Judas Iscariot is often typified as the quintessential “lost for good.” Here’s a question: Was Judas able to repent?
Some ask that in order to make a case that Judas was not beyond grace. I suggest trying to argue “beyond grace” is a false distinction, because no one is beyond it. And here’s the kicker: repentance was not the reason why Judas was lost.
Big surprise: this may surprise you.
Unfortunately, I am not really railing on social status with this post. No, I mean the popular “status”: the ones of Facebook.
I know that if you know me, you know I love sausage. Sausage gravy, sausage in pasta, sausage at ball games. Num-nummers.
I never realized that my love of sausage could be applied to Creation Care.
I was raised a patriot, by a very patriotic mother. I intend to love and serve my country, for liberty and justice.
But flag-waving kinda makes me sick. That is, if it’s done in church.
All I knew that day was that I wanted to get out of the house. What I got into rocked me.
Oh no. No, I’m not going to write a treatise on this term. That would take a dozen years and a dozen-dozen books. I’m just going to propose one meaning: the church.