The Apostle Paul and the Gospel of Judas
Dr. Michael L. Ford
25 April 2006

	One might well ask what the Apostle Paul would have
to do with a spurious gospel written a hundred or more
years after his death? Actually Paul can tell us quite
a lot in response to the modern promoters of that
false gospel. You see, the National Geographic made
the claim that early Christianity was a hodgepodge of
competing ideologies in its beginning, all with equal
standing, and that just is not true. What is true was
there was in those days, even as there are today,
certain false prophets and teachers trying to gain
prominence and influence and some old pagan ideas
trying to bring their beliefs into the burgeoning
movement. These did not have standing as fellow
	One of the tactics of these servants of Satan was to
send forged letters to some of the early churches that
claimed to come from some Apostle or other. Paul
referred to these false letters in his second letter
to the Thessalonians (2:2) and a specific confusion
that they had tried to sow among that assembly. False
predictions about the return of the Lord were not
invented by the modern day cults like the Jehovah
Witnesses. Paul addressed the matter of the false
messengers more fully in his letter to the Galatians
where he said: “But though we, or an angel from
heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that
which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
As we said before, so say I now again, If any man
preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have
received, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:8-9) 
	The liberal and apostate witnesses that the National
Geographic used to spread false assertions about the
credibility of the Gospel of Judas being as credible
as the Gospels which made their way into our Bibles
are very much like the people in that early day except
for the fact many of these modern day deceivers are
making their livings from the foolishness of genuine
Christians who continue to support them and their
institutions even after they have clearly become
heretical. In the Day of Judgment their will be an
accounting for that.
	A few years back I wrote a piece on the occasion when
Paul stood before King Agrippa and Festus noting that
a young woman named Bernice was there with them. She
is mentioned three times in Acts chapters 25 and 26.
The reason her presence is so important is she was
Philo of Alexander’s niece. Philo was among those
people who had sought to undermine Judaism and later
Christianity with their false philosophies. As is the
case today, the evil workers back then often had
prominence and acceptance among powers in this world.
But, it is much better to have a good name and
reputation with God. That is something these promoters
of “The Gospel of Judas” will never have unless they
repent and throw themselves upon the mercy of the Most
High. The Apostle Paul made it plain that those who
teach and proclaim some other gospel are accursed, and
that is no light matter.

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