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Did God Choose Judas Iscariot For Salvation?
In Christendom today, majority of the saints will speak of Judas Iscariot as if God ordained him to be the one who will betray Jesus Christ. It had been pre-determined, and nothing could change it even if God wanted to. We have forgotten the testimony of God who said, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but He is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance..” (2Pet.3:9)
God chose Judas to be numbered amongst the twelve apostles, and that command was given to Christ after He had labored in prayers all night. (Lk.6:12-13) Jesus Christ said of the Mission His Father had given to Him, “The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father does: for what things so ever He does, these also does the Son likewise. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that Himself does: and He will show Him greater works than these that you may marvel. (Jn.5:19-20, 30)
We find this statement in 2Pet.3:9: “The Lord . . . is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. Whom does God not will to perish? Most folks will say it is the entire human race. Look at the pronouns in this verse: us, any, and all. Continue reading