You ever watched a crime movie and saw someone tied to a chair or have a gun to their head for questioning. The scene always goes like the suspect lies and lies until they know that they’re about to die and they finally spill the truth. They tell the truth because regardless of the consequences, it’s not worth dying for lying.
This is how I know Jesus was who he said he was because his apostles kept their word until their deaths. At least ten of the apostles died horrifying deaths for their faith in Jesus. The fact is, no one will die for a lie.
The Bible doesn’t record the deaths of Jesus apostles, but many biblical scholars have accounted for how the apostles died. Peter died on an upside down cross, Paul was beheaded by Emperor Nero, Thomas got pierced with a spear, Matthew got stabbed to death, James was toned and clubbed to death, and the list goes on.
These men weren’t playing about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They traveled in different directions to share the Gospel and many of them died awful lonely deaths.
This isn’t the story of a group of men who tried to get followers by faking a savior. These men died because of their faith. Any logical person who realizes that they’re about to die because of a lie will instantly tell the truth.
The deaths of Jesus apostles are one of the reasons why I believe Jesus was really the Son of God.
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