Did Judas go to heaven?


The question is asked: “Did Judas go to heaven?” Yes, if going to heaven was a matter of good works.

Judas had a lot of good works. He traveled with Christ for three years without a salary or any certain dwelling place. He was one of the 12 who helped Christ feed the multitude (Matthew 14) to name a few. There are probably more things that we don’t know about.

Yes, if being a member of a good family could get you to heaven. There is no mention of any negative comments about Judas’ family. He was raised in a good moral Jewish family, more than likely going to synoguge every Sabbath. He heard the Old Testament read and great reverence was given to Elohim

No, because Judas did not believe Jesus Christ was God in human flesh. He saw him heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the leper, feed the multitudes etc. John 1:1, 14 reads, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God … And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father full of grace and truth.”
If Jesus was not God he could not save us. “Acts 16:31 says, “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.”

No. Judas loved money more than God. He sold Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. (Matthew 26:15)

No. Jesus said it would have been good for him (Judas) if he had never been born. (Matthew 26:24).

Philippians 2:7-11 says, “(Jesus) made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow … and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

True, Judas appeared to be sorry when he saw that Jesus was to be crucified. Judas went to the chief priests and gave back the 30 pieces of silver.

But being sorry for sin does not save the soul. It is one step, but looking to Jesus as the crucified, risen Savior for one’s soul is what brings salvation, assurance of being in heaven for eternity. So from what Jesus said in Matthew 26:24, it would certainly appear that Judas is not in heaven.

If you have a Bible question write to Pastor Lenard Huebscher, Grace Baptist Church, 12721 75th St. North, Stillwater, MN, 55082 or call 651-430-3132. www.stillwaterbaptist.net