gives to His disciples.
---Debbie on 8/19/06


#2 Jesus answers, "He that dippeth his hand with me into the dish." One who had the honor to break bread and to share in the same dish with the Lord, betrays Him. As it is written, "Yea mine own familiar friend in whom I trusted, which did eat bread with me, hath lifted up his heel against me" - Ps. 41:1. After the sop, John adds this information,"Satan entered into Him and he went immediately out, and it was night" - John 13:27.
---Debbie on 8/19/06


#1 When Jesus sat down with His disciples to eat the passover supper He says, "Verily I say unto you that one of you shall betray Me," The disciples were amazed and saddened by this. Each asks "Is it I, Lord?" Judas is last to ask his question, knowing the answer, yet trying to look innocent. He doesn't call Christ, Lord, as the others; but Rabbi which is Master or Teacher. He couldn't truthfully call Jesus Lord, for this is only possible by the power of the Holy Spirit.
---Debbie on 8/19/06


Because God's grace is for all. "Go you all therefore into the highways, and as many as you all will find, invite to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, BOTH BAD AND GOOD: and the wedding was filled with guests. But woe to you, teachers and Ministers, hypocrites! for you all shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for you all neither go in, neither allow you all them that are entering to go in." Mt.22:9,10.; 23:13.
---Eloy on 8/19/06


John 13:21 ...Jesus..testified and said "verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me" vs. 25-27 Peter "lying on Jesus breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it? Jesus answered,'he it is to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it.' And when He dipped the sop He gave it to Judas Iscariot...and after the sop entered into him, Then said Jesus unto him, "That thou doest do quickly". Judas WAS there.

The account in Matt 26 agrees as does Mark 14:17-18
---Donna2277 on 8/18/06


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Note the gospels carefully, comparing them. Judas was not there for the institution of the the Supper. Matt.26: 17-25 Passover 26-30 Lord's supper. NOTE: VS23 dippeth his hand with me in the dish. vs. 26 Jesus took bread,vs.27 (he took the cup) BIG DIFFERENCE.
---Diane on 8/18/06


One customary exlanation was to protect Judas's reptuation for as long as He could.

There's an obvious lesson here for us: Keep the failings and sins of others that we know secret.
---Jack on 8/18/06


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