Saint Matthias , (flourished 1st century ad, Judaea; d. traditionally Colchis, Armenia; Western feast day February 24, Eastern feast day August 9), the disciple who, according to the biblical Acts of the Apostles 1:21–26, was chosen to replace Judas Iscariot after Judas betrayed Jesus.
We can say that all apostles were disciples but all disciples are not apostles . Jesus chose twelve Disciples and this inner circle of men came to be known as Apostles who were entrusted to spread the message of Jesus throughout the world so that eventually there would be many Disciples .
Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons.
Jesus called 12 disciples to serve as his closest helpers and companions. John 1:37-49 relates the calling of Andrew, Peter, James, John, Philip and Nathaniel. Matthew threw a party after he joined the group. Philip brought Nathaniel, also known as Bartholomew.
Theory 1: He died “peacefully at Edessa,” which is now somewhere in modern-day Turkey. Theory 2: This Catholic website also alleged Simon the Zealot died in Edessa, but was crucified. Theory 3: He was a missionary in Africa, and then England, where he was crucified around 74 AD.
Unity believes the 12 apostles are the team that Jesus brought together to tell the world about our inherent divine nature, called the Christ within. The 12 apostles represent the 12 fundamental aspects or faculties that embody our divine nature.
Mary Magdalene as Jesus’s wife.
Did the disciples write the Bible ? No. The Old Testament was written and compiled at least two hundred years before the time of the disciples . The disciples did not even have any influence on the New Testament , almost as if they might never even have existed.
Jesus ‘ name in Hebrew was “Yeshua” which translates to English as Joshua.
The assumption that the Beloved Disciple was one of the Apostles is based on the observation that he was apparently present at the Last Supper, and Matthew and Mark state that Jesus ate with the Twelve. Thus, the most frequent identification is with John the Apostle , who would then be the same as John the Evangelist .
In Luke 6: 13 it is stated that Jesus chose 12 from his disciples “whom he named apostles ,” and in Mark 6:30 the Twelve are called Apostles when mention is made of their return from the mission of preaching and healing on which Jesus had sent them.
After his resurrection, Jesus sent eleven of them (minus Judas Iscariot, who by then had died ) by the Great Commission to spread his teachings to all nations. This event has been called the Dispersion of the Apostles . The period of early Christianity during the lifetimes of the apostles is called the Apostolic Age.
The likely explanation is that there were 12 disciples , one each for the 12 tribes of Israel. After Jesus raised an army and defeated the Romans, Jesus was to rule the disciples , and disciples were to rule the Israel. Probably as followers came and went the twelve changed and no one had a definitive list.
As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him.