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Erik Diamond

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Why Mark and Luke were not one of 12 apostles?
« on: February 04, 2019, 03:28:27 PM »
I admitted that I thought Luke was one of the 12 when I read his book in the Bible until I read Matthew:

Matthew 10:2-4 KJV
[2]  Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
[3]  Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
[4]  Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

I noticed that Matthew did not mentioned Mark and Luke as part of 12 apostles. Who are they and how did they get the part to write a book in the Gospel?

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Re: Why Mark and Luke were not one of 12 apostles?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2019, 04:46:42 PM »
Is it the same Luke here? I donít know.

Col 4:14 - Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.

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Re: Why Mark and Luke were not one of 12 apostles?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2019, 06:31:39 PM »
Luke and Mark were apostles who penned the scriptures, but were not part of the 12 apostles Christ appointed. The 12 were:

1. Simon, who is called Peter
2. Andrew, Simon's brother
3. James the son of Zebedee (The sons of thunder)
4. John, brother of James (The sons of thunder)
5. Philip
6. Bartholomew (Nathanael)
7. Thomas
8. Matthew the publican (Levi)
9. James the son of Alphaeus
10.Lebbaeus, surname Thaddaeus, also called Judas (not Iscarot), the brother of James
11.Simon the Canaanite, called Zelotes (the Zealot)
12.Judas Iscariot
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Re: Why Mark and Luke were not one of 12 apostles?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2019, 12:07:42 AM »

Thanks Trevor. I didn't know many of the Apostles had multiple names. That clears up a lot of the questions I had before of seeming contradictions. I'm always learning something here.

 


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