The Twelve Apostles



 Christ chose twelve apostles, Matthew 10:1-4 to govern and administerto His Church after He was gone. Even the antichrist and minion of Satantold the truth when he wrote Ephesians 2:19-20, that Christ built his Churchon the foundation of Prophets and Apostles. Why Prophets and Apostles?Revelation!They all had the gift of revelation!

Numbers are not just randomly selected and it was no accident that Christchose the number twelve as the Quorum of the Twelve. A cursory glance showsthe number twelve is significant and very important in view of the 12 Tribes(Houses) of Israel but also the fact that in the Day of Judgment, the councilof the twelve (12) judges will oversee the judgment of mankind is alsorepresentative of the Twelve Apostles and the Twelve Houses of Israel.

 Christ chose, set apart and ordained, the following twelve Apostles,not the Cardinal of Bishops, upon whom to found his church,

Matthew 10:2-4

                                                        1.  Simon (Peter)
                                                        2. Andrew (brother is Simon Peter)
                                                        3. James (the son of Zebedee)
                                                        4. John (brother of James, son of Zebedee)
                                                        5. Philip
                                                        6. Bartholomew
                                                        7. Thomas
                                                        8. Matthew (the publican)
                                                        9.  James (the son of Alphaeus)
                                                      10. Lebbaeus sir name (Thaddaeus)
                                                      11. Simon (the Canaanite)
                                                      12. Judas Iscariot

Matthew was the only Apostle that enumerated the names of the bonafideApostles!
 
 

Mark 3:16-19







                                                        1.  Simon (Peter)
                                                        2. James (the son of Zebedee)
                                                        3. John (brother of James, son of Zebedee)
                                                        4. Andrew
                                                        5. Philip
                                                        6. Bartholomew
                                                        7. Matthew
                                                        8. Thomas
                                                        9. James (the son of Alphaeus)
                                                      10. Thaddaeus
                                                      11. Simon (the Canaanite)
                                                      12. Judas Iscariot (the traitor)

MARK'S LIST AGREES WITH THAT OF MATTHEW'S. Mark was not an Apostle sohis list is authoritative only in so far as it agrees with a bonafide Apostle.Mark was a member and his writings are good only as commentary from a memberspoint of view!
 
 

Luke 6:13-16

                                                        1.  Simon (Peter)
                                                        2. Andrew (brother of Simon Peter)
                                                        3. James (the son of Zebedee)
                                                        4. John (brother of James, son of Zebedee)
                                                        5. Philip
                                                        6. Bartholomew
                                                       7. Matthew
                                                        8. Thomas
                                                        9.  James (the son of Alphaeus)
                                                        *   Simon (called Zelotes)
                                                        *   Judas (Brother of James)
                                                      12.  Judas Iscariot (the traitor)

Luke was not a bonafide Apostle, nor was he a baptized Christian. Hewas a non-baptized gentile. He was no where around nor near Christ whenHe called and ordained His Apostles. All Luke's writings were plagiarizedfrom Matthew, John and Mark who was his same age and friend. Luke wrotehis "Gospel according to Luke" under the direction of Saul of Tarsus togive himself some credibility so he could write the Acts of the Apostlesand write Saul's account of his phony conversion into the Book of Actsthereby validating his lie that he was an Apostle.

There are two "Apostles" named in Luke that are not named in eitherMatthew or Mark, which some Bible scholars say were familiar names forthe real person. Those not named by Matthew or Mark are Simon (called Zelotes)and Judas (Brother of James). Therefore, Luke's record is not valid unlessSimon (called Zelotes)  can be ascertained is the same person as Simon(the Canaanite) and Judas (Brother of James) can be ascertained to be thesame as Lebbaeus (called Thaddaeus).

While the 15 year old Mark was not an Apostle either, he was the cousinof the bonafide Christian,. Barnabas, and with the corroborating witnessof Matthew, his is a valid and authoritative record of the Apostles.

Matthias was chosen, set apart and ordained as 13th Apostle to replaceJudas Iscariot who committed suicide.

Acts 1:26

26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; andhe was numbered with the eleven apostles.

The 11 remaining selected Matthias or ordained him to replace JudasIscariot
 
 

David R.W. Wadsworth
In His Holy Service

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Footnotes:
1 Matthew 10:1-4
2 Ephesians 12:19-20
 



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