As an atheist, my interest in this is sociological/historical rather than theological. A 2006 scientific examination authenticated a Gospel of Judas document. It makes Judas out to be acting on instructions from Jesus when he betrayed him to the authorities. If this view is valid, it indicates that Jesus believed that he was the Christ & chosen to represent the god of that era. BTW: My interpretation of New Testament stories suggests that Jesus viewed himself as a reformer of Judaism rather than an advocate of a new religion.