How wrong you are. This is fact. History is awesome."It seems odd that Jesus never mentioned a Bible especially if your salvation depended on your interpretation of said Bible.
He had 3 years to come up with that one."
He sure did. Then he has to go and get another apostle that wasn't even around when he was with the other 12 to go and do something that he never told the 12 about at any point during his time with them.
Matthias was baptized by John the Baptist and was a disciple from the beginning.
"One hundred and twenty people were gathered for prayer and reflection in the upper room, when Peter stood up to propose the way to make the choice.
Peter had one criterion, that, like Andrew, James, John, and himself, the new apostle be someone who had been a disciple from the very beginning, from his baptism by John until the Ascension. The reason for this was simple, the new apostle would must become a witness to Jesus' resurrection. He must have followed Jesus before anyone knew him, stayed with him when he made enemies, and believed in him when he spoke of the cross and of eating his body -- teachings that had made others melt away.
Two men fit this description -- Matthias and Joseph called Barsabbas. They knew that both these men had been with them and with Jesus through his whole ministry. But which one had the heart to become a witness to his resurrection. The apostles knew that only the Lord could know what was in the heart of each. They cast lots in order to discover God's will and Matthias was chosen. He was the twelfth apostle and the group was whole again as they waited for the coming of the Holy Spirit."