How The Apostles Died

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1.   Matthew:   

Suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia and was  killed by a wound with a sword.

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 a huge basin of boiling oil during a wave of persecution In Rome.  However, he was miraculously delivered from death.  He was, at a later date, sentenced to the mines on the Island of Patmos where he  wrote his prophetic Book of Revelation.  He was later freed and returned to serve as Bishop of Edessa in modern Turkey.  He was the only apostle to die peacefully.           

5.    Peter:    

 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 him to death with a fuller's club.  (A fuller's club would be the club used to beat the clothing that was being  washed. See "Teasel" in the dictionary).   The pinnacle James was thrown from is believed to be the same one where Satan had taken Jesus during His Temptation.     

7.  James the Great:    

Son of Zebedee and 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 who walked beside James to the place of execution, overcome by conviction, 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."  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.

 Matthias

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

 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 AND 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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