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Dogs ate Judas' remains

 

 

 

Ellen Gould White, the prophetess of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, wrote about the death of Judas Iscariot: ‘His weight had broken the cord by which he had hanged himself to the tree. In falling, his body had been horribly mangled, and dogs were now devouring it. His remains were immediately buried out of sight’ (Desire of Ages, p. 722).

 

Confutation

 

To say that dogs devoured the remains of Judas Iscariot is to affirm something which is not written at all in the Holy Scripture. Let us see what the Scripture says about the death of Judas. Matthew wrote: “Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me” (Matthew 27:3-10). And Luke wrote: “And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,) Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry. Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood. For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take” (Acts 1:15-20).

As you can see, no dog ate Judas’ remains.

Unfortunately Ellen White was accustomed to adding to the Scriptures things which were nothing but the fruit of her imagination. Her writings, which the Adventists consider divinely inspired, contain many lies like the above mentioned one. Therefore, beware of all those who consider her writings inspired.

 

 

 

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