Satan’s deception of once saved always saved. Judas Iscariot is proof that it is possible to have once been saved, fallen away, and go to Hell.

To those that say Judas had never been saved, why would Jesus have picked Judas to be a part of the 12 and take part in the ministry? Jesus would have been working against himself had He picked one of the twelve that was not saved at that time. The same goes for Satan. Why would Satan allow Judas to cast out devils, heal the sick, etc? Satan would have been working against himself. At the time Jesus picked the 12, all 12 came to a belief that He (Jesus) was the Son of God. All 12 were saved. At that time if any of the 12 would have died, they would have gone to Heaven.

Psalms 41:9 King James Version (KJV)

Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

Jesus says here He trusted Judas. Jesus trusted Judas, and that was at the time Judas was saved, and before he fell.

Jesus says here my familiar friend who I trusted and did eat of my bread and had communion with. Judas was a trusted disciple at one time. Had Judas not been saved, Jesus would not have been able to trust him.

John 17:12 King James Version (KJV)

12 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.

Judas was included in the 12. At one time all 12, Jesus kept them in God’s name, the 12 that God gave to Jesus, and at one time none of them were lost. Jesus then says from the foretelling of scripture from the Old Testament, about the son of perdition.

Proof that Judas Iscariot was once saved, in the Old Testament and in the New Testament, then fell and lost his salvation and went to Hell in the New Testament.

Psalms 69:22-28 King James Version (KJV)

22 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.

23 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.

24 Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.

25 Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.

26 For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.

27 Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness.

28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

Verse 28 above refers that at a previous time the name had been in the book of the living, but later was blotted out and therefore is no longer written with the righteous.

Here is the proof in the Old Testament that Judas Iscariot was once saved. Verse 28, “Let them be blotted out of the book of the living. And not be written with the righteous.” How do you get your name in the book? By accepting and acknowledging Jesus as your Savior. Your name cannot automatically be there before hand. So Judas had believed that Jesus was the Messiah and the Savior. Had he died at that point he would have gone to Heaven. But he later choose the wrong path. If a person had never been saved, their name would not be in the book of life. Their name cannot be blotted out, because their name wasn’t there to begin with. There is only one way for a name to be written in the book of life. And that is through believing in Jesus.

I want to make this clear. A child that does not yet understand about right and wrong, BEFORE the age of accountability, is the age where if they would be killed in an accident, fatal illness, or whatever their cause of death is, would go to Heaven because they do not yet understand.

Acts 1:15-22 King James Version (KJV)

15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)

16 Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.

17 For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.

18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.

19 And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.

20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.

21 Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.

Here is the proof in the New Testament that Judas was once saved. Peter here states in verse 17, that Judas was numbered with us, and had obtained a part of this ministry, meaning Judas took part in the disciple’s ministry. And verse 20 states that Judas was a Bishop.

Dake Bible in the comments column states that Psalms 69:25(see above) refers to Judas Iscariot. Acts 1:20(see above) refers back to the Psalms. Acts 1:20 states that Judas Iscariot was a Bishop. Peter is quoting the Psalms. Peter then tells those that the vacancy that Judas Iscariot has left, the Bishop office must be filled/replaced, as you see in verse 16 he says this must needs be filled. Also verse 20, the Bishop office must another take.

Judas was a Bishop and saved at the time he was holding that office, before he fell.

Proof in the New Testament Judas Iscariot went to Hell.

John 6:70-71 King James Version (KJV)

70  Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?

71  He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.

Jesus here tells the 12 that one of you is a devil. Please remember this, Judas was not a devil, earlier in the ministry. After he fell he became a devil and not before. Meaning he was saved before he fell.

Matthew 12:24-26 King James Version (KJV)

24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

26  And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

If Judas had never been saved, it would have been impossible for him to cast out devils. So by him being saved before he fell, he took part in casting out devils.

A devil CANNOT cast out another devil. This is PROOF that Judas was once saved, but at his death he was NOT saved. If Judas had not been previously saved, why would Satan use him to cast out devils from people? Satan would have been working against himself.

Jesus quoted in verse 26 how shall Satan's kingdom stand. The reverse of that is when Jesus picked the 12 diciples, if Judas would not have been saved at that time, Jesus would have been working against Himself. Jesus would not have appointed Judas to take the Bishop office.

Acts 1:18 says that Judas’ falling headlong, bowels gushed out and burst open. This would have been after he hung himself. Weather the rope broke, or became untied, rope was cut, or the branch broke. At any rate he hung himself and then fell head first into the valley below him.  

Jesus had honored Judas at the last supper.

Mark 14:20

20 And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish. 

Dake comment. It was a mark of honor for the host to give a portion to one of his guests. So here Jesus honors Judas and thus appeals to him not to go through with his plans of betrayal.

Proof in the Old Testament and in proof in the New Testament that Judas Iscariot was saved at one time, fell and later went to Hell. And both are in each Testament.

Matthew 26:50 King James Version (KJV)

50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus and took him.

At the very last, Jesus still offered friendship and repentance. He called Judas, friend. He offered Judas to repent and welcomed him back. But Judas, refused and then went out and hung himself.

Matthew 27:5 King James Version (KJV)

5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.

In the ladder days the Bible speaks about apostasy. What is apostasy? At one time they had believed, and then a falling away. Many in the last days will fall away. If these people had not been saved, they would have nothing to fall away from. You cannot fall away from something if you never had it to begin with.

With Satan’s lie of once saved always saved allows people to believe no matter what kind of sins they continue to commit, they will get to Heaven. After they die, they will then know the truth when they find themselves in Hell, which by then will be too late for them to find out the truth about once saved always saved was a lie from Satan.

Satan is a liar, thief, destroyer, and wants people in Hell.

Judas Iscariot is truly a very sad story.

The doctrine of once saved always saved, and that Judas had never been saved is that both of these statements are false and is a false doctrine, it is not the truth. The truth is that Judas had been saved and lost it. Also if a person is saved and they turn their back on God, do not come to repentance, they will be lost. If a person is saved, but they continue in their sinning, they will also lose it. Repentance requires a change, and you cannot continue living in your sinning, believing that you will get to Heaven because of God’s Grace and Forgiveness. Thinking they can keep on sinning, not regarding the Blood that Jesus shed, they are trampling and stepping on the Blood. Repentance is not continuing in your sin, because that is not repentance. Again, repentance requires change. If you have truly repented God will forgive you, and you will get to Heaven. 

John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Jesus own words, If you love me you will keep my commandments.

The reverse of that is, if you continue sinning the same sin and do not repent, means you do not love Jesus. When you don't keep his commanadments, you don't love Him.

Deuteronomy 4:2

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.

Deuteronomy 12:32

What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

Revelations 22:18-19

18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Here again God says take away his part out of the book of life, which refers to blotting out the name.

Again, the name cannot be there automatically, your name gets there by believing in Him. But then later the name can be blotted out.

Lucifer and the fallen angels that sided with him, were at one time without sin. When they disobeyed there names were stripped from Heaven. Blotted out. They had a choice to keep obeying or a choice to disobey. When they choose to disobey, they forfited their position, and choose to sin. There is no redemption for a fallen angel. When a saved human being person chooses to turn away from God and not come to repentence, they forfit their name in the book of life. Judas Iscariot choose to turn away. Judas had the chance to repent, but he choose not to.

Judas Iscariot is truly a very sad story.

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