an apostle of Jesus Christ
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was one of the 12
Apostles named in all 3 lists of disciples
(Matthew. 10:3; Mark. 3:18; Luke. 6:15).
Both of his names mean
Early church traditions state that he had a twin
sister, Lydia, which is how he received his name.
Almost everything we
know about Thomas is found in the Gospel of John.
modern times Thomas had received the nickname
“Doubting Thomas” and this phrase is even used
today to describe someone who doubts what they
nickname arose because after Jesus had risen from the
dead the other disciples told Thomas that they had seen
the Lord alive. But Thomas doubted their words and said
“Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my
hand into his side, I will not believe it.” (John.
A week later Jesus appeared to the disciples
and this time Thomas was with them. Jesus said to Thomas
“Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand
and put it into my side.
Stop doubting and believe.” (John.
A lot of the other
disciples had moments of doubt, remember
sinking into the water after walking upon it
toward Jesus. He became afraid and doubted. Nathanael
doubted that the Messiah could ever come from
such an insignificant town as Nazareth.
Sometimes nicknames are just unfair. Do you know
anyone who has gotten a nickname just because of
one thing they did that was wrong or
Thomas had good qualities as well. After
gotten sick and died Jesus said to the disciples “lets
go back to Judea” where Lazarus was buried (John. 11:7).
But the disciples didn’t want to go because the last
time they were there the Jews tried to kill Jesus.
Thomas was not afraid he bravely spoke up and said
us go with him, so that we may die with him.”
Maybe he should have had the nickname
“Courageous Thomas” instead!
Thomas was with the other Apostles at
Christ’s ascension and was gathered with them in the
upper room in Acts 1:13. After this the Bible tells us
nothing else about Thomas.
“Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.” (John.
Eusebius, a Christian historian says that
Thomas traveled all the way to India preaching the Gospel of Jesus and lived there preaching until he was martyred.
In the 13th century the explorer Marco Polo visited India and met a group of Christians who said Thomas’ tomb was on the east coast of India.
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