Judas, being one of the Twelve disciples, having a close relationship with Christ, hang himself rather than repenting for betraying Jesus?
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Scripture presents Judas as "Son of perdition" in [John 17:12 ], meaning one doomed to destruction. Jesus knew He would be betrayed and in fact, He announced it in front of everyone in the upper room to all His disciples [ Matthew 26:20-25 ]. Judas even said, "Surely it's not me," and Jesus says, "Yes it is." Now at that time if Judas was going to repent, and ask for forgiveness unto salvation it would be then; however he didn't, and Jesus tells him to go and do what he is going to do. John 13:26-27, gives more light, as John states Satan entered into Judas when he took the bread Jesus offered. After this, all the rest of the betrayal played out. Judas, then seeing the result, became exceedingly sorrowful to the point of regretful despair. His solution: suicide. Notice now what Peter did after his denial of Jesus, also announced by Jesus to him before it happened [ Luke 22:54-62 ]. Peter wept bitterly and like Jesus said, his Spirit was willing but his flesh was weak. The difference? Peter Repented, Judas Regretted. Peter was saved and was weak, Judas never was saved or born again. Thus, he of the flesh destroyed the flesh.
With Judas it was the same way then with us. In John says "But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God." John 3:21 (KJV) It means if we use the will power than the Holy Spirit helps us to come to the light. If Judas only had used the will power within him, he would not have hung himself. God-all knowing knew that this would happen. Still we've got to understand that each of us needs to use the will power to obey the Father, so was it with Judas.
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