If the religious leaders had understood about God's forgiveness and told Judas about it, when he brought back the money, instead of sending him away, would we have read in the Bible that he went on to become a new man? Was he truly repentant but he had no-one to tell him that that was enough...? So, not understanding anything about Jesus and with no-one to tell him about the grace of God towards those who know they are sinners, he hanged himself before he ever got to hear about the resurrection (on earth, I mean)? Is he in hell? Why did Jesus say it would be better if he had never been born? Does that prove he's in hell?