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Owen Bourgaize avatar
Hitler Imprisoned A German Pastor, Martin ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Mar 5, 2001
Summary: Hitler imprisoned a German pastor, Martin Niemoeller, for eight years. He spent some time in prisons and concentration camps, including Dachau. Hitler realised that if Niemoeller, a First World War hero, could be persuaded to join his cause then m...
Category: Stories
based on 139 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Few Men Of This Century Have Understood Better ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Sep 22, 2002
Summary: Few men of this century have understood better the inevitability of suffering than Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He seems never to have wavered in his Christian antagonism to the Nazi regime, although it meant for him imprisonment, the threat of torture, da...
Category: Stories
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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John Stott Wrote, "i Could Never Believe In God, ...
Shared By: Hansel Young on Nov 15, 2007
Summary: John Stott wrote, “I could never believe in God, if it were not for the cross… In the real world of pain, how could one worship a God who was immune to it? I have entered many Buddhist temples in different Asian countries and stood respectfully be...
Category: Quotes
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There Was Once A Man Who Was Born In A Little ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Mar 31, 2008
Summary: There was once a man who was born in a little town back east. He grew up and took on the family business. The only earthly father he had ever known died sometime in his teen years and as the oldest son he took on the responsibility of caring for his...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Stepping Stones
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 1, 2008
Summary: STEPPING STONES When the blacksmith strikes his hammer repeatedly on the anvil, it is said that the same anvil will wear out many hammers. Those who strike Christians are creating boldness in the body of Christ. When Christians are persecuted the...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Matt 5.10-12 "blessed Are Those Who Are ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 1, 2008
Summary: Matt 5.10-12 "Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." On June 17, 2004, when Sister Jiang Zongxiu went to the market in Guizhou Province, China, she thought it would be just another day...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Nero Fastened The Guilt And Inflicted The Most ...
Shared By: Brian Harvison on May 29, 2008
Summary: "Nero fastened the guilt and inflicted the most exquisite tortures on a class hated for their abominations, called Christians by the populace. Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at ...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Blessed Are the Persecuted
Shared By: Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Summary: Blessed Are The Persecuted Matthew 5:10-12 says, "Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil ag...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 5:10-12
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How Did Titus Do in Crete?
Shared By: Bruce Rzengota on Feb 5, 2009
Summary: How did Titus do in Crete? Titus led the church in Crete until 105 AD, when he died at age 94. The church in Crete experienced many internal and external stresses, much of it due to the friction of the island. These tensions, however, did not im...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
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According To Wikipedia,
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Jul 20, 2009
Summary: According to Wikipedia, "The persecution of Christians is the religious persecution that Christians have endured as a consequence of professing their faith, both historically and in the current era. In the two thousand years of the Christian faith, ...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Albert Barnes:
Shared By: Derrick Tuper on Aug 11, 2009
Summary: Albert Barnes: “What the urgent distress of this time was is not certainly known. If the epistle was written about A.D. 59, it was in the time of Nero; and probably he had already begun to oppress and persecute Christians. At all events, it is evide...
Category: Quotes
Scripture: none
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Hamas Reinstates Crucifixions of Christians ...
Shared By: Tom Papez on Aug 19, 2009
Summary: Hamas Reinstates Crucifixions of Christians Friday, January 9, 2009 5:05 PM By: Nicole Jansezian Article Font Size While the world focused on Hamas militants launching rockets from Gaza at southern Israel, the terrorist organizati...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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From Betty Lukens- A Roman Soldier's Letter To ...
Shared By: Davon Huss on Oct 26, 2009
Summary: From Betty Lukens- A Roman soldier’s letter to his parents in the 1st century AD. “But the most shocking experience I’ve had lately was over 40 men who denounced the gods to become Christians. They have really caused a stir. Nothing our priests c...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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Pastor Li De Xian (shee-an) Was Arrested 13 Times ...
Shared By: Rick George on Oct 29, 2009
Summary: Pastor Li De Xian (Shee-an) was arrested 13 times in six months for "illegal preaching" to his congregation of 100. During his first arrest he was drug outside, brutally beaten, repeatedly kicked in the stomach and groin before his congregation. U...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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History Will Prove That It Is When The Church Has ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Oct 29, 2009
Summary: History will prove that it is when the church has endured great persecution that that is when the church has seen tremendous growth. It was true in the first century and it is true today. Listen to this story of a faithful disciple in China. Past...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:12
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Bruce Longenecker's Book,
Shared By: Ken Pell on Nov 2, 2009
Summary: Bruce Longenecker’s book, “The Lost Letters of Pergamum” (pp. 165-166) illustrates their teaching in a story about a Nicolaitan (Kalandion) that attended the Pergamum church. Kalandion is visiting a Christian who has been imprisoned for his faith. ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Nazarene
Scripture: none
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Persecution In Uganda, Story Of Kefa ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 2, 2009
Summary: Persecution in Uganda, Story of Kefa Sempangi Kefa Sempangi (whose story is told in the book A Distant Grief, Regal Books) was a national pastor in Africa and barely escaped with his family from brutal oppression and terror in his home country of ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 10:16-24
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Graham Stuart Staines (1941-january 1999) Was An ...
Shared By: Ajai Prakash on Nov 6, 2009
Summary: Graham Stuart Staines (1941-January 1999) was an Australian missionary who was burnt to death along with his two sons Philip (aged 9) and Timothy (aged 7) while sleeping in his station wagon at Manoharpur village in Keonjhar district in Orissa, Indi...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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In 1988, Wally Magdangal Was Pastoring An ...
Shared By: Ajai Prakash on Nov 6, 2009
Summary: In 1988, Wally Magdangal was pastoring an underground church in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He was a Filipino lay pastor of Christian foreign workers wishing to gather for worship. In 1992, soon after the conclusion of the Gulf War, the house church had g...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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I ...
Shared By: K. Edward Skidmore on Dec 14, 2009
Summary: Illustration: J. H. Crowell went to work on a sailing vessel at the age of 16. He was the only Christian among a crew of 12. Before leaving home, he had promised his mother he would continue his devotions and pray three times a day. When the other ...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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One Of My Jobs Some Years Ago Was Working With ...
Shared By: Ross Cochrane on Dec 29, 2009
Summary: One of my jobs some years ago was working with disabled people. I remember working with a young Christian woman and my job was teaching her how to read. She would readily share her faith to others and I enjoyed the opportunity to encourage her in he...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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Elementary Students Penalized For Mentioning The ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jan 1, 2010
Summary: Elementary Students Penalized for Mentioning the Name of Jesus in Relation to Christmas Recently a sixth grader was penalized for daring to mention the name of Jesus in an assignment to write a poem called “What Christmas means to me.” The poem rea...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 6:22-23
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Richard Wurmbrand Was A Christian Pastor In ...
Shared By: James Jack on Jan 8, 2010
Summary: Richard Wurmbrand was a Christian pastor in Romania in the middle of the communist era. In 1945 there was great conference run by the communists where one by one the church leaders of Romania got up and pledged allegiance to Stalin and the communis...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Anglican
Scripture: none
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One October Morning In 2006, A Woman And Her Six ...
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Mar 22, 2010
Summary: One October morning in 2006, a woman and her six children were forced to witness an attack on their husband and father. His assailants tried to force him to deny Jesus but he refused. He continued to proclaim Christ as Lord and died praying for his ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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I Am Especially Moved By A Story From Last ...
Shared By: Timothy Darling on Apr 28, 2010
Summary: I am especially moved by a story from last October, of Pervaiz Masih, a Christian janitor at a women's complex in the International Islamic University in Pakistan who purposely blocked the way of a suicide bomber who was trying to reach hundreds of ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Mennonite
Scripture: none
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In December Of 2004, Judge Michael Higgins, ...
Shared By: Ross Cochrane on May 20, 2010
Summary: In December of 2004, Judge Michael Higgins, presiding at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal here in Australia, found Pastors Daniel Scot and Danny Nalliah guilty of inciting RELIGIOUS HATRED against Victorian Muslims. This was an his...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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A Friend Of Mine Works As A Boilermaker In Bowen, ...
Shared By: Ross Cochrane on May 21, 2010
Summary: A friend of mine works as a boilermaker in Bowen, Queensland Australia. He is a big man with muscles like an Olympic weight lifter, a voice that booms and a laugh that is full and infectious. PATRICK PATTERSON loves the Lord and if I asked him to...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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I Recently Read Of A Teenager In Florida In ...
Shared By: Ross Cochrane on May 22, 2010
Summary: I recently read of a teenager in Florida in America who fled for her life from her Muslim family after she converted to Christianity. Fathima Rifqa Bary says her family will murder her in what is known as an "HONOUR KILLING" because of her professio...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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Janet Reno, Attorney General Of The United States ...
Shared By: Ed Sasnett on Jun 2, 2010
Summary: Janet Reno, Attorney General of the United States during the Clinton administration, was interviewed on “60 Minutes” on June 26, 1999. She seems to hold this ancient opinion of Christians. Here is how she defined a cultist: A cultist is one who...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none