Monday, May 24, 2010

What happened to the Apostles?

I wanted to share a paper that I picked up at my church the other day.
Im not really sure if they printed this off from the computer or not, but I would like to share it with others.
I knew what happened to some of the Apostles, but did not know what happened to all of them.

1. Mathew: 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 a 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.

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 Jeruselum, was thrown over a hundred feet down from the southwest 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 pinacle where satan had taken Jesus during the tempatation.

7. James the Great: Son of Zebedee, was a fisherman by trade when Jesus called him to a lifetime ministry. As a stong leader of the church, James was ultimately beheaded at Jeruselum. The Roman officer who gaurded 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 of 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: 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 soluted in these words, " I have long desired and expected this happy hour." The cross had 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 subcontinent.

11. Jude: was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ.

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

13. Paul: was tortured and then beheaded by the evil Emporer 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.

No comments:

Post a Comment