Christian Science textbook, large type edition, by Rolf
A. F. Witzsche
Science and Health with Key the Scriptures,
2 - - Atonement and Eucharist
The traitor's conspiracy
Judas conspired against Jesus. The world's ingratitude
and hatred towards that just man effected his betrayal.
The traitor's price was thirty pieces of silver
and the smiles of the Pharisees. He chose his
time, when the people were in doubt concerning Jesus'
A period was approaching which would reveal the infinite
distance between Judas and his Master. Judas
Iscariot knew this. He knew that the great goodness of
that Master placed a gulf between Jesus and his betrayer,
and this spiritual distance inflamed Judas' envy. The
greed for gold strengthened his ingratitude, and for a time
quieted his remorse. He knew that the world generally
loves a lie better than Truth; and so he plotted the betrayal
of Jesus in order to raise himself in popular
estimation. His dark plot fell to the ground, and the
traitor fell with it.
The disciples' desertion of their Master in his last
earthly struggle was punished; each one came to a violent
death except St. John, of whose death we have no
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