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God Knows Judas Not Pay

In the National Geographic Magazine (May 2006 issue), in its cover story, The Judas Gospel, Professor Eliane Pagels of Princeton University claimed that the so-called gospel of Judas “changes the history of early Christianity.” Even UP Professor Randy David took notice of the Judas Gospel: “Strictly from a sociological standpoint, I think the discovery of the Gospel of Judas makes Christianity a far more interesting religion than what centuries of metaphysical theology has made of it.” (A Gospel for the Postmodern, Phil. Daily Inquirer, April 16, 2006)

That’s why I spoke in our Young Pro Fellowship a few days ago on God Knows Judas Not Pay (A Biblical Response on the Judas Gospel). I believe opportunities like this hype on the Judas Gospel or the Da Vinci Code opens a door for us to share the true Gospel. For those who did not attend last Thursday, let me share briefly why we reject the Judas gospel. I came up with the acronym
J-U-D-A-S.

Judas was portrayed as a traitor in the Bible. Th…

The Judas Gospel: Old dog in a new collar!

First, it’s the Da Vinci Code (and it isn’t over yet since the movie will hit the theaters on May 19). Then, last Holy Week, National Geographic released a documentary on the so-called “Gospel” of Judas. It seems we Bible-believers are under siege and there is no sign that there would be a ceasefire!

That should not be a surprise at all. The Bible prophesied times like this will come.For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. (2 Timothy 4:3-4, NIV)

The supposed “hidden truths” that these works revealed are nothing but a rehash of old lies. For example, the Judas Gospel was a Gnostic document. Gnostics (from the Greek gnosis, which means “knowledge”) erroneously believed we “could become divine as Christ himself.”(The Judas Gospel, National Geographic Magazi…