Continuing, Acts 28:21. Read it James 5:20. He had been beheaded by Herod (Acts 12). But are his remains still there? Here is part of his letter to the British king: "However, we have ordered the blessed gifts of the holy martyrs, that is, the relics of the blessed apostles, Peter and Paul, and of the holy martyrs Laurentius, John, and Paul, and Gregory, and Pancratius, to be delivered to the bearers of these our letters, to be by them delivered to you" (Bede's Ecclesiastical History, bk. Before those twelve years were up one of the apostles was already dead James, the brother of John. There is the answer. Luke. God purposely excluded from the book of Acts the final chapters in the history of the early true Church. Here is absolute proof that the Jewish people at Rome had never heard the apostle Peter preach. See the last verses of Romans, Colossians, Hebrews, for example. Could anything be more astounding? Here, revealed at last, is one of history's best-kept secrets! Now notice the regions to which Peter addressed his letter. It was Paul who was commissioned to that work. Benjamin went with Judah. and the neighbor nations" (Antiquitates Apostolicae, p. 189). From this region, and from Scythia north of the Black Sea, migrated the ancestors of the Scots and Anglo-Saxons, as we have already seen. To them Jesus sent the twelve apostles! He would not have addressed them as "strangers," for he was himself a Jew. Peter was made by the Messiah the chief among the twelve apostles to coordinate their work. We shall see later when and where these "lost sheep" migrated from Asia Minor to Northwest Europe. When Paul preached the gospel at Rome, where was Peter? Peter, and St. Paul, as may be proved by Dorotheus, Theodoretus and Sophronius" (Remains of Britain, page 5). These regions were under the jurisdiction of Peter and certain of the twelve. To fulfill, later, that divine mission for Jesus was soon slain on Golgotha to pay for the sins of the world He commissioned His twelve disciples. Were remnants of the House of Israel there, too? Jesus would not have called Paul as a special apostle to carry the gospel to the Gentiles, if the original twelve had been commissioned to preach to the Gentiles. Based on the Article by Dr. Hermon Hoeh former Worldwide Church of God Evangelist who died in 2001. "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia" (I Peter 1:1). From ancient times Spain was the high road of migration from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the British Isles. The Parthians rose to power around 250 B.C. There is no mistaking this. From Dacia came the Normans who ultimately settled in France and Britain. Many wonder how the 12 apostles died, but The New Testament tells of the fate of only two of the apostles: Judas, who betrayed Jesus and then went out and hanged himself, and James the son of Zebedee, who was executed by Herod about 44 AD . Simon: called Peter (Grk. Where did they go and what did they do after Jesus' resurrection and ascension? What New Testament Reveals The history of the early New Testament Church is preserved in the book of Acts. (12) The Apostle John John is the only one of the twelve Apostles to have died a natural death. Lod, today, is the site of Tel Aviv’s international airport. For centuries the Christian world has taken for granted that Peter and Paul are buried in Rome. He was exiled to the Island of Patmos under the Emperor Domitian for his proclamation of the risen Christ. Paul did not preach in these districts. Clement of Rome, in his letter to the Corinthians, confirms Paul's journey to the West. And in North Africa, from whence they migrated into Britain in the fifth century. Parthia was defeated by Persia in A.D. 226. What happened to the twelve apostles? There are only 8 of the 12 Apostles left, but due to continuing erosion, the current cliffs are expected to become rock stacks. Oh, yes, there had been a "Peter" in Rome ever since the days of Claudius Caesar. Jesus was of the lineage of David, of the House of Judah. The Southern Ocean harnesses harsh and extreme weather conditions that cause the soft limestone to gradually erode to then form caves in the cliffs. xi, sect. after which Sophornius and others inform us. Now It Can Be Told Did it ever seem strange to you that most of the New Testament, following the book of Acts, was written by Paul, and not by Peter? He had been beheaded by Herod (Acts 12). 15:20). But that James was already martyred by Herod (Acts 12:2). Its capital, later, was Samaria. The very fact that Peter preached in Britain is proof in itself that part of the Lost House of Israel was already there. Matthew, Metaphrastes tells us, "went first into Parthia, and having successfully planted Christianity in those parts, thence travelled to Aethiopia, that is, the Asiatic Aethiopia, lying near India." Could anything be more astounding? Vol. Paul was expressly forbidden to preach in Mysia, the northern district of the Roman province of Asia. Strabo named the colonists in northern Asia Minor "White Syrians" (12, 3, 9), instead of Assyrians. Granted, Peter, in his capacity of chief apostle, made one trip to the Gentile Samaritans. These were the people to whose ancestors Peter wrote his epistles. 29). The deeds of this apostle are sometimes mistakenly assigned to James, John's brother. (See Rawlinson's The Sixth Monarchy, page 19.) Because the House of Israel lived in Palestine southern Syria in Greek terminology the Greeks called them "White Syrians." In the Authorized Version (most modern versions are incorrect, and in several instances carelessly leave off the proper ending found in the Greek) every one of the New Testament books ends with an "Amen" except three Acts, James and-III John. When you discover which areas these were, you will have located where the Lost Ten Tribes, addressed by James, were then living. When the Assyrians were later removed from their homeland to northern Asia Minor, part of the House of Israel migrated with them. Josephus, the Jewish historian, was familiar with Parthia as a major dwelling place of the Ten Tribes. It indicates God wants us to understand that certain knowledge was not to be made known to the world until now, when the gospel is being sent around the world as a final witness before the end of this age. James, son of Alphaeus, was the one who left Palestine after the first twelve years. The Scots are part of the House of Israel. In Jesus’s stead, all the original apostles were sent to the lost sheep of Israel. History knows them as Angles and Saxons. Why is the book of Acts strangely silent about the twelve apostles after their departure from the Holy Land? Parthia and Britain were Israelite. Why Spain? Gaul must have been reached by one of the twelve. Matthew. Departing hence, he went again to Amynsus and then... he proposed to return to Jerusalem" the headquarters church. The word peter, in Babylonian and Hebrew, means "opener" hence it is used in the original Hebrew of the Old Testament for "firstling" one that first opens the womb. But have you ever noticed that Acts ends in the middle of the story? "From whence come wars and fightings among you?" It is not addressed exclusively to Judah the Jews. The missing "Amen" is to tell us to look elsewhere in the Bible for the answer. One early Greek author gives these journeys in special detail, just as if Luke had written an account of the other apostles as he did of Paul. Just prior to A.D. 60 only two areas of the world were torn by wars and civil fightings. From Princetown it is a 7-kilometre (4.3-mile) moderate walk on boardwalk, crushed gravel, steps and rubber tiles. Suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia, Killed by a sword wound. 4. Peter was made by Christ the chief among the twelve apostles to coordinate their work. What wars were these? It means "an inhabitant of Scythia." Peter merely opened the door, as the chief apostle, for the Gentiles. Three Missing Words Now turn to the book of James. Why? They lost their identity and became identified with the names of the districts in which they lived. One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night … Presenter: Rod KingTeaser: Jesus gave the Apostles a commission to reach the scattered Israelite peoples. It is an interesting article and I recommend it to readers of this blog (see link below). He declares: "But then the entire body of the people of Israel [the Ten Tribes] remained in that country [they did not return to Palestine]; wherefore there are but two tribes in Asia and Europe subject to the Romans. Simon Peter in Britain! The only exiles in this land were the ten tribes of Israel. It wasn’t time for Israel’s identity to be revealed to the world. But they are not in North Africa today. Many pieces of ancient literature some spurious, some factual confirm that both Simon Magus, the false apostle who masqueraded as Peter, and Simon Peter himself died at Rome. Of necessity Peter would be found traveling to many more regions than he would personally be ministering to. They did go, but history has lost sight of where they went. Here is historic proof to confirm the identity and location of "the House of Israel." Some, who do not understand the difference between the House of Israel and the Jews, imagine the apostles went exclusively to Jews. All one need do is search the records of military history for the period immediately before and up to the year A.D. 60. From the famous city Babylon, in Mesopotamia, Peter directed the work of all the apostles in the East. The northern ten tribes, who rejected Solomon's son, became known as the "House of Israel." But Paul's third mission was not yet accomplished. And where did Simon the Zealot carry the Gospel? Universal Greek tradition declares that the apostles did not leave the Syro Palestinian region until the end of twelve years' ministry. These countless thousands were not Negroes, or Arabs. First then he travelled through Cappadocia, [Upper] Galatia and Bithynia, and instructed them in the faith of Christ, passing all along the Euxine Sea" the old name for the Black Sea "... and so into the solitude of Scythia." Paul spent his years in Asia Minor in the southern, or Greek half. This is why, after Acts 11, you read very little about the original 12. Early maps name the rock formations as the Sow and Piglets. But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that everywhere it is spoken against. Whenever the Parthians suffered reverses, other nations suffered. Jesus' Commission Tells Notice the surprising answer in Matthew 10:5-6: "These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." Here is what happened. When Paul preached the gospel at Rome, where was Peter? That region was known as the Kingdom of Parthia. Their ancestors had already heard the message from one of the twelve apostles. After the death of Solomon, David's son, the twelve tribes were divided into two nations. In these three, and these three only, the word "Amen" is not in the inspired original Greek. Jesus Christ selected the 12 apostles from among his early followers to become his closest companions. From Scythia migrated the Scots. By contrast, the dark-complexioned Arameans remained in Syria and dwell there to this day. The tribe of Judah split off from the nation Israel in order to retain the king, whom Israel had rejected. Wars Reveal Where From James 4:1 we learn that wars were being waged among the lost tribes of Israel. Judah was deported to Mesopotamia. The names of Jesus’ 12 main disciples are: Although he did not die a martyr's death, he did live a martyr's life. Blue markers represent commonly accepted death locations while … But what is Simon the Zealot doing in North Africa? Could history be any clearer? Then to whom and where were the twelve apostles sent? But was that merely to preach to the Gentiles? It makes history and the Bible plain. Simon Peter in Britain Begin with Simon Peter. Have you ever noticed that the letter of James, like the book of Acts, ends abruptly, without the normal salutations? You read, after Acts 15, only of Paul's ministry to the Gentiles. Indeed! See Acts 28:31. 15:24). Matthew 10:5-6: “These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” He bypassed Gaul on his way from Italy to Spain (Romans 15:24, 28). Paul never once mentions Peter in his epistle to the brethren in Rome, most of whom had been converted on Pentecost in 31 A.D. Not even the Jews at Rome had heard the gospel preached before Paul arrived. James addressed his letter to the twelve tribes of Israel scattered abroad. Peter was addressing part of the lost ten tribes who dwelt among the Gentiles as aliens or strangers. It was to John that Jesus committed Mary's care. These conspirators became the founders of what today masquerades in the world as the "Christian religion." When the Jews, as a nation, rejected that message, you probably have supposed that they turned to the Gentiles. Babylon was the major city from which the apostles in the east worked. Blue markers represent commonly accepted death locations while yellow markers represent disputed locations. A natural process of growth led the House of Israel to these sparsely populated regions. purposely, from James. It refers not to Gentiles, but to non-Gentiles who dwelt among Gentiles, as foreigners and aliens. Interestingly, the word Scythia, in Celtic, has the same meaning that Hebrew does in the Semitic language a "migrant" or "wanderer." It was there that he wrote the last book in the Bible, Revelation. In 256 they began to migrate from the regions of the Black Sea to Denmark, thence into the British Isles in 449. Let John himself tell us, "I' had many things to write: but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee" (verse 13). (See III John) But Simon Peter, Christ's apostle, was in Britain, preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. In A.D. 256 they began to migrate from northern Asia Minor along the shores of the Black Sea to the Cymbric Peninsula (Denmark) opposite Britain. They arrived in Britain shortly after A.D. 449 at the time of the Anglo-Saxon invasion. Many conquered peoples were removed to other homes, and two of these became very great colonies: the one was composed of Assyrians and was removed to the land between Paphlagonia and Pontus, and the other was drawn from Media and planted along the Tanais [the River Don in ancient Scythia the modern Ukraine, north of the Black Sea, in southern Russia]" (Book II, 43). But the movements of the original twelve apostles are cloaked in mystery. According to Luke: . Again he wrote: "Some of the Apostles preached the Gospel in the British Isles." There it is! To whom did Peter address his letters? The number 12 symbolizes a new organized beginning. They know that it is Simon Magus, the false Peter, who is buried there, not Simon Peter the apostle. God did not permit John to make known, in plain language, the names of the leaders of that conspiracy, and the city of their operation. From there they migrated to Northwest Europe in the sixth century, long after the apostles' time. Second, he was to appear before kings an event brought about by a two-year imprisonment at Rome. Eusebius, in his third book of Evangelical Demonstrations, chapter 7, admitted that the apostles "passed over to those which are called the British Isles." In history they now became commonly known as "Israel" because they were the only descendants of Jacob or Israel now living in the Holy Land. If multitudes of Greeks in southern Asia Minor were being converted to Christ by the ministry of Paul, and at the same time multitudes among the lost ten tribes of the House of Israel were being converted in northern Asia Minor, should not those Greeks have left the record of which of the twelve apostles carried the gospel there? 137-138 of Cave's Antiquitates Apostolicae). These plotters sought to seize upon the name of Christ as a cloak for their diabolical religion. Now to discover where Peter and others of the twelve went after they left the Holy Land. And why was the short letter of III John missing an "Amen"? The Parthian kingdom, which was composed of the Ten Tribes ruling over Gentiles, possessed Assyria and Mesopotamia during most of the New Testament period. The Parthians were none other than the exiled Lost Ten Tribes who remained in the land of their captivity until A.D. 226. He reports: "That St. Paul brought salvation to the isles that lie in the ocean" (book i, on Psalm cxvi, p. 870). It is purposely missing. For some centuries this region of the Hindu Kush, bordering on Scythia and Parthia, was known as "White India." The word "Scot" is derived from the word "Scyth." nor Medes, nor Assyrians or any other known people. The chief apostle to the House of Israel writing to a part of the ten lost tribes dwelling among the Assyrians who originally carried them captive. 2:8). Think of it. Where Did Matthew Go? He was the leading conspirator in the plot hatched by the priests of the pagan Babylonian-Samaritan mysteries. It was not then God's time to make that known. But these were not the only lands to which the exiled House of Israel journeyed. The ten tribes the House of Israel became lost in the land of their exile. Before those twelve years were up one of the apostles was already dead -- James, the brother of John. The book of Revelation ends with an "Amen." bk. Each missing "Amen" is a special sign. Who were these so-called "White Syrians"? Log in, How to Make an Act of Spiritual Communion and an Act of Perfect Contrition. Peter was commissioned to go to the lost tribes. On the Shores of the Caspian Sea James referred to Israel as scattered abroad. New peoples, the Greeks tell us, were living in northern Asia Minor in New Testament times. To whom is it addressed? The Persians finally drove them all out. Had some fled westward in 721 B.C. The Parthian kingdom was, in fact, a loose union of those lost tribes of Israel who dwelt in Central Asia during this period. Turn, now, to added proof of the apostles' mission to the lost sheep of the House of Israel in the British Isles. Was hanged in Greece as a result of his tremendous Preaching to the lost. But here’s what National Geographic has to say about it: Paul in Britain, Too? And that’s the way God wanted it! You read plainly of Paul's travels through Cyprus, Asia Minor, Greece, Italy. John reveals, in the letter, a pagan conspiracy. Here, revealed at last, is one of history's best-kept secrets! (Life of St. Germanus) Is it significant that the Work of God and God's College in Britain are in St. Albans? Jesus' Commission Tells. Listen to the answer from Greek historians: "In this division Andrew had Scythia, and the neighboring countries primarily allotted him for his province. Matthew/Levi – missionary to Parthia (Iran); died of old age. Paul often ends his letters with names of places and people. From there, around A.D. 256, the Ten Tribes migrated with their brethren from Asia Minor into Northwest Europe. Jesus "came to his own" the House of Judah, the Jews "and his own received him not" (John 1:11). Bactrians. The results will shock you! When His own people the Jews rejected Him, He did not turn to the Gentiles. Greek historians, in the early Middle Ages, have left us information from original documents that apparently are no longer extant. Paul did not preach in the areas where Peter and others of the twelve apostles had carried the gospel. It lies slightly east of the area where the Assyrians settled the Israelite captives. Jesus meant what He said! Simon Magus (Acts 8). Its people were led into captivity beyond the Tigris River and planted in Assyria and the cities of the Medes around lake Urmia, southwest of the Caspian Sea. You probably never noticed that before. Here's what we do know about the 12 disciples of Jesus. Thomas, or Doubting Thomas as he is commonly known, was one of the Twelve Apostles, disciples sent out after Christ's Crucifixion to spread the newborn faith. Before those twelve years were up one of the apostles was already dead — James, the brother of John. View the journeys of the Apostle Peter, Paul, Paul and Barnabas, Phillip, and Mark and Barnabas. Now consider this. It was the apostle Paul, called years later as a special apostle, who was commissioned to bear the gospel to the Gentiles. These historical reports of the apostles are altogether different from the spurious apocryphal literature of the early Roman Catholic Church. The northern ten tribes, the House of Israel, were overthrown in a three-year siege by the mighty Assyrian Empire. But God intended, for a special purpose, which few understand, that the identity of the lost House of Israel should not be revealed until this pulsating twentieth century. The bones of Peter and Paul (termed "relics" in the Pope's letter) sent by the Pope from Rome to Britain to the land of Israel! But the moment has now come, in this climactic "time of the end," to pull back the shroud of history and reveal where the twelve apostles went. Which of the twelve apostles carried the Gospel to the Parthian Israelites? And the Other Apostles? Hence taking ship, he sailed across the sea to Sinope, situated in Paphlagonia..." (pp. These Gentiles (II Kings 17) had become known as Samaritans by the time of Christ. A sermon presented by Dr. Burrus Smith. The archaeology of Scandinavia confirms this event. What the Greeks report is not what most people expect to find. Josephus was, apparently, unaware of those who had already migrated westward. •Acts 9:36-43 Peter is called to the port of Joppa where Tabitha (‘Dorcas’ inGreek), one of the believers, has died. 28:19-20). Commission of the Disciples. In the year 656 Pope Vitalian decided the Catholic Church was not interested in the remains of the apostles Peter and Paul. But remnants of the Ten Lost Tribes were yet in another vast region beyond the confines of the Roman Empire. Who knows, in five years there could be fourteen apostles! In A.D. 598, when the bishop of Rome sent Augustine to bring Catholicism to England he found the inhabitants were already professing Christians. This book is not addressed to the Gentiles. A map of locations of where the 12 Apostles of Jesus Christ died, according to tradition. III, ch. Not much information has survived about the fates of the 12 disciples, but some is still available from various sources. It was Paul who went through the door and brought the gospel to the nations. Notice the surprising answer -- in Matthew 10:5-6: "These twelve … Bartholomew shared, with Thomas, the same vast plains, according to Nicephorus. No one, it seems, has thought to question the tradition. (See maiginal note, p. 45, in Cave's Antiquitates Apostolicae) Peter preached the gospel in Great Britain, not in Rome, the capital of the Gentile world. But nowhere in the New Testament do you find Paul journeying into northern Galatia the area to which Peter addresses his letter to the tribes of Israel. Notice the areas from which these colonies came Assyria and Media. 168.) But where did the remaining apostles go? Compare it with Paul's epistles. Note it. He "commanded them." Even today a vital part of the Iberian Peninsula Gibraltar belongs to the birthright tribe of Ephraim the British. The cover article in this month’s National Geographic magazine is entitled “The Journey of the Apostles,” and it examines the subject of where the 12 Apostles went as they spread the new faith of Christianity after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He warns the Israelites against the wars being waged among themselves. There is a reason why the journeys of the twelve apostles have been cloaked in mystery until now. Metaphrastes, the Greek historian, reports "that Peter was not only in these Western parts" the Western Mediterranean "but particularly that he was a long time" here we have Peter's main life work to the Lost Ten Tribes "... a long time in Britain, where he converted many nations to the faith." 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