Re: Do you know how the Apostles Died
- Dear All,
This refers to Bro. T.M. Shajy's posting on the above subject, wherein it is mentioned:
<Thomas Was stabbed with a spear in India during one of his missionary
trips to establish the church in the sub-continent>
Please note that St. Thomas' martyrdom was so henious. The saint was murdered by piercing a spear from behind. It is believed that the crime was carried out when the Saint was praying. While he was conversing with this Master alone at the top of a mount near Madras - Mylapore, this was happened. The adversaries of the saint might have planned the killing in such a way that no witnesses should be there, and hence chosen the mount. Only the adversaries were the witnesses. The saint might have bled for days, and nobody might have witnessed his suffering, but only his Master. The adversaries might have done it because they might have felt that if this great man is alive for some more time, their interest might be hampered. They can't sell their tricky business to the people, and their survival will be a difficult one, and hence they executed the plan to finish-off the saint.
Yes, it is done for their survival. Whereas the Church the saint planted here in this land witnessed more number of piercing through its heart number of times, not by the adversaries, but by the sons of the Church. Till today they could not succeeded in wiping away the followers of the saint. The ramnants are still fighting with such revolts, back biting, and dragging them to courts, making them to accept the lie they proclaim against the true faith. If the Saint had to suffer only for two or three days, the faithfuls in Malankara is suffering for centuries.
Let us all intercede with the SAINT, who procreated us, to give us strength to stand against the adversaries, and pray for their deliverance from evil practices.