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Was Judas Forgiven

Did the Lord forgive JUDAS when he confessed?

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There're two different words in Greek that have the same translation in English. The word that's used in Mat 27:3 is "Metamelomai" and the one in Acts 2:38 is "Metanoeo". "Meta" means "after" (both words have that in common). The second part of the word "Metamelomai" (melomai) references what is destined to happen, as in consequence, while the second part of the word "Metanoeo" (noeo) references ones mind. Judas was regretful that he did something which he would suffer for, not regretful for the suffering he caused. That's not repentance that saves. Jesus himself while praying for his disciples confirmed this in John 17:12 calling Judas the son of perdition or doomed to destruction.
---George on 5/30/09

Catherine, thank you, and amen to your post. God bless you too!
---JohnnyB on 2/10/09

If you believe Judas was not forgiven, then you are judging God with your human, unforgiving heart.
---Deb on 2/10/09

I am going to be nice this time. Yes, I am. Bless your heart. The truth is God is a God of Holy Love. He hates sin. Have a good evening, JohnnyB.
---catherine on 2/10/09

It is okay if y'all disagree with me. But I am in good company because more of the early Church Fathers believed in the eventual salvation of all than didn't. Anyway, no one can speak authoritatively when interpreting the Bible. All we can do is go with our best understanding. I am hopeful and confident that God is much more merciful than most people make Him out to be. May God bless all of you!
---JohnnyB on 2/10/09

Johnnyb you are so wrong till it is not FUNNY. Do you understand anything in the Bible?>>>If you die without the living God living in you, you shall go to hell, of which there will be absolutely no escape. Please do not spread this demonic poison. If you want to go to hell, go. But you don't need to take others with you. PLEASE.+++
---catherine on 2/10/09

Johnny B.- Your interpretation of scripture is inaccurate and it doesn't coincide with other scriptures. Read Revelation 20:12-15.
---richa4946 on 2/10/09

JohnnyB>>>I am back. In 1 Corin. 15:22-28. ALL are to be understood in a restricted sense. In the first instance it is qualified in Adam. In the second instance it is qualified "in Christ". Paul does not subscribe to universalism, that all are saved. This would have made Paul a false apostle, as well as some liberal theologians. It is only in Christ that the sinner receives life. PLEASE! And on down into verse 28. Paul is speaking of severe persecution.
---catherine on 2/10/09

Christ died for everyone (Rom. 5:18). Everyone will be reconciled to God in the end (1 Cor. 15:22-28). So Judas will be reconciled to God in the end. Everyone who ever lived will be. But no one is off the hook. God will see to it that every evil is made right and that everyone is held accountable. That may take a long time....
---JohnnyB on 2/10/09

Was Judas forgiven? He is burning in HELL!!!
---catherine on 2/10/09

First of all, Judas never confessed his sin against God. He was sorrowful but not repentant unto salvation. Judas never believed in Christ as his savior. Money and greed was his savior (John 12:4-6). Although he followed Jesus, he never committed his life to Him.

We must understand that forgiveness is extended to all, but you must accept it. Otherwise there is no forgiveness for you because you have rejected the only sacrifice that can atone for our sins, Jesus. Judas represents all who have a clear knowledge of Christ, understand salvation, have a form of godliness, and still never allow Him to completely rule their lives. There is no condemnation to those who are IN (believe in) Christ Jesus (Rom. 8:1).
---richa4946 on 2/10/09

I thought you had the bible memorized, Ashley! John 17:12 "While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept, and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled." Judas is the son of perdition. He committed suicide before Jesus died on the cross. He was literally possessed by Satan himself. He hung himself, and all of his guts fell out of him. Jesus told him it would have been better had Judas never been born! As for Peter denying Jesus, Peter denied Him three times. When Jesus arose from the dead, how many times did He ask Peter if he loved Him? John 21:15-17....You Mormons need to read the bible, and quit baggin on my brothers and sisters!!!
---Bryan on 2/7/09

Its funny how many say they can live evil lives and they are forgiven, yet Judas you condemn after Jesus knew that he would betray him for 30 pieces of silver. I guess he didn't forgive Peter either, because he denied him three times to save his own life. According to my bible, it says "I the Lord shall forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is expected to forgive everyone." This is just another example of how corrupt churches have become and twist truths to benefit themselves. Jesus said adulterers, liars, blasphemers, thieves, fornicators, etc shall NOT enter the kingdom of God, but men say oh yes commit evil, Jesus forgives you unconditionally. You can't have it both ways and proves man runs the churches, not God.
---ashley on 2/6/09

No way... he's in hell
Jesus said "I have chose you twelve and one of you is a devil"

hope this helps
---joe on 2/5/09

Salvation what is salvation

Acts 2 and 38

Repent be baptized in the name of Jesus and receieve the free Gift of the HOly Ghost

this is what it means to be born again,

to be born of the water and of the Spirit.

the HOly GHost is a literel SPirit!
---truth on 2/5/09

Mima, What I meant about Judas, is that he did not repent UNTO SALVATION. Yes, he repented to the point that he realized that YAHUSHUA was Innocent of anything to merit the Death Sentence. He realized that he betrayed Innocent Blood. But, instead of asking the LORD for forgivness and repenting of his evil deed(s), he hanged himself. He KILLED himself. That alone can send one to Hell.
---Gordon on 2/5/09

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Jesus said it would be better if that person who was about to betray him to the enemy, had never been born. I believe that means he is still in Hell.
---frances008 on 12/8/08

--Nana:** The offended is you, the "mouth".*** You're a rock? Good for-you!**

Nana, mocking comments do not offend me. They are a cry for HELP. Your right, some never get help in time and I was in hopes of getting help to you. We're to be in hopes of edifying one another by eagerly & willingly extending the patience needed to set aside any offence.

Christ is our 'ROCK', not me! I believe you already know this, and your comment is just another mocking remark of despair & anguish, expressing your offence to something I've posted. But the true root of any offence lies in what we're unable to discern or accept when it's shared with us.

I pray that you're able to set all mocking remark and their offences aside.
---Shawn_M.T. on 12/7/08

Jesus made a comment about being betrayed as he said it would have been better thst he bot be born and have a rope Tied to his neck and cast in the middle of the Ocean. Paraphrazing only. He also was only sorry what he did like Saul. There is a difference sorry and forgive. A common mistake and we have the Holy Spirit to convict us as not to confuse the two. Let him search your Heart which is usually off the mark and get it back on track.We all have to do this as christians
---Robert on 12/7/08

"If the mouth would start reading the complete sentence in its proper context with the statement, as a whole, then the ears would never need to speak back or ask any offensive questions do to its bewilderment!!"
You did not discern my saying!
The "mouth" is you, as you frequently open your utterances with, "To Whosoever has an ear to hear? I am the "ear". The offended is you, the "mouth". Heb 12:1: "... let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us.." Bewilderment, despair, anguish, also easily beset us. Some never get help in time and I feel compassion for them and for those who loved them. You're a rock? Good for-you!
---Nana on 12/6/08

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--Nana:**The ear spoke back to the mouth saying, "What manner of things are these that you are filling me with?", and the mouth got offended!**

If the mouth would start reading the complete sentence in its proper context with the statement, as a whole, then the ears would never need to speak back or ask any offensive questions do to its bewilderment!!

Life doesn't seek death and neither does "A Heart of Loving Faith for God's Eternal Life".

(Act3:19)Peter recieved forgiveness through repentance unlike Judas, only because after a person kills themself they are unable to repent and gain such a heart!

Your right, not to reason but you should never 'MOCK' as well, just because you're unable to discern.
---Shawn_M.T. on 12/6/08

The ear spoke back to the mouth saying, "What manner of things are these that you are filling me with?", and the mouth got offended!
Did not Jesus teach the disciples in Matthew 10:33: "But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."? Did not Peter deny the Lord three times even after being told that he would do so in Matthew 26:75 "... and wept bitterly.? Even after the knowledge that Jesus is the Christ!
Learning to ponder amiss would lead me to conclude thet Peter, "never had a heart of loving faith for God's eternal life". But I do not reason as such.
---Nana on 12/6/08

has anyone thought about the fact that God chose Judas to do the betraying?
Everything that happend was and is ALL a part of God's plan.
Why do you think Judas felt the way he did?
I know I would have been miserable if it had been me chosen to do that and not figure it out until it was too late.
---miche3754 on 12/5/08

Judas could not have been forgivin, after all he was the son of perdition right?
---Rob on 12/5/08

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Have you taken offence or have become upset by my statement?

Nana, Your post having no relevance to this Blog, makes this comment of yours comes cross in a 'MOCKING' way toward my statement you used of:"Anyone who kills themself never had a heart of loving faith for God's eternal life and are no longer able to gain such a heart":...and it also gives your later proclaimations 'to pray for our weaker siblings instead of condemning them'(Which is the truth) the air of you not fully being convicted of this truth. Wouldn't you say?

I say this with love & hopes of edification because mockery only suppresses & condemnes the brethren who we are to be strengthing.
---Shawn_M.T. on 12/5/08

Judas did not go to perdition because he killed himself but because he was warned that he was about to betray Jesus and still went ahead and did so. He was born for the purpose of doing it. He did have free will. He could have chosen not to betray Jesus, like the other eleven. Then someone else would have accepted the position. God knew that Judas was the candidate who would accept the task.
---frances008 on 12/4/08

It is difficult to understand why Judas betrayed Jesus. Since he had access to the disciples treasury, it seems unlikely that He did it for the money only, 30 pieces of silver is a relatively small amount. Could be that Judas thought that his betrayal would force Jesus into asserting His true power and overthrowing the Romans. Note: Some believes Judas will be the future antichrist. [I do not understand that but it is interesting, so I am putting it on here]. It is recorded that Satan enters Judas. This is never said of any other individual in the Bible. The answer to your question++Ofcourse, Judas was not saved. Him being sorry for what he did was not the saving kind. Not from the heart only lip service. And He hung himself.
---catherine on 12/4/08

"Anyone who kills themself never had a heart of loving faith for God's eternal life and are no longer able to gain such a heart." Says a strong and faithful steward? Romans 14:22 "Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God..." Verse 21, "... nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak." Were we not all weak and defenseless once? Faith needs to grow. 2 Thess 1:3 "... because that your faith groweth exceedingly..." Are we strong? Should we not be praying for rather than condemning our weaker siblings? Luke 22:32: "But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren."
---Nana on 12/4/08

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To Whosoever has an ear to hear?

Discern that forgiveness GIVEN is different than forgiveness RECEIVED!!

The Lord gave forgiveness for everyone when He was on the 'Cross'. But not everyone has or will gain a loving heart to receive the forgiveness of the Lord.

Although Judas did repented for his condemning sin of betrayal, he still went on later to kill himself(Matt.27:3-5). This demonstrates that his repentance wasn't from a repenting heart for the 'love of life' but from one of the 'fears of life'.

In order to receive forgiveness one only has to ask, from the love of a repenting heart. Anyone who kills themself never had a heart of loving faith for God's eternal life and are no longer able to gain such a heart.
---Shawn_M.T. on 12/3/08

John 6:64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were THAT BELIEVED NOT, and who should betray him. John 3:36... he that believeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him.[The Lord Jesus called Judas "a devil".John 6:70-71 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.Pss.109[7] When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.The word, condemned means, sentenced to destruction. Thus, Judas is the son of perdition/destuction who is lost, just as Christ Jesus said.
---LOVE_JESUS on 12/2/08

God has not given us the authority to judge a mans soul. He has reserved that for himself. That is why he told us not to judge. WE can and should see the error of a mans ways, but, where his eternal soul shall reside is in the hands of a merciful God.
---gayla on 8/17/08

Judas didn't understand the Good News that Jesus was preaching. The moment Jesus said Father forgive them for they don't know what they've done, it was done and all were forgiven. If Judas had hesitated in his suicide he would also have benefited in that joyous moment of forgiveness. He didn't.
---Kenny on 8/17/08

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in the gospel of judas, judas doesnt betray jesus but rather does what jesus says for him to do, hes betrayal was asked to be done. in john 13:26-28, he even tells judas to do it, and this is because jesus had to die for our sins. the gospel of judas also tells how judas was the closest of jesuss followers, which is why he had judas betray him, and the others were jealous. which would make sense why the other gospels say he was the betrayer, and say bad things about him to make him look bad. so, i would say judas probably didnt need to be forgiven.
---jimward on 8/16/08

Judas repented of himself, he didn't repent to Jesus. He went to people who could not grant him forgiveness. Instead he went to the Priests. Judas had a change of mind, not a change of heart. In John 17:12 it says this: While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name those that gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled. This is saying that Judas is a lost man who died without Jesus because he didn't repent to Christ. Judas proved his repentance to be false by immediately committing another sin, suicide.
---Rebecca_D on 8/15/08

Gordon, perhaps you would want to retract or modify this statement,
"There is absolutely no mention in the Scriptures that Judas ever repented"

Because Scripture says in Matthew 27:3
" Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, REPENTED himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders".
---Mima on 8/15/08

There is absolutely no mention in the Scriptures that Judas ever repented. He committed SUICIDE which is a sure-fire way to end up in Hell. For SUICIDE is MURDER of one's self. One of GOD's Commandments is "Thou shalt not kill". In fact, the Scriptures declare, I think in Acts, that Judas went to his "own rightful place", referring to Hell, for Judas, like the Anti-Christ, was called the "son of Perdition".
---Gordon on 8/14/08

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Judas did not ask for forgiveness he Despaired and did not trust in God's Mercy.
---MIC on 8/14/08

Personally I believe Judas was included in this statement,
"Father forgive them, for they know not what they do."
---Josef on 8/14/08

A man's salvation is between that man and the Lord. You will know if he was forgiven or not when you get to heaven. If you see him there you will know he was forgiven.

The bible teaches us that faith in Christ is all we need for salvation (Christ Centric Conversations). Did Judas believe?Based on the information we are given in the bible its not likely, however it is not my place to say.

---cross-bearer on 8/13/08

Judas was a devil. Judas had no heart confession. Judas is in HELL right now. Besides all that: No one gets away in treating God like that. Whether you believe or not, makes no difference. God is not going to go anywhere. He is here to stay. You can not get rid of Him. Tremble, shake, God is alive. And He has no qualms about sending you to HELL.
---catherine on 8/13/08

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A person can backslide on God and die and go to hell. Once a person backslides and goes back into the world and leave God (their first love) their name is erased/removed/blotted out of the book of life by God. The only way for their name to be added again, is to repent of their sins with a sincere heart and come back to God.
As far as Judas, he knew Jesus, knew of his power. Jesus chose him to be one of his disciples. But greed got in the way of Judas, he chose silver over streets of gold. Judas is in hell, because 1. he backslide on God and let Satan enter in him, 2. he hung/killed himself. Once a person takes their own life, there is no second chance for them. Cause once you're dead, you're dead, point of no return.
---Rebecca_D on 8/12/08

---Deb on 8/12/08

Judas is not the son of perdition. There is only one son of perdition. In the very name is implied one who is to persih(go into perdition), only one by name (the fallen angels not by name) has been sentenced to perish and that is satan himself. 2Thess 2:3-4 Ezek 28
---Ron on 8/11/08

Juda's was never saved. No where does Scripture indicate he ever put his faith and trust in Christ. The Old Testament people were saved the same way, by faith in the coming Lord. When a person gives his life to Christ by faith he is saved. Juda's never did. He followed Christ, listened to Him, but never confessed his faith in the Lord. Scripture everywhere is clear of one thing a person must do to be saved, and that is to exercise "saving faith" in Christ.
---Mark_V. on 4/27/08

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#2. Faith is the instrument that God uses to bring individuals into a saving relationship with Himself, that is not to say that faith is the basis of our salvation, grace is, rather, it is the channel by which God grants salvation. The saving power of aith resides not in itself, but in the Almighty Savior on whom it rest. Faith comes to the believer as a gift of God. It is not something that individuals are capable of mustering up on their own. It is all of Grace.
---Mark_V. on 4/27/08

First of all we cant fall from grace. once ur saved, gods not going to change his mind and take it away. im mentally ill and fail so many times to the point my life doesnt seem christian.
---Kyle on 4/26/08

But i believe all u have to do to be saved is believe christ and beleive who he says he is(that almost always changes lifes) and know that the cross is the way to salvation.
---Kyle on 4/26/08

becuz the crimanal at the cross next to jesus made it to heaven and had no time to repent of any sins. all he did was identfied him as the messash by fiath. so its faith we are saved.
---Kyle on 4/26/08

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i dont like hearing lost and confused christians say things like u can fall from grace, or repenting from sins is requred for salvation(this is works). but repentece is required for salvation but its called "biblcal repentence" and once u accept jesus as ur lord and savior. u repented and are saved forever more.
---Kyle on 4/26/08

now about judas. there was no salvation then becuase christ hasnt died yet. so he did go to hell when he hanged himself. but weither jesus went back and hell and saved him. but it would be common sense he would accept the gospel if u are in hell. u would have to be a complete idiot. but i beleive judas is in heaven. we just got to wait and see
---Kyle on 4/26/08

judas did not repent, infact the last thing he did was kill himself, though the 27th verse says he repented, nut the repentance was made towards "self", he was led by fleshy guilt. repentance is spiritual but the fruit must be physical in you walk with god.
---andile on 4/4/08

Judas abandoned the flock. Into the house of God we walked in company, but he put forward his hand against such as be at peace with him: he broke his covenant. Even a man of my friendship, whom I trusted in him eating of my bread, has lifted up the heel against me. He is brought down to the pit of destruction, men of blood and deceit will not live half their days. Blot them from the Book of Life, and with the righteous let not be written, from which fell Judas whom goes into his own place.
---Eloy on 4/4/08

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Last year Satan entered my body. No joke. It was a living nightmare. Through that nightmare I learned a lifetime of truth. Catherine, Satan convinced me of many lies. I was ready to die for God. I was ready to die for you. That's why I have empathy for Judas. A human being is no match for Satan if he enters your body.

I learned that God is more powerful than we can even imagine. God is EVERYWHERE. God cares about EVERYTHING we do. God is KIND. God is PURE PERFECT LOVE.
---deb on 4/3/08

Part 2 of the saga.

Why did God allow this to happen to me? He allowed it because of what it taught me. Before it happened, I thought I was a very good person. I thought I knew it all. HA!

I've learned more than I ever dreamed was possible. God is with each of us from the moment of conception, and never leaves us, ever. We are children of God, and He is bringing us closer to Him every day.
---deb on 4/3/08

"Satan enters Judas". This is never said of any other individual in the Bible. Some believe Judas will be the future Antichrist. Jesus called Judas, "Son of Perdition". What do you think? I know without a doubt Judas went straight to HELL.
---catherine on 4/3/08

Matthew 27:3 says Judas repented to himself. Judas confessed to the wrong person, he never went to Jesus and ask for forgiveness. He went to someone who couldn't forgive him of that sin. Judas perished in his own guilt. When Judas gave back the silver he gave it back in the wrong spirit, a desire for relief rather than the hatred of sin. Judas proved his repentance to be false by immediately committing another sin, suicide. God has to draw a person to him before they can get saved. John 6:44.
---Rebecca_D on 4/3/08

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Catherine, why so judgemental? Think "motive". Judas believed that Jesus would fight and that the Jews would win the war & the Romans would be out. He never thought, same as all the rest, that Jesus would die. Once he saw that Jesus was to die & wouldn't defend or attack, he tried to stop it. He realised what Jesus meant when he told them about his death. Only Jesus knows if Judas will go to heaven. We don't know who will, including those like Billy Graham. We don't know.
---Chip on 4/2/08

Catherine, how do you know?

Please answer.
---deb on 4/2/08

It specifically says in Matthew 27:3(ASV) that Judas did repent of his sins. Jesus says all you must do is repent and be saved, so why would he not have forgiven Judas? Also in the mainstream Christian theology, Judas is to thank for our salvation, so why do we try to condemn him. God doesn't wish anyone to go to hell, so since Judas repented why would he not be forgiven? I think we could make better use of the story to show how God uses our weaknesses for the better good in the end from Judas.
---Ashton on 4/1/08

Judas never confessed. Perhaps he confessed, but Judas never repented. Judas is in HELL as I type this.
---catherine on 2/27/08

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Forgiveness is spiritural, you can't see it, you walk in it. Repenting is spiritural, you can't see it, you walk in it. So, unless you are spiritural, then you are unable to help answer this question unless you, yourself can walk in forgiveness: JESUS DID.
---Gary on 2/27/08

Why are we all playing God.How many men and woman "before Christ died" asked for forgivness? They couldn't,niether could judas. He had to wait "like them" till Jesus came to him in hell. So where he really is now is totally up to God. As far as suicide goes, it is a sin like all other sins and Gods amazing Grace covers it too. If one of you dies in a sinful act like adultry, will you go to hell? or is Gods Grace big enough for that but not suicide? keep it real "GOD REAL"
---Pauly on 8/25/07


Are your saying that according to Luke 23:34, everyone receives eternal secuity regardless of whether they bow their knee and confess that Jesus Christ is lord and Savior? This is a contradiction to Holy Scripture and the Gosoel.

What I am saying that Judas walked with Christ and saw that he was a loving, merciful and powerful Man, but because of the wickedness of his heart he was unable to take hold of the Grace of Christ and so he rejected it and choose death over life.
---Marcia on 8/4/07

Marcia , 1)
I quoted Luke 23:34: "Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them, for
they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast
lots." Then I asked: Who is being pleaded to the Father for for-
giveness? Is it everybody but Judas? The "who" is them that
"...know not what they do."
---Nana on 8/3/07

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Marcia, (2
You repplied, "Nana: It was everyone who trusted in him as their
Savior and Lord." So then, are you saying that those who trusted
in him as their Savior and Lord are those that did not know what
they were doing?
---Nana on 8/3/07

Nana: It was everyone who trusted in him as their Savior and Lord. Those who are not forgivin are those whose conscience convicted them because of disbeleif, fear, and pride. Judas own conscience bares witness to his lack of faith in Christ. We cannot say he didn't know. He walked with Christ and saw how merciful he was tolds sinners and those rejected by soceity. He just lacked faith.
---Marcia on 8/3/07

Matthew 12:32: "And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come."
Luke 23:34: "Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots."
---Nana on 8/3/07

In Luke 23:34, who is being pleaded to the Father for forgiveness? Is it everybody but Judas?
---Nana on 8/3/07

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Judas was the example of the Spirit of Esau one who does not take serious the doctrine and inheritance of Christ the spirit of the Son of perdition one who destroys himself with his vanity he sits on the throne of his own heart ruling his life offering to God the sacrifice of Cain the fruit of the earth, what flesh is made of, flesh sacrifices, pigs flesh, carnal sacrifices, not accepting the
sacrifice given of God his Son. Judas will not take up his cross or lay down his life.
---exzucuh on 8/2/07

When Jesus was three days in the earth he preached to the captives and took the keys of death hell and the Grave, and took captivity captive, if you were in hell when Jesus Got there would you believe the Gospel and accept Jesus. Judas was there when Jesus Got there, I guess when you go to heaven you can find out if he left with Jesus.
---exzucuh on 8/2/07

No. We see two examples of betrayal in the Gospel. Peter who denied Christ and Judas who sold Christ for thirty shekels of silver. Judas lack of faith led him to destroy himself. Peter's powerful faith led him to go back and strengthen his brethren.
---Marcia on 8/2/07

If the mind change does not put the mark of Christ crucified in your forehead (the forefront of the mind), you are still functioning like Judas and still trying to hang yourself. Number one, it won't work. Number two, it is anti-christ and the number of a man.
---Linda on 8/1/07

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If he had accepted Jesus' hanging as his hanging, he would not have went out and done it himself. True repentance would have been his accepting that. There are many Christians who think they have repented from sin just because they stopped by their own will. A turn from sin to one's own self-effort is not repentance toward God.
---Linda on 8/1/07

Judas was never forgiven as Jesus himself referred to him as the "son of perdition" which could have only meant that he was HELL BOUND from the beginning.
---jody on 8/1/07

I do not believe Judas was forgiven. Nor do I believe Judas was ever saved. I believe that Judas was the want of the 12 that "is a devil"-- I do believe he repented himself(changed his mind) but I do not believe he asked for forgiveness. I believe repentance is necessary for salvation to take place, but I do not believe there is any salvation in repentance.
---Mima on 8/1/07

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