I don’t know how I ended up reading an article on the Gospel of Judas, but I did. I even read portions of the writing itself and realized that only a non-believer could believe such nonsense. A believer will see through the deception.
The article talked about the authenticity and the problems with it. The document was written in two inks — black and brown — mixed together. The black was an ink called “lamp black,” which was consistent with the inks used in Egyptian writings from ancient times and into the third century.
But the brown ink was an iron-rich ink called iron gall, but it lacked the sulfur usually found in inks of this sort.
The scientist found some Egyptian marriage certificates and land documents at the Louvre. That study found that contracts in Egypt in the mid-third century were written in lamp black ink, in the traditional Egyptian style. But they were officially registered in the traditional Greek style, using brown iron gall ink.
The scientist then declared at date of 280 for the document.
I wonder when Judas had time to write it seeing he hanged himself before Passover and before Jesus was crucified.
It really doesn’t matter to me. I believe the Bible over external writings.
Paul wrote to the Galatians something that should protect you from any other “gospel” that you should happen upon.
I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. Gal 1:6-9
There is a Gospel that saves and there is a gospel that confuses.
It is the Gospel of Jesus that saved me. Why would I believe any other “gospel” that has not.