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MARTYRS : Tortured for Christ

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Is there a threat of this ever happening to you when you talk about Jesus?
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This is an excerpt from Richard Wurmbrand’s book, “Tortured for Christ.”

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 blows. Christians were put in icebox
“refrigerator cells” which were so cold, frost and ice covered the inside. I was thrown into one with very little clothing on. Prison doctors would watch through an opening until they saw symptoms of freezing to death, then they would give warning and guards would rush in to take us out and make us warm. When we were finally warmed, we would immediately be put back in the icebox cells to freeze – over and over again! Thawing out, then freezing to within just one minute or two of death, then being thawed out again. It continued endlessly. Even today sometimes I can’t bear to open a refrigerator.

We Christians were put in wooden boxes only slightly larger than we were. This left no room to move. Dozens of sharp nails were driven into every side of the box. While we stood perfectly still, it was all right. We were forced to stand in these boxes for endless hours. But when we became fatigued and swayed with tiredness, the nails would go into our bodies. If we moved or twitched a muscle—there were the horrible nails.

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3 Comments

  1. OMG!!!! Poor Christians!

  2. I wonder if American Christians would could hold up under such persectution?

    Heck, we complain when someone doesn’t say “Merry Christmas”…

    We are so comfortable and our churches are dying…

    In the third world, they are being persecuted and their numbers are growing…

    Hmmmm…..

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