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THE TESTIMONY OF JUDAS ISCARIOT TO THE

TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL.

Palm Sunday.

MATTHEW XXVII. 3, 4. Then Judas, WHICH HAD BETRAYED HIM, WHEN HE SAW THAT

HE WAS CONDEMNED, REPENTED HIMSELF, AND BROUGHT AGAIN THE THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER TO THE CHIEF PRIESTS AND ELDERS, SAYING, I HAVE SINNED, IN THAT I HAVE BETRAYED THE INNOCENT BLOOD. AND THEY SAID, WHAT IS THAT TO US? SEE THOU TO THAT.

In commemorating the Death of our Blessed Saviour, it may not be inappropriate to direct your attention to the character of His betrayer, whom we are wont to view, and are in truth justified in viewing, with a feeling of unmixed execration. Of all the individuals whose history is recorded for our admonition in the Word of God, there is no one whose wickedness is so inexcusable, or whose miserable end seems so richly deserved. Yet in condemning his conduct, we are apt to overlook its moral, and to forget that God hath made all things for HIMSELF, yea even the wicked for the day of vengeance. We know that the very poisons which prevail

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