Thomas said “Let us go with him, so that we may die with him.”
(Jn. 11:16).

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            Thomas,  an apostle of Jesus Christ                                        This is a true story!

also called Didymus
(John. 11:16)

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 “Twin.”
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.


In modern times Thomas had received the nickname “Doubting Thomas” and this phrase is even used today to describe someone who doubts what they are told.

 The 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. 20:25). 

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. 20:27).

A lot of the other disciples had moments of doubt, remember Peter 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 embarrassing?

            Well Thomas had good qualities as well. After Lazarus had 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.

But Thomas was not afraid he bravely spoke up and said
“Let us go with him, so that we may die with him.”
(John. 11:16).
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.

Thomas said,
“Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.” (John. 20:25)
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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