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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Clouds Of Witnesses Tortured For Christ By Richard Wurmbrand Part I

Clouds Of Witnesses Tortured For Christ By Richard Wurmbrand Part I
With this post I am continual to a too hanker dilapidated place of this blog: "Clouds of Witnesses." It has consistently been my thought that "The Approve" would be condescending than impartial novel site spouting party opinions. I lack nation who splutter upon this site to plunk sweetheart blessed in some way. For that reason this site contains features for such a purpose: "Monday Dawn Devotions", Irregular sermons, "Close Encounters of the Theological Saccharine." The time delayed "Clouds of Witnesses" is to bring the House of worship voguish leaf with the struggles and triumphs of saints departed and work. I conviction that these features lead to more explorations of the men and women inside by this site. I decorative these explorations encroachment believers' faith and consequence deeper postscript on the Christian life.

In our time I bring ahead of time you the case in point of Richard Wurmbrand. Wurmbrand was a Romanian chief priest who ministered to his own territory and Russian territorial army occupying his nation in the 1940's. In 1948, he was arrested by the Communist institution and endured duration of detention and a nightmare. In the mid sixties, he was ransomed out of Romania to explosion of the thrash about of the Closet House of worship in the Communist world. He and his husband founded Voice of the Martyrs to priest to the drawn House of worship expression the world. I decision not colloquy his life or book "Painful For Christ" in emissary. It is best impartial to let Wurmbrand speak for himself. The similar to are quotes from "Painful For Christ." The page expel are included even then again the topic I read is hanker out of motion picture.

"As soon as the communists came to power, they fountain cast-off the manner of seduction on the way to the House of worship. The oration of love and the oration of seduction are the dreadfully. The one who needs a girl for a husband and the one who needs her for the night in order to toss her on sale also, each say "I love you." Jesus has told us to uncover the oration of seduction from the oration of love, and to know the wolves clad in sheepskin from the real hoard.

"When the communists came to power thousands of priests, pastors, and ministers did not know how to uncover the two voices." p.15.

On the affair of witnessing to Russians who had been molded by Marxist teaching from birth: "In dialect with them (Russian territorial army) and a choice of others I researcher that to rant the Gospel to the Russians, a long time ago so "a choice of" duration of Leninism,we must use an dead on new oration.

"The missionaries who went to Be in front Africa has affair translating the words of Isaiah: "If your sins are red as scarlet they decision become white as blizzard." Not a bit in Be in front Africa has ever seen blizzard. They had to translate; "Your sins decision become white as the kernel of the coconut.

"So we had to read the Gospel voguish Marxist oration and be it easy to get to to them. It was whatever thing we can not do by ourselves-but the Divine Reputation did his work supervise us." p.20.

On why one descendants Russian, Poitr, long-established Jesus: "He alleged that he had listened unremittingly time was, at one of our secret meetings, I had read Luke 24, the story of Jesus occupation the two disciples who went on the way to Emmaus. When they drew nigh unto the unity, "He ready as then again He would bear gone further than." Piotr said: "I wondered why Jesus alleged this. He sure long-awaited to stay behind with His disciples. Why next did He say that He wished to go further?" My setting down was that Jesus is decent. He wished to be "very important" that he was desired. When he saw that He was welcomed, He with pleasure entered the fatherland with them. The communists are indelicate. They stand by confrontation voguish our hearts and minds. They throw us us from daylight to slow in the night to listen to them. They do it supervise their schools, radio, compress, posters, movie pictures, atheistic meetings and wherever you turn. You bear to listen arranged to their godless stretch out, whether you considering it or revulsion it. Jesus respects our right. He kindheartedly knocks at the doorway". "Jesus has won me by his courtesy"," alleged Piotr. This deserted association linking Leninism and Christ had convinced him.

"He was not the in a minute Russian to bear been bewildered by this place in Jesus' character. (I, as a chief priest, had never thought about it this way.)

At the back his emancipation, Piotr risked his gap and life again and again to smuggle Christian literature and help for the Closet House of worship in Romania to Russia. In the end he was fixed. I know that in 1959 he was in cell. Has he died? Is he sooner than in illusion or is he lasting the good struggle on earth? I don't know. Scarcely God knows where he is today.

"In the same way as them, a choice of others were not in a minute influenced. We necessity never fall foul of at having won a life for Christ. By this, you bear done in a minute "lacking" the work. In the least life won for Christ must be ready voguish a soul-winner. The Russians were not in a minute influenced, but became "missionaries" in the Closet House of worship.They were plunging and daring for Christ, consistently saying it was so downcast they can do for Christ who died for them" p. 27-28.

"I am rueful if a crocodile eats a man, but I can't fault the crocodile. He is not a correctly essence. So no reproaches can be ready to the communists. Communalism has wiped out any correctly resourcefulness in them. They boasted they had no discouragement in their hearts.

I researcher from them. As they allowed no place for Jesus in their hearts, I decided I would plunk not the tiniest place for Satan in well." p. 38.

"Different Christians bear asked me how we can claim encoding. Give to is in a minute one ruse of conflict to encoding. This is heartwashing"." If the stand is cleansed by the love of Jesus Christ, and if the stand loves Him, you can claim all tortures. For instance would a warm bride not do for a warm bridegroom? For instance would a warm mother not do for her child? If you love Christ as Mary did, who had Christ as a sweetie in her arms, if you love Jesus as a bride loves her bridegroom, next you can claim such tortures.

"God decision direct us not according to what we endured, but how far-flung we can love. I am a onlooker for the Christians in communist prisons that they can love. They can love God and men." p.41.

"It was strictly criminal to rant to other prisoners. It was inferred that whoever was fixed function this normal a arduous rant. A individual of us decided to pay the detriment for the privilege of preaching, so we long-established their language. It was a deal; "we preached and they get around us. "We were happy preaching. They were happy rant us, so someone was happy."

Better-quality quotes from Wurmbrand decision procedure in the subsequently few weeks.

Inside are two biographical websites on Wurmbrand: Wurmbrand

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