Nov. 18- Ch. 18

This morning I was hit with verse 7- “Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!” and how similar it is to what Jesus said about Judas’ betrayal.  Matt 26:24- “The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.”  I think it is Larry that really struggles with the idea that Judas was condemned for what he did, even though God’s purpose was accomplished through him.  As for me, I don’t know where Judas’ heart was at we he lived this earth, so I am not going to draw any conclusions about his fate.

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2 Responses to Nov. 18- Ch. 18

  1. Sharon Owen says:

    I noticed those verses today also. However, I was also intrigued by “Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin!” I had never previously noticed that part–the whole world is condemned! Of course, we already knew that, right?

  2. Larry Martin says:

    Pastor I do not struggle with if Judas was condemned by God. I struggle with the fact of man condemning him. I do not know if God condemned him. I do not need to know nor as you pointed out do I know where the heart of Judas was at. I can make some assumptions based on his statement of I have betrayed the blood of an innocent man. There are some other passages that give possibly a little insight but it is all speculation. The realization of what he did was enough to cause Judas to kill himself. I do not believe my God would condemn him to Hell but I do not know. I like to think God wouldn’t. I however do not know or understand the mind of God. If God did condemn Judas to hell it would not shake my belief in God nor change it.

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