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Missionary Quotations – Richard Wurmbrand1


richard w“It was strictly forbidden to preach to other prisoners, as it is in captive nations today. It was understood that whoever was caught doing this received a severe beating. A number of us decided to pay the price for the privilege of preaching, so we accepted their terms. It was a deal: we preached and they beat us. We were happy preaching; they were happy beating us, so everyone was happy.”

“The following scene happened more times than I can remember. A brother was preaching to the other prisoners when the guards suddenly burst in, surprising him halfway through a phrase. They hauled him down the corridor to their beating room. After what seemed an endless beating, they brought him back and threw him bloody and bruised on the prison floor. Slowly, he picked up his battered body, painfully straightened his clothing and said, ‘Now, brethren, where did I leave off when I was interrupted?’ He continued his gospel message! I have seen beautiful things!” Tortured For Christ

(Two quotes today, because they are both so good I couldn’t choose – blessings!)



Author: GraceandTruth

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8 thoughts on “Missionary Quotations – Richard Wurmbrand1

  1. I have read Tortured for Christ. – a marvellous and inspiring book. A must for all Christians to read.

  2. This makes me want to cry a little. And laugh a little.

    We have some splendid brothers and sisters in the Kingdom of Heaven, and I feel I should be almost ashamed to meet them.

    • I know what you mean! Their lives can make us think “What am I doing for the Kingdom Lord?” but He has a plan for us too. Never doubt that if we are yielded to Him then we are in the exact place He wants us to be. Bless you

      • Very true. But sometimes we are yielded to Him in big ways and yet so disobedient in so many little things. And it’s frightening how petty we can be and how insistent about our own way. When out in the hard places of the world, there are people doing THIS.

        I guess there’s no sense in feeling sorry for ourselves, though, and really nothing for it but to go out and obey.

      • So true! “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey”. God bless you!

  3. I reblogged this on my High Plains Drifter blog.

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