<Commanded to Preach>
Boin Romania 1964
The day the Adventist pastor Boin of
Ploiesti was released from prison, a Communist officer
asked him, "What will you do now?"
Boin replied, "I will begin my Christian work,
with or without your permission, exactly where I left
off when you arrested me."
He kept his word and eventually appeared before the
court again. The Communist judge asked him,
"Do you regret having preached illegally?"
"Why do you have stupid laws that forbid what is
pleasing to the Lord? If you apply them, God
will punish you here and in eternity."
"You were not allowed by us to preach."
"God not only allowed me to preach, but commanded
me to do so. Read the order yourself in
the Bible. You will find it in Matthew
He was sentenced to eight years in prison. He
already had three years of jail behind him.
Such fearlessness is an excellent food
for souls. As we look at these examples of
courage and upon Jesus Christ who inspired them, we
too are changed into a new breed of
Christians.---adapted from Jesus Freaks.
Martyr (Greek word for "witness").
1.) One who chooses to suffer death
rather than to deny Jesus Christ or His work.
2.) One who bears testimony to the
truth of what he has seen or heard or knows, as in a
witness in a court of justice.
3.) One who sacrifices something very
important to further the kingdom of God.
4.) One who endures severe or constant
suffering for their Christian witness.
5.) A Jesus Freak.
IT IS SAID THAT THERE ARE MORE
CHRISTIAN MARTYRS TODAY THAN THERE WERE IN 100 AD - IN
THE DAYS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
ACCORDING TO A STUDY DONE AT REGENT UNIVERSITY, THERE
WERE CLOSE TO 164,000 CHRISTIAN MARTYRED AROUND THE
WORLD IN 1999.
AN ESTIMATED 165,000 WILL BE MARTYRED IN 2 000.---
How to witness for Jesus Christ
Is it the best winning smile? Should we
study how to make friends and influence people?
What does the Bible say? How did the apostles
"We cannot but speak the things which we have
seen and heard." Acts 4:20
Silence, although a virtue, can be criminal
especially so when eternal interests are at stake.
In times of spiritual peril God's men speak out.
Consider the prophets and apostles. Ambiguity
and equivocation could never be charged to them.
They stated their message with singular clarity,
force, and conviction. What they had to say,
they said, and men understood what they said.
They were understood so well that many suffered
martyrdom. Pleasing platitudes, vague
generalizations, and meaningless statements were not
the causes of their death. John the Baptist,
Stephen, James, Paul, and Peter lost their lives
because their Christian testimony was clear, lucid,
Unpopular, striking at the root and sinful attitudes
and practices, their message never diluted the call to
repentance and obedience. God's love and justice
were presented as interlocking truths, and the sinner
understood that the two could not exist apart from
At the day of Pentecost the apostle Paul left no one
in doubt. His message was and is still today: "Repent,
and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus
Christ for the remission of sins.
Let GOD speak
Every Minister possessing the spirit of JESUS is
fitted to speak to GOD'S people in His name.
Before entering the Pulpit, he waits patiently in
GOD'S presence to receive His blessing and
instructions. In his preaching he will not
flounder for want of something to say, nor will he
feel he is there to entertain his congregation.
Pity the poor preacher who must intersperse his
sermons with silly witticism to hold his audience,
like a food vendor dashing on spices to cover up the
smell of stale meat.
Humorous sermons in the pulpit,
laughter in the congregation / neutralize all
spiritual gains and bring on a lukewarm condition.
Whimsical words, the idle joke, facetious remarks,
cheap anecdotes make worldlings to laugh, angels to
weep / spoil our worship by striking the wrong note.
Sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu put their incense on
common fire. Pity the man who came to the
banquet smugly clothed in common attire. When
you stand to speak in GOD'S name, and His people are
waiting to hear, know that holy watchers are present -
choose your words with trembling and fear.
A noticeable trend among us has been the one - sided
emphasis on justification to the neglect of
sanctification. Coming to CHRIST for forgiveness
is made the sum total of the message of CHRIST our
righteousness. All people want, it appears, is
His imputed and not His imparted righteousness.
For more on sanctification, see
Note: Roman Catholicism, given half
would repeat her former evil works to anyone
who refuses to accept her idolatries!
In the 1200's a Waldensian prisoner testified
before the Inquisition as follows: "Barbara von Thies
testified... that on the last Saint Michael's day
concerning confession as it is administered by the
priests she has nothing to do with it. As to that
which has to do with the Virgin Mary, on that she has
nothing to answer. Concerning Sunday and the feast
days she says, 'The Lord God commanded us to rest on
the seventh day and with that I let it be, with God's
help and His grace, we all would stand by and die in
the faith, for it is the right faith and the right way
to Christ.' " Der Blutige Schau-Plats, Oder Martyrer
Spiegel der Taufs Gesinnien, book 2, pp. 30-31.
Isn't ironic, that all apologetic websites do not list
Roman Catholicism under heretics, yet those who would
teach truth and expose heresies, they list under
CHRIST was vehemently accused by men holding the
highest offices in the church. The people chosen
by GOD to be the light of the world stood under the
banner of Satan, and reviled and oppressed their
long-expected Messiah. Their wicked deeds
testified more loudly against them than did the mark
From the record of CHRIST'S trial we may see to
what pass those come who have perverted ideas of what
constitutes godliness, and who allow their passions
and prejudices to rule. When men are inspired by
Satan with false religious zeal, they have no sense of
what true piety means.
The religion of the churches of today is of a kind
that should make every true follower of GOD afraid.
The religious character of professed Christians makes
them act like Demons. "We have a Law," they say,
"And by our law He ought to die." [John 19:7].
The Christian churches also have a Law, the papal
Sun-day Law, which will very soon be implemented again
to become the "Mark of the Beast 666" [Revelation 13]
by which they impose the death penalty.
First, it will be the economic boycott of not
allowing to buy and sell the necessities of life with
bribes and inducements. And when that does not
succeed, the death penalty.
The servant is not above his master. The Prince of
heaven was called Beelzebub, and His disciples will be
misrepresented in like manner. But whatever the
danger, Christ's followers must avow their principles.
They should scorn concealment. They cannot remain
uncommitted until assured of safety in confessing the
They are set as watchmen, to warn men of their peril.
The truth received from Christ must be imparted to
all, freely and openly. Jesus said, "What I tell you
in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear
in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops."
Jesus Himself never purchased peace by compromise. His
heart overflowed with love for the whole human race,
but He was never indulgent to their sins. He was too
much their friend to remain silent while they were
pursuing a course that would ruin their souls,--the
souls He had purchased with His own blood. He labored
that man should be true to himself, true to his higher
and eternal interest.
The servants of Christ are called to the same work,
and they should beware lest, in seeking to prevent
discord, they surrender the truth. They are to "follow
after the things which make for peace" (Rom. 14:19);
but real peace can never be secured by compromising
And no man can be true to principle without exciting
opposition. A Christianity that is spiritual will be
opposed by the children of disobedience. But Jesus
bade His disciples, "Fear not them which kill the
body, but are not able to kill the soul." Those who
are true to God need not fear the power of men nor the
enmity of Satan. In Christ their eternal life is
secure. Their only fear should be lest they surrender
the truth, and thus betray the trust with which God
has honored them.
He who would confess Christ must have Christ abiding
in him. He cannot communicate that which he has not
received. The disciples might speak fluently on
doctrines, they might repeat the words of Christ
Himself; but unless they possessed Christlike meekness
and love, they were not confessing Him. A spirit
contrary to the spirit of Christ would deny Him,
whatever the profession.
Men may deny Christ by evil speaking, by foolish
talking, by words that are untruthful or unkind. They
may deny Him by shunning life's burdens, by the
pursuit of sinful pleasure. They may deny Him by
conforming to the world, by uncourteous behavior, by
the love of their own opinions, by justifying self, by
cherishing doubt, borrowing trouble, and dwelling in
darkness. In all these ways they declare that Christ
is not in them. And "whosoever shall deny Me before
men," He says, "him will I also deny before My Father
which is in heaven."
The Saviour [Savior]bade His disciples not to hope that the
world's enmity to the gospel would be overcome, and
that after a time its opposition would cease. He said,
"I came not to send peace, but a sword." This creating
of strife is not the effect of the gospel, but the
result of opposition to it.
Jesus and 666
Mark of the Beast
The New Covenant
Romans chapter 13
Romans chapter 14
The Lord's Day
The Ten Commandments
The Christian Catalogue
Our Lord Jesus in Heaven
Jesus and His Sheep
Spirit of prophecy
The Final Anti-Christ
When Jesus washed my sins
away He made me dance for joy ever since
Happy happy day when Jesus
took all my sins away.
Remember them that are in
bonds, as bound with them; and them which
suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in
the body (Hebrews 13:3).