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If Judas was influenced by Satan, to betray Jesus...

... then isn't it safe to say that Satan played a role in fulfilling the death/burial/resurrection, of Jesus. AND, unwittingly paved a way for mans salvation? If Judas was not tempted by Satan, then Jesus would not have been captured, whereby setting the scene needed, that led Jesus to Calvery. Now we know that Satan hates Gods ways, (and especially Salvation!), so was Satan totally unaware? Did God allow Satan to influence Judas? Or was the whole thing, predestined to happen? Thank you, (in advance), for delving into this conundrum!

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Well the Israelites believed that Jesus was to set up his Kingly rule the first time he came. Satan probably thought so too. His plan has always been to destroy any way he could the Messiahs coming. He obviously knew Jesus was Christ for even the demand said, we know Jesus. He would have thought he was so cunning & clever setting up the death of Jesus, but he was a link in the chain. The course had already been set in motion.

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Bravo Shay, well done!
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Thanx. But I meant to say, "even the demons knew he was Christ, not demands". Typo. :-)
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I can usually read past the typos! Thank you for your response!!!
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Thanx for the encouragement guys. Peace to you both.
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God gave us free will.

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Judas was not loyal to Jesus so God allowed satan to use him to be the one to betray Jesus. Jesus came to die so that sin could be covered. Jesus HAD TO DIE. If satan had known the plan ... He would have done anything to keep Jesus alive. Satans biggest mistake ever.

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Bravo, well done!
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Thanks
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All things work for the good of God. We may not see thru the fog, thru the storm but once the storm is over, fog lifted, we can see. Not always right away, but eventually His reasons are revealed.

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Exactly, you hit the nail on the head!!!
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Thank you!
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Jesus wasn't cucified.

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How did He die ?
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He didn't die. He was lifted up (Psalms 91:11-12).
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He physically died but rose again
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Right, they thru Him a party.
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Judas had the full capacity of making his choice-at least up to the point where "Satan entered into him" (John 13:27)-and God's foreknowledge (John 13:10, 18, 21) in no way supersedes Judas' ability to make any given choice. Rather, what Judas would choose eventually, God saw as if it was a present observation, and Jesus made it clear that Judas was responsible for his choice and would be held accountable for it. (Mark 14:18). Notice that Jesus characterizes Judas' participation as a betrayal. And regarding accountability for this betrayal Jesus said, "Woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born" (Mark 14:21). Satan, too, had a part in this, as we see in John 13:26-27, and he, too, will be held accountable for his deeds. God in His wisdom was able, as always, to manipulate even Satan's rebellion for the benefit of mankind. Satan helped send Jesus to the cross, and on the cross sin and death were defeated, and now God's provision of salvation is freely available to all who receive Jesus Christ as Savior.
Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/Judas-betray-Jesus.html#ixzz2NHkafzQk

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