Lady Gaga’s recent attempt to rehabilitate the disciple Judas is nothing new. In April 2006, the agnostic “Gospel of Judas” went on display in Washington. It incorrectly portrayed Judas as Jesus’ closest disciple saying that Jesus asked Judas to hand Him over to the Roman authorities so that He could fulfil His mission.
In reality, however, Judas was a greedy liar who put his desire for money ahead of his relationship with Jesus. Judas’ betrayal of his close friend is the clearest example Christians have of someone who refuses God’s saving love. For Judas only power and success are real; love does not count. Judas purposefully ignored the truth, hardened and became incapable of conversion. He eventually threw his destroyed life away.
With Lady Gaga’s new single “Judas” we can see how Christ is being sold again, only this time to music publishers and record stores for millions of dollars. People are being manipulated by an entertainment industry which is more interested in touting the newest fad or insight rather than the truth. The song “Judas” deliberately suppresses the truth about Christ’s life, His death on the cross and His resurrection.
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