Puritan Board Graduate
Are you admitting that Judas was a disciple? I can't tell.As the Baptist Confession states:
All persons throughout the world, professing the faith of the gospel, and obedience unto God by Christ according unto it, not destroying their own profession by any errors everting the foundation, or unholiness of conversation, are and may be called visible saints; and of such ought all particular congregations to be constituted.—BCF 26.2
Judas was "visible saint" insofar as his profession of Christ and manner of life were in agreement. But he was never a saint indeed. He had a name that he was alive, but was really dead (Rev. 3:1). And when his true nature was revealed, he lost even the title of a disciple. This isn't difficult to understand.
I'm curious to hear your thoughts on my response to your statement about our children being in the παιδείᾳ of the Lord (post #43).