Series Martyrdom of Apostles of Jesus #1: James, John's Brother
12-27-16, It has been suggested that Jesus Christ apostles invented and lied about His virgin birth, life, miracles, death, resurrection and ascension to Heaven. These naysayers claim that the reports of the apostles' martyrdom is also fiction.
Is it probable or possible that these men conspired to form a new religion? What is their reward if that were true? It defies common sense and historical evidence! If they proclaimed something they knew was a lie facing lengthy tortures and an inescapable painful death, they could easily just recanted couldn't they - if it was a lie? But it wasn't a lie.
Of the twelve apostles all suffered horrendous deaths of martyrdom except the Apostle John. History shows that none of them ever denied their testimony. Proving to any fair minded observer that their testimonies was fact. The virgin birth, life, miracles, death, resurrection and ascension of the Lord God, our Savior the Messiah Jesus Christ is all true.
John the Baptist
How they died: The New Testament tells of the fate of only two of the apostles [John the Baptist wasn't an apostle - but he was beheaded]:
Judas, who committed suicide and no martyr betrayed Jesus and then went out and hanged himself and the Apostle James the son of Zebedee, who about 44 AD was executed by King Herod:
James (son of Zebedee & Salome): The newly-appointed governor of Judea, Herod Agrippa, decided to ingratiate himself with the Romans by persecuting leaders of the new sect followers of Jesus. After James was arrested and led to place of execution, his unnamed accuser was moved by his courage, not only repented and converted on the spot, but asked to be executed alongside James. The Roman executioners obliged, and both men were simultaneously beheaded.
Acts 12:1-2 "Herod the king stretched forth his hands to
vex certain of the church. And he killed James
the brother of John with the sword."
Two records of Traitor Judas Escariot's death:
Matthew 27:5 Judas cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself."
Acts 1:18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.
🙏 Romans 12:3 ❤️✝️
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Exodus 20:2-17 God's Ten Commands
Jesus said: "Marvel not that I said you must be born again!' John 3:3, 7
GOD'S STRONG DELUSION
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
Matthew 15:13; Mark 13:20; Luke 20:35
John 6:37, 39, 44, 65
We must obey God. Luke 11:28
FLY ME TO THE MOON SONG:
Isaiah 26:3; Philippines 4:6
7-8-21-21, Israel has only 8000 square miles of land - the Muslims have 5 million. Yet, they also want the Jews land. Of all the nations of the world, the Lord chose the descendants of Jacob [Jews], not Ishmael [Muslims], to be His covenant people - the descendants of Abraham and wife Sarah. (Genesis 17:19-21; Malachi 1:1–5).
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
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