Gospel of Judas Perusings

There has been some good articles of note about the Gospel of Judas.  Here is what I have been looking at.

John Mark Reynolds says in his post The Gospel of Judas or Hugh Hewitt is a Democrat Operative!

Bluntly, orthodox Christianity had no profound reason to lie about Judas. Nothing so great would have been gained or lost theologically if Judas had been written out of the story altogether. He is put in because he was there . . . and those who knew him well assigned motives to him. On the other hand, the Gnostic group’s very existence depended on having mysterious and counter-intuitive secret knowledge. They needed to be weird . . . and the Gospel of Judas was written to fill that need.

Jesus Creed’s Scott McKnight says (The Gospel of Judas 1):

I suggest this: the only substantial argument against the alternative Gospels is a confidence that God’s Spirit directed the Church (inspired the texts and preserved the texts and led the Church to recognize the texts) to the canonical Gospels.

Mark D. Roberts says this in a terrific post entitled The Gospel of Judas — A Special Report:

The Gospel of Judas is typical of many Gnostic writings, with its notions that salvation comes through the knowledge of one’s divine origin, that salvation is exclusive and offered only to the elite, that the majority of Christians are caught in error and serving the wrong God, that physical existence is bad and needs to be transcended, and that Jesus was a revealer of esoteric truths that bear almost no resemblance to anything a first-century Jewish prophet would have thought or said.

Two Blonde Boys blog (Pat Calahan) has a post Much Ado About Nothing (The Gospel of Judas)

The Christian Post website: Top Baptist Seminary Head Refutes Gospel of Judas’ Claims. Mohler says in this news article:

“The substance of this gospel bears virtually no resemblance to orthodox Christianity – a fact which explains why the early church recognized this writing for what it is, and rejected it as neither authoritative nor authentic.”

Any other places you know talking about this?  Are you going to watch the TV special?

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8 comments

  1. Hey Rich,
    Thanks for the link. Have a GREAT Easter weekend!

    -Pat

  2. Hey Rich,
    Thanks for the link. Have a GREAT Easter weekend!

    -Pat

  3. Hey Rich,
    Thanks for the link. Have a GREAT Easter weekend!

    -Pat

  4. Hey Rich,
    Thanks for the link. Have a GREAT Easter weekend!

    -Pat

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