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by Wayne Blank
"Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus"
Mark uses "Thaddaeus" in his listing of the twelve:
"And He ordained twelve, that they should be with Him, and that he might send them forth to preach, And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:" [see Casting Out Demons; also What Makes Satan A Devil?]
Matthew uses "Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus":
"And when He had called unto Him His twelve disciples, He gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal [see also Faith and Healing] all manner of sickness and all manner of disease."
Luke uses "Judas the brother of James"
"And when it was day, he called unto Him His disciples: and of them He chose twelve, whom also He 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 Zelotes, And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor" (Luke 6:13-16 KJV)
John uses "Judas, not Iscariot." It was Thaddaeus / Lebbaeus / Judas who asked how it is that some can "see" while others don't - yet.
"If ye love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth Me no more; but ye see Me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in My Father, and ye in Me, and I in you. He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him."
Fact Finder: While some of the twelve apostles are better known than others, how will all be equally well known, to all the world, in the future?