Friday, June 7, 2019

Following Judas: Conclusion

10. Conclusion

Though Judas remains a mysterious figure, a exploration of the facts we know of his life, his possible motives, and musings on his character provide insight for us today.  Looking over the Gospels, the Old Testament, the Apocrypha, Islamic interpretations, history, and art and literature, we see how the betrayal of Jesus plays out in our lives today.

We see how we play our own part as betrayer and how our desire to follow the Jesus we conjure in our mind can lead to this result.  We see the common Jesus' that we design today, and why we need to forsake these idols.  We see a greater need to follow Jesus for who He truly is.

I hope this has proved as interesting an exploration for you as it was for me.  It has been a very rewarding process of research and discovery.  One I hope to continue to develop and expand as I have the opportunity.

I look to have more series like this in the blog in the months ahead.  Perhaps not quite as long, but on various topics worth a deeper dive.

I would love to hear any feedback you have and any suggestions for future exploration.

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