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The disciples all died for their faiths, many by crucifixion and others by stoning.
The disciples all died for their faiths, many by crucifixionand others by stoning.
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The Twelve Apostles
The fact that these men, all eyewitnesses to the resurrection of Jesus, were willing to die for their faith, is the most dramatic evidence that it was not a hoax. It is one thing to die for a religious belief, such as an Islamic fundamentalist or a follower of David Koresh. It’s quite another to die for a known lie.
- Like stories about Jesus himself, the story of the apostles is written primarily in the Bible, a document of questionable historical accuracy. There are few extra-biblical accounts of their alleged martyrdom. These stories are best treated with the same skepticism as any other aprt of the Bible.