Did Judas Start Out A Traitor?
–By John Bevere
Most of us know about Jesus’ twelve disciples, the men who followed Him closely during His years of ministry on earth. Of all these men, there was one who took a very different path from the others. His name was Judas, and his is the tale I want to examine today.
Judas was the man who betrayed Jesus to the religious leaders, ultimately resulting in His crucifixion. But did Judas start out a traitor?
Consider these facts: Like the other disciples, Judas left everything to follow Jesus. He preached the kingdom, healed the sick, and saw people set free. He made a lot of sacrifices to be one of the twelve. So what went wrong?
To answer this question, let’s look at a time when Christ and His disciples were enjoying dinner with some friends. After the meal, a wealthy woman poured out an entire bottle of expensive perfume to anoint Jesus’ feet.
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