WILL JUDAS, THE SON OF PERDITION,

THIEF,  AND BETRAYER of JESUS,

JUDGE THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL WITH THE  OTHER ELEVEN?

Luke 22:30; D.C. 28:3; 1N 3:112-116

"Wherefore art thou come to betray me with a kiss? 
Then came they and laid hands on Jesus, and took him."

Some have believed that Judas, one of the first Twelve of Jerusalem, will judge Israel because of the scripture which says that Judas repented himself* (Matt. 27:1-6), and therefore anyone who repents must be forgiven (Mark 3:22-24).  But all of God’s judgments are not given to men to understand (D.C. 28:8b).  *(Jerry Falwell's Faith Partners KJV footnote translates this as "having regretted it" - silver worth $52.80)

IT’S NOT WHAT YOU DO, BUT WHY YOU DO IT
FOR WHICH YOU WILL BE JUDGED
(See the testimony below of The Ant and Judgment)

The Book of Mormon scriptures shed light on true repentance.  The Nephites' military leader, and man of God, Mormon, had continually warned the wicked Nephites to repent and return to God.  Their enemies, the Lamanites, had come against them to destroy them, but they didn't repent until they were “caught” and being destroyed. Mormon rejoiced hoping this repentance was unto their salvation, but he was disappointed to learn the truth of that kind of repentance.

"And it came to pass that the Nephites began to repent of their iniquity, and began to cry even as had been prophesied by Samuel the prophet; for behold no man could keep that which was his own, for the thieves, and the robbers, and the murderers, and the magic art, and the witchcraft which was in the land.

Thus there began to be a mourning and a lamentation in all the land, because of these things; and more especially among the people of Nephi. And it came to pass that when I, Mormon, saw their lamentations, and their mourning, and their sorrowing before the Lord, my heart did begin to rejoice within me, knowing the mercies and the long suffering of the Lord, therefore supposing that he would be merciful unto them, that they would again become a righteous people.

But behold this my joy was vain, for their sorrowing was not unto repentance, because of the goodness of God, but it was rather the sorrowing of the damned, because the Lord would not always suffer them to take happiness in sin. And they did not come unto Jesus with broken hearts and contrite spirits, but they did curse God, and wish to die. Nevertheless they would struggle with the sword for their lives.

And it came to pass that my sorrow did return unto me again, and I saw that the day of grace was past with them, both temporally and spiritually, for I saw thousands of them hewn down in open rebellion against their God, and heaped up as dung upon the face of the land." (Mormon 1:34-40)

 

The  Alabaster Box Gift to Jesus

WHY JUDAS BETRAYED JESUS

Six days before the last supper they were in Bethany at the home of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus who was raised from the dead. Mary came in with the alabaster box of very expensive ointment.  She poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped it with her hair.  Judas contended about it saying they could have sold it for 300 pence* and given the money to the poor.  Jesus told him to leave her alone, for she was anointing him for his burial, and that this would be told throughout history as a memorial to her.  (John 12:1-11; Matt. 26:1-13)

John  said Judas didn’t care about the poor, but said this because he was a “thief”(John 12:3-6) * (Jerry Falwell's Faith Partners KJV footnote: this was 12 oz, worth $132)

Mark 14:31 (IV only) – Judas was “offended” because Jesus rebuked him over the ointment confrontation with Mary.  Judas went from that incident in his anger to the chief priests and sought the opportunity to betray Jesus. (Matt. 26:5-13, 16).

JUDAS, A DEVIL, WAS LOST

John 17:12 – Jesus’ prayer for the 11.  He said he had lost only the son of perdition so the scripture could be fulfilled.

John 6:70 – Jesus said He called the 12 and one is a devil

John 13:2 – The Last supper ended and the devil put it in Judas’ heart to betray Jesus.

 (Apparently Satan whispered to Judas that it was “time” to do it, for Judas had been trying to find the right time and place to sell Jesus into the hands of the chief priests when there were not many people around.)

3N 13:9 – Jesus was teaching the Nephites and spoke of the son of perdition who sold Him for silver and was led away.

Acts 1:13-26 – Peter spoke of Judas’ fall and another to take his place (so scriptures could fulfill, and Judas could go take his own place. 

King David wrote in Psalms of Judas’ fall, desolation and another would take the bishopric – Judas fell to go take his own place (meaning he was out of it—his place being with demons, for Jesus called him a devil.

 

DID JUDAS TRULY REPENT OR JUST
FINALLY REALIZE WHAT HE HAD DONE?

Luke 22:22 Judas was looking for a way to betray Jesus before the Passover – Jesus had warned him saying woe to the man who betrays innocent blood.

When Judas saw Jesus was condemned, he repented himself, knowing he had done just that. He told the chief priests and elders that he had sinned and betrayed innocent blood.  Apparently he wanted to return the money, but they didn't want the money, they wanted Jesus' life. They told Judas that they didn’t care; that his sins were upon his own head.

"And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went, and hanged himself on a tree.   And straightway he fell down, and his  bowels gushed out, and he died.  And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and ...bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.  Wherefore the field was called, The field of blood unto this day."  (Matt. 27:1-10)

Photo of Potter's field today in Jerusalem

WHAT IS THE UNPARDONABLE SIN?

“For He hath made it impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away, to be renewed again unto repentance; seeing they crucify themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame.” (Heb. 6:4-6)  Did Judas do this?

 

Did Judas partake of the Holy Ghost witness of the Christ?  Was the Holy Ghost with Jesus during His ministry?  Or is it separate from Him?  In Matt. 3:45  the Spirit of God descended like a dove lighted on Jesus.

After Jesus' baptism in water, the Spirit descended upon Him. Jesus then baptized men with the Holy Ghost. (Mark 1:6-8)

"The heavens opened and the Holy Ghost descended, in bodily shape like a dove, upon Him; and a voice came from  heaven..." (Luke 3:29)

Judas is the only one of the Twelve who after he had partaken of Jesus' Holy Ghost ministry, betrayed it.  He didn't deny it, he defied it with the betrayal.  Satan and his demonic hosts don't deny that Jesus is the Christ, they acknowledged it more than once, but 1/3rd of the hosts of heaven defied God and Christ in the war in heaven, and fell, never to be forgiven.

Peter spoke of Judas obtaining part of that ministry--he tasted of the good word of God through the power of the Holy Ghost with Jesus.  Where does that leave him?

 

NO MERCY FOR JUDAS

The author of 3rd Nephi is Nephi, of Nephi, of Helaman, of Helaman, of Alma, of Alma, and all from Nephi of Lehi.  This is a 600 year period, for this Nephi wrote in 6 to 8 B.C.  He had wept all night for his people who were gong to be killed the following day if the sign of Christ's birth didn't appear.  Jesus spoke to him saying that on the morrow He would come into the world.  And he did. 

During Nephi's lifetime, Jesus came to the Nephites who survived the great earthquake.  Nephi gave the wicked a warning, and spoke of Judas' situation.  He said:

 "Woe to him that spurns the doings of the Lord; woe to him that shall deny the Christ and His works.  Woe to him that shall deny the revelations of the Lord, and that shall say, 'The Lord no longer works by revelation, or by prophecy, or by gifts, or by tongues, or by healings, or by the power of the Holy Ghost.'

And woe to him that shall say at that day, to get gain, that there can be no miracle wrought by Jesus Christ; for he that does this shall become like the son of perdition, for whom there was no mercy, according to the word of Christ." 3N 13:58-60

 

JEWISH CEREMONY OF WASHING FEET

Did Jesus wash Judas' feet too? (John 13:5)

John 13:18 – Jesus was washing the feet of the 12 after the Passover meal.  This washing was a Jewish law supposed to cleanse them, but Jesus said they were not all clean – referring to Judas being among them (vs. 10 & 18) – saying scriptures needed to be fulfilled. (John 6:64, 70; & 17:12)

Jesus Commissioned the Twelve (11)
before His Ascension

Jesus told them to wait on the Pentecostal Endowment before taking the ministry to the nations.  The 11 Apostles and a group of about 120 (including women) met, prayed, and petitioned the Lord whom to ordain in the 12th position.

PETER EXPLAINED WHY JUDAS WAS NUMBERED WITH THE 12

(Acts 1:25) – Matthias took the 12th place. Matthias had been with them during the whole time – apparently having to wait to take his place among the 12, who no doubt were preordained to this position.  Peter said Judas had to be called into the 12 to fulfill scriptures.

“And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said... ‘Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, when the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.  For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.

Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called, in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood. For it is written in the book of Psalms, ‘Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein; and, His bishopric let another take,’

Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.

And they appointed two, surnamed Justus, and Matthias.  And they prayed, and said, ‘Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, show whether of these two Thou has chosen, that he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell that he might go to his own place.  And they gave forth their lots and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.”

Matthias had always been with them.

The Ant Judgment

One day a little ant was crawling across the kitchen floor and ordinarily I would usher it outside to its own domain; however, this day I was angry at my husband, and my anger caused me to react outside of the norm.  I smashed it with no remorse.  The Lord didn’t like that and immediately responded.

The following cartoon appeared in the newspaper shortly after the incident.  It was basically what had happened to me except for the manner of our disagreement. Nevertheless, the feelings were the same. I chuckled when I read it. God had quickened me the first time, and reiterated it through the newspaper—or was that cartoon just a coincidence?  Only the Lord knows, but I know I will never forget it because a very important principle of judgment was revealed. 

The first four drawings are the original cartoon, the fifth is what happened to me after I displayed my anger.

Then I understood that we will be judged for the reason we did what we did—our motivation.  Two people can commit the same sin, but one will receive few stripes and the other, many stripes. That identifies a merciful and loving Heavenly Father.

What motivates us? Love, hate, ignorance to law, defiance to God, incapability to understand, greed, lust, pride?     Only God knows and will decide on the Judgment Day. Jan Harrington

Judas betrayed Jesus apparently from anger at Him.
From these scriptures above it seem clear that
Judas will never judge anyone.

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