Bonhoeffer uses a similar phrase 'worldly Christianity'. It's J Gresham Machen that I want to line up most closely with. See his Christianity and culture here. Having done commentaries on Proverbs (Heavenly Wisdom) and Song of Songs (Heavenly Love), a matching title for Ecclesiastes would be Heavenly Worldliness. For my stance on worldliness, see 3 posts here.

SBM3 Fates of the Apostles

This is done in a slightly different way to the way Parminder Summon does it. The information is based on tradition and may well be inaccurate in some cases.

  1. Peter: Martyr Crucified at Rome under Nero up-side-down at his request as he did consider himself worthy to be die as Jesus had AD 66
  2. Andrew: Martyr Crucified at Patræ, Achaia. Hung alive on the cross two days, exhorting spectators all the while. AD 74
  3. James: Martyr Killed 10 years after the first martyr, Stephen AD 44
  4. Philip:Martyr Preached the gospel in Phrygia which was in the Roman Province of Asia near Ephesus. Crucified there about 52 AD
  5. Bartholomew: Martyr Preached in Mesopotamia, Persia and India Crucified by the idolaters of India AD 52
  6. Thomas: Martyr Preached in Parthia and Kerala where yet today the Mar Thoma Church exists Killed with a spear in India AD 52
  7. Matthew: Martyr Preached in Ethiopia Killed with a sword c AD 60
  8. James: Martyr Stoned by Jews aged 90 Brains dashed out by a fuller’s club AD 60
  9. Thaddeus: Martyr Shot to death with arrows in Edessa. AD 72
  10. Simon: Martyr Preached in Africa, etc Crucified in Persia AD 74
  11. John: Natural Death Only continuing apostle not to meet a martyr's death. Banished by Emperor Domitian to Patmos where he received Revelation, the last book in the Bible. AD 96
  12. Judas Iscariot: Suicide His death is recorded in the New Testament

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Gary, very interesting stuff on you blog, thanks. Spotted your comments at the Banner Of Truth website, and was glad to have that account.
May the Lord bless your labors, brother!
Pastor David Bissett
Clifton Park, NY