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I just found out that the Book of Judas was found in 2006. It says that Jesus asked Judas as his closest friend to turn him over to the authorites and told him that by doing so he would exceed the other disciples.

A lot of thoughts came to mind after hearing this. Is it true? Well, I see no reason it would be false. Many scriptures weren't actually in the Bible and we have just as much evidence to prove that this book is false as we do to prove any one of them are false.

Was Judas lying when he wrote the book? Again, we don't have anymore proof that Judas was lying than what we have to prove Mathew, Mark, Luke, John and Paul weren't lying.

What does this mean? Was Jesus lying about Judas' betrayal? What does this make you think?

Tags: Christianity, Debate, Judas

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It's false. Why would Jesus ask Judas to hand him over? He foretold that Judas would betray him. Therefore it wouldn't be betrayal if he asked him too.

Every other book of the Bible has been examined and found to have something in it and other scriptures that tie it into the rest of the bible. Since the book of Judas contradicts the other 4 gospels, I would say that it is false.

What proof is there that Judas wrote this book? He went and hung himself almost immediately after Jesus was arrested.

If Jesus lied about Judas' betrayal, then that would mean that Jesus isn't God and that nullifies any need for a discussion because the entire New Testament is a lie.

I hope I helped with your questions
Are you familiar with the history of the canonization of the bible?

In particular, there were some key criteria which were used to establish the canon. I pulled these from the wikipedia page:
1.) Apostolic Origin — attributed to and based upon the preaching/teaching of the first-generation apostles (or their close companions).
2.) Universal Acceptance — acknowledged by all major Christian communities in the ancient world (by the end of the fourth century) as well as accepted canon by Jewish authorities (for the Old Testament).
3.) Liturgical Use — read publicly when early Christian communities gathered for the Lord's Supper (their weekly worship services).
4.) Consistent Message — containing a theological outlook similar to or complementary to other accepted Christian writings.

In addition, I believe that there are some books collectively called the "Gnostic Gospels" which were written later but claimed to have been written by authoritative sources. The article lists the Gospel of Judas along with the other recognized Gnostic Gospels and claims that it is consistent with Gnosticism which was very incompatible with Christianity.

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