Appearantly, an ancient script that was found in a cave in Egypt and Carbon dated to about 300-400 A.D. has been labeled as the Gospel of Judas and makes some rather extreme changes to the story of Jesus.
The manuscript claims that Jesus revealed “secret knowledge” to his disciple and instructed him to turn Jesus over to Roman authorities, says Coptic studies scholar Stephen Emmel of Germany’s University of Munster, one of the restoration team members.
Could this be a revelation in the Christian doctrine? Does it really change anything? Does the fact that Judas was told to “betray” Jesus make the story any less impressive? The impressive part of the whole story is the resurrection and not the death. The ways and means of the death are inconsequential.
Also, given the claims in the “gospel” and the fact that is was written after the fact make it possible that Judas wanted to make his story sound a little better? A little rosier? Wouldn’t be the first time that someone came out with a “this is my side of the story” story. And after all, in the “gospel”, he claims that Jesus told him things that none of the other prophets knew, so isn’t it possible?
Don’t bet on it getting accepted by the Church anytime soon though. At least not anytime soon.