I had been watching a documentary film on National geographic where it was told that an age old, lost gospel has been found which is attributed to Judas Thomas. Many christians believe that Judas was the companion of Jesus who betrayed him and helped the enemy to locate the place where jesus along his companions had been hiding.
To our surprise, this new found Gospel portrays Judas as an obedient companion rather then a betrayer. In a verse it discloses this fact as:
 Jesus said to his disciples, "Compare me to something and tell me what I am like."
Simon Peter said to him, "You are like a just messenger."
Matthew said to him, "You are like a wise philosopher."
Thomas said to him, "Teacher, my mouth is utterly unable to say what you are like."
Jesus said, "I am not your teacher. Because you have drunk, you have become intoxicated from the bubbling spring that I have tended."
And he took him, and withdrew, and spoke three sayings to him. When Thomas came back to his friends they asked him, "What did Jesus say to you?"
Thomas said to them, "If I tell you one of the sayings he spoke to me, you will pick up rocks and stone me, and fire will come from the rocks and devour you."
On the base of above mentioned verse and other corresponding verses, it appears that rather Jesus pursuaded Judas for a betrayal. What betrayal? it is not very clear in the Gospel.
The wikipedia has this to say about the betrayal;
It has a strong positive focus on Judas Iscariot, but does not claim to have been written by him. According to the canonical Gospels, Judas betrayed Jesus to the Jewish authorities, who then turned him over to the Roman authorities by whom he was crucified. The Gospel of Judas interprets this act positively, as one performed in obedience to the instructions of Jesus, rather than as a betrayal. This positive portrayal follows from the Gnostic notion that the human form is a prison. In this view, Judas helped to release the spirit of Christ from its physical constraints.
But nowhere in this Gospel we find about the crucification of Jesus. The gospel is completely silent on this matter. What actually was happened and what the betrayal was?
To our help, the Holy Quran makes it clear for us in the following 2 verses;
[3.55] And when Allah said: O Isa, I am going to terminate the period of your stay (on earth) and cause you to ascend unto Me and purify you of those who disbelieve and make those who follow you above those who disbelieve to the day of resurrection; then to Me shall be your return, so l will decide between you concerning that in which you differed.
[4.157] And their saying: Surely we have killed the Messiah, Isa son of Marium, the apostle of Allah; and they did not kill him nor did they crucify him, but it appeared to them so (like Isa) and most surely those who differ therein are only in a doubt about it; they have no knowledge respecting it, but only follow a conjecture, and they killed him not for sure.
In the light of above verses it becomes clearer that Jesus was not cruciified rather God took him on the sky for a time period and he shall return, alive, before the day of judgement and then will die and be burried on Earth. If jesus was not crucified, then who is on the cross?
This is Judas Thomas. How? the very opening statements of the Gospel of Judas disclose this fact.It says;
These are the secret sayings that the living Jesus spoke and Didymos Judas Thomas recorded.
The word Didymos is a hebrew word which means the twin or alike. It is now believed that Judas was twin of Jesus in appearance.
The Gospel of Judas, the Twin of Jesus
also known as the Gospel of St. Thomas
These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Judas "the Twin" [Thomas; Didymus] wrote down. http://www.graveworm...xts/judas1.html
Thus it becomes very clear that Jesus would actually have pursuaded Judas of a betrayal. what betrayal? a betrayal that he would cheat his appearance and disguise himself as jesus and the real jesus shall ascent to the heavens. And it happened thats why when we see the paintings, we see judas kissing on the neck of jesus at the time he brings the soldiers along him is actually; the jesus in the disguise of judas kissing the judas in the disguise of jesus.
It is a very interesting hidden historical fact which helps us to improve our knowledge fo the past incidents quite perfectly as well as help us to observe the authentification of quran as Quran already told many centuries before;
and they did not kill him nor did they crucify him, but it appeared to them so (like Isa) and most surely those who differ therein are only in a doubt about it;
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