Martyrs: Richard Wurmbrand


Richard Wurmbrand, founder of Voice of the Martyrs, wrote this in his book, Tortured for Christ:

“It must be understood that there are no nominal, half-hearted, lukewarm Christians in Russia or China. The price Christians pay is far too great. The next point to remember is that persecution has always produced a better Christian—a witnessing Christian, a soul-winning Christian.”

“Communist persecution has backfired and produced serious, dedicated Christians such as are rarely seen in free lands. These people cannot understand how anyone can be a Christian and not want to win every soul they meet.”


I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Wurmbrand years ago. Read about the experience here.

Get your free copy of “Tortured for Christ” by clicking here.


  1. Oh, wow. How many wrong ideas are there in that paragraph?

    China isn’t communist, it’s a totalitarian socialist state. And Russia? Really? Steve, I know you remember something about the 90s, right? There was this little thing called “the Fall of the Berlin Wall”? The “communist” state (it wasn’t, either) collapsed. They’re a federal republic now, and determinedly capitalist. The majority of Russians are religious (although estimates of the numbers vary widely), but the vast majority of them don’t attend church.

    Oh, and mostly Russian Orthodox, weirdly enough.

    So, not communist, not primarily atheist, and not particularly evangelistic. Does this guy get anything right, or does he just keep his gums flapping in order to cool down?

    • Nameless,

      This was a quote from the 70s. Wurmbrand suffered 14 years in Romanian prisons for his faith.

      Do better homework, my friend.

      Have you ever been tortured for your non-faith?

  2. Nicolae Ceaușescu was a particularly autocratic totalitarian. Again, not truly communist.

    You know who was Communist? Jesus.

    All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. (Acts 2:44-45)

    that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need. (Acts 4:34-35)

    Do better homework, my friend.

    And “tortured” – no. Got in a few fights, though, because Christians are such forgiving and peaceful people.

  3. Have you ever been tortured for your non-faith?

    Have you ever been tortured for not being Jewish?

    (Do you see the problem with the question?)

  4. Steve tries the “it’s a joke!” backpeddle.

    Everybody take a drink!

  5. Nameless im sure in your revisnist history the Holocaust wasnt a Holocaust but simply a plague among a few jews which was exggerated and used as a propagnda too to furter the zonist cause!?

    Since you didnt live through these experiances , how can you place your self into anothers shoes so to speak to judge their experiances?

    You really sounded particulary childish and ignorent in your responce to Richard Wurmbrand personal account, seriously you really should man up and apologize.

    And I really doubt your stories about getting into fights with Christans are true, since you have proven you have certainly no scruples when it comes to whitewashing actual historical events.

  6. Ryan, can we save time and just presume we had a lengthy discussion that ultimately results in you running away?

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