Did Judas REPENT
of betraying Jesus?
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Question: Did Judas truly repent of betraying Jesus just like Peter repented after he denied him three times?
Answer: Judas Iscariot was one of history's most unfortunate figures, having become a pawn in Satan's evil game to totally destroy the Son of God. Satan's plans, however, to kill Jesus FOREVER totally failed as was predicted in the very FIRST prophecy of the Bible (Genesis 3:14 - 15).
What kind of man was Judas Iscariot? There is an old tradition that says from childhood he and Jesus had been friends and that Christ continually had to pull him out of trouble. Although this tradition may not be quite true, it is logical to conclude that the two were more than mere acquaintances.
Brief Biblical highlights of Judas' life and personality including the following.
* He was one of the twelve apostles (Mark 3:14, 19; Matthew 10:4) whose surname Iscariot is believed by some to mean 'man of Kerioth.'
* He was in charge of the group's money (John 13:29) and was a thief who regularly stole from it (John 12:6).
* He was a liar (John 12:3-6) who was also deceitful and greedy (Matthew 26:14-15)
* He was called a traitor (Luke 6:16) and was identified as a betrayer during the last Passover (John 13:21-26)
* He was willing to pretend to honor someone for his own selfish purposes (Mark 14:44-45, Matthew 26:49).
* Jesus referred to him as a devil (John 6:70) and a son of perdition (John 17:12) who it would have been better if he were never born (Matthew 26:24). It is interesting to note that Jesus not only knew he would be betrayed, he hand-picked the betrayer (John 6:70 - 71)!