Historicity[ edit ] Although Judas Iscariot's historical existence is generally widely accepted among secular historians,     this relative consensus has not gone entirely unchallenged. The act of betrayal by a member of the twelve disciples is not found in the earliest Christian writings.
From The Urantia Book: Judas Iscariot, the twelfth apostle, was chosen by Nathaniel. He was born in Kerioth, a small town in southern Judea. When Nathaniel met Judas at Tarichea, he was seeking employment with a fish-drying enterprise at the lower end of the Sea of Galilee.
He was thirty years of age and unmarried when he joined the apostles. Judas had no outstanding trait of personal strength, though he had many outwardly appearing traits of culture and habits of training.
He was a good thinker but not always a truly honest thinker. Judas did not really understand himself; he was not really sincere in dealing with himself. There was no special trait about Jesus which Judas admired above the generally attractive and exquisitely charming personality of the Master.
He really entertained the notion that Jesus was timid and somewhat afraid to assert his own power and authority. Judas was a good business man. It required tact, ability, and patience, as well as painstaking devotion, to manage the financial affairs of such an idealist as Jesus, to say nothing of wrestling with the helter-skelter business methods of some of his apostles.
Judas really was a great executive, a farseeing and able financier.
And he was a stickler for organization. None of the twelve ever criticized Judas. As far as they could see, Judas Iscariot was a matchless treasurer, a learned man, a loyal though sometimes critical apostle, and in every sense of the word a great success. He must have believed in Jesus, but we doubt whether he really loved the Master with a whole heart.
The case of Judas illustrates the truthfulness of that saying: Be assured that Judas was always financially loyal to his Master and his fellow apostles. Money could never have been the motive for his betrayal of the Master. Judas was an only son of unwise parents. As he grew up, he had exaggerated ideas about his self-importance.
He was a poor loser. He had loose and distorted ideas about fairness; he was given to the indulgence of hate and suspicion.
He was an expert at misinterpretation of the words and acts of his friends. All through his life Judas had cultivated the habit of getting even with those whom he fancied had mistreated him. His sense of values and loyalties was defective. To Jesus, Judas was a faith adventure. From the beginning the Master fully understood the weakness of this apostle and well knew the dangers of admitting him to fellowship.
But it is the nature of the Sons of God to give every created being a full and equal chance for salvation and survival.
This is just the reason why Jesus permitted Judas to go on to the very end, always doing everything possible to transform and save this weak and confused apostle. Judas became increasingly a brooder over personal disappointment, and finally he became a victim of resentment.
His feelings had been many times hurt, and he grew abnormally suspicious of his best friends, even of the Master. Presently he became obsessed with the idea of getting even, anything to avenge himself, yes even betrayal of his associates and his Master.Who were the 12 disciples?
The 12 disciples/apostles of Jesus were the foundation stones of His church, several even wrote portions of the Bible.
In Revelation we are told that the twelve foundations of the wall of the New Jerusalem will have in them the names of the twelve disciples/apostles. Preface. When one who has been reared in the Evangelical Church is favorably impressed with the doctrine of Universal Salvation, it frequently happens that the many texts he has heard quoted against it, operate as stumbling blocks in his way.
Judas Iscariot (died c. 30 – c. 33 AD) was a disciple and one of the original Twelve Disciples of Jesus ashio-midori.coming to all four canonical gospels, Judas betrayed Jesus to the Sanhedrin in the Garden of Gethsemane by kissing him and addressing him as "Rabbi" to reveal his identity to the crowd who had come to arrest him.
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