Romans 6

Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ 6 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were […]

Romans 6

Been reading Jesus Freaks by dc Talk and Voice of the Martyrs

From page 211

Fear is a great foe of persecuted Christians. . ,

Many fear they will have to suffer if they join the underground church. In this secret work, every mistake can be fatal in organizing an underground printing plant or in bringing in Bibles into a Communist Country can result in imprisonment,  torture, and  death.

Therefore, some are fearful to get involved.

Fear is also a decisive hindrance to Christian life in the free world.

We fear we will have to suffer in our family, in our jobs, or in our finances if we obey a commandment of Christ.

We also fear mistakes in life, but the greatest mistake is to fear mistakes.

God’s Word has to be spread, despite mistakes in Christian work. Tragedies might ensue, but they only underscore the importance of spreading the Word of God.

We all have tasks from God. It is better to fulfill them with mistakes than to leave them unfidfilled. Do not fear.

Our models are Christians who have conquered fear.

Richard Wurmbrand

Spent fourteen years in a Communist prison

in Romania between  1948 and 1964

Not to brag, but …..

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Matthew 6 1-8.

Matthew 6:1-8
[1]Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
[2]Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
[3]But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
[4]That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
[5]And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
[6]But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
[7]But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
[8]Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

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