‘Apostle Thomas is remembered for his doubting’
Question: Apostle Thomas is remembered for doubting the resurrection of the Messiah. Are there other traits about Thomas we should know?
Answer: Scripture tells us that Thomas is called Didymus. Didymus is a Greek word and Thomas is Hebrew ; both mean ‘twin’. Thomas was a skilled carpenter. The Gospel of John, 11:16, shows us that Thomas was capable of great devotion and courage. The Gospel of John, 20:20-23, shows us that Thomas has the proclivity to be in the ‘wrong place at the wrong time’ when he missed the opportunity to see Jesus on that glorious Sunday evening. In John 20:24-28, Thomas needed proof that Jesus was alive again. The only way that Thomas’ skepticism in Jesus’ resurrection changed resulted from Thomas physically touching Him. This was followed by Thomas’ confession of faith when he saw and touched Jesus’ wounded body.
All of the Apostles preached the word about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Each had their human frailties. Thomas the Apostle preached throughout India. He is regarded as the Patron Saint of India. Thomas is the founder of today’s Saint Thomas Christians. He was martyred in India.
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Reverend David Deal is the senior pastor at Every Christian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Reverend Deal can be reached in care of the spiritual editor at the Westside Gazette, 545 NW Seventh Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Fla 33311, or by email at David.firstname.lastname@example.org