Skip to comments.Richard Wurmbrand's Testimony before US Senate Judiciary Committe-1966.See his Scars.Hear Him.
Posted on 05/23/2003 2:52:17 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
Pastor Richard Wurmbrandt's testimony before Chris Dodd - yes, who back then, CARED about communism's deadly dealings.
Read, Remember, Weep, Mourn, and Warn Others, Those who will not hear! Chris Dodd is not worthy to even breathe this man's name. Yet we have allowed communists to take control of at least half of the political power of this nation, all of the power in the nation's leading universities, all but one of the major networks, all of the non-cable TV news organizations, most of our "old line" theological insitutions, and most of our Federal Government and Unions. We are deep, deep trouble. Read what lies ahead unless we turn back. Read why we are in the "Lion Cub" stage of Socialism and what is ahead if we do not turn back.
Please read this entire testimony and pass it around, send it to your Senators, send it to people in the Bush administration, send it to your local churches, parishes, pastors and priests. Send it to those who think setting people free (as we have done in Iraq) IS NOT JUSTIFICATION FOR THE IRAQ WAR! Those who have been tortured and killed by a "Socialist" (Communist) state government nourished by the Russians, the French, and the Germans and cheered on by America's communists (Democrats) --- those people will always love America. And the imprisoned, tortured, people all over the world will hear about this new freedom for Iraq's tormented people - and they will take hope! Thank GOD America did this. But this testimony is not just relevant because of rightness and the joy of setting people free, as America under President Bush and our brave military have done!!! It is meant as a warning - please read - especially his comments at the end of this excerpt.
We must, we must, we must wake up. Pastor Wurmbrand and his wife and fellow suffering Christian have now passed into heaven. But read his words. See his scars. Hear his plea.
Wake up!!! And Help others to Wake Up as well!
It was a joy to rediscover Pastor Wurmbrand and Sabina's story today and just thought the testimony was worth remembering - or discovering for the first time. Especially for young ones who might have a chance to read this information - those who think "socialism" is fine. It isn't fine. It is the lion cub stage of Communism.
Did the anti-American Democrats who were in the process of taking over the party do him in? I saw Dodd briefly in 1970 when, after not receiving the Democrat nomination, he ran for Senate as an Independent. He looked like hell. A year later, he was dead.
What is your take on the events?
But, yes, those were the days when the Democratic party still had members who were anti-communists.
If there is one left in it today - let me know. I know of none. And NONE of today's Democrats are worthy of untying the shoelaces of Pastor Wurmbrand or his wife.
And, of course, it will hopefully prompt us all tonight to pray for those who are suffering today - we can read about many of their sufferings at the Voice of the Martyrs and other places on the internet. (Persecution.com is one of these connected sources). God bless - and God help us to never complain about one thing with which we are given in America.
I was struck by the Pastor's strong exhortation that Christians learn to not speak much. To keep quiet. And to learn the lessons of the suffering church and the underground church (WHICH IS ACTIVE TODAY IN CHINA, AND OTHER PLACES WHERE THE GOSPEL IS PROHIBITED).
Preparing the Underground Church is at This page - which the print is too light to read but if you copy and paste it elsewhere to read - it shows up fine.
He gives so many amazing insights to the underground church and encourages today's pastors to prepare their people for its possibility. May we never live to see its need in America. But - I think - we will.
Here is a summary.
Bibles may now be able to be purchased in parts of China. However, the Voice of the Martyrs tells the story of an illegal printing press in a Western Chinese village which was being run by a 19 year old Chinese Christian girl who turned the machine to print the pages of whatever was being printed - in this case she was printing copies of Pastor Wurmbrand's "Tortured for Christ" book. The Chinese government officials discovered the fact of the printing press but could not locate it. So they destroyed hut after hut in the village until they found the hut that had the secret entrance into a cave in the side of a mountain where the printing press was hidden. It was of course destroyed when found - (after the homes of the other villagers had been destroyed) - but thankfully the courageous and determined young Christian had time to escape capture.
Undoubtedly, the Chinese government uses many weapons to stop the growing "House Church" movement inside China. However, I did read recently that the Chinese government LIKES Christians because they are the best workers. That, however, does not stop the beatings, torture, labor camp sentences, and death sentences against Christians (and those of other prohibited religious groups) inside China.
Further, as we have discovered in Iraq. I am sure that we do not know the full story. I am sure the persecutions, hidden prisons, murders of Christians - even today - are much greater than we can discover given the amount of suppression of truth in any and every totalitarian government.
God bless and help the courageous Chinese Christians!!! And those throughout the suffering church.
Another interesting link to stories of Chinese Christians being persecuted: Evidently persecution has been on the increase since the beginning of 2002. </a href="http://www.persecution.org/news/report2002-01-08.html">As this article describes.
Officially - China is viewed as having government sanctioned Christian churches (3 self church is one, and Government sanctioned Catholic church is two). If a church is not registered with the government and approved (and the House Church movement is not) - then its leaders are in danger of arrest and its congregants are not approved for certain jobs, etc. Forced labor is the most common punishment for breaking the Chinese laws against "unofficial" church leadership. But there are also beatings, tortures, discrimination, and destruction of property plus high fines to government officials to get out of prison.
One day - the people of China, the people of North Korea, the people of VietNam, the people of Cuba, the people of other oppressive nations will be free. The question is - will the USA still be "mostly free" (as we are classed by the Voice of the Martyrs) at that time? I simply do not think so unless many more American Christians awake from their slumber.....to earnest, unceasing, prayer!
The following should be required reading for every US Government official, every American college student, every political convention:
"A little lion in its first days you can play with him just like with a puppy. When he becomes great, only then he is a lion. Yugoslavian communism is this little communism. And American communism a very little one and English communism is a very little one. When they grow, when they can do whatever they will to do, then only we can see them With us, in the beginning, we also had a very nice communism. I have seen in Rumanian Communist demonstrations signs with the slogan, "God save the King." I have seen the communist Secretaries of State making great crosses, showing themselves as being on the side of religion and making compliments to religion and bowing to religion and saying they are Democrats. In the beginning, they have put in prison party members who said that the agriculture must be collectivized. And they have gone together with the bourgeois party, with the Liberal Party of Tatorescu and with other Democrats.
I have seen in the West Social Democrats collaborate with them. In Rumania, I have seen dying Social Democrats in the same cell with me; they died. Communists in Rumania, too, were nice until they had the whole power in hand.
When they had the whole power in hand, they have done things exactly as in Russia, and so they will do everywhere. There is no difference.
Good story here about persecution of Christians, Dr. Brian.
I am a Protestant, but we have had near us Catholic bishops and monks and nuns about whom we felt that the touching of their garments heals. We were not worthy to untie their shoelaces. Such men have been mocked and tortured in our country.
Here is one quotation from God's Beauty Parlor that all Christians everywhere should commit to memory:
"The Communists have taken everything away from us everything; our beloved ones, our children. They put some on the streets without father, without mother. We did not know any thing about them. But they could not take away what we had gathered in our hearts. A little bit of faith, a little bit of hope, and a little bit from the word of God. And we had seen there in Communist Prison, how from one word from the word of God taken out from the heart of a Christian and given to some prisoner in despair; one word from the word of God has brought new light and new hope. Lives were saved from this our richness. You have the Bible dear sisters. Just thank God for having the Bible. Read it, study it and treasure the word of God and gather it in your heart. You can need it very soon. We have seen the greatest richness that we ever could ever had gathered was the word of God and it gave life to those in despair."
Pastor Richard Wurmbrand
Sabina Wurmbrand - Sabina WurmbrandCo-Founder of The Voice of the Martyrs 1913 - 2000
When Sabina returned to Romania in 1992 after communism fell, she brought the hope of the gospel to women who were in prison as she had been. They were very moved by her visit.
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