What Judas and Peter Did After They Both Sinned - John Snyder
What is the difference between the lives of Judas and Peter after they both sinned?
John Snyder explains in this video that we find a contrast between Judas and Peter in the way that they responded after they sinned grievously. Judas betrayed Christ for 30 pieces of silver, but Peter betrayed Christ as well when he denied Christ. Both sins were heinous. Both men were guilty. But how did both of these men respond afterward?
Judas, in a sense of self-centered grief, is overcome and he chooses a path of self-destruction by hanging himself. In contrast, Peter, after denying Christ three times, he is broken-hearted. He humbles himself and he takes Christ’s offer of mercy. He repents and turns from his life of sin and receives forgiveness.
Matthew 27:3-5 (NKJV) – “Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” And they said, “What is that to us? You see to it!” Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself.”
John Snyder prepared for the ministry at Blue Mountain College, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, and Reformed Theological Seminary. He then completed a Ph.D. on the Eighteenth-Century Welsh revivals at the University of Wales: Trinity St. David. He is a pastor at Christ Church in New Albany, MS. John and his wife Misty live in New Albany with their three children.
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