Is the "Gospel of Judas" an accurate depiction of Judas Iscariot? Has the church wrongly accused Judas as the betrayer of the Lord Jesus Christ?
Pages from the Gospel of Judas Codex
After being lost for 1700 years in a cave in Egypt, the "Gospel of Judas" has resurfaced. The papyrus document is 13-pages and written in Coptic (an ancient Egyptian language). According to the Coptic "Gospel of Judas," Jesus privately instructed Judas to betray Him; therefore, Judas was actually a good disciple. The document quoted Jesus as saying: "You will be greater than all the others, Judas. you will sacrifice the man that clothes me."
O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called "knowledge" which some have professed and thus gone astray from the faith.
- I Timothy 6: 20-21
Gnosticism is the attempt to present an Eastern worldview with Christian language. A syncretistic sect that blended many different religions, including Christianity, wrote the Gnostic gospels.
Modern Gnostic Temple in New Orleans LA
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.
- Colossians 2: 8
Find the answers to the following questions in the complete CARM article.
Why is Gnosticism so appealing today?
What can Christians do?
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