Was Judas Iscariot Saved?  Did Judas Go To Heaven Or Hell?


Many Christians have wondered about this including myself.  Let me start by saying that it is the providence of God alone to judge a person's eternal destiny.  That being said, are there any scriptures that might reveal the eternal state of Judas?  If we simply followed what the Bible says about Judas will it shed some light on the subject?

If we were an observer of Jesus and his disciples Judas would have appeared to be a faithful follower of Christ.  He cast out demons, healed the sick, and was even trusted to carry the bag of money for the group.  Yet, in the end as we all know Judas betrayed our lovely Savior for 30 pieces of silver just as prophesied in Zechariah five hundred years prior:

"Then I said to them, “If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain.” So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver.  And the LORD said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—that princely price they set on me.  So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD for the potter."
Zechariah 12:12-13.


If Judas Went To Heaven This Statement By Jesus Would Be False:

"The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed!  It had been good for that man if he had not been born.  Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I?  He said unto him, Thou hast said," 
Matthew 26:24-25.

If Judas went to heaven could this statement be true?  If Judas is in heaven with joy unspeakable for all of eternity is it true that it is better that he had never been born?


Did Judas Repent?  What Is Judas' Own Place?

"And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place,"
Acts 1:24-25.


Has The Bible Ever Called A Believer A Devil?

"Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?  He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve,"
John 6:70-71.


Jesus Said That Judas Was Not Clean:

"Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.  For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean," John 13:10-11.


Can A Believer Be Lost?

"While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled," John 17:12.


Can The Devil Enter A Believer?

"Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it.  And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.  And after the sop Satan entered into him.  Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly," John 13:26-27.

The Devil and demons cannot inhabit the Temple of God, "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world," 1 John 4:4.
In the context of Jesus' teaching in Luke 11 he is talking about casting out demons and demon possession.  He makes it clear that in order for a demon to inhabit a person he must first bind the inhabitant of that body.  Is a demon stronger than God?  Can a demon bind almighty God?

Remember, God dwells in the bodies of Christians,"What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?"  1 Corinthians 6:19.

"But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.  When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.  He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.  When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.  And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.  Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first," Luke 11:20-26.


But The Bible Says Judas Repented in Matthew 27:3-5:

"Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood.  And they said, What is that to us?  See thou to that.  And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself," Matthew 27:3.

Just because a person regrets a thing does not mean that they think differently about it.  They could just be sorry that they got caught.  How many criminals in prison regret getting caught but don't really care or want to change what they did or do?

Again, look at Matthew 26:24-25, if Judas went to heaven could this statement be true?  If Judas is in heaven with joy unspeakable for all of eternity is it true that it is better that he had never been born?

"And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place,"
Acts 1:24-25.
"The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed!  It had been good for that man if he had not been born.  Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I?  He said unto him, Thou hast said."
Matthew 26:24-25
"And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place."
Acts 1:24-25
"Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?  He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve."
John 6:70-71