Richard Wurmbrand…the Voice of the Martyrs…or the Voice of Deception?
Yes, he suffered in a Communist prison for 14 yrs and was tortured. He said he did it for Christ. But did he do it for Christ…. plus a cause? Are Christians to stand and believe in Christ, plus a cause? Or to stand and believe in Christ, plus nothing else? Richard Wurmbrand was a deceiver and false worker. Suffering does not guarantee that the suffering one has suffered for the Lord Jesus Christ and the TRUTH. When we know, believe, trust that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Way the Truth and the Life, and trust in His finished work on the Cross and Him Crucified, that is the only cause that matters.
Years ago, I bought a book in a Christian bookstore by Richard Wurmbrand, Tortured for Christ. It was one of those books I read over and over through the years. Each time was the same; something just did not set right with me. I could never put my finger on it, until someone recently made me aware of the following article which I got here:
It’s a long read, but I think you may find it well worth it.
The Bible says, “not everyone that saith Lord, Lord” but rather, “by their fruits ye shall know them” Examining the fruits of the apostles of the underground church is a discerning but disappointing exercise. While vocal in their opposition to communism, they are strangely silent concerning Marxism. While decrying the brutality of their alleged torturers, they often affirm their ideology. They all speak of terror, torture and persecution but they…
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