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  • Judas is most certainly in Hell. Hell is somewhere we all deserve to go. It is by the justification of the blood of Christ that we get to share in the glory of God. We are all tools made from the same lump of clay (in accordance with Romans 9). Judas had a purpose. He was a vessel fitted unto dishonor. Jesus says he lost none but the son of perdition that Scripture might be fulfilled. This means it had to happen. In the Greek, the word for perdition literally means annihilation. Judas was created for the sole purpose of annihilation. He had zero chance to partake in the glory of God because his purpose was to fulfill Scripture. This does not make him any less deserving of the Hell he received.
    • pugwashjw65
      The idea that there is further punishment after death would imply some form od consciousness...which is denied by Ecclesiastes 9: 5,6,10...Q.E.D.
  • Judas is a fake name, its a translation of the word Jew. Christians had a Jew-phobia, partly as they blamed them for the death of their saviour. Its all just part of their hate campaign.
  • No Judas is not in hell, Jusas is DEAD. The proper question is "will Judas go to hell". Well the answer depends on what you think "hell" is. And yes it was necessary for God to use Judas to bring His will about. If you think about 'is Judas a sinner?', 'are you a sinner?', 'aren't all sinners?'. God can use all of us if He wishes. As for your meaning of the word "torture" you will have to clarify before I answer this part of your question.
    • pugwashjw65
      To be a sinner is to be imperfect...imperfection inherited from Adam and Eve when they disobeyed...Genesis 2: .16,17...After this we all die, including babies...and they have done nothing wrong...but they too ARE IMPERFECT... So sin is not always something we do wrong. And further...Bible translators have altered.. torment TO torture...and the only one tormented is Satan...(Revelation 20:10) And the Devil who was misleading them was hurled into the lake of fire and sulfur, where both the wild beast and the false prophet already were; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. People are NOT tormented.
  • The Catholic Church does not explicitly teach that Judas, or any other particular person, is in Hell.
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  • I heard that there is a group of Roman Catholics campaigning for the canonisation of Saint Judas Iscariot. Unsurprisingly, the Pope is totally against the idea.
  • Not all Christians do this. The Roman Catholic Church, for instance, just proclaims some persons to be saints, but there is no analogous proclamation for the damned. "Judas has been a figure of great interest to esoteric groups, such as many Gnostic sects, because of the apparent contradiction in the idea of "the betrayal of God". The main questions seem to be these: - Did Judas exist in his time only to betray Jesus just to fulfill the prophecy? - Why did Jesus allow Judas to betray him? - Was Jesus unable to prevent the betrayal? - Did Jesus willingly allow the betrayal to go ahead? - Did Jesus actively try to cause the betrayal to happen? - Why is it that the 'villainy' of Judas becomes greater and more pronounced as one reads from Mark to John?" "The text of the Gospels suggests that Jesus both foresaw and allowed Judas' betrayal. In April 2006, a Coptic papyrus manuscript titled the Gospel of Judas (see above section) dating back to 200 AD, was translated into modern language, to add weight to the possibility that according to early Christian writings, Jesus may have asked Judas to betray him. While this seems quite at odds with the Gospel of John, where Judas is portrayed as an arch villain, the Gospel of Mark is much more ambiguous and could be considered to be fairly consistent with the stance of the Gospel of Judas on this question." "Judas is also the subject of many philosophical writings, including The Problem of Natural Evil by Bertrand Russell and "Three Versions of Judas", a short story by Jorge Luis Borges. They both allege various problematic ideological contradictions with the discrepancy between Judas' actions and his eternal punishment. If Jesus foresees Judas' betrayal, then it may be argued that Judas has no free will, and cannot avoid betraying Jesus. If Judas cannot control the temptation of Satan to betray Jesus(Luke 22:3-4 vs 1 Cor 10:13), then he is not morally responsible for his actions. The question has been approached by Thomas Aquinas in his Summa Theologica, which differentiates between foreknowledge and predestination, and argues that the omnipotence of the divine is compatible with the existence of free will. If Judas is sent to Hell for his betrayal, and his betrayal was a necessary step in the humanity-saving death of Jesus Christ, then Judas is punished for saving humanity. This goes hand-in-hand with the "free will" argument, and Aquinas's Summa deals with the issue of free will in demons and other beings instrumental in the life of Jesus that are nevertheless damned. If Jesus only suffered while dying on the cross and then ascended into Heaven, while Judas must suffer for eternity in Hell, then does Judas not suffer much more for the sins of humanity than Jesus? Should his role in the Atonement be that much more significant? As Borges puts it in "Three Versions of Judas": "The ascetic, for the greater glory of God, degrades and mortifies the flesh; Judas did the same with the spirit. He renounced honor, good, peace, the Kingdom of Heaven, as others, less heroically, renounced pleasure." Does Jesus' plea, "Father forgive them, they know not what they do," (Luke 23:34) not apply to Judas? Is his atonement insufficient for Judas' sins? It has been speculated that Judas' damnation, which seems to be possible from the Gospels' text, may not actually stem from his betrayal of Christ, but from the despair which caused him to subsequently commit suicide. This position is not without its problems since Judas was already damned by Jesus even before he committed suicide(see John 17:12), but it does avoid the paradox of Judas' predestined act setting in motion both the salvation of all mankind and his own damnation. The damnation of Judas is not a universal conclusion. The Roman Catholic Church only proclaims individuals' Eternal Salvation through the Canon of Saints. There is no 'Canon of the Damned', nor any official proclamation of the damnation of Judas." "Jewish scholar Hyam Maccoby suggests that in the New Testament, the name "Judas" was intended as an attack on the Judaeans or on the Judaean religious establishment held responsible for executing Christ. The English word "Jew" is derived from the Latin Iudaeus, which, like the Greek Ιουδαίος (Ioudaios), could also mean "Judaean". In the Gospel of John, the original writer or a later editor may have tried to draw a parallel between Judas, Judaea, and the Judaeans (or Jews) in verses 6:70-7:1, which run like this in the King James Bible: 6:70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? 6:71 He spoke of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve. 7:1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him. In Greek, the earliest extant language of the Gospels, the words Judas — Jewry — Jews run like this: Ιούδας (Ioudas) — Ιουδαία (Ioudaia) — Ιουδαίοι (Ioudaioi). Whatever the original intentions of the original writers or editors of the Gospel of John, however, some argue that the similarity between the name "Judas" and the words for "Jew" in various European languages has helped facilitate anti-Semitism. He has also been seen as parallel to Judah, son of Jacob, by such writers as Charles Fillmore and John Shelby Spong." Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judas_Iscariot A modern variation of the contradiction of all-knowing Jesus accepting his betrayal without trying to escape can be found here: parody of terminator about jesus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_UDgYm7Nrg
  • Everything serves our Lord, even Satan himself but I doubt he shall have a place in Heaven.
  • We must needs understand that sin is a choice, for sin shall not have dominion over us. When Judas realized what he had done, he merely regretted the circumstances, and that is not repentance. For when we are sincere toward God, we will not consult the very ones with whom we conspired to betray, but we will consult God only. As for the unjust, whosoever they be, they are reserved unto the day of judgment to be punished.
  • I believe that Judas is dead... in the grave and has no prospect for any life in the future for a resurrection. He betrayed Jesus and that is a sin that is not forgiven. The scriptures indicate that it would have been better if he was never born. Actually, his condition is like before he was born.
  • Judas operated of his own free will and simply chose himself rather than God. If he had not someone else would have. So the condemnation.
  • I like most Christians believed Judas was an evil vile man that is until I read the lost book of "The Gospel of Judas" and have done some other study on the subject. It turns out he and Jesus Christ were close comrades and what Judas did. Judas was not a bad person but a close ally with Jesus.
  • 12-28-2016 It is somewhat unusual to find a Christian who can explain clearly what he believes. Catholics dodge the question by discussing what they think the pope believes. Members of other denominations just guess. Your question is an example of that. Hell is a hole is a grave. Everybody goes there. God does not "use" people. Jesus told Judas to do what he did and Judas merely obeyed. The other apostles held no ill will against Judas, as we are told in Acts 1:2&4. Judas lost his office because he disobeyed the command given in Acts 1:4 as spelled out in Acts 1:25. The place mentioned is defined in verse 18. BTW Judas did not hang himself with a rope. In those days that meant what we now call "fell on his sword". Nobody knows these things because they don't read the bible.
  • The outcome for Judas [ Iscariot...who betrayed Jesus ] is covered in the scriptures... Like...where we are when we die? Ecclesiastes 9: 5,6,10 Do the unrighteous earn a resurrection? Acts 24:15 Do those who act against the holy spirit get a resurrection? Those who did this are Adam and Eve, and Judas...the scriptures are unclear... Commonsense would say...NO
  • Try thinking about being in a 'hell' in the vast Universe.. Hell would be like a tiny tiny part in the Universe. I can't see it as being on equal footing with Eternity...

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