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How did the Apostles of Jesus die?

IN CASE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN THIS ALL IN ONE PLACE BEFORE….


Matthew
Suffered martyrdom in  

Ethiopia ,  

killed by a sword wound  

 

 

 

 

 


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

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


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.


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.
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.


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

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.

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.


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

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 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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