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How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by dunkem21(m): 10:44pm On Mar 27, 2016
Jesus’ death on the cross, as described in the New
Testament, has become one of the most famous
events. But what happened to the 12 disciples who
were his closest followers? Not as much information
has survived about their fates, but here is what’s
available from various sources, including the New
Testament itself, apocryphal texts, early Christian
historians, legends and lore.
1.• Simon, AKA Peter: Simon-Peter, who was appointed by Jesus the leader of the new sect, is viewed by Roman Catholics as the first pope, was eventually martyred in Rome during the reign of the emperor Nero.

As the story goes, Peter asked to be crucified upside
down, so that his death would not be the equal of
Jesus and the Romans supposedly obliged.

2. • Andrew: According to 15th Century religious historian
Dorman Newman, Andrew—the brother of Peter—went
to Patras in western Greece in 69 AD, where the Roman
proconsul Aegeates debated religion with him.
Aegeates tried to convince Andrew to forsake
Christianity, so that he would not have to torture and
execute him. But when that didn’t work, apparently he
decided to give Andrew the full treatment. Andrew was scourged, and then tied rather than nailed to a cross, so that he would suffer for a longer time before dying.
Andrew lived for two days, during which he preached to

3. • James (son of Zebedee, AKA James the Greater):
Acts 12:1-19 says that James was killed with a sword. The newly-appointed governor of Judea, Herod Agrippa, decided to ingratiate himself with the Romans by persecuting leaders of the new sect. After James was arrested and led to place of execution, his unnamed accuser was moved by his courage. He not only repented and converted on the spot, but asked to be
executed alongside James. The Roman executioners obliged, and both men were beheaded simultaneously.

5.• John: John was the only one of the original disciplesnot to die a violent death.
Instead, he passed away peacefully in Patmos in his old age, sometime around 100 AD.

6.• Philip: Philip, the first of Jesus’ disciples, became a missionary in Asia. Eventually, he traveled to the Egyptian city of Heliopolis, where he was scourged, thrown into prison, and crucified in 54 AD.

7. • Bartholomew: Bartholomew supposedly preached in several countries, including India, where he translated the Gospel of Matthew for believers. In one account, “impatient idolaters” beat Bartholomew and then crucified him, while in another, he was skinned alive
and then beheaded.

8.• Thomas: Apparently Thomas preached the gospel in Greece and India, where he angered local religious authorities, who martyred him by running him through with a spear.

9. • Matthew: According to legend, the former tax
collector turned missionary was martyred in Ethiopia, where he was supposedly stabbed in the back by an swordsman sent by King Hertacus, after he criticized the king’s morals.

10. • James (son of Alphaeus, AKA James the Less):
According to Foxe, James, who was elected by his fellow believers to head the churches of Jerusalem, was one of the longest-lived apostles, perhaps exceeded only by John. At the age of 94, he was beaten and stoned by persecutors, and then killed him by hitting him in the head with a club.

11.• Thaddaeus, AKA Lebbaeus, Judas or Jude: According to several stories, he was crucified at Edessa (the name of cities in both Turkey and Greece) in 72 AD.

4. *Simon the Canaanite AKA the Zealot: Simon preached in Mauritania on the west coast of Africa, and then went to England, where[b] he was crucified in 74 AD.

12. • Judas Iscariot: According to Matthew 27:3-6, the treacherous apostle quickly felt remorse over his betrayal of Jesus and went to the Temple to recant.
When the high priests ignored his plea, he threw downthe 30 pieces of silver that he had been paid, and went off and hanged himself. But Acts 1:15-20, gives a
different and even grislier version of Judas’ demise. He says that Judas used the blood money to purchase a
piece of land and then fell headlong from a high place there, so that “he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.” Jerusalem residents subsequently named the place Aceldama, which means “the field of blood.”


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Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by rottennaija(m): 10:46pm On Mar 27, 2016
Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by DeHero1: 11:38pm On Mar 27, 2016
I pledge allegiance to the Lamb

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Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by ireneony(f): 10:49am On Mar 28, 2016
Crying cry cry
Give me 10 buckets let me cry on it.


Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by Jediel1(m): 10:49am On Mar 28, 2016
Happy Easter everybody


Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by SUCRE007: 10:50am On Mar 28, 2016
Tell Mii something

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Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by smartdaction: 10:50am On Mar 28, 2016

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Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by BrainnewsNg(f): 10:50am On Mar 28, 2016
They must be in heaven currently?

Have you all repented?

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Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by kilokeys(m): 10:51am On Mar 28, 2016


Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by Sunnycliff(m): 10:52am On Mar 28, 2016
Our preachers of today cannot give such messages the apostles gave that led to their death by gruesome means. They rather preach what will cheer the people and not what will prick their hearts. What a great shame!

God make me a true soldier, I will die at my post!


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Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by BrainnewsNg(f): 10:52am On Mar 28, 2016
Happy Easter everybody

Thank you

wish you same
Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by seunlayi(m): 10:52am On Mar 28, 2016
The question is that how many of us Christians can die like this nowadays?

I foresee most of those saints of old making mockery of we later days Christians before the throne of judgement when we start giving flimsy excuses

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Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by hardywaltz(m): 10:52am On Mar 28, 2016
If it were today
Judas wouldn't need to commit suicide coz some Nigerian youths would have started a protest for him with different hass tags


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Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by gozzlin: 10:52am On Mar 28, 2016
Lies! There is no iota of veracity in these claims.

There's no single place in the Bible where the death of any of the original apostles was recorded except Judas who hanged himself. Any other claims outside the Supreme authority of the Bible are mere conjectures and utter fallacy.

Besides, how can God allow His first apostles to die such gruesome deaths? I refuse to believe these myths.


Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by Nobody: 10:52am On Mar 28, 2016
Eh ya.. I thought it was only those who blaspheme that die horrible death..even Bros J sef collect better flogging and spit on top cross matter.. im 12 disciples with their Holy Spirit still suffer the same... Interesting.

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Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by oneda(m): 10:53am On Mar 28, 2016
[size=14pt][b]IX. Peter
Among many other saints, the blessed apostle Peter was condemned to death, and crucified, as some do
write, at Rome; albeit some others, and not without cause, do doubt thereof. Hegesippus saith that Nero
sought matter against Peter to put him to death; which, when the people perceived, they entreated Peter with
much ado that he would fly the city. Peter, through their importunity at length persuaded, prepared himself to
avoid. But, coming to the gate, he saw the Lord Christ come to meet him, to whom he, worshipping, said,
"Lord, whither dost Thou go?" To whom He answered and said, "I am come again to be crucified." By this,
Peter, perceiving his suffering to be understood, returned into the city. Jerome saith that he was crucified, his
head being down and his feet upward, himself so requiring, because he was (he said) unworthy to be
crucified after the same form and manner as the Lord was.

X. Paul
Paul, the apostle, who before was called Saul, after his great travail and unspeakable labors in
promoting the Gospel of Christ, suffered also in this first persecution under Nero. Abdias, declareth
that under his execution Nero sent two of his esquires, Ferega and Parthemius, to bring him word of
his death. They, coming to Paul instructing the people, desired him to pray for them, that they might
believe; who told them that shortly after they should believe and be baptised at His sepulcher. This
done, the soldiers came and led him out of the city to the place of execution, where he, after his
prayers made, gave his neck to the sword.

Timothy was the celebrated disciple of St. Paul, and bishop of Ephesus, where he zealously governed the
Church until A.D. 97. At this period, as the pagans were about to celebrate a feast called Catagogion,
Timothy, meeting the procession, severely reproved them for their ridiculous idolatry, which so exasperated
the people that they fell upon him with their clubs, and beat him in so dreadful a manner that he expired of
the bruises two days later.

The cruelties used in this persecution were such that many of the spectators shuddered with horror at the
sight, and were astonished at the intrepidity of the sufferers. Some of the martyrs were obliged to pass, with
their already wounded feet, over thorns, nails, sharp shells, etc. upon their points, others were scourged until
their sinews and veins lay bare, and after suffering the most excruciating tortures that could be devised, they
were destroyed by the most terrible deaths.
Germanicus, a young man, but a true Christian, being delivered to the wild beasts on account of his faith,
behaved with such astonishing courage that several pagans became converts to a faith which inspired such
Polycarp, the venerable bishop of Smyrna, hearing that persons were seeking for him, escaped, but was
discovered by a child. After feasting the guards who apprehended him, he desired an hour in prayer, which
being allowed, he prayed with such fervency, that his guards repented that they had been instrumental in
taking him. He was, however, carried before the proconsul, condemned, and burnt in the market place.
The proconsul then urged him, saying, "Swear, and I will release thee;--reproach Christ."
Polycarp answered, "Eighty and six years have I served him, and he never once wronged me; how then shall
I blaspheme my King, Who hath saved me?" At the stake to which he was only tied, but not nailed as usual,
as he assured them he should stand immovable, the flames, on their kindling the fagots, encircled his body,
like an arch, without touching him; and the executioner, on seeing this, was ordered to pierce him with a
sword, when so great a quantity of blood flowed out as extinguished the fire. But his body, at the instigation
of the enemies of the Gospel, especially Jews, was ordered to be consumed in the pile, and the request of his
friends, who wished to give it Christian burial, rejected. They nevertheless collected his bones and as much
of his remains as possible, and caused them to be decently interred.
Metrodorus, a minister, who preached boldly, and Pionius, who made some excellent apologies for the
Christian faith, were likewise burnt. Carpus and Papilus, two worthy Christians, and Agatonica, a pious
woman, suffered martyrdom at Pergamopolis, in Asia.
Felicitatis, an illustrious Roman lady, of a considerable family, and the most shining virtues, was a devout
Christian. She had seven sons, whom she had educated with the most exemplary piety.
Januarius, the eldest, was scourged, and pressed to death with weights; Felix and Philip, the two next had
their brains dashed out with clubs; Silvanus, the fourth, was murdered by being thrown from a precipice; and
the three younger sons, Alexander, Vitalis, and Martial, were beheaded. The mother was beheaded with the
same sword as the three latter.
Justin, the celebrated philosopher, fell a martyr in this persecution. He was a native of Neapolis, in Samaria,
and was born A.D. 103. Justin was a great lover of truth, and a universal scholar; he investigated the Stoic
and Peripatetic philosophy, and attempted the Pythagorean; but the behavior of our of its professors
disgusting him, he applied himself to the Platonic, in which he took great delight. About the year 133, when
he was thirty years of age, he became a convert to Christianity, and then, for the first time, perceived the real
nature of truth.
He wrote an elegant epistle to the Gentiles, and employed his talents in convincing the Jews of the truth of
the Christian rites; spending a great deal of time in travelling, until he took up his abode in Rome, and fixed
his habitation upon the Viminal mount.
He kept a public school, taught many who afterward became great men, and wrote a treatise to confuse
heresies of all kinds. As the pagans began to treat the Christians with great severity, Justin wrote his first
apology in their favor. This piece displays great learning and genius, and occasioned the emperor to publish
an edict in favor of the Christians.
Soon after, he entered into frequent contests with Crescens, a person of a vicious life and conversation, but a
celebrated cynic philosopher; and his arguments appeared so powerful, yet disgusting to the cynic, that he
resolved on, and in the sequel accomplished, his destruction.
The second apology of Justin, upon certain severities, gave Crescens the cynic an opportunity of prejudicing
the emperor against the writer of it; upon which Justin, and six of his companions, were apprehended. Being
commanded to sacrifice to the pagan idols, they refused, and were condemned to be scourged, and then
beheaded; which sentence was executed with all imaginable severity.
Several were beheaded for refusing to sacrifice to the image of Jupiter; in particular Concordus, a deacon of
the city of Spolito.
Some of the restless northern nations having risen in arms against Rome, the emperor marched to encounter
them. He was, however, drawn into an ambuscade, and dreaded the loss of his whole army. Enveloped with
mountains, surrounded by enemies, and perishing with thirst, the pagan deities were invoked in vain; when
the men belonging to the militine, or thundering legion, who were all Christians, were commanded to call
upon their God for succor. A miraculous deliverance immediately ensued; a prodigious quantity of rain fell,
which, being caught by the men, and filling their dykes, afforded a sudden and astonishing relief. It appears
that the storm which miraculously flashed in the face of the enemy so intimidated them, that part deserted to
the Roman army; the rest were defeated, and the revolted provinces entirely recovered.
This affair occasioned the persecution to subside for some time, at least in those parts immediately under the
inspection of the emperor; but we find that it soon after raged in France, particularly at Lyons, where the
tortures to which many of the Christians were put, almost exceed the powers of description.

The persecutions now extending to Africa, many were martyred in that quarter of the globe; the most
particular of whom we shall mention.
Perpetua, a married lady, of about twenty-two years. Those who suffered with her were, Felicitas, a married
lady, big with child at the time of her being apprehended, and Revocatus, catechumen of Carthage, and a
slave. The names of the other prisoners, destined to suffer upon this occasion, were Saturninus, Secundulus,
and Satur. On the day appointed for their execution, they were led to the amphitheater. Satur, Saturninus, and
Revocatus were ordered to run the gauntlet between the hunters, or such as had the care of the wild beasts.
The hunters being drawn up in two ranks, they ran between, and were severely lashed as they passed.
Felicitas and Perpetua were stripped, in order to be thrown to a mad bull, which made his first attack upon
Perpetua, and stunned her; he then darted at Felicitas, and gored her dreadfully; but not killing them, the
executioner did that office with a sword. Revocatus and Satur were destroyed by wild beasts; Saturninus was
beheaded; and Secundulus died in prison. These executions were in the 205, on the eighth day of March.[/b]


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Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by ebhohimimen(m): 10:53am On Mar 28, 2016
Our generation clergy men are here Begging 4 member to pay tithe

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Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by Sunofgod(m): 10:53am On Mar 28, 2016
Story for the gods...


Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by seunlayi(m): 10:54am On Mar 28, 2016

rottenaija catch in the act.

This single act of yours is a confirmation that Nigeria is not rotten but only a few like you

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Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by Pavore9: 10:55am On Mar 28, 2016
They lived and died for their Faith.


Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by Nobody: 10:55am On Mar 28, 2016

Born in Dec 25
Mother : Isis meri (a virgin inpregnated by the spirit Nef)
Circumstance around birth : Three kings visited.
Was a renegade child and teacher at 12.
Was baptised by anup by 30.
Horus had 12 disciples
Walked about performing miracles, healing sick nd walking on water.
Horus was known as the light, the shepard, gods annointed son, the truth etc....
He was betrayed by Typhon.
Horus was crucified buried for 3 days and thus resurected.

Attis ( greece 1200 bc)

Born of a virgin "nun", crucified, placed in tomb for 3 days, ressurected.

Khrishna (india 900bc)
[/b]Born of a virgin "navaki", star in the east announced his coming, performed miracles, upon his death was resurected.

[b]Dionysis (Greece 500 bc)

Born of a virgin (dec 25), was a travelling teacher who performed miracles such as walking on water nd turning water into wine. He was known as the king of kings, Alpha and omega, upon his death he resurected.

Mithra (persia 1200 bc)

Born of a virgin on dec 25, had 12 disciples, died for 3 days and resurected, sacred day of worship for mithra is "sunday"., he was known as the truth , the light etc.....

More are indra of tibet, bali of afghanistan, tao of Nepal.......


Happy easter guys.

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Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by Sweetlemon(f): 10:55am On Mar 28, 2016
The early Christians were the real followers. The rest of us just dey gbadun.
God give me grace to love and follow you at ALL times.

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Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by ksstroud: 10:56am On Mar 28, 2016
They must be in heaven currently?

Have you all repented?

Be in heaven... Says who?
Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by Nobody: 10:56am On Mar 28, 2016
About 2000 years later, matyrs are still dying but the gospel is growing...i am a gospel pillar

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Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by Nobody: 10:57am On Mar 28, 2016
Crying cry cry Give me 10 buckets let me cry on it.
whhy u dey cry
Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by 4nobody4every1: 10:57am On Mar 28, 2016
I pledge allegiance to the Lamb
cool cool


Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by haftob(m): 10:58am On Mar 28, 2016
How I wish we av access to d original gospels of dis great men.

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Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by Osirimononaye(m): 10:58am On Mar 28, 2016
He's the Alpha and Omega

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Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by Timoleon(m): 10:59am On Mar 28, 2016
Re: How The 12 Apostles Of Jesus Christ Died by OnWebTech: 11:00am On Mar 28, 2016
many wont believe it..with the excuse that its not in the bible

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