Jesus said to the 12 apostles that one would betray Him.
He said it would "have been better if this man had never been born."
Jesus knew Judas would betray Him--now was Judas predestined
to do this so Scripture could be "fulfilled." If so, was it fair to Judas?
I know we all have free will and Judas could have changed his mind
and not betrayed Jesus. An act of free will. But if Judas chose not to
betray Jesus, would Scripture have been able to be fulfilled?
Would Jesus have been crucified and died for all sins if Judas
did not betray Him? It almost seems like this job was meant for Judas
to pave the way for Jesus to die to save all men. Just as Jesus
was destined to come from the line of David---was Judas hand picked---
destined to betray Jesus for Scripture to be fulfilled? It would have
been better if this man had not been born----but the fact that he was
born---was Judas predestined to
Well, that is a question that many people could argue over for many
moons, and still not settle the debate.
However, the Church tells us that each and every one of us, has a
free will. That is, we can choose to do good, we can choose to do
evil.... we can choose to sit and do nothing. The choice is yours, mine,
The Church also teaches that God is all knowing. His omniscience, lets
God know beforehand what the outcome will be. How is this possible?
Because God's foreknowledge exists in the Eternal order and not in the
Even though God may nudge us from time to time, by way of others, our
Guardian Angels, and the Holy Spirit, it still remains up to us to choose
our actions, or lack thereof.