Who was Judas Iscariote?
Most people know Judas as the Saviour’s traitor, condemned in hell after taking his own life by hanging. Period.
Poor guy. But isn’t he just one of us humans? He made an exceptionally important role in Christianity. He was the one who made it all happen actually, without him, we would have never been saved. Don’t you think?
All the apostles are all saints, why is he not? I don’t know what’s the criteria for being one, but does the Catholic Church knew Judas and all the Saints personally to say who’s the good and the bad? I think only God can judge on any one of us. He’s the only one who will decide who goes to hell and who goes to heaven. And about Purgatory? well, seems politics to me. :-) I used to believe in all Catholic teaching but the more I know, the more I doubt. As for Judas, I bet he was a friend of Christ and probably Christ knew him more than any of us, and as for his condemnation, who are we to judge him? Only God can do that. What do we know about the truth? He might be in heaven with Jesus right now, smiling at us, forgiving us for being cruel to him.
Some may hate me for writing this, some I may open their minds to the facts. But the the truth is, I feel sorry for the poor guy being judged like that.