Sir-Phil: HOW THE APOSTLES DIED.1. MatthewSuffered martyrdom in Ethiopia, Killed by asword wound.2. MarkDied in Alexandria, Egypt , after beingdragged by Horses through the streets untilhe was dead.3. LukeWas hanged in Greece as a result of histremendous Preaching to the lost.4. JohnFaced martyrdom when he was boiled in hugeBasin of boiling oil during a wave ofpersecution In Rome. However, he wasmiraculously delivered From death.John was then sentenced to the mines on theprison Island of Patmos. He wrote hisprophetic Book of Revelation on Patmos . Theapostle John was later freed and returned toserve As Bishop of Edessa in modern Turkey .He died as an old man, the only apostle to diepeacefully5. PeterHe was crucified upside down on an x-shapedcross.According to church tradition it was becausehe told his tormentors that he felt unworthy todie In the same way that Jesus Christ haddied.6. JamesThe leader of the church in Jerusalem , wasthrown over a hundred feet down from thesoutheast pinnacle of the Temple when herefused to deny his faith in Christ. When theydiscovered that he survived the fall, hisenemies beat James to death with a fuller'sclub.* This was the same pinnacle where Satanhad taken Jesus during the Temptation.7. James the Son of Zebedee,was a fisherman by trade when Jesus Calledhim to a lifetime of ministry. As a strongleader of the church, James was beheaded atJerusalem. The Roman officer who guardedJames watched amazed as James defended hisfaith at his trial. Later, the officer Walkedbeside James to the place of execution.Overcome by conviction, he declared his newfaith to the judge and Knelt beside James toaccept beheading as a Christian.8. BartholomewAlso known as Nathaniel Was a missionary toAsia. He witnessed for our Lord in presentday Turkey. Bartholomew was martyred forhis preaching in Armenia where he wasflayed to death by a whip.9. AndrewWas crucified on an x-shaped cross in Patras,Greece. After being whipped severely byseven soldiers they tied his body to the crosswith cords to prolong his agony. His followersreported that, when he was led toward thecross, Andrew saluted it in these words: 'Ihave long desired and expected this happyhour. The cross has been consecrated by thebody of Christ hanging on it.' He continued topreach to his tormentors For two days until heexpired.10. ThomasWas stabbed with a spear in India during oneof his missionary trips to establish the churchin the Sub-continent.11. JudeWas killed with arrows when he refused todeny his faith in Christ.12. MatthiasThe apostle chosen to replace the traitor JudasIscariot, was stoned and then beheaded.13. PaulWas tortured and then beheaded by the evilEmperor Nero at Rome in A.D. 67. Paulendured a lengthy imprisonment, whichallowed him to write his manyepistles to the churches he had formedthroughout the Roman Empire. These letters,which taught many of the foundationalDoctrines of Christianity, form a large portionof the New Testament. The question is, how much more trials and tribulations are you willing to undertake for the name of Christ?
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