Bible Question: Where
in the Bible does it state that Jesus told Peter that he would die
a martyr's death?
Bible Answer: Jesus
told Peter that he would die a martyr's death in John 21.
truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird
yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow
old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will
gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go. Now
this He said, signifying by what kind of death he would glorify
God. And when He had spoken this, He said
to him, “Follow Me!” (NASB)
predicted that Peter would die with his hands stretched out. What
did Jesus mean? History provides the answer.
Nero heard of those things, and observed that not only in
Rome, but in every other place, a great multitude revolted
daily from the worship of idols, and, condemning their old
ways, went over to the new religion, he, an execrable and
pernicious tyrant, sprung forward to raze the heavenly temple
and destroy the true faith. He it was who first persecuted
the servants of God; he crucified Peter, and slew Paul:
THE DIVINE INSTITUTES, chapter 2
was crucified as a martyr. We believe that Peter died in A.D. 64.
He was probably 60-70 years old when he died.
served the Lord Jesus because
he loved Him. That was Jesus'
question. Do you love Me? Peter,
do you love Me? Do you love Jesus?
If so, serve Him!