ROMANIA: Extreme Truth
  • 21 March 2018

“Are you not afraid of what we will do to you?” the Communist colonel asked, his tone a combination of mockery and challenge. Young Pastor Kochanga, having preached only one sermon in his career, stood before the colonel, knowing that the man held the power of life or death over him. He answered in a […]

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ROMANIA: Extreme Injustice
  • 28 February 2018

Pastor Florescu couldn’t bear to watch his son being beaten by the Communist officers. He had already been beaten himself, and he had not slept for two weeks for fear of being attacked by the starving rats the Communists had forced into his prison cell. The Romanian police wanted Florescu to give up other members […]

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ROMANIA: Extreme Proclamation
  • 27 February 2018

Sabina Wurmbrand reached over and pinched her husband’s arm. “Richard,” she said fiercely, “stand up and wash away this shame from the face of Christ. They are spitting on his face!” “If I do so,” Richard Wurmbrand answered, looking intently at his wife, “you will lose your husband.” Her eyes bore into his. “I don’t […]

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ROMANIA: Extreme Courage
  • 24 November 2017

It was almost midnight as the women prisoners heard the Communist guards arrive. They quickly gathered around the condemned, a young woman of twenty who had been sentenced to die for her faith in Christ. They whispered hurried good-byes. There were no tears from the young Romanian woman, no screams for mercy. Earlier that evening, […]

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ROMANIA: Extreme Opposition
  • 31 October 2017

I admire Communists.” The words seemed strange from a pastor who spent fourteen years in Communist prisons, but Richard Wurmbrand was sincere when he said them. “Many Communists were willing to die to defend their ‘Utopia.’ They were more committed to their cause than some I met in churches.” In every enemy Pastor Wurmbrand saw […]

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