Mathew 19:28 - an untrue word?

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  1. Eoghan

    Eoghan Puritan Board Senior

    I was reading this reply from Jesus to the disciples and then realised that Judas would be one of the twelve at this point!

    [BIBLE]Mathew 19:28[/BIBLE]

    Did Jesus really say that the twelve disciples (including Judas) would sit on twelve thrones judging Israel? If so then surely He said so in jest?

    I thought this through and realised that it was possibly directed at the wider circle of disciples beyond the twelve. Then again Jesus was not revealing Judas as a traitor and agent of Satan. That was only done at the Last Supper and even then they failed to realise Judas' role in Christs betrayal.

    How do others read this passage? Who do you think it was spoken to and to what extent did it anticipate Judas being "replaced"?
     
  2. Bill The Baptist

    Bill The Baptist Puritan Board Graduate

    I think it is clear that the betrayal, death, and replacement of Judas was prophesied of in the OT. That is why in Acts chapter one, Peter quotes Psalm 69 when he says "Let his dwelling place be desolate and let no one live in it" and "Let another take his office." I think the last part is the most telling, "Let another take his office." And the taking of his office would also include the blessings from Matthew 19.
     
  3. Jerusalem Blade

    Jerusalem Blade Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Perhaps the key words are, "you who have followed me will also sit. . ." &etc. Judas did not follow Him, not in spirit and truth, and certainly not to the end.
     
  4. AThornquist

    AThornquist Puritan Board Doctor

    Apt observation. Much like large crowds that "followed" Jesus but didn't follow Him.
     
  5. MightyManfred

    MightyManfred Puritan Board Freshman

    Perhaps Saul was lurking in the back of the crowd somewhere?
     
  6. Eoghan

    Eoghan Puritan Board Senior

    I think I actually emphasised this when I went over it with the kids, then forgot about it - oops!
     
  7. KMK

    KMK Administrator Staff Member

    Is it possible that the number 12 does not necessarily correspond to an exact list of names, but to a governing/inheriting body? After all, the tribes of Israel were sometimes 12 (counting Joseph) and sometimes 13 (counting Manasseh and Ephraim).
     
  8. sevenzedek

    sevenzedek Puritan Board Junior

    All God's promises are true for men such as Judas and others, if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister. Colossians 1:23
     
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