Was Judas Saved?

Here's the answer:

Judas Iscariot was not saved.

Judas was not saved. He betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. From the start, Judas was not loyal to Jesus. God had predetermined from the beginning of time that Judas was the one who would betray Jesus. Judas betrayed Jesus out of his own free-will. He was not controlled or manipulated by anyone.

Judas followed Jesus for three years, so he would have had multiple opportunities to believe in Jesus. He refused to believe and instead, chose to betray Jesus. When Jesus washed the feet of His disciples, he said that not all of them are “clean” (John 13:10). By saying this, Jesus tells us that Judas was not forgiven or cleansed of his sins. This shows to us that Judas never believed in Jesus.

Judas is overcome with guilt following the Lord’s death, but he still doesn’t believe in Jesus. He had endless opportunities to repent and turn to the Lord. Judas chose not to and instead, he hanged himself. Judas was never a believer, but he was a follower of Jesus for many years. He saw the signs and wonders of Jesus, yet he didn’t believe in Him.

Bible Truth

"The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But how terrible it will be for the one who hands over the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born" (Matthew 26:24).

"So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself. The chief priests picked up the coins. They said, 'It’s against the law to put this money into the temple fund. It is blood money. It has paid for a man’s death.' So they decided to use the money to buy a potter’s field. People from other countries would be buried there. That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day" (Matthew 27:5-8).

"While I was with them, I guarded them. I kept them safe through the name you gave me. None of them has been lost, except the one who was headed for ruin. It happened so that Scripture would come true" (John 17:12).