Today’s commentary, “From Traitor to Hero? Responding to ‘The Gospel of Judas,’”should offer some assistance as Christians attempt to wade through all the media attention devoted to the publication of The Gospel of Judas. I also discussed this issue on Thursday’s edition of The Albert Mohler Program. My guest was Dr. Darrell Bock, Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas.
In sum, the publication of this document, dismissed as heretical by the early church, offers great insights into the character of Gnostic heresies the early Christians had to confront and correct. But this text poses no threat to the authority of the Bible or to the Christian Gospel. It was identified and dismissed as heretical by the early church for one simple reason — it was, and is.