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|subject:||Fwd: How The Apostles Died / The Death of Jesus|
How The Apostles Died/ The Death of Jesus
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
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 leader of the church in Jerusalem , was thrown over a
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
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,
was ultimately beheaded at Jerusalem. The Roman officer who guarded
James watched amazed as James defended his faith at his trial. Later, the
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
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
For two days until he expired.
10 Thomas Was stabbed with a spear in India during one of his
trips to establish the church in the Sub-continent.
11 Jude Was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in
12 Matthias The apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas
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
And cold cruelty faced by the apostles And disciples during their times For
sake of the Faith. And ye shall be hated Of all men for my name's sake: But
that endureth to the end shall be saved. Matthew
Faith is not believing that God can,
It is knowing that God WILL!
The Death of Jesus
For the next 60 seconds, set aside whatever
You're doing and take this opportunity! Let's see if Satan
Can stop this.
THE (SCIENTIFIC) DEATH OF JESUS
At the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to death . At the time
Crucifixion was the "worst" death. Only the worst
Criminals were condemned to be crucified. Yet it was Even
more dreadful for Jesus, unlike Other criminals condemned
to death by Crucifixion Jesus was to be nailed to the
Cross by His hands and feet.
Each nail Was 6 to 8 inches long. The nails Were driven into
His wrist. Not Into His palms as is commonly Portrayed.
There's a tendon in the wrist that Extends to the shoulder.
The Roman guards knew That when the nails were being
hammered into the Wrist that tendon would tear and
Break, forcing Jesus to use His back Muscles to support
himself so that He could Breath.
Both of His feet Were nailed together. Thus He was forced to
Support Himself on the single nail that Impaled His feet to the
cross. Jesus could Not support himself with His legs
because of the pain So He was forced to alternate between
arching His Back then using his legs just to continue to
Breath. Imagine the struggle, the pain, the Suffering, the courage.
Jesus endured this Reality for over 3 hours. Yes, Over 3 hours!
Can you imagine this kind of Suffering? A few minutes before
He died, Jesus stopped bleeding. He was simply pouring water
From his wounds. From common images We see wounds to
His hands and feet and even the spear wound To His side...
But do we realize His wounds Were actually made in his body.
A hammer Driving large nails through the wrist, the feet overlapped
And an even large nail hammered through the arches, then a
Roman guard piercing His side with a spear. But Before the nails
and the spear Jesus was whipped and Beaten. The whipping was
so severe that it tore the Flesh from His body. The beating so horrific
that His Face was torn and his beard ripped from His face. The
Crown of thorns cut deeply into His scalp. Most men Would not have
survived this torture. " He had no more blood To bleed out, only water
poured from His Wounds. The human adult body contains about 3.5 liters
(just less than a gallon) of blood. Jesus poured all 3.5 Liters of his
He had three nails hammered into His Members; a crown of thorns on
His head and, beyond That, a Roman soldier who stabbed a spear into His
All these without Mentioning the humiliation He suffered after carrying His
Cross for almost 2 kilometers, while the crowd spat in his Face and threw
stones (the cross was almost 30 kg of weight, Only for its higher part,
His hands were Nailed). Jesus had To endure this experience, to open the
Gates of Heaven, So that you can have free Access to God. So that your sins
Could be "washed" away. All of them, with no exception!
Don't ignore this situation.
JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR YOU!
He died for you! It Is easy to pass jokes or foolish photos by e-mail, but
When it comes to God, sometimes you feel ashamed to forward To others
because you are worried of what they may think About you. God Has plans
for you, show all your friends what He experienced To save you. Now think
about this! May God bless your Life!
60 Seconds with God... For the next 60 Seconds, set aside what you're
doing and take This opportunity! Let's see if Satan can stop This.. All you
have to do Is:
1. Simply Pray for the person who sent this message to You:
2.Then, send this Message to people.. The more the better.
3. People will Pray for you and you will make that many people pray to God
For other people.
4. Take a Moment to appreciate the power of God in your life, for
Doing what pleases Him.
If you are not Ashamed to do this, please, follow Jesus' instructions.
He said (Matthew 10:32 & 33): "Everyone therefore Who acknowledges
me before others, I also will acknowledge before My Father in heaven;
but whosoever denies Me before others, I also will deny before My
Father in heaven".
Yes, I love God. He is my source of life and my Savior. He keeps me alive
Without Him, I am nothing, but with Him "I can do all things through Him
who strengthens me". Philippians 4:13.