A Mountain of Evidence For His Truth!
Did you know that there is a huge mountain of evidence for the Christian faith?
Did You Know?
Based upon notes from http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/ Michael Snyder
Did you know that logic and reason actually lead people toward God and not away from Him?
I would like to share some of what I’ve discovered during my research into this discussion over the past 40+ years…
Did you know that the God of the Bible says that one of the ways that you can know that He is the one true God is by looking at the prophecies/predictions that have been fulfilled? The Bible is actually, a gigantic story with underlying layers of meaning. The LORD, God is the only one who can tell us the end of the story, the actions of humankind, and how we individually, and as a society will behave. He tells “the end from the beginning: because He is timeless. He sees it all he knows all things before they happen. He allows or disallows what occurs for His good reasons. In Isaiah 46:9-10, it says the following…
“Remember things that happened
at the beginning, long ago —
that I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like me.
10 At the beginning I announce the end,
proclaim in advance things not yet done;
and I say that my plan will hold,
I will do everything I please to do. (CJB)
Did you know that King David composed a graphic portrayal of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ about 1000 years before it happened? While he was hanging on the cross, Jesus even quoted Psalm 22 to point out to everyone that the fact that his hands and feet had been pierced had been prophesied long ago. At the time this Psalm was written, crucifixion had not yet been invented.
The prophet Isaiah prophesied incredible details about the life, suffering, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus the Messiah about 700 years in advance. Just bear with me. Let’s consider this translation of Isaiah 53.
Isaiah 53 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
53 Who believes our report?
To whom is the arm of Adonai revealed?
2 For before him he grew up like a young plant,
like a root out of dry ground.
He was not well-formed or especially handsome;
we saw him, but his appearance did not attract us.
3 People despised and avoided him,
a man of pains, well acquainted with illness.
Like someone from whom people turn their faces,
he was despised; we did not value him.
4 In fact, it was our diseases he bore,
our pains from which he suffered;
yet we regarded him as punished,
stricken and afflicted by God.
5 But he was wounded because of our crimes,
crushed because of our sins;
the disciplining that makes us whole fell on him,
and by his bruises* we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, went astray;
we turned, each one, to his own way;
yet Adonai laid on him
the guilt of all of us.
7 Though mistreated, he was submissive —
he did not open his mouth.
Like a lamb led to be slaughtered,
like a sheep silent before its shearers,
he did not open his mouth.
8 After forcible arrest and sentencing,
he was taken away;
and none of his generation protested
his being cut off from the land of the living
for the crimes of my people,
who deserved the punishment themselves.
9 He was given a grave among the wicked;
in his death he was with a rich man.
Although he had done no violence
and had said nothing deceptive,
10 yet it pleased Adonai to crush him with illness,
to see if he would present himself as a guilt offering.
If he does, he will see his offspring;
and he will prolong his days;
and at his hand Adonai’s desire
will be accomplished.
11 After this ordeal, he will see satisfaction.
“By his knowing [pain and sacrifice],
my righteous servant makes many righteous;
it is for their sins that he suffers.
12 Therefore I will assign him a share with the great,
he will divide the spoil with the mighty,
for having exposed himself to death
and being counted among the sinners,
while actually bearing the sin of many
and interceding for the offenders.”
Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) (www.BibleGateway.com
The name of Jesus (Yeshua), Mary, Joseph, the names of the 12 disciples, Messiah, Galilee, Passover, Herod, the term “His Cross”, the term “Let Him Be Crucified” and many other phrases relating to Jesus have all been found by Bible code researchers embedded in the text of Isaiah chapter 53?
Did you know that the prophet Daniel prophesied the exact YEAR when Jesus would be presented as Messiah and that he also prophesied that it would be BEFORE the Jewish temple was destroyed in 70 A.D.? All of this was prophesied more than 500 years in advance. Find this in Daniel 9:24-27.
The Bible foretold the exact family line that the Messiah would come from? Mary and her husband Joseph were both of the royal bloodline of King David.
Did you know that the Bible foretold the exact place where the Messiah would be born? There are more than 300 prophecies about the Messiah in the Old Testament Scriptures that were fulfilled by Jesus our Christ.
The chances (the statistical probability) of 1 man born among approximately 200,000,000 in that time, fulfilling even 8 prophecies has been calculated as 1 in several Billion. This is completely beyond chance. To gamble that Jesus the Christ is not the true Messiah is to simply admit you are a rebel to the end and want to throw your life away to the second death or eternal misery… (based on which doctrine you accept.)
Peter Stoner, Professor Emeritus of Science at Westmont College, has calculated that the odds of any one person fulfilling just 48 of the major Messianic prophecies in the Bible was 1 in 10 to the 157th power. (This is a number so vast it is beyond my comprehension.)
Did you know that the ancient Hebrew name for God, YHWH, is actually a prophecy of the death of Jesus Christ? In “paleo-Hebrew”, each letter was represented by an ideogram. In other words, each letter was also a picture which represented an idea. It turns out that when you examine the ancient Hebrew name for God, it can be translated as follows: “The Hand Revealed, The Nail Revealed”. For much more on this, please see “REVEALED! THE SECRET NAME OF GOD – Amazing Last Days Revelation”
The gospel message is contained in the genealogy from Adam to Noah that we find in Genesis chapter 5. In the list below, I have included the Hebrew names from the genealogy along with their English meanings. This is incredible…
Mahalalel (“The Blessed God”)
Jared (“Shall come down”)
Methuselah (“His death shall bring”)
Lamech (“The despairing”)
Noah (“Rest” or “Comfort”)
If you put it all together, you get a sentence that reads something like this: “Man is appointed mortal sorrow, but the Blessed God shall come down teaching, and his death shall bring rest to (those who are) despairing.”
For centuries ahead of time, God held a “dress rehearsal” for the crucifixion of Jesus the Messiah every single year in the exact city where it would happen and on the exact day it would happen? It is called Passover, or Firstfruits and you can read more about it in Leviticus 23:5 5 “‘In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, between sundown and complete darkness, comes Pesach (Passover) for Adonai. (for THE LORD).
It is called Firstfruits, and you can read more about it in Leviticus 23:9-14 (NIV)
Offering the Firstfruits
9 The Lord said to Moses, 10 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest. 11 He is to wave the sheaf before the Lord so it will be accepted on your behalf; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath. 12 On the day you wave the sheaf, you must sacrifice as a burnt offering to the Lord a lamb a year old without defect, 13 together with its grain offering of two-tenths of an ephah[a] of the finest flour mixed with olive oil—a food offering presented to the Lord, a pleasing aroma—and its drink offering of a quarter of a hin[b] of wine. 14 You must not eat any bread, or roasted or new grain, until the very day you bring this offering to your God. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.
The Festival of Tabernacles
33 The Lord said to Moses, 34 “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month the Lord’s Festival of Tabernacles begins, and it lasts for seven days. 35 The first day is a sacred assembly; do no regular work. 36 For seven days present food offerings to the Lord, and on the eighth day hold a sacred assembly and present a food offering to the Lord. It is the closing special assembly; do no regular work.
For a much more detailed explanation, please see “Christ’s Birth Revealed In Scripture” by Pastor Mark Biltz on YouTube.
None less than Dr. Simon Greenleaf of Harvard University (one of the greatest professors of law in U.S. history) once made the following statement?…
“According to the laws of legal evidence used in courts of law, there is more evidence for the historical fact of the resurrection of Jesus Christ than for just about any other event in history.”
Did you know that many that have tried to disprove the Christian beliefs have ended up becoming Christians and strongly defending the Christian faith once they evaluated the evidence? Three prominent exemplary men are C.S. Lewis, Josh McDowell, and Lee Strobel.
refer here: https://www.dacc.edu/assets/pdfs/PCM/merechristianitylewis.pdf
and here: https://www.allaboutjesuschrist.org/the-case-for-christ.htm
Today, March year 2019 there are many astronomers, theoretical physicists, biologists and others in scientific fields who can point to incontrovertible evidence – God exists, God created everything VERY precisely, the Evolutionary “theory” is really an Evolutionary Fantasy with no basis in provable facts, your very genes by their design and activity prove God created them, and you! The Atheists argument is balderdash! The Bible (and its related history) proves itself true repeatedly and there is no escape from that reality.
I’m pleased to tell you, I hold degrees in human physiology, a specialty in nervous system physiology, studies in Massage and nutrition, and a doctor of Chiropractic, licensed for several years in two states (now retired.) All the physiology I studied repeatedly showed that the bodies of animals and people are very carefully designed. There is no evidence for your body or your pet’s body to have come about by any evolutionary thesis. It simply could not happen!
If Jesus did not actually rise from the dead, why didn’t the opponents of the new faith simply produce the body? That would have ended “Christianity” really fast. If you look into that story carefully you will see a large number of Roman soldiers on guard duty were terrified when they awoke in the morning and realized a stone too big to lift had been thrown many feet upon the hill above the tomb and the body of the dead man Jesus, had vanished. (Roman soldiers and Centurions who do not follow orders are killed for it!)
If Jesus did not actually rise from the dead, all of His disciples would have surely known that was the case. So why would all of those men “Die For A Lie” (see this article below) when honesty was at the very heart of the message that they were preaching? Why would they endure years of poverty, travel away from their families and/or wives, beatings, torture and flogging even serious death threats when all they had to do to stop it was to deny that Jesus rose from the dead?
They were not crazy! They saw him! And then hundreds saw him! He appeared to them whole and healthy again after they saw him beaten to a condition unrecognizable and hung on the cross, then run through with a Lance (a very large blade) through the liver, diaphragm, through major arteries, and into the heart. I guarantee; No one survives that and walks away!
Jesus the Christ, a son of Joseph, a Jewish carpenter who lived about 2,000 years ago was killed by the Romans in his early thirties. He was far and away the most influential person in all of human history. Today’s Atheists have no truth supporting what they write. They are fools on “The Highway To Hell” or to their condemnation and second death (based upon your doctrinal interpretation.)
There are a host of ancient sources outside of the Bible that attest to the life and death of Jesus Christ. Non-believing highly regarded ancient historians who lived during the years Jesus was with women and men are on record supporting the historical accounts.
Did you know that archaeological discovery after archaeological discovery has confirmed that the Bible is true and accurate?
Dr. Nelson Glueck, one of the most respected Jewish archeologists of the past 100 years, once made the following statement…
“It may be stated categorically that no archaeological discovery has ever controverted a Biblical reference. Scores of archaeological findings have been made which confirm in clear outline or in exact detail historical statements in the Bible. And by the same token, proper evaluation of Biblical descriptions has often led to amazing discoveries.”
Another greatly respected archeologist, Dr. J. O. Kinnaman, once stated the following…
“Of the hundreds of thousands of artifacts found by the archoeologists, not one has ever been discovered that contradicts or denies one word, phrase, clause, or sentence of the Bible, but always confirms and verifies the facts of the biblical record.”
Large numbers of Muslims all over the world are having dreams and visions of Jesus and are turning to Christianity as a result. For an in-depth look at this phenomenon, please see “Dreams And Visions: Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World?” by Tom Doyle.
Did you know that Carbon-14 dating gives us strong evidence that the Bible is accurate? Due to the rate that it decays, there should be absolutely no measurable radioactive carbon left in fossils that are “greater than 100,000 years old”. Yet we find it in all of the ancient fossils that we dig up. We even find it in coal, diamonds and in dinosaur bones. Those that seek to promote the theory that life has been around for “millions of years” have insufficient explanation for this. … Or, could it be the earth IS 4.5 billion years old but our understanding of carbon dating is wrong?
T-Rex bones have been discovered that still contain soft tissue inside of them. If those bones really were “millions of years old” that would be impossible.
When Charles Darwin published his thesis On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life he didn’t actually have any transitional fossils to prove his fantasy, but he believed that they must exist… Over 100 years later, though many would desperately like to have fossil records, none have been discovered.
Darwin stated, “Lastly, looking not to any one time, but to all time, if my theory be true, numberless intermediate varieties, linking closely together all the species of the same group, must assuredly have existed. But, as by this theory, innumerable transitional forms must have existed, why do we not find them embedded in countless numbers in the crust of the earth?”
After all this time, evolutionists are still looking for them and there is more than ample incentive to do so! Any scientist who could absolutely prove by fossil record that evolution actually occurred would have lifetime university tenure and his books would sell and earn him millions of dollars. Many men want it, none have found it.
Did you know that the amount of information in a single human cell is equivalent to approximately over 5,000 books?
There are three billion letters in the Human Genome. Written out, the Human Genome would stretch 5,592 miles, (9,000 km). It would take a typist working eight hours a day half a century to type. It would fill one million pages; 5,000 books stacked 200 feet high; or two hundred telephone directories.
DNA is an incredibly complex language that we are only beginning to comprehend. Such a language system could not have come into existence by accident. The following is how author, Perry Marshall puts it.
1) DNA is not merely a molecule with a pattern; it is a code, a language, and an information storage mechanism.
2) All codes are created by a conscious mind; there is no natural process known to science that creates coded information.
3) Therefore DNA was designed by a mind.
If you can provide an empirical example of a code or language that occurs naturally, you’ve toppled my proof. All you need is one.
The number of neuronal synapses in your brain is greater than all of the stars that we have ever discovered in the entire universe?
Did you know that if the neutron was not precisely the size that it is (about 1.001 times the mass of the proton), either all protons would have decayed into neutrons by now or all neutrons would have decayed into protons by now and life on Earth would not be possible? In fact, there are a great many examples like this that show how God has gone to great lengths to fine tune our planet and our entire universe for us. The late theoretical physicists Dr. Stephen Hawking said he found mathematical proofs that some parameters of the universe were precise to a millionth of a millionth of a millionth! If there were not such precision, the universe could not exist as it does.
Did you know that the human brain consists of approximately 12 billion cells? It is far more complex than anything that humanity has ever created. Anyone that thinks that our brains could have come into existence “by accident” is only fooling themselves.
The light sensitive retina of the eye has over 10 million photo-receptor cells. Do you actually believe that such a complex and intricate design like the human eye could have assembled itself without the assistance of any intelligence at all? That takes far greater faith than believing that a 747 jet could have assembled itself as exploded junkyard parts fell from the sky!
There is a massive amount of scientific evidence that shows that humanity was created by God.
Before “the big Bang” there was nothing. Suddenly after it, modern theory indicates, all the stars and planets were formed almost at the same moment. The only logical explanation I have, is that God Created It.
In order to believe the theory of evolution, you must have enough blind faith to believe that life just popped into existence from non-living material, and that such life just happened to have the ability to take in the nourishment that it needed, to expel waste, and to reproduce itself, all the while having everything it needed to survive in the environment in which it suddenly found itself. Do you have that much blind faith?
If you have nothing to do some time, put a drop of city tap water onto a slide, slip it under the lens of a microscope and watch all the cells in that water die as the water evaporates; then ask yourself….
How could it be possible that lightning could strike mud, and develop a very simple primitive amino acid chain? That acid chain is imagined to have grown into a gene, developed a cell membrane, developed organelles inside the membrane, and reproduced …. all the while surrounded by an acidic dead environment. It simply is impossible.
This might surprise you. No nation or society that ceased to exist has EVER come back into existence after 2000 years of not being a nation, but for one. the Bible said that Israel would be restored as a nation in One Day, beginning the time of “The Last Days.”
see Ezekiel 37: Here’s a little snip of it.
11 Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. 13 Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. 14 I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord.’”
That happened on May 14, 1948. David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel. U.S. President Harry S. Truman recognized the new nation on the same day. Nothing like this has happened before or since.
Did you know that the Jewish Talmud inadvertently contains remarkable evidence for the Christian faith? The Talmud states that four remarkable miracles that kept repeatedly happening all started about forty years before the destruction of the Jewish temple in 70 A.D.
So what happened just about forty years before the temple was destroyed? The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ of course.
First, here is the description of these miracles that we find in the Jerusalem Talmud…
“Forty years before the destruction of the Temple, the western light went out, the crimson thread remained crimson, and the lot for the LORD always came up in the left hand. They would close the gates of the Temple by night and get up in the morning and find them wide open” (Jacob Neusner, The Yerushalmi, p.156-157).
Secondly, here is the description of these miracles that we find in the Babylonian Talmud…
“Our rabbis taught: During the last forty years before the destruction of the Temple the lot [‘For the LORD’] did not come up in the right hand; nor did the crimson-colored strap become white; nor did the western most light shine; and the doors of the Hekel [Temple] would open by themselves” (Soncino version, Yoma 39b).
Did you know that remnants of ancient Egyptian chariot wheels have been found on the bottom of the Gulf of Aqaba? This is very strong evidence that the Biblical account of the Exodus is accurate.
If time did not have a beginning, then an infinite amount of time would have had to have passed in order to reach this point. But how would that be possible without a God that is outside of time? An infinite span of time would still be running before the Universe would be made.
Did you know that the Bible precisely described what modern people would be like nearly 2,000 years ago?
Here is 2 Timothy chapter 3…
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power.
The teachings of the Messiah Yeshua also commonly known as “Jesus (the) Christ” can give you meaning and purpose in life. If man is nothing but the random arrangement of molecules, if life is nothing more than biochemical accidents waiting to happen, what motivates you to care about anyone or anything? What motivates you to live morally and honorably? If there is no God then there is no reason for moral behavior other than fear of police, jail and or execution. The Communists know that. That is why in their countries where Christianity, Judaism, The Holy Bible, and any religion worshiping The Heavenly Father “God” are banned, there is constantly police attention to everyone, and everyone lives quietly in fear of arrest and worse! Countries without God are never free and happy. If you have been paying a university to teach you a false history and a socialist governmental doctrine, I’m sorry for you because you are paying for lies!
The Bible is the best selling book, and the most printed book of all time. No other book even comes close.
Did you know that people are still being raised from the dead in the name of Jesus today?
Did you know that there are a large number of people alive today that claim to have actually been to heaven or been to hell? How can you dismiss all of those eyewitness testimonies? Are they all lying? Are they all crazy?
If you would like to know how to become a Christian, please see this article entitled “The Most Important Thing” and several others listed on the Home Page of www.heavensway2022.com
So now that you have read all of this, what will you do? I sincerely hope you’ll read more and decide for yourself.
Before we end off I want you to know about a man alive today, who not so many years ago worked to prove Jesus was a hoax. I’m quoting from: https://www.allaboutjesuschrist.org/the-case-for-christ.htm
The Case for Christ – The Prosecutor
Has anybody ever compiled the evidence to determine the case for Christ? As a matter of fact, Lee Strobel, an atheist at the time he undertook this endeavor, decided that he would prove Jesus Christ to be a fraud by the weight of the evidence. Strobel was certainly qualified to undertake such a task, compiling the case against Christ. He has a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School and was an award-winning journalist at the Chicago Tribune. Strobel’s area of expertise was Courtroom Analyst and he rose to the rank of Legal Editor of the Chicago Tribune. Furthermore, Strobel was not biased towards defending Christ – he was an atheist!
The Case for Christ – The Findings
Strobel divides the case for Christ into three basic sections:
1. The Historical Record:
The eyewitness evidence (can the biographies of Jesus Christ be trusted, and do they stand up to scrutiny?) The documentary evidence (were the biographies of Jesus reliably preserved for us?) The corroborating evidence (is there credible evidence for Jesus Christ outside of His biographies?) The scientific evidence (does archaeology confirm or contradict Jesus’ biographies?) The rebuttal evidence (is the Jesus of history the same as the Jesus of Christian faith?)
A Profile of Jesus Christ:
The identity evidence (was Jesus really convinced that He was the Son of God?) The hological evidence (was Jesus crazy when He claimed to be the Son of God?) The profile evidence (did Jesus fulfill the attributes of God?) The fingerprint evidence (did Jesus – and Jesus alone – match the identity of the prophesied Messiah?)
The Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ:
The medical evidence (was the death of Jesus Christ a sham and His resurrection a hoax?) The evidence of the missing body (was Jesus’ body really absent from His tomb?) The evidence of His appearances (was Jesus seen alive after His death on the cross?) The circumstantial evidence (are there any supporting facts that point to the resurrection?)
The Case for Christ – Examining the Evidence
In trying the case for Christ, Strobel cross-examined a number of experts and recognized authorities in their own fields of study. He conducted his examination with no religious bias, other than his predisposition to atheism. Remarkably, after compiling and critically examining the evidence for himself, Strobel became a Christian. Stunned by his findings, he organized the evidence into a book he entitled, The Case for Christ, which has won the Gold Medallion Book Award for excellence. Strobel asks one thing of each reader – remain unbiased in your examination of the evidence. In the end, judge the evidence for yourself, acting as the lone juror in the case for Christ.
Review More Evidence Now! It’s the only way you’ll feel certain, and it’s the only route to happy eternal life!
Romans 8:28 CJB Furthermore, we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called in accordance with his purpose; from the Complete Jewish Bible.
Notes Source: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/did-you-know
from: http://whygodreallyexists.com/archives/would-they-did-for-a-lie-1st-century-martyrs-for-christ The Four Apostles by Albrecht Dürer
Look at what the apostles suffered and yet never denied their faith
1. Matthew suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia, killed by a sword wound.
2. Mark died in Alexandria, Egypt, after being dragged by horses through the streets until dead.
3. Luke was hanged in Greece as a result of his tremendous preaching to the lost
4. John faced martyrdom when he was boiled in a huge basin of boiling oil during a wave of persecution in Rome. However, he was miraculously delivered from death. John was then sentenced to the mines on the prison island of Patmos. He wrote his prophetic Book of Revelation on Patmos. The apostle John was later freed and returned to serve as Bishop of Edessa in modern Turkey. He died as an old man, the only apostle to die peacefully.
5. Peter was crucified upside down on an x-shaped cross, according to church tradition because he told his tormentors that he felt unworthy to die in the same way that Jesus Christ had died. The tradition of the early Church recorded that as Peter was being led to his crucifixion he was heard to say, “None but Christ, none but Christ.”
6. James the Just, the leader of the church in Jerusalem, was thrown over a hundred feet down from the southeast pinnacle of the Temple when he refused to deny his faith in Christ. When they discovered that he survived the fall, his enemies beat James to death with a fuller’s club. This was the same pinnacle where Satan had taken Jesus during the Temptation.
7. James the Greater, a son of Zebedee, was a fisherman by trade when Jesus called him to a lifetime of ministry. As a strong leader of the church, James was ultimately beheaded at Jerusalem. The Roman officer who guarded James watched amazed as James defended his faith at his trial. Later, the officer walked beside James to the place of execution. Overcome by conviction, he declared his new faith to the judge and knelt beside James to accept beheading as a Christian.
8. Bartholomew, also known as Nathanael, was a missionary to Asia, in present day Turkey. Bartholomew was martyred for his preaching in Armenia when he was flayed to death by a whip.
9. Andrew was crucified on an x-shaped cross in Patras, Greece. After being whipped severely by seven soldiers they tied his body to the cross with cords to prolong his agony. His followers reported that, when he was led toward the cross, Andrew saluted it in these words: “I have long desired and expected this happy hour. The cross has been consecrated by the body of Christ hanging on it.” He continued to preach to his tormentors for two days until he expired.
10. The apostle Thomas was stabbed with a spear in India during one of his missionary trips to establish the church in the sub-continent.
11. Jude, the brother of Jesus, was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ.
12. Matthias, the apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot, was stoned and then beheaded.
13. Barnabas, one of the group of seventy disciples, wrote the Epistle of Barnabas. He preached throughout Italy and Cyprus. Barnabas was stoned to death at Salonica.
14. The apostle Paul was tortured and then beheaded by the Emperor Nero at Rome in A.D. 67. Paul endured a lengthy imprisonment which allowed him to write his many epistles to the churches he had formed throughout the Roman Empire. These letters, which taught many of the foundational doctrines of Christianity, form a large portion of the New Testament.
Read More – 1st-century Christian Martyrs- Wikipedia
Would you face torture and death like that for something that you knew was a lie?
The blood spilled by the apostles stands as powerful evidence for the Christian faith.
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