JERUSALEM - New evidence uncovered Wednesday has confirmed that Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus Christ to the Sanhedrin for 30 pieces of silver immediately after finishing Joel Osteen's famous book Your Best Life Now.
Written accounts from eyewitnesses has been unearthed that record several events that took place immediately prior to Judas's betrayal of the Son of God and Savior of the world.
"Don't just accept whatever comes your way in life. You were born to win; you were born for greatness; you were created to be a champion in life," Iscariot is said to have repeated to himself as he worked up the courage to accept the bribe for the life of the Lord.
"Start calling yourself healed, happy, whole, blessed, and prosperous," he continued.
Taking a deep breath and entering the chambers of the chief priests, the betrayer then sold the Son of God for money.
When the day came to identify Jesus to authorities by kissing him on the cheek, documents confirmed that a nervous Judas repeated another passage from the book to himself: "You have to learn to follow your heart. You can't let other people pressure you into being something that you're not. If you want God's favor in your life, you must be the person He made you to be, not the person your boss wants you to be, not even the person your parents or your spouse wants you to be. You can't let outside expectations keep you from following your own heart."
And, gathering courage, he was able to carry out his task.