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God Of The Persecuted, Part II: Jesus Took Away Our Sins, Not Our Cross

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

There's a popular worship song that I always hope doesn't get sung before I speak in churches and at conferences, since the lyrics stand in sharp contrast to my message. The chorus goes like this: This is amazing graceThis is unfailing loveThat You would take my placeThat You would bear my...

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The Story of Disgraced Christians Who Denied Christ

Posted by Rev. Tim Dillmuth on

Post by Pastor Tim - As I prepare to go to France (FYI – just a layover, no romantic Paris vacation for me), I was fascinated by the persecution that overtook the Christian communities in Lyons and Vienne in 177 AD.  It’s believed that Christianity came to this area through...

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God Of The Persecuted: What The Lives Of Persecuted Believers Teach Us About The Nature Of God, Part I: Why We Don’t Venerate The Persecuted

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

Some people have a stack of unread books on their nightstand. I have a post-it list of books I would like to write on mine. This is not because I have so much to say but rather, as any credible author will tell you, because I see so much that I want to learn corporately with you and other...

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What Happens When A Christian Is Imprisoned - Part 2

Posted by Rev. Tim Dillmuth on

Last week I wrote about the witness that Christians often have with other prisoners while in jail. But as I was reading more in Richard Wurmbrand: The Man And His Work, by Merv Knight, I found that their witness goes much further. In fact, it often goes to the deepest, darkest corners of the...

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How It’s Possible To Have More Christian Persecution…And Fewer Martyrs

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

The words "persecution" and "martyrdom" are used almost interchangeably today, as if they were synonymous, or at least two sides of the coin of egregious violations of religious liberty. As the popular calculus goes, a rising tide of violence against Christians produces a growing number of...

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What Happens When A Christian Is Imprisoned?

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Post by Pastor Tim - Some years back North Korea separated imprisoned Christians from the rest of the concentration camp population.  Why?  Because in the midst of their own suffering, imprisoned Christians were a witness to others, and more and more prisoners came to faith in Jesus...

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The Tangible Rewards Of Persecution

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In response to my post last week on greeting reports of increased Christian persecution with leaps of joy, my esteemed friend Merv Knight, co-founder of Voice of the Martyrs Australia and noted historian of the Rev. Richard Wurmbrand, recounted a story for me that Rev. Wurmbrand would often...

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You Won't Believe What My Bible College Professor Said - Share This On Facebook!

Posted by Rev. Tim Dillmuth on

Post by Pastor Tim - Twenty years ago I was sitting in my Bible college dorm room with a cassette recorder, chuckling along with five of my classmates.  We were laughing because someone had recorded one of our professors and spliced his phrases together to make him sound like a heretic. In...

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Persecution Of Christians Is At An All-Time High And Growing. Have You Leapt For Joy Yet?

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

This month saw the release of Open Door's 2015 World Watch List, its annual report on the state of Christian persecution worldwide. The press release on the Open Doors site reads in part: While the year 2014 will go down in history for having the highest level of global...

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Our North Korea Hymnal Is Now Available. Here’s A Hauntingly Beautiful Sample

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I've previously written about the North Korean hymnal we developed in cooperation with North Korean underground and defector Christians along with several of our Voice of the Martyrs sister ministries around the world (especially SDOK in the Netherlands). Now, however, you...

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