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 HOW the APOSTLES DIED by Andrew Strom


-According to both tradition and church history...

_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 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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 Re: HOW the APOSTLES DIED by Andrew Strom

Andrew Strom may want to update his "apostles" list.

Mark and Luke were not listed as the Lord's Apostles although obviously tremendous men of God. I suspect someone just stared typing the names and continued listing the Gospels as opposed to The Apostles.

Glad typos happen to other people too!

 2012/2/8 12:54Profile





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