Matthew 4:12, 18-20
John 1:40-42, 3:22-24
The order of events:
- Jesus meets Andrew and Peter for the first time
John is cast into prison
- Jesus calls the twelve apostles, including Peter and Andrew
The story even indicates that Andrew and Peter knew Jesus before He called them as apostles. The Bible says after John had been cast into prison and Jesus called them, “straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him,” which makes sense if they already knew Jesus and had been following him somewhat (though not “full time”). Furthermore, John’s gospel makes it clear that it records Jesus’ first encounter with Andrew and Peter, since Andrew goes to tell Peter about Jesus. The other two accounts do not mention this but says that they were together when Jesus found them. Thus, these are two separate accounts—there is no contradiction.
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