“remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you are also in the body” (Heb. 13:3)
Today, thousands of Christians are languishing in prisons worldwide simply because they have refused to bow a knee to dictatorial governments and ideologies, insisting instead on pledging their allegiance to Christ.
As Christians, we have a duty to “remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you are also in the body” (Heb. 13:3).
Pastor Richard Wurmbrand (d. 2001), the founder of The Voice of the Martyrs, spent 14 years in prison in Communist Romania because he refused to deny his Saviour. While in prison, the idea of an organization that would speak up on behalf of the voiceless was born. He wrote in his 1967 book Tortured for Christ:
When I was beaten on the bottom of my feet, my tongue cried. Why did my tongue cry? It was not beaten. It cried because the tongue and the feet are both part of the same body.
And you free Christians are part of the same Body of Christ that is now beaten in prisons in restricted nations, that even now gives martyrs for Christ. Can you not feel our pain? Please consider taking up your pen and demonstrating in a highly practical and productive way your love and concern towards your brothers and sisters in chains.
Become a voice for the voiceless and “do time for God”!
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