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Sarah’s story – Voice of the Martyrs

Posted in Christianity, Persecuted Church, Sacrifice, Trust with tags , on January 14, 2010 by Lee

This video was sent to me by one of my students. A powerful example of the plight many brothers and sisters in Christ face because of their faith in Christ.

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A Pledge

Posted in Persecuted Church on July 6, 2005 by Lee

I came across this today… It is out of the Voice of the Martyrs newsletter.

1508 graduates from the Emmanuel Theological Seminary and Bible College of Kota, Rajasthan, India made this pledge:

I stand with the apostle Paul in stating that “for me to live is Christ and to die is gain.”

I take a stand to honor the Lord Jesus Christ with my hands to serve all mankind.

I take a stand to honor the Lord Jesus Christ with my feet to spead the gospel to all the ends of the earth no matter what the cost.

I take a stand to honor the Lord Jesus Christ with my lips by proclaiming the Good News to all who hear and by edifying the Body of Christ.

I take a stand to honor the Lord Jesus Christ with my mind as I meditate upon His word and His promises to me.

I give my earthly treasures and all that I possess to follow the way of the cross.

I commit to love my family, orphans, widows, lepers, the wealthy and the poor with way that Christ loved the church.

I surrender my will and life to His will and life.

I commit to the service of the Lord by being a good steward of my time.

I surrender this body on earth to the perfect will of Jesus, and should my blood be spilled may it bring forth a mighty harvest of souls.

I pledge allegiance to the Lamb. I will seek to honor His command. I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes.

Lord Jesus, Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Can you imagine – Making a pledge like, “I will follow the way of the cross,” or “should my blood be spilled may it bring forth a mighty harvest.” These graduates are pledging their lives to the spread of the gospel. Many of them will probably pay the ultimate price of death for the gospel.

Oh God give me that zeal! Give me that willingness!!!