Judas: His story is being changed
Many Christians were taught from childhood in Sunday School that Judas Iscariot took his own life because he was guilty in knowing that he betrayed Jesus. In our modern-day church society, the saga of Judas is being misrepresented in order to keep congregants n bondage and fear which prevents His sheep from questioning the false doctrine of prosperity. The Bible tells us in Matthew chapter 27:3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
It is clear from this text that Judas was remorseful because his actions led to Christ being condemned to death. This has been the truth that's been taught for more than 2000 years until now. There is a teaching within certain churches that suggests Judas died because he put his tongue on money but this is not true. As Will Smith said during his rap for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme: *The gospel of Christ has been flipped and turned upside down.
Are you falling for false doctrine?
What is happening within the body of Christ is that increasing numbers are realizing that the prosperity gospel is a lie and are questioning methods utilized to make pastors rich. In order to defend themselves from criticism the teachers of this message attempt to keep people in line and frighten them into not asking questions. In other words, don't put your tongue on the unscrupulous things you see being done to make spiritual leaders millionaires while the congregants suffer because if you question what they are doing you might end up like Judas. I actually watched a video where a pastor said this to the television audience and added that her congregation understood about methods of giving but the television audience did not. In other words, the congregants have been brainwashed into believing and not questioning everything that comes from the pulpit. The television audience is thinking with clear minds and knows the doctrine is inaccurate so they must be silenced. The statement about Judas was made in order to manipulate and stop the viewing audience from sharing the truth which sets them free. This teaching is falsely putting fear into the body of Christ that they could die by asking questions regarding the consistent begging for money. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's. clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:15
The story according to John
John chapter 12 gives a detailed account of what led up to Judas killing himself.
1. Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 So they gave a dinner for him there. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at table. 3 Mary, therefore, took a pounda] of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said, 5 “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” 6 He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having charge of the money bag he used to help himself to what was put into it. Judas was the treasurer for the disciples and helping himself to the money as he saw fit. he was greedy and pondering how much of a cut he would get if the fragrant oil had been sold and the money placed in his hands.
The truth is in scripture
If anyone should be afraid of the wrath of the Lord it should be the unscrupulous teachers of false doctrine who are lying to his sheep. Ananias and Saphira fell dead because they lied about how much money they gave. (Acts 5:1-8). Those who are lying in the Name of His Holy Spirit are in danger and not those who recognize false doctrine and expose the works of darkness as commanded in Ephesians 5:11-13. Scripture tells us that Judas felt remorse because he was responsible for Jesus being crucified. Anyone saying another reason is lying and you have His permission to dissasociate yourself
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© 2022 Cheryl E Preston