Was Judas Iscariot Ever Saved?
Judas Iscariot was one of the twelve disciples of Jesus who became a traitor (John 6:64). In order to justify their Calvinistic doctrine, many denominational people would assert that Judas Iscariot was never saved from the beginning. He just gave the appearance of being saved, but he really was not saved. The Bible opposes this false doctrine and shows that Judas Iscariot was once saved, but became lost because he would not properly repent.
In Acts 1:24,25, the apostles came together to find out who would replace Judas Iscariot. The Bible states: "And they prayed and said, ‘You, O Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which of these two You have chosen to take part in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.'"
A person cannot "fall" from something unless they were standing first on top of it. The only way Judas Iscariot could "fall by transgression" is if he were previously in a saved condition and unfortunately did not seek to return to the Lord. Judas began in the Lord but did not die in the Lord (Revelation 14:13).
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