Sunday, 21 June 2015

The Apostles And How They Died.

Hello lovelies. Happy church day to you all. Lol (cos some people go to church only on Sundays). Abeg enough of the hellos don't wanna be late for service.
So this is what many Christians don't know.  HOW THE APOSTLES DIED.
Read and be blessed.

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 in 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

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 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.

7. James the 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 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.

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
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.

12. Matthias
The apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot, was 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 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 endure to the end shall be saved.

Abeg make una clap for mua.


  1. When i read about the way they suffered and died or the work of God, its an eye opener...glo glo happy sunday.

  2. Being a Christian no be here o

  3. Wowwwwwww I didn't know most of these before. Men that is what they call persecution. Most of us can't go through half of what these guys went through. Lord have mercy

  4. Gosh! They suffered so much but happily to the glory of the Lord. Thanks Gloria for sharing.

  5. Glory you know your bible well mi want to be like you when I grow up.i want to learn how to eat the word, speak the word, do the word, and walk the word.
    God help me

    1. You can dear all you need do is read at least two chapters daily.. God will give you the grace..

    2. thanks glowy

  6. Lord have mercy on us all. Thanks for this Glo.

  7. Awwwww....didn't know this much

  8. The Apostles went through so much because of their belief. Thanks for reminding us about their sufferings,Glo


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