A response to 5.15

Will Judas judge Israel?

"And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel" (Matthew 19:28).

Judas forfeited his position when he betrayed Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:48). Judas later committed suicide (27:5).

We believe that Jesus gave him opportunity to repent before the deed by calling Judas "friend". "Friend, do what you are here to do". Judas was given this last chance. Notice that Jesus knew what Judas was contemplating, yet still called him "friend".

Notice the words, "that ye which have followed me". Judas did follow Jesus for a while, but in the end he did not follow Jesus. That is why he forfeited his position.

Mr. Al-Kadhi states, "the twelfth can not be St. Paul, the self-appointed replacement for Judas". No where in the scriptures does it say that Paul is the self- appointed replacement or that Paul will sit on the twelfth throne. Whoever told this to Mr. Al-Kadhi is incorrect.

Mr. Al-Kadhi then states, "since Jesus (pbuh) never met Paul". Jesus met Paul (Saul) on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:3-7).

According to Acts (1:24-26), Matthias was added to the eleven apostles.

The Rebuttal to "What Did Jesus Really Say?"
Answering Islam Home Page