"How the 12 Apostles Died"

Selected from the Shively, Ky., bulletin

Few know the manner in which the twelve apostles came to their end:

Judas Iscariot, hung himself after betraying the Lord.

Peter, so tradition says, was crucified, head downward during the persecution by Nero.

Andrew, died on a cross at Perrae, in Achaia, a Greek colony.

James, was thrown down from a pinnacle of the temple and then beaten to death with a club.

Thomas, the doubter, was run through with a lance.

John, died of extreme old age in Ephesus, the only one to die a non-violent death.

Bartholomew, was flayed alive in Armenia.

James, the son of Zebedee, was beheaded in Jerusalem by Herod.

Phillip, was hanged against a pillar in Asia Minor.

Matthew, was slain by the sword in Ethiopia.

Thaddaeus, was shot to death with arrows.

Simon, died on a cross in Persia (now Iran).

Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, was put to death in Rome.

In reviewing this, it should make one wonder if he would stand by the name of Christ today if he were beset by the sword and cross and not by honor and ease. Would you?????

December 17, 1970