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"richard verne" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

10:23 min | 3 months ago

"richard verne" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Am so excited if you've heard me over the years a couple of times you've heard me talk about Richard Warren Braun and his wife Sabine. These were living heroes. I had the great honor in the mid 90s of meeting them, the story of Richard Verne brund is just unlike anything I had ever heard incredibly moving. He wrote a book called tortured for Christ, and I'm sitting here with the head of the ministry that he started one of the people with the ministry Todd nettleton here from Oklahoma to share about a film that's coming out, Todd, welcome. Thank you. It's great to be with you. Listen, voice of the martyrs, for ever since I've been a believer. I have just been thrilled to know the existence of voice of the martyrs, and when I heard the story of Richard Werner and got to meet him, I couldn't even believe it. I said, this is a living hero who experienced the most wicked persecution imaginable, the communists who are inveterate atheists. They hate God, they hate the people of God. He lived through that and had to love of Jesus in his heart even for those who tortured him. It is unbelievable and there's a book. There's a movie, tell us what is out right now. Well, as you say, he's an amazing hero of the faith. And one of the things I think is so remarkable is Richard managed to keep separate the sin and the sinner. He would often say, you know, I hate communism, but I love communists because Jesus died for them. We need to talk to them about Christ. And so all through 14 years in prison, three years in solitary confinement, tortured again and again and again, he managed to keep that love even for the people who were persecuting him. And so this book, the film, really we want to tell this story to a new generation who maybe isn't familiar with Richard and Sabine ore brand. Frankly, may not be familiar with communism. Right. We want them to know these stories of, like you say, heroes of the faith. Well, people need to know the evilness of evil. When you see a story of what they went through and now Jesus shines through that, you get a new level of faith. It is just a new level of faith. When you understand how God shines in the midst of this darkness, I mean, there are stories unbelievable. So there's a book called warm Braun, tortured for Christ, the complete story, put out by voice of the martyrs. How do people get this book? There will be a number on the screen. You can call that number and get a copy for free. We will send it to people who want it for free. You mentioned tortured for Christ. You know, torture for Christ inspired thousands, even millions of people. This is the first time in one book that you get Richard side of the story and Sabina side of the story all together in one book because when Richard went to prison, Sabina was left alone. And honestly, there were people who came and said, you know, I was in prison with Richard I saw him die. There was a man who came to her house and said, I helped bury your husband. He's dead. And Sabina never felt that release from the lord. She never felt like, no, I don't think that's right. She held on hope and held on for him, he ultimately would spend 14 years in prison. She was arrested and spent three years in prison. Like I said, this book is the first time in one book. You get sort of the whole scope of the story. Well, again, it's an unbelievable story. And I think as times get dark in our own culture, it's God's way of awakening us to the evilness of evil and to the power of God. Because when everything's sort of okay, we all can sleep walk through life. We become lukewarm and the lord will spit us out of his mouth. He does not want us ever to be lukewarm and stories like this, they are so inspiring. That's the whole thing is that they inspire you. They don't depress you. They inspire you. And I think for some of us who are watching, that's something we have to be reminded of. It's like, why would I want to read a story about a guy who got tortured? Why would I want to read a story about three years in solitary confinement, it's exactly like you say, because as you read the story, you see God's faithfulness. You see what faith looks like. And like I say, Richard came out of prison with joy on his face. He was excited about what got it done. And he never forgot the people who are still in prison. And he founded the voice of the martyrs. Today, we're now 50 plus years later. Still serving Christians in prison for their faith around the world. That was the ministry that Richard found it, and it was actually kind of planted in his heart in a solitary confinement cell as he was suffering himself. Now, so there's a movie out that's going to be on TBN. There is a movie Sabina that tells kind of Sabina side of the story. It really tells the early part of their story. Right. We talk about tortured for Christ and their punishment by the communist, Sabina tells the story of when the Nazis were in control of Romania and Richard and Sabina were doing gospel work. Of course, the Nazis didn't like that either, so they were persecuted first by the Nazis, and then ultimately by the communists. And there are actually two films that tell the full breadth of that story. Well, it's an amazing thing. It's so funny sometimes that the Nazis were the enemies of the Soviet Bolsheviks. But both of them hated God and hated the people of God. You think of the irony, you know? People give you this false choice. Like, well, what about this or what about this? And you think they're both evil. And the idea that they were both persecuted, I remember Richard von Braun telling the story, I think he told at a Times Square church when I was attending in the mid 90s about being persecuted by the Nazis, and then being persecuted by the communists. And I thought to myself, wow, is there anybody who appreciates living in the United States of America, where we talk about God, where we can, where we can worship God, it's sort of it gives you clarity in a way of what we're dealing with. It does. And both Richard and Sabina were born into Jewish family. So they had come to Christ out of a Jewish background. Sabina's entire family was killed in the death camps. And yet, and the films had been actually tells the story. And it says at the beginning, not based on a true story. It is a true story. They actually, after the communists took over, there were still some Nazi remnants that were in Romania and were endangered because the communists were hunting for every last Nazi. Richard and Sabina, again, Sabine's entire family perished in the death camps, Richard and Sabina helped hide those Nazi soldiers from the communists who were hunting them. And at times they would also welcome communists into their homes. They actually had fellow church members who warned them. Listen, if the communists that you're hosting in the Nazis that you're hiding ever see each other, you're going to be in all kinds of trouble. You got to make sure you keep them separate. But their attitude was Christ has brought these people to us. The mission field has come to our home. We have to reach out. We have to respond. We have to be ready to love and share the gospel. In spite of the risks, in spite of what they've done to our families, they just really personified Christ love even for their enemies. I mean, I know this is true. I heard Richard von Braun talk about this and it's just nothing less than astonishing the depth of faith. The way Jesus shone through their lives, it is astonishing, folks. But it's real. It's real. And they lived it, and the lord allows these things to happen for his purposes. And so how many people have been blessed by this story, people who are suffering right now in China in other places around the world to know that this story ends so happily, so beautifully. And I think I really do think it's a wake-up call to the American church Todd because I really do think many people in American church. We've had it so good. We don't have any idea of what evil is. We don't have any idea what governmental persecution is. And we just kind of think, oh, everything's fine. Well, the devil is no different than he was in the worst times in history. And he will use whatever he can, including prosperity, to lull us into sleep, so we take our eyes off the ball. We don't do the right thing. And we slip in the same direction that these countries slipped into that allow these things to happen. So it's an important reminder, I'm glad the film is going to be on TBN. What website can people go to to find any of these things? Persecution dot com is the main voice of the martyrs website, persecution dot com, all the information there. There's links to the books, links to more about the warm brands, but that sort of start persecution dot com. Persecution dot com. Well, that's easy to remember. Persecution dot com. And the book is this book available just through you guys. It is available. Actually, it's available everywhere, but through this special offer in cooperation with TV. And it's free. We want people to have it. We want them to be inspired by this story. And as you say, we see a culture turning against God here in the United States. Yeah. If persecution is coming to us as American Christians, what do we need to do? I would suggest we need to study the Bible. There's a lot about persecution in there. And we need to know the stories of our brothers and sisters who've already gone through persecution and come out victorious come out joyful on the other side and this is one outstanding example of that. I mean, there's just no denying it that when you familiarize yourself with the stories of those who've gone before you, these heroes of the faith, it feeds your faith. I mean, how many people come up to me constantly telling me thank you for your book. I've written 14 books, but it's always bahnhof or why, because his life can help but inspire you. You read it and you just say, I want that. I want to live like that. That is a real life. That's what God put me on this planet for whatever comes. We're going to.

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Voice of the Martyrs' Todd Nettleton on the Story of Richard Wurmbrand

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:56 min | 3 months ago

Voice of the Martyrs' Todd Nettleton on the Story of Richard Wurmbrand

"The story of Richard Verne brund is just unlike anything I had ever heard incredibly moving. He wrote a book called tortured for Christ, and I'm sitting here with the head of the ministry that he started one of the people with the ministry Todd nettleton here from Oklahoma to share about a film that's coming out, Todd, welcome. Thank you. It's great to be with you. Listen, voice of the martyrs, for ever since I've been a believer. I have just been thrilled to know the existence of voice of the martyrs, and when I heard the story of Richard Werner and got to meet him, I couldn't even believe it. I said, this is a living hero who experienced the most wicked persecution imaginable, the communists who are inveterate atheists. They hate God, they hate the people of God. He lived through that and had to love of Jesus in his heart even for those who tortured him. It is unbelievable and there's a book. There's a movie, tell us what is out right now. Well, as you say, he's an amazing hero of the faith. And one of the things I think is so remarkable is Richard managed to keep separate the sin and the sinner. He would often say, you know, I hate communism, but I love communists because Jesus died for them. We need to talk to them about Christ. And so all through 14 years in prison, three years in solitary confinement, tortured again and again and again, he managed to keep that love even for the people who were persecuting him. And so this book, the film, really we want to tell this story to a new generation who maybe isn't familiar with Richard and Sabine ore brand. Frankly, may not be familiar with communism. Right. We want them to know these stories of, like you say, heroes of the faith. Well, people need to know the evilness of evil.

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"richard verne" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

04:09 min | 6 months ago

"richard verne" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"The I haven't really woken up. Until I've had my McDonald's breakfast deal and I know this is true because before breakfast, I put my phone in the refrigerator and couldn't find the keys that were already in my hand. Nothing gets the morning going like the first sip of an iced coffee. Get any size in any flavor for 99 cents until 11 a.m.. Price and participation may vary. McDonald's, I'm loving it. Welcome to the Eric metaxas show with your host. Erica Texas. Welcome to the Eric metaxas show. It's a show. I talk to people, for example, today. I have the privilege and it is a real privilege to speak with somebody from voice of the martyrs. Voice of the martyrs, unfortunately, refers to people being martyred in our time persecuted, murdered for their faith. It was begun by Richard worm brand if you know of him, you know everything you need to know about voice of the martyrs. Richard forum was, well, he wrote a book called tortured for Christ. I recommend it very highly. I'm sure you can get it through voice of the martyrs. But right now we get to speak to Todd, nettleton with voice of the martyrs today. Todd, welcome. Thank you very much. It's good to be with you. Good to be with you. I had the privilege, I think I told you the last time you run of meeting Richard von brond and Sabina von brand, I guess this would have been in the mid or early 90s. The mid 90s, I think. If you don't mind, tell my audience who are unfamiliar with the voice of the martyrs, what it is and who Richard Rembrandt was a little bit. While Richard orn brand and his wife Sabina were both persecuted Christians in communist Romania, Richard would spend 14 years in prison, Sabina three years herself, including many months in a labor camp helping to build the Danube canal and they were in prison for being Christians for being a part of the underground church there, and Richard and Sabine were actually ransomed out of Romania at that time, the communist government was selling prisoners. They were selling prisoners for a ransom and so Richard and Sabina were ransomed out that they came to the west and began to talk about their experiences in prison, but also more importantly to talk about the pastors and the Christians who were still in those communist prisons. And that's really how the voice of the martyrs was founded. It was founded in response because Christians like you and me would say we would hear about those in prison after say, hey, how can we help them? What can we do for them? That's how the voice of the martyrs was founded was to really be a bridge between the church here in the U.S., the church in the free world and the church in hostile and restricted nations and we're now 50 plus years down the road. That's still what we're doing today. Helping Christians who are persecuted in more than 70 countries around the world. And I think we want to be clear, the American version of prison is a joke compared to the prisons and some of the countries where people are in prison for their faith in Jesus. Richard Verne brand was tortured horribly over a very, very long time. People need to understand we're not talking about, oh, he just couldn't see his family. So it's really, really dark stuff. But Richard von brand was one of the most faithful Christians I've ever known about much less had the privilege to meet. And I've always associated voice of the martyrs with him, but obviously he's been gone. Now, it's got to be close to 20 years, is it? I believe it was 20 years last year. Yeah..

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