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Is Judas Iscariot in Heaven or Hell?

Based on the fact that Galatians 3:13 says that: “Cursed is everyone who hanged on a tree.”
Then comes the question: Is Judas Iscariot in Heaven or Hell?
Was he forgiven in order for him to make heaven? Or he wasn't forgiven and then went to hell?

Galatians 3:13

ESV - 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us - for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree" -

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
In his "high-priestly prayer" to God the Father recorded in John 17, Jesus Himself said specifically that none of the apostles had been lost, except for Judas Iscariot (whom Jesus called "the son of perdition", or "the son of destruction")(John 17:12). To me, that is the definitive word on Judas' eternal fate.

The decisive consideration in determining that fate was not the mode of Judas' death (suicide by hanging (Matthew 27:5), during which he fell into the Valley of Hinnom and burst asunder (Acts 1:18)), but his betrayal of Jesus (Matthew 26:24).

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Mini Aurel Gheorghe
The short answer is neither - Judas is not in hell or heaven. There is no Bible text indicating that he repented, that he asked for forgiveness or that he was forgiven. 

However, nobody is burning in hell today, and the vast majority of people who have died are not in heaven. The Bible tells that David is both dead and buried and did not ascended to heaven (Acts 2:29, 34). And if David is resting in his grave, so are the rest of the dead. 

Jesus said that both good and bad in the Judgment Day will come forth from their graves to receive either life or damnation (John 5:28, 29). This text clearly shows that no one is receiving any reward or punishment upon death but when they are resurrected. They are all in the grave awaiting the Judgment Day (2 Peter 2:9). 

The reward will be given in the last day: Luke 14:14; Matthew 16:27; Revelation 22:12; Daniel 12:2.

Judas Iscariot right now is in his grave awaiting the second resurrection of the wicked to receive his punishment: 2 Peter 3:7; Revelation 21:8.

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