The Death of the 12 Apostles
A Lenten Season Special Post
Have you ever wonder how is it to live at the time of Jesus Christ? Did you ask yourself, What if I became one of the disciples of Jesus during the time while he still walks on earth in flesh? I wonder how the disciples handled the persecution, the harassment or the discrimination from people who hate Jesus at that time. I believe it needs a bigger faith to do what the disciples did and needs a great love to die for someone whom you believe all your life.
The 12 disciples suffered a lot of things after the death of Jesus. Though not all of them suffered and died with their faith remained intact, believing that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.
Here’s how the 12 Disciples died and suffered after the Death of Jesus Christ. Though, the Bible only mentioned the deaths of two apostles, James who was put to death by Herod Agrippa I in 44 AD and Judas Iscariot who committed suicide shortly after the death of Christ. The details of the deaths of three of the apostles (John, the Beloved, Bartholomew and Simon the Canaanite) are not known at all, either by tradition or early historians. The deaths of the other seven apostles are known by tradition or the writings of early Christian historians. According to traditions and the Bible, eight of the Apostles died as Martyrs. At least two of the Apostles, Peter and Andrew were crucified.