Friday, 14 April 2017

DID JUDAS BETRAY JESUS? - PART 2


The attachment is my comment on an article published in the ‘SATHYADEEPAM’ Malayalam weekly dated 25-11-2009, based on a statement of the then Pope with regard to the relationship of the Artists and the Church. It is given here mainly to show how people are interpreting wrongly without understanding the purpose and circumstances particularly with reference to Judas Iscariot in continuation to my earlier post. The published matter is roughly translated as follows: “  The statement of the Holy Father was not with reference to the Church Construction. On the contrary it was made when he was addressing the Artists. Hence it cannot be taken as justifying the extravaganza on the church construction of the medieval period also known as dark ages. Those churches are standing today as museums rather than churches.



Similarly another extravaganza event in the Bible, ‘He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief. He carried the money bag and would help himself from it’ was not told by Jesus. But it is only a remark of the Gospel writer John. What Jesus told was, ‘Leave her alone! Let her keep what she has for the day of my burial’ and not made any comment against Judas Iscariot. On the contrary there is no such mention about Judas Iscariot in the Gospels of Mathew and Mark who also described the same incident. (Jn 12:6)


Similarly, there are also other circumstances quoted at wrong places. They are, to justify drunkenness quote the miracle of turning water into wine, to justify high interest rate quote the Parable of the Talents etc. The use of certain biblical quotes by the Satan during the temptation of Jesus is also a good example for using words at wrong place and/or purpose.

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