Controversial Gospel of Judas? Don't let it shake your dogma!
After 1,700 years, the Gospel of Judas is lost no more. And the twisting tale of the document itself is nearly as surprising as the story it tells. The surviving copy of the gospel was written in the third or fourth century A.D., but the text was known prior to A.D. 180. In this gospel, the Apostle Judas Iscariot is not a traitor but a hero, the chosen disciple. Jesus Christ asks Judas to betray him to the authorities. Experts who have examined these aspects of the Gospel of Judas agree that the codex's theological concepts and linguistic structure are similar to manuscripts found in Nag ‘Hammâdi, Egypt, which contain Gnostic writings of a similar time period.
Here's my own thoughts on the matter: Yes, it may be valid...but this will be another mystery that will forever be truthfully unknown. No matter how much evidence will be unveiled about this matter, what will be proved? True Christians will not be shaken! There are many routes to God: If I've met God...the REAL TRUE GOD...not any bit of evidence will shake my faith. It's like somebody saying to me: "There is no Niagra Falls"...when they themselves have never been there! Not only that, but didn't Judas hang himself? Hello!!! Suicide, people!!! He was depressed, perhaps psychotic...the possibility of mental disorders could go on.
Maybe the gospel of Judas is just a heightened exageration of false truth (I've had patients who are psychotic swear that there is a bomb in their room, because they saw a dark shadow put it there!). End thought: We will never know. But there is one thing that we CAN know: The Real-Deal-Papa-In-The-Sky-God :) With the help of the holy spirit...all things really ARE possible!