Klassen considers John biased and hostile to Judas, which is true. The words of Jesus on which the case seems to rest are found only in this historically unreliable source: "And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That though doest, do quickly." (John 13:27).
When we come across cases of men and women who after 16 or more years behind bars are found to have been innocent, we are shocked and outraged. What can we say to a people who have taken the rap for nearly 2,000 years? There was a time when questioning any Gospel truth would have been seen as heretical. As painful as it may be for the Church, the truth must out.