New birth

Messages 2001

Jesus and Judas - childhood friends?

December 26th, 2001

Received by H.

Cuenca, Ecuador.


My dear brother H___, this is not a Christmas message, but I wish to deal with a question of the friendship which Jesus and I supposedly enjoyed in our childhood.

In a previous message I told you that I was born in the town of Kerioth, in the south of Hebron. In addition, in order to provide a little more information, this happened in the year 2 A.D. When Jesus returned with his parents from Egypt, I was still a baby.

Jesus spent almost all his later life in northern Palestine. Although he was born in Bethlehem, which is in Judea, and although he spent ten years in Egypt, Galilee was in truth his homeland. Of course, he often traveled to Judea with his family to attend the religious celebrations in the Temple of Jerusalem, and it is also true that he had intimate friends in that country, such as John the Baptist, Lazarus, and Simon of Bethany. However I want to state very clearly that I did not belong to this group of his friends. The difference in age was too great. What would a fourteen year-old boy have talked about with a child of six years of age?

In the Padgett messages you have already been informed that I was the youngest disciple amongst the apostles, even younger than John Zebedee. Eventually a difference in age of eight years no longer matters much, but during childhood and youth, eight years constitutes an abysmal contrast. No, I only met Jesus when I traveled to Galilee, when I was no longer a boy but a young man, in the year 26 A.D.

Jesus had various friends in his youth whose names were Judas; this name is very common amongst the Hebrews. Even one of his brothers had this name, and his descendants would play a major role in the development of the ancient Judeo-Christian church.

With that, I will finish my message. It has been a very short message, but I believe that I have clarified the subject.

With my best wishes,

Your brother in the spirit,



Editors Note: This message was triggered by a passage in “Love without End” by Glenda Green. In this book, a long discussion by Jesus regarding Judas is very much in accord with other messages we have received, except for the comments that Jesus and Judas were childhood friends. Please note that this is not to be interpreted as meaning the book is seriously flawed. In fact, in our view, it is a book containing a great deal of Truth.


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