HOW THE APOSTLES DIED

Whatever Happened to the Twelve Apostles?

1. Matthew. Suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia, Killed by a sword wound.

2. Mark. Died in Alexandria, Egypt , after being dragged by Horses through the streets until he was dead.

3. Luke. Was hanged in Greece as a result of his tremendous Preaching to the lost.

4. John. Faced martyrdom when he was boiled in huge Basin of boiling oil during a wave of persecution In Rome. However, he was miraculously delivered From death.
John was then sentenced to the mines on the prison Island of Patmos. He wrote his prophetic Book of Revelation on Patmos . The apostle John was later freed and returned to serve As Bishop of Edessa in modern Turkey . He died as an old man, the only apostle to die peacefully

5. Peter. He was crucified upside down on an x shaped cross. According to church tradition it was because he told his tormentors that he felt unworthy to die In the same way that Jesus Christ had died.

6. James. The leader of the church in Jerusalem , was thrown over a hundred feet down from the southeast pinnacle of the Temple when he refused to deny his faith in Christ. When they discovered that he survived the fall, his enemies beat James to death with a fuller’s club.

This was the same pinnacle where Satan had taken Jesus during the Temptation.

7. James the Son of Zebedee was a fisherman by trade when Jesus Called him to a lifetime of ministry.

As a strong leader of the church, James was beheaded at Jerusalem. The Roman officer who guarded James watched amazed as James defended his faith at his trial.

Later, the officer Walked beside James to the place of execution. Overcome by conviction, he declared his new faith to the judge and Knelt beside James to accept beheading as a Christian.

8. Bartholomew. Also known as Nathaniel. He Was a missionary to Asia. He witnessed for our Lord in present day Turkey. Bartholomew was martyred for his preaching in Armenia where he was flayed to death by a whip.

9. Andrew. He Was crucified on an x-shaped cross in Patras, Greece. After being whipped severely by seven soldiers they tied his body to the cross with cords to prolong his agony.

His followers reported that, when he was led toward the cross, Andrew saluted it in these words, “I have long desired and expected this happy hour. The cross has been consecrated by the body of Christ hanging on it”. He continued to preach to his tormentors For two days until he expired.

10. Thomas. He Was stabbed with a spear in India during one of his missionary trips to establish the church in the Subcontinent.

11. Jude. He Was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ.

12. Matthias. The apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot. He was stoned and then beheaded.

13. Paul. He Was tortured and then beheaded by the evil Emperor Nero at Rome in A.D. 67. Paul endured a lengthy imprisonment, which allowed him to write his many epistles to the churches he had formed throughout the Roman Empire. These letters, which taught many of the foundational Doctrines of Christianity, form a large portion of the New Testament.

Perhaps this is a reminder to us that our sufferings here are indeed minor to compare to the intense persecution and cold cruelty faced by Christ, the apostles and disciples during their times For the sake of the Faith. Just because of their active pursue of the “Christ” consciousness.

“And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: But he that endureth to the end shall be saved.”

As man comes again into the understanding of God and Creation he will automatically begin to turn again into Truth and Love; He will do this by recognizing the errors and lies thrust upon him so that he can understand that portion of his actions and beliefs that have led him astray in the first place.

Pass on to encourage others. Why Do we feel sleepy in Prayer, but stay awake through a 3 hour movie?

Why are we so bored when we look at the HOLY BOOKS. But find it easy to read other books?

Why is it so easy to ignore a massage about God, Yet we forward the nasty ones?

Why are Prayers getting smaller, but bars and clubs are expanding.

Why is it so easy to worship a celebrity, but very difficult to engage with God? A God that lives within you!

The kingdom of God is Within You, Find It!

 

Source: https://www.goodreads.com

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5 thoughts on “HOW THE APOSTLES DIED”

  1. I can never figure out how this “all time best seller”, “holy” book is looked upon the way it is. The Old Testament is a rehash of ancient writings, thousands of years older than the Old Testament itself. The New Testament was not put together by the controllers until a few hundred years after the death of JC. I am sure their agenda of populace control was always in mind. It has many versions as well. The history of how The King James Version was put together is of particular amusing interest. I read and read and read. I even read George Lamsa’s version, touted to most capture the essence of JC being that Lamsa spoke Aramaic as did JC. It did not make me look at the book as holy. It only made me question more why others look at it that way. Even during the time of Josephus, they also had “fake news” and fake historians that wrote fake histories. Religiosity, which includes the belief in the “holy book”, creates narrow-mindedness, just the very thing the controllers hope for.

  2. Just as God did not step in to save or protect these seemingly important men, so did God not ever step in to protect anything that might have been inspired and written down. This is fact! The old storybook is more about the ideas, desires, plans, laws and rules of those corrupt, power hungry early church leaders and politicians than it is anything that might have come from God. Does God not see this huge mess that is the bible? Tell me! Can God and Jesus see this huge mess? Do they? How every church has their own opinions about the contents of that book? How every person who attempts to read that book can ONLY form opinions about it? God can see this right? And we all know that opinions are not TRUTH. So the only thing you will ever get from your church is another human being’s opinions. That old book is worthless. Like I said, if anything at all was inspired it was not protected. YOU can be inspired by God with a message and I can take that message and do whatever I want with it. I can alter it, flavor it, add to it and change it anyway I like. The great thing is, that neither God nor Jesus has ever gone silent. They never turned their backs from humanity. Why would they? We do in fact have Art, Music, Movies, Inventions and other great things all inspired in OUR day and time here now. Of course! And of course this list also includes messages, writings and Oh Yes, even BOOKS. Did you know, that the so-called New Age books have nothing new in them at all? You can find the same exact message in writings and books from the 1800’s. Those oorrupt, power hungry men who created that OLD book placed things in that book like “false prophets” so that you will never read any other book. So we now have Millions of people who will go to their grave never hearing from God or Jesus ever in their lifetime. They have all slammed the door on God and Jesus because they are so worried about false prophets and anything that is not from the bible is from some dark, sinister being who does not even exist. ……..

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