Will Judas Iscariot be a judge?

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During companionship study tonight, we came across D&C 29:12:

…the Twelve which were with me in my ministry at Jerusalem, shall stand at my right hand at the day of my coming in a pillar of fire, being clothed with robes of righteousness, with crowns upon their heads, in glory even as I am, to judge the whole house of Israel

The scripture specifically states that the judges will include the twelve who were with Jesus. Do you think that includes Judas?

6 thoughts on “Will Judas Iscariot be a judge?

  1. Several places in the scriptures refer to the Twelve that were with Jesus in his ministry as serving as judges. Hence the question: is Judas Iscariot among them or is Matthias the one who would round out the Twelve? Or maybe Paul? My best guess is that the term “the Twelve” is used much like it is today – short for The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, which is why Twelve is capitalized. So there probably doesn’t need to be 12 in the Twelve for it to function. That said, I figure 11 judges will work just fine.

    1. The scripture above does say, “the Twelve which were with me in my ministry at Jerusalem”. Matthias and Paul weren’t with Jesus.

  2. Paul wasn’t with Jesus during the ministry, but Matthias was. See Acts 1:21-22. So technically Matthias could count.

  3. I think my point was missed. I wasn’t speaking in favor of Matthias, Paul, Joseph Smith, Pope Francis I, or Simon Cowell being the 12th judge. I just think that Jesus was saying that the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles from His time will assist Him on Judgement Day.

  4. I’m sorry but I don’t think its relevant. I would rather spend my time helping the poor and the sick.

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