The disciples and apostles of Jesus were the closest followers of Jesus Christ during his earthly ministry. These individuals played an essential role in spreading the gospel message to the world after Jesus’ ascension into heaven. Unfortunately, many of these individuals suffered martyrdom for their beliefs, as they were often persecuted for spreading the gospel message. In this blog post, we will explore how each of the disciples and apostles of Jesus died.
Petra is a Christian rock band that has been around for over four decades. Founded in 1972 by Bob Hartman, the band has undergone many lineup changes throughout the years but has always remained faithful to its mission of sharing the gospel through music. #Petra
Lee Strobel is a well-known Christian apologist and author who has written numerous books on Christianity, including “The Case for Christ,” “The Case for Faith,” and “The Case for a Creator.” His work has had a profound impact on many people’s faith journeys, both believers and skeptics alike. #LeeStrobel
Jesus’ Cross Shape Misconception – The cross on which Jesus was crucified was not in the shape of an “X”. Instead, it was in the shape of a traditional Latin cross, also known as a “crux immissa.” This cross has a longer vertical beam (called the stipes) and a shorter horizontal beam (called the patibulum) that is attached near the top of the vertical beam.
Thomas Aquinas, also known as Saint Thomas Aquinas, was an Italian theologian, philosopher, and scholar who lived from 1225 to 1274. He was one of the most influential thinkers of the Middle Ages and his works continue to be studied and debated to this day. #ThomasAquinas
R. Albert Mohler Jr. is a well-known figure in evangelical circles, serving as the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Mohler is widely respected for his scholarship and his influence on conservative Christianity in America. #RAlbertMohlerJr
Charles Stanley was a well-known pastor, theologian, and author, who has spent over five decades in ministry. He has touched the lives of many people through his preaching, teaching, and writing. His dedication to spreading the word of God and helping people find their purpose in life has earned him a reputation as one of the most influential Christian leaders of our time. #CharlesStanley
CS Lewis is one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1898, Lewis went on to become a prolific writer, theologian, and literary scholar. His works continue to be celebrated today for their timeless themes, powerful imagery, and profound insights into the human experience. #CSLewis
John Wesley is a significant figure in the history of Christianity. He is known as the founder of Methodism, a movement that grew to become one of the largest Protestant denominations in the world. Born in 1703 in Epworth, England, Wesley was the fifteenth child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley. His parents were devout Christians, and his father was a priest in the Church of England. #JohnWesley
Ray Comfort is a Christian evangelist, author, and filmmaker from New Zealand who has been actively sharing his faith for over four decades. Born on December 5, 1949, in New Zealand, Comfort grew up in a Jewish family but became an atheist in his teenage years. However, after reading the Bible, he became convinced that it was true and became a Christian at the age of 22. #RayComfort
Greg Laurie is a prominent Christian pastor, author, and evangelist based in Southern California. He is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, a megachurch located in Riverside, California, and the founder of Harvest Crusades, a large-scale evangelistic event held annually across the United States. #GregLaurie
Postmillennialism is a belief held by some Christians about the end times and the future of the world. According to this view, Christ’s kingdom is gradually expanding throughout the world, and will eventually become so dominant that it will usher in a golden age of peace and prosperity. After this, Christ will return to establish the new heavens and new earth. #Postmillennialism
Wayne Grudem is one of the most influential theologians of our time. Born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin in 1948, he has devoted his life to the study and teaching of theology and biblical studies. His conservative evangelical views have made him a polarizing figure in some circles, but there can be no doubt that his writings have had a significant impact on the way many Christians understand the Bible and their faith. #WayneGrudem
The post-tribulation view is a belief held by some Christians that the rapture will occur after the tribulation period. This view is in contrast to the pre-tribulation view, which holds that the rapture will occur before the tribulation period. #posttribulation
The Baptist Faith and Message (BFM) is a statement of faith adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in 1925. It has since undergone revisions in 1963 and 2000. The BFM serves as a guide for the beliefs and practices of Southern Baptists, a denomination of Protestant Christianity with over 14 million members in the United States. #BaptistFaithMessage
Pre-tribulation is a belief held by some Christians in relation to the end times, specifically in regards to the timing of the rapture. The rapture is the belief that at some point in the future, Jesus Christ will return and take all true believers in Him up to heaven before the start of the tribulation period, a time of great turmoil and suffering on earth. Pre-tribulationists believe that the rapture will occur before the tribulation period begins. #pretribulation