Did Judas go to heaven?

Q: Did Judas go to heaven?

There was more than one Judas in Scripture. Assuming you are talking about Judas Iscariot (the one who betrayed Jesus), then the answer is no, Judas did not go to heaven. We know this because Jesus Himself said He lost him. In His prayer to His heavenly Father, Jesus declared,

“While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled.” (John 17:12)

This is not the only reference that we can turn to which shows us that Judas did not make it. In another passage, Jesus said, concerning Judas Iscariot,

“For the Son of Man is to go just as it is written of Him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born.” (Mark 14:21)

Therefore, Judas’s suffering is, and will be, great. I say “is” because, according to the Scriptures, he is currently in Hades, which is a place of torment which is but a temporarily “holding tank” until Hades gets emptied into the lake of fire. Hades is not eternal (since it gets emptied), but the lake of fire is.

“Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire This is the second death, the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:14)

About Daniel Parkes

Daniel Parkes has worked in fields of technology for many years and currently writes software that is used to publish websites. He graduated from McGill University in 1985 and began working in fields of technology (microwave telecommunication design) soon afterwards. In 1987, he left engineering to study theology, but became very sick. The Lord led him on a journey to discover what was making him sick, and through this has learned many valuable lessons which relate to why people may get sick. The Lord did heal him (fully). He returned to engineering in 1993 and has been working as an engineer ever since. He has authored many articles through FCET (Fellowship of Christian Engineers and Technologists) at www.fcet.org, which is mostly an online outreach which he started in 1998. There are currently more than 1000 articles on this website, written by more than 100 authors. If you are interested in making your personal testimony known through FCET, please use the contact form on that website.
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