There were actually 13 Apostles. The 13th, was "decided" upon by the remaining original 11 Apostles, after Judas died.<quoted text>
The church wasn't established until 321 AD, centuries after the bible only 12 apostles lived and died.
Fact! From 4 BCE to 30 AD there were dozens of jewish/roman writers, scribes, statesmen, government officials, philosophers, etc. and we have not one story from any of them that a miracle man son of God named Jesus ever lived. Not one testimonial from the supposed thousands of jews who were miraclized or who followed this man as the bible ONLY! stories claim..... Nothing!
something is terribly wrong Simple!
"Judas, who was guide to those who took Jesus... For he was numbered with us, and received his portion in this ministry... For it is written in the book of Psalms,'Let his habitation be made desolate, Let no one dwell therein', and,'Let another take his office'... So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day he was taken up from us, must become with us a witness to his resurrection
So, between the ascension of Christ and the day of Pentecost, the remaining apostles elected a twelfth apostle by casting lots, a traditional Israelite way to determine the Will of God.(see Proverbs 16:33) The lot fell upon Matthias."