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ROMANIA: Extreme Opposition

Voice of the Martyrs has a story on their website about Richard Wurmbrand. Pastor Wurmbrand (1909 – 2001) served as minister under the communist oppression in Romania. He was of Jewish descent. He had the courage to openly speak out against communism, saying that Communism and Christianity are not compatible.
Because of that, he was imprisoned and tortured by the communist regime in Romania.

About him, it is said that he and his wife welcomed into their home a Nazi officer who worked in the concentration camp where all of his wife’s family was killed.
Wurmbrand made it an important point in his life to love his enemies. He saw his enemies as potential friends. Many of his enemies became Christians. He explains that in order to win even your enemy for Christ, you need to understand where they are coming from and be able to speak intelligently. But we must also remember to always speak in love.  These are certainly words we should take to heart.

In order to speak intelligently, we must know what we are talking about. We have to know the Bible. We should be confident in speaking the message of the gospel. That is only possible if we are well versed in the Bible and are able to summarize and explain the doctrine of salvation. Read the Bible, reflect on it, and pray every day.