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Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
Simple, Lady, it had to be done, Christ had to die, and so He did. Now, you question why it happened the way it happened. Want to know why you question they way it happened? Because it did not happen another way! Had that happened,
Originally posted by Ravenna
This is definitely an interesting question. From what I have read from other replies, the only possibility is that (from a Christian perspective of course) God gave everyone free will. Knowing that someone would have to betray him, and knowing that Judas would chose to do it (using his free will), he selected Judas as one of the apostles. And the rest is history (or scriptural or whatever you want to call it).