Apostles of the Bible
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Peter was born in Bethsaida, Roman Empire in 1 BC and died as a Martyr in Rome, Italy around AD 67. The Catholic church recognizes Peter as the first Pope. Jesus told Peter that he was giving him the keys to Heaven. Jesus called Peter his Rock and told him that he was gonna build his Church upon his Rock. Peter is named as a major Apostle.
Peter is believed to have been crucified upside down in Rome upon his request because, he said he did not deserve to be crucified right side up, the same way his Lord had. Peter is often portrayed as standing at the gates of Heaven holding a set of keys and guarding Heaven's entry. Peter has other religious literature that has been written about him for years and in film and books he is often spoken of or portrayed as one of the Lord's top Apostles. Peter is mentioned in the book of Mark
John was born in 6D in Galilee and died in Asia Minor IN c. 1999. All of the Apostles except Judas Iscariot, suffered martyrdom. Saint John outlived them all and died of old age. He is the author of five Books of the New Testament including: The Gospel of John, John's Three Epistles I & II & III John and of course Revelation. (There was a song that was called "John The Revelator", that we used to sing in church.) God worked through John as he witnessed the Transfiguration and he was at the foot of the Cross when Jesus was crucified. John was allowed and once again used of God as a major part of the New Testament Books of The Bible. He has many statues and monuments dedicated to him in areas throughout the world.
The Apostle John is a big part of the New Testament in the Holy Bible and his Books as well as all the Books of the Bible. Can you imagine being the one that gets to see and understand what Revelation means. God had John translate The Book of Revelation. To see and know what happens in the end (we know what is going to happen), you know John was a special person to Jesus and God knew that he would be able to write and explain Revelation.
John is a family name, and he is a fourth generation. He is called John the Apostle, he is also referred to as John of Patmos.
Mark was born in the 1st century AD in Libya and died in 68 AD. He was Peter's interpreter and he founded the church of Africa and before he died he was named the Bishop of Alexandria. He wrote the Gospel according to Mark in the Bible. The Gospel according to Mark recounts the Ministry of Jesus Christ. Mark is known as one of the seventy apostles sent out by Jesus to witness to Judea.
Mark is believed to have been the founder of The Church of Alexandria.
The Apostle Matthew died near Ethiopia and he was a tax collector. He was one of the original twelve Apostles called directly by the Lord to preach the word. He watched the Resurrection and the Ascension of Jesus in the New Testament. Tradition holds that he was martyred for spreading the word without fear.
The Apostle Luke was born in Syria and died in Greece at the age of 84. He was a doctor and was credited for writing the Gospel of Luke. He was a painter who painted pictures of The Virgin Mary. He is also thought of as a historian of the highest order. He wrote one of the Epistles in the New Testament of the Holy Bible. Luke is one of the four of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, who wrote the first few books of The New Testament of The Bible.
The Apostle Paul was born in AD 5 in Turkey but, he was beheaded for preaching the word in Rome, Italy. Thirteen epistles of the New Testament are attributed to him and he ironically used to kill Christians and persecute them. He met The Resurrected Jesus and was made blind. After his sight returned days later, he converted to serve the Lord at all costs. He never again turned from The Lord after being shown the light.
We read stories in the bible about men and women being killed for their beliefs. We have a hard time believing this now a days. Fast forward to the 20th century and now we live in a day and age where heads are being chopped off for their beliefs.
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