Apostle

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The Twelve Apostles were men who, according to the Bible, were chosen from among the disciples of Jesus for a mission to Galilee, where they healed the sick and drive out demons.

Christian mythology also states that many of these twelve, became martyrs while defending their faiths in Christianity.

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The Twelve Apostles

The apostles were Simon Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, James, Matthew, Simon the Canaanite, Judas Iscariot, and Thaddeus.

Martyrdom

The disciples all died for their faiths, many by crucifixion and others by stoning.

Apologetics

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.

Counter-apologetics

  1. 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.

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