Q&A: What Does Reverend Deal say this week?
“God will pardon your sins”
Question: Knowing what Judas Iscariot did to Jesus can he make it into heaven?
Answer: What did Judas do? According to the scriptures (Matthew 26:14-16) Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus Christ for 30 pieces of silver; and in (Matthew 26:48-49) Judas revealed to Jesus captors who Jesus was by a kiss. Ultimately, Jesus was led to His crucifixion by a kiss. The outcome of Judas actions against Jesus caused Judas to hang himself. Did Judas make it into heaven? According to Matthew 12:31; all sins are forgiven except the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost’. So, God will pardon our sins.
Let’s continue to search the scriptures. Isaiah 55:8-9 says; God’s thoughts are not our thoughts and God’s ways are not our ways. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are God’s ways higher that our ways….’ In other words only God knows if Judas made it into heaven. One of God’s attributes is His omniscience. We serve an all-knowing God. The Bible speaks about how scripture had to be fulfilled concerning Judas (Acts 1:16-18). Further search of scripture one can extrapolate that Judas did not make it into heaven. In John 17:12; Jesus called Judas “the son of perdition”.
The meaning of the word perdition is: a state of final spiritual ruin or damnation, hell’ (Dictionary.com) In John 6:70-71; Jesus talks about choosing his twelve disciples and that one of the twelve chosen is a devil’.
In closing John 8:21-24; Jesus talks about the impossibility of following Him if one dies in their sins….If you believe not that He is, you shall die in your sins.
Reverend David Deal is the senior pastor of Every Christian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Reverend Deal can be reached in care of the Westside Gazette, 545 NW Seventh Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Fla or Email at David.Deal55@gmail.com