I agree with what you write, and it all seems to fit rather nicely, until I put myself in Judas shoes. If it had not been Judas, then someone else, then why Judas and not someone else? In that sense, sure he is not the point, yet his destiny was that he, and not someone else should be pointed out for condemnation. So then why do we condemn?
As the Holy Evangelist John the Theologian tells us, Judas Iscariot was stealing from the monies that our Lord Jesus Christ was given; this was and is a great sin. Judas Iscariot was also murmuring against our Lord Jesus Christ when He allowed Himself to be anointed beforehand for His Holy Burial; this was and is a great sin. It was how
Judas Iscariot lived his life and then how
he betrayed our Lord, not just that he betrayed Him. Judas Iscariot arranged to betray our Lord to the Jewish Sanhedrin for thirty pieces of silver.
Later, our Lord Jesus Christ told him without forcing him to repent, “It would have been good for him if that man had not been born,” as a prophecy and a warning to the others and to Judas Iscariot not to do what he was about to do. In spite of this warning, Judas Iscariot still intended to go ahead with the betrayal. Satan then entered into Judas Iscariot because he allowed satan to enter into him. God did not choose Judas Iscariot to betray Him. As part of his sinful life, Judas Iscariot did it all by himself. The role was not necessary per se, but foretold of that it would happen.
Just as God’s prophecy through the Holy Prophet Jonas concerning the destruction of Nineveh did not occur as the inhabitants of Nineveh repented, so the prophesy concerning the betrayal of our Lord Jesus Christ did not have to occur as it did, if Judas Iscariot likewise repented; nor did anyone else then have to betray our Lord in such a manner. It was Judas Iscariot’s self-determination to go against our Lord; he did not have
to do it. Judas Iscariot chose to do it. On top of all of this, Judas Iscariot did not ask our Lord to forgive him, but he went and hanged himself because of the person he had become through living his life in the sinful way he did.
I hope this helps!
With agape in our Lord Jesus Christ,
+ Father Stephanos