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  1. I think it is worth listening to Jesus Christ himself, and He spoke quite clearly about the person who betrayed Him:

    Woe to the man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed: it would have been better for that man not to have been born (Mark 14: 21)

  2. Sergey and Elena refer to the first Gospels. It is interesting to compare what is said about this in other Gospels.�

    The first Gospels are judged categorically. Mark 14: 21 and Matthew 26: 24 ” It would have been better for Judas not to have been born.”�

    Matthew has the same sentence, but it is described that it is carried out by Judas himself. (27: 3-5) ” When Judas saw that Christ was condemned, he repented…” He didn't understand the consequences of what he did? Did you hope that Christ would somehow be reconciled to Judaism?

    In the later CMC Gospels, the apostles try to make sense of Judas 'act, and hint that it” was by providence!

    Luke 22: 22. отсутствует The phrase “It would have been better for Judas not to have been born” is missing.

    And John (the latest Gospel) generally emphasized that Christ gave Judas bread (John 13: 26). But this is the communion bread, this is the sacrament of Christ! Judas also received it. In this way, Christ showed that Judas was forgiven.

    John writes (13: 27): “AFTER THIS PIECE, Satan entered Judas. Then Christ said to him: what you do, do it faster.” Christ has blessed Judas!

    Interestingly, it is not the devil who is mentioned, but Satan. Satan is a Jewish theme. The devil is the enemy, and Satan is God's servant, helper.

    And most importantly! KMK the key to understanding the relationship of Christ to Judas is that in parallel with the discussion of Judas, all 4 evangelists (!) inserted an episode with the PREDICTION of PETER's ABDICATION! After all, Peter also betrayed Christ, but was justified and became an apostle.1. KMK is a hint that Judas would have been justified and probably would have become a Christian missionary if he hadn't lost his temper and committed suicide.

    Yes, Peter's renunciation and forgiveness is an important topic in itself. And in the Synoptic Gospels, of course, it is present from the words of Peter. But John was writing when Peter had already made up for his guilt. Why would John talk about the betrayal of the founder of Christianity?”Perhaps John was trying to make sense of Judas' fate.

  3. The role of Judas is unambiguous and cannot be assessed as positive. But for people who have embarked on the path of accepting Christ, this example is a landmark. The omnipotence of the Lord is so great that human understanding cannot comprehend his power. He could free himself in an instant, or destroy all his enemies. All the actions of Jesus Christ before His capture were aimed at ensuring that Judas did not commit evil. As St. John Chrysostom writes : “He foresaw that His traitor would come, and not only did not run, but even went to meet him. By all these things He teaches them ( the disciples) that what has happened is not a matter of necessity or infirmity, but of some supreme providence.”

    “Desiring to admonish Judas, he blinded the eyes of those who came to take him, and asked them himself,' Whom do you seek?'”But they did not recognize Him, even though they were carrying torches and lamps and had Judas with them. Then when they answered, “Jesus,” He said to them, “I am whom you seek.” And turning to Judas, he said to him, ” Friend, have you come to this?” (Mt 26: 50)”.

    Thus, Jesus, having shown His power, only then allowed them to take Him. That is, until the last moment, He showed His greatest humanity, giving everyone the opportunity to repent!

    But, no. Not so Judas. He did not change his evil nature, even when he saw such a display of the power, humility, and meekness of his Master. Christ makes it possible for man to avoid evil, but man must apply his good will to it.

    The example of Judas, as a symbol of terrible betrayal, serves as a direct proof to a person that the Lord does not want evil, revenge, retribution, or punishment to anyone. He is long-suffering to us and wishes us all salvation until the very last hour.�

  4. Mt 26: 24 But the Son of man cometh, as it is written of him: but woe to the man by whom the Son of man is delivered up: it would have been better for this man not to have been born .

    Mark 14: 21 But the Son of man cometh, as it is written of him: but woe to the man by whom the Son of man is delivered up: it would have been better for that man not to have been born .

    The Lord himself gave an unequivocal answer.

    And to the multitude of traitors who lived at that time, Judas would have been so different..

    It is not the merit of Judas, but a great grief that he could have resisted, and then there would have been another scoundrel among the wicked people like Judas ..

    But there was no need to search, and I gladly agreed.

  5. Judas fulfilled his role in the overall scenario. Without it, there would have been no arrest of Jesus, no trial, no sentence, no Calvary, no crucifixion, no subsequent resurrection. All this was absolutely necessary, as we now understand, for the emergence of a new religion. Thus, the role of Judas is purely positive. He took on the “dirty work”, but then failed to cope with depression and committed suicide by self-hanging in a forest area on a deciduous tree of the Poplar family Willow (Aspen common).

  6. Only in modern society, with its blurred moral boundaries, could a person ask such a stupid question… Answer the question, is it good or bad to betray ??? Is it okay for you to be a traitor, or is it not acceptable ???

  7. Negative, like a sent spy. It is obvious that Judas ' suicide with the money received was a cover-up for the murder. The priests appropriated the teachings of Christ and adopted his peace-loving ideas. After Christ, the revolts against the Romans declined, at least the priests called for peace with Rome. It turns out that the priests eliminated the competitor in order to appropriate his ideas. Judas is an agent of the priests, and he was eliminated as a hired traitor who knew too much. Although this idea is in complete contradiction with Judaism.

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