The Apostles




 

DO YOU KNOW HOW THE APOSTLES DIED?

 

 

  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

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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

Just 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 Great

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 ultimately 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 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

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

Was stabbed with a spear in  India  during one of his missionary trips to establish the church in the sub-continent

11          

Jude

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

 

12          

Matthias

The apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot, was stoned and then beheaded.

 

 

 

 

 

13          

Paul

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 compared to the intense persecution and cold cruelty faced by the apostles disciples during their times for the sake of the Faith. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake:

But he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Matthew 10:22

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