Judas was an apostle!

Luke Bible Background

03.28.2016 New Testament: Luke 6.13–16

To read the Bible in a year, read Luke 6.27–49 on March 28, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

Jesus chose twelve men, and notice what He called them, and who was among that number,

And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles: Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew; Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called the Zealot; Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot who also became a traitor (Luke 6.13–16).

Yes, Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus, but that happened after working with Jesus for three and a half years! Judas should have gone into all the world and preached the Gospel. It should have been the case, that we would say, The apostle Judas says…, and then we should have been able to quote something that the Holy Spirit had Judas write down.

However, that did not happen, because, although Judas began as an apostle, he ended as a traitor!


  • How will you end?
  • Are you determined to stay with Jesus regardless of what temptations come along the way?
  • Are you working to defeat your temptations?

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