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    Tortured For Christ - Movie (will it be shown in your area? Book comes with ticket)

    I ordered tickets! They need several more reservations at the theatre before it will be a surety...praying...March 5th, and hopefully, will be at my closest theatre.


    Tortured For Christ - Movie (*fair use)

    2018 (NR) 120 min.

    Featuring: The dramatic testimony of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand

    Official site:

    https://www.onbuzz.com/new-releases/tortured-for-christ






    A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Tortured for Christ Movie

    When we set out to film the Tortured for Christ movie, we knew we wanted to film entirely in Romania. We had no idea, however, that we would be allowed to film in one of the actual prisons where Pastor Wurmbrand was brutally tortured for his faith in Jesus Christ. This was an amazing blessing, as the prison looks today exactly as it did when Pastor Wurmbrand was held there by Communist authorities.

    Pastor Wurmbrand often spoke of the cold and the constant dripping of water in his dark, solitary cell. Now we were there, in the dead of winter, in the same dark, damp cell. We wore heavy winter clothing, but we were still cold. It was hard to imagine what the prisoners endured.

    The Tortured for Christ movie closely follows Pastor Wurmbrand’s book by the same title. And for a limited-time we have the opportunity to present this film in theaters across the country. Please visit www.TorturedforChrist.com to see if it will be showing in a theater in your area. When you purchase a ticket online, you will also receive a free copy of the 50th Anniversary Edition of the Tortured for Christ book.

    After ordering your ticket, forward this email to your friends and ask them to join you in watching this powerful presentation of courage, love and forgiveness.


    The limited theatrical event is March 5. However, tickets must be pre-purchased to guarantee that theaters will confirm the showing.

    https://etools.vomusa.org/a/vombm/vi...02_01_web.html

    The Voice of the Martyrs persecution.com



    Production photos taken inside Jilava Prison, Romania, during filming.
    Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell

  2. #2
    Wow, this got buried fast...bringing it back up to the surface!
    Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell

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    I remember reading this book when I was in high school (in the 1970's)---bought it at a local drug-store (yes, they sold Christian books in drug-stores in those days).

    I knew Communists persecuted Christians, but had no idea how demonically BRUTAL it was, until I read that book.

    I so admire Rev. Wurmbrand's faithfulness and courage.

    Hope the movie will come to my area! (Atlanta)
    Be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled…Let no man deceive you by any means…..
    they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved….for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie….
    Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.


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    I was cringing while reading many parts of the book, brutal for sure. I am wondering how graphic the movie will be, but am having Faith that they were able to portray it with truth, without it being too graphic.

    I admire those things, as well.

    You can check to see where in Atlanta it will be shown, at the link. I mean, I am assuming it will be there, and would be very surprised if not.
    Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell

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    It is! About 18 different sites in the Metro Atlanta area.


    Only problem is---you have to BUY a TICKET to try to help "ensure" the movie will EVEN BE SHOWN at that site.


    It's so "Russian-roulette" a way of doing it--how the heck am "I" supposed to know which of these 18 theaters has the most people "voting" for it (ticket-wise) so as to know I'm choosing (in the dark!) the one most likely to "make" enough patrons to have a showing of it?

    I'd much rather they just PICK A FEW places that it will DEFINITELY be shown at,and leave it at that!


    That said, I'll pick one of them---just close my eyes and throw a dart, I guess....


    ETA---I see now, once you choose a place, they tell you how many more they need to have register for it to "make"--I've seen anywhere from 29 to 54 more, so far....
    Be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled…Let no man deceive you by any means…..
    they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved….for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie….
    Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.


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    Thanks Tammy. Just got the information off to my pastor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Countrymouse View Post
    It is! About 18 different sites in the Metro Atlanta area.


    Only problem is---you have to BUY a TICKET to try to help "ensure" the movie will EVEN BE SHOWN at that site.


    It's so "Russian-roulette" a way of doing it--how the heck am "I" supposed to know which of these 18 theaters has the most people "voting" for it (ticket-wise) so as to know I'm choosing (in the dark!) the one most likely to "make" enough patrons to have a showing of it?

    I'd much rather they just PICK A FEW places that it will DEFINITELY be shown at,and leave it at that!


    That said, I'll pick one of them---just close my eyes and throw a dart, I guess....


    ETA---I see now, once you choose a place, they tell you how many more they need to have register for it to "make"--I've seen anywhere from 29 to 54 more, so far....
    My credit card will not be charged until the showing will happen.

    It shows how many tickets are needed before the showing will happen, before you place an order for tickets. My charge for the price of the tickets is "pending." I am going to check in a few days to see how many more are needed at my location.

    Yeah, so I just read your ETA part...I imagine some locations are sold-out by now, at least I hope so!

    Best wishes, hope it flies at your location of choice, and all of those places...spread the word!
    Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buick Electra View Post
    Thanks Tammy. Just got the information off to my pastor.
    That is wonderful. You are welcome.
    Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell

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    bump
    Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell

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    I had felt "Alive" in Christ at the movie theatre last night: enough tickets were sold so "Tortured For Christ" came. I could "feel" God's Anointing over the movie and the theatre, but some of it was painful to watch.

    The theatre was pretty packed even with the very inclement weather. I think that God did that as a test, possibly, while watching over his flock.

    The filmmakers did a beautiful job.

    I was in tears with joy over the story and the music. The Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand testimonials- real inspiring and true stories of true courage and conviction. And there were thousands like them.

    Puts things in perspective and I wonder how long until the hateful atheist communism takes over here.
    Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell

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    Bummed I missed this thread

    I would have gone

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    So sorry that you didn't see this thread on time. Evidently, the movie will be coming out on DVD later this year!

    “Tortured for Christ” tells true story of strong faith under persecution

    By Julie Bourdon March 6, 2018



    International (MNN) –Twen Theodros has been imprisoned in Eritrea for 5,105 days. Abraham Ben Moses has been in jail for 92 days in Indonesia. Asia Bibi has been held for 3,182 days in Pakistan. These are just a few of the Christians who are currently imprisoned for their faith. And their stories echo those of countless Christians from centuries past.

    The Voice of the Martyrs is committed to supporting believers like this. But, as they walk alongside the persecuted, they also share the stories of these believers to draw the greater Body of Christ into action and solidarity.

    50 years of supporting the Persecuted Church

    In fact, Voice of the Martyrs was born out of a persecution story.

    Todd Nettleton of the Voice of the Martyrs USA says, “We are at Voice of the Martyrs celebrating our 50th anniversary as a ministry. Our founders, Pastor Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, have an amazing story of faithfulness.”

    And it’s this story that they’ve shared in the new “Tortured for Christ” movie alongside the book.

    “Richard was in prison for 14 years. Sabina was held for three years, part of that time in a labor camp, building the Danube Canal. Richard was in solitary confinement for three solid years.

    “So, you think about the worst human suffering, yes they went through that. But then you think about the highest spiritual value of even in that suffering, being a witness for Christ. They did that too. They lived out the Gospel. They loved the people who were persecuting them.”

    Eventually, the two would go on to start the ministry.

    The movie came out yesterday in hundreds of theaters around the country. You can check and see where it’s playing near you.



    If you missed it, or the movie isn’t playing in your area, you can either wait for the DVD to come out later this year, or have your church request to do a screening. Find more information, here.

    A response to the stories of Persecution

    “Our goal in all of this, and I think the end result is, as a Christian you watch this film, you read this book, and you say ‘OK, what would I do?’”

    What would happen if it became illegal to attend worship services? If you were told you couldn’t own a Bible or share your faith? If you were told you had to convert to a different religion or die?

    Until we’re facing such a dilemma, we can’t really say how we would respond. But, this unknown should drive us first to prayer, Nettleton says. We can pray for courage and strength and for God to help us respond in a way that honors him should we also face persecution.

    Secondly, these troubling questions can lead us to search Scripture.

    “What does the Bible say about persecution? It talks a lot about persecution; it’s got a lot to say.”

    Nettleton believes that when we prayerfully work through these kinds of questions, all events in our lives will only serve to strengthen our faith and make us more like Jesus.

    A glimpse of “Tortured for Christ”

    Nettleton shared a scene from the movie that, while just a sliver of Wurmbrand’s story, reveals his strength of faith and dedication to serving the Lord.

    In 1945, the Communist government of Romania called together a meeting to discuss the intersection of communism and Christianity.

    “What they did is they invited all the different religious leaders to come together and they had this ‘Congress of the Cults.’ The honorary chairman was Joseph Stalin.”

    The point of this meeting was to discuss how communism and Christianity could be compatible. However, the very nature of the discussion sought to persuade believers to sacrifice their undivided unity to Christ.


    (Image courtesy of Voice of the Martyrs USA)

    Wurmbrand and his wife attended the congress as local representatives with the World Council of Churches. To their horror, many of the religious leaders praised the union of Christianity and communism, even declaring their loyalty and desire to be good communists.

    “Sabina looked at Richard sitting together and said, ‘You need to go up there and wipe this shame off the face of Christ.’ And Richard looked at her for a long moment and said, ‘If I do that, you’re not going to have a husband anymore.’ And Sabina looked at him and said, ‘I don’t want to have a coward for a husband.’”

    And so, Wurmbrand asked for a moment to speak in front of the crowd. His request was eagerly granted because the communist leaders assumed he would be supporting their agenda. But they were so wrong.

    Nettleton continues, “He went to the front and began to say ‘Our first loyalty as followers of Christ is to Christ, not the Communist party. What are you doing, praising the people who are locking our brothers and sisters in prison?’

    “They cut the power to the microphone, they chased Richard off the stage, and from that moment on it was only a matter of time before he went to prison.”

    Nettleton talks about this scene as a great example of Wurmbrand’s willingness to stand up for Christ, even when it was costly. Additionally, he says it shows the unity between him and Sabina and their desire as a married couple to serve the Lord without faltering.

    The couple had come from a background of Judaism and atheism. They were so in love with Jesus for saving them from emptiness, and this led to their fervent servitude.

    “One of their prayers was ‘Lord, please, if it be your will, allow us to carry a cross for you.’”

    And God answered this unusual request.

    “They certainly bore a cross, but they bore it so well and so honorably. And that’s why … they started the Voice of the Martyrs and here we are 50 years later celebrating their legacy and celebrating their faithfulness.”

    Persecution leads to unity

    The Wurmbrand’s story has led to a vibrant ministry that reflects the depth behind the Bible’s study of persecution. Matthew 5:10 says those who are persecuted for righteousness are blessed with the promise of the Kingdom of heaven. But there is another blessing that comes from persecution that is realized right here on earth: unity among the Church.

    “One of the great blessings of persecution is it tears down all those walls of denominationalism … all that goes away if they’re locking people in prison for being a Christian. And so, that unity is one of the blessings that comes from persecution. And we get to see it first-hand at Voice of the Martyrs as we go into these countries and interview these believers and then hopefully bring that back and share that so that it spreads in the American Church as well because that’s something we need more of, is unity and a sense of shared purpose within the Church—within the wider Body of Christ here in the United States.”

    To learn more ways to partner with VOM, click here.

    For more information on “Tortured for Christ” click here.


    https://www.mnnonline.org/news/tortu...h-persecution/
    Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell

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    I received an email- more dates for the movie...the list is loading slow for me, but could be my puter and/or a lot of traffic at the site:

    https://www.onbuzz.com/new-releases/tortured-for-christ
    Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Countrymouse View Post

    I knew Communists persecuted Christians, but had no idea how demonically BRUTAL it was, until I read that book.

    I so admire Rev. Wurmbrand's faithfulness and courage.
    Yeah, the Communists are a special kind of sadistic and cruel.

    "Tortured For Christ" is a must read for American Christians, imo.

    From the book:

    "Then came the Nazis under whom we suffered much... My wife and I were arrested several times, beaten, and hauled before Nazi judges. The Nazi terror was great, but only a taste of what was to come under the Communists."

    "Beginning August 23, 1944, one million Russian troops entered Romania and, very soon after this, the Communists came to power in our country. Then began a nightmare that made suffering under the Nazis seem easy."
    This might hurt a little.

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