Thursday, April 27, 2006

False Gospel of Judas

MYTH
The Gospel of Judas tells the true history of Judas Iscariot

The Gospel of Judas is unhistorical. If Jesus had asked Judas to betray Him, Jesus wouldn't have called Judas the "son of perdition" [Jn. 17:12] and said that it would have been better if Judas had never been born [Mt. 26:24]. Judas wouldn't have been driven to suicide by the guilt of knowing that Jesus was condemned to crucifixion [Mt. 27:5]. As a Gnostic forgery, the Gospel of Judas was rightly condemned by St. Irenaeus for its false teaching on a wide variety of matters, such as Judas' actions. This false gospel from the 2nd century contradicts the true character of Jesus and His apostles. Jesus wasn't condescending and hostile to the sacrament of the Eucharist. Judas is in Hell for eternity, not in the Kingdom of God.