Fear of God Devotional: Judas: An Example of False Repentance



What is an example of false repentance?

Don Hart explains in this video that Judas is an example of a person demonstrating false repentance. He showed worldly sorrow instead of godly sorrow. His sorrow did lead to action, but it was sinful. 

While some might argue that taking his own life demonstrated repentance, this is wrong. He tried to pay for his sin himself instead of repenting of his sin and running to Christ for forgiveness.     

Matthew 27:3-5 (NKJV) – Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 saying, ‘I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.’ And they said, ‘What is that to us? You see to it!’ Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself.”

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