AN INCREDIBLE SHOW OF GOD’S LOVE WHILE BEING BEATEN AND IMPRISONED BY COMMUNISTS. A MAN OF TRUE FAITH, RICHARD WURMBRAND

AN INCREDIBLE SHOW OF GOD’S LOVE WHILE BEING BEATEN AND IMPRISONED BY COMMUNISTS. A MAN OF TRUE FAITH, RICHARD WURMBRAND

THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE TORTURE RICHARD WURMBRAND ENDURED BECAUSE HE WAS A CHRISTIAN AND NEVER ONCE DID HE HATE THEM AND INSTEAD ENDED UP CONVERTING MANY TO CHRIST. VERY INSPIRING FOR THE DAYS COMING UP BECAUSE MANY WILL BE IMPRISONED FOR BELIEVING IN GOD AND THOSE DAYS ARE NOT FAR OFF NOW. READ THIS AND BE INSPIRED SO YOU SEE HOW THE LOVE OF GOD WORKS. I BET HIS REWARDS IN HEAVEN WERE HUGE!

Tortured for Christ – Crossroad.to

by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, … you can resist all tortures. … but against the principalities and powers of evil.’

Richard Wurmbrand, a Romanian pastor of the Underground Church, gives us a glimpse of the mind-breaking torture and unthinkable cruelties toward those who refused to renounce all beliefs and values that clashed with Communist atheism and the glorification of human solidarity. Here are some excerpts from Chapter 2:

“I worked in both an official and underground manner until February 29,1948….On that Sunday, on my way to church, I was kidnapped from the street by the secret police….A van of the secret police stopped in front of me, four men jumped out and pushed me into the van. I was taken away for many years.

“For over eight years, no one knew if I was alive or dead. My wife was visited by the secret police who posed as released fellow-prisoners. They told her they had attended my burial. She was heart-broken.

“Thousands from churches of all denominations went to prison at that time. Not only were clergymen put in jail, but also simple peasants, young boys and girls who witnessed for their faith. The prisons were full and in Rumania, as in all communist countries, to be in prison means to be tortured….

“A pastor by the name of Florescu was tortured with red-hot iron pokers and with knives. He was beaten very badly. Then starving rats were driven into his cell through a large pipe. He could not sleep…. If he rested a moment, the rats would attack him….

“The communists wished to compel him to betray his brethren, but he resisted steadfastly. In the end, they brought his fourteen year-old son and began to whip the boy in front of his father, saying that they would continue to beat him until the pastor said what they wished him to say….When he could not stand it any more, he cried to his son; ‘Alexander, I must say what they want! I can’t bear your beating any more.

“The son answered, ‘Father, don’t do me the injustice to have a traitor as a parent. Withstand!…’

“The communists, enraged, fell upon the child and beat him to death, with blood spattered over the walls of the cell. He died praising God….

“Handcuffs which had sharp nails on the insides were put on our wrists. If we were totally still, they didn’t cut us. But in bitterly cold cells, when we shook with cold, our wrists would be torn by the nails.

“Christians were hung upside down on ropes and beaten so severely that their bodies swung back and forth under the blows. Christians were put in ice-box ‘refrigerator cells’ which were so cold, frost and ice covered the inside…

“We Christians were put in wooden boxes only slightly larger than we were. … Dozens of sharp nails were driven into every side of the box, with their razor-sharp points sticking into the box….

“I have seen communists torturing Christians and the faces of the torturers shone with rapturous joy. They cried out while torturing the Christians, ‘We are the devil.

We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities and powers of evil.’ We saw that communism is not from men but from the devil. It is a spiritual force…of evil—and can only be countered by a greater spiritual force, the Spirit of God.

“I often asked the torturers, “Don’t you have pity in your hearts?” They usually answered with a quotation from Lenin that “you cannot make omelets without breaking the shells of eggs”…

“I have testified before the Internal Security Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate. There I described awful things, such as Christians tied to crosses for four days and nights. The crosses were put on the floor and hundreds of prisoners had to fulfill their bodily necessities over the faces and bodies of the crucified ones. Then the crosses were erected again and the communists jeered and mocked:

“Look at your Christ! How beautiful he is! What fragrance he ‘brings from Heaven!”

“I described how, after being driven nearly insane with tortures, a priest was forced to consecrate human excrement and urine and give Holy Communion to Christians in this form. This happened in the Rumanian prison of Pitesti. I asked the priest afterwards why he did not prefer to die rather than participate in this mockery. He answered, “Don’t judge me please! I have suffered more than Christ!” …

“Other things simply cannot be told. My heart would fail if I should tell them again and again. They are too terrible and obscene to put in writing. That is what your brothers in Christ went through and are going through now….

“Innumerable times, Pastor Milan Haimovici went to get the beating in the place of somebody else. By this he won the respect of other prisoners not only for himself, but also for Christ whom be represented.”

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