History and tradition records that the Apostle Peter wascrucified upside down upon a Roman cross. He supposedly died at the hand of the Roman Emperor Nero by crucifixion. Feeling unworthy to be crucified in the same manner as Jesus Christ,Simon Peter requested to be hung upside down during his crucifixion.
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Did Simon Peter really die upside down?
He supposedly died at the hand of the Roman Emperor Nero by crucifixion. Feeling unworthy to be crucified in the same manner as Jesus Christ, Simon Peter requested to be hung upside down during his crucifixion. Is this fact or fiction?
Did Simon Peter die by crucifixion?
Many Christian scholars have thought that Simon Peter died in Rome by crucifixion. There are a variety of early Christian reports that seem to indicate this (Tertullian, Praescr. Haer. 36.3; Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History, 3.1.2).
What happened to Peter when he died?
Only one Biblical verse hints at the possible circumstances of his demise. One can be assured, however, that when Peter perished he had the faith and conviction to do so as a Christian. This he was not able to do when Christ was alive (see Matthew 26). Most of what is stated regarding the end of his life is based on tradition and speculation.
How does the death of Peter have application to Christians today?
The death of the Apostle Peter has application to Christians today. This is why it is important why Jesus told how he would die. The Death and shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ upon a Roman Cross provides salvation to us.