When young John Wesley is saved from the flames burning his family’s home, he believes God has chosen him for a higher mission. He grows up to become a minister in the Church of England but disapproves of concern within the church over the social position of the clergy. He concerns himself more with the common people and with individual religious experiences. He tries to accomplish his purposes by remaining within the church but the methodical way in which he and his followers go about their duties soon sets them apart as a special group jeeringly called Methodists. (Description by IMDB.com)
Open Doors is an international ministry serving persecuted Christians worldwide. Today, millions of Christians around the world experience discrimination, imprisonment, torture and even martyrdom — simply because they follow Jesus. Working with Christians on the frontline, Open Doors provides Bibles, leadership training, literacy programs, livelihood support and advocacy services for believers who suffer for their faith.
- Craiova, Romania – one of seven different cities in which he was imprisoned
- February 29, 1948 – Richard Wurmbrand is arrested by Soviet authorities in Romania
Born in Romania, Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand became Christians after they were married. They soon began sharing the Gospel, even though it was prohibited. In 1945, Richard stood up publicly and proclaimed Christ while speaking out against communism. This bold move, as well as his work in the underground church, led to the Wurmbrands’ imprisonment by the Communist government. Richard and Sabina endured unthinkable horror at the hands of the Communists, but their faith and witness was only strengthened, even through multiple imprisonments.
After being ransomed out of Romania, the Wurmbrands dedicated themselves to helping the world understand the horrors that were occurring behind the iron curtain. They began a ministry now known as “The Voice of the Martyrs,” to bring awareness to the persecution of Christians. Their legacy lives on through the work they began and the many lives they touched. Summary by Vision Video.
- Controlled Violence
Xianzhi Sarah Liu was beaten and imprisoned for six years in China. Sarah’s Trail of Blood is a powerful dramatization of what happened to this courageous woman of God because of her faith in Jesus Christ. You’ll be inspired by her story.
Sung Neng Yee’s (Nora Lam) story is wrapped up within one of the most incredible marvels in all world history: how the Christian church survived under repressive atheistic communism in China. But it did more than survive. It thrived and multiplied. We can better understand these heroic Chinese Christians through Nora’s story. Adopted by a prominent family in Shanghai in 1941, little Sung Neng Yee (Nora Lam) is treated like a princess. . . until the bombs drop, and the Japanese seize her house. After the defeat of the Japanese, she joins the Communists, believing they are the liberators of China. All goes well until she falls in love with Iam Cheng Shen from Hong Kong. Communist officials decide to break her of any bourgeois tendencies. During the next few years, in which she marries and has three children, she is subjected to excruciating persecution. She calls out to God for salvation. Miracles follow. She bargains for her husband and daughter’s release to Hong Kong and is sent to hard labor, where she starts agitating for her own release. An intimate love story, saga of courage, and acclaimed inspirational gem.
The true story of Nicoleta Valery Grossu’s amazing survival in a Romanian Communist prison camp and how faith in the Lord enabled her to transcend the relentless cruelty.
The episode discusses the “separation of church and state” and points out that the phrase does not appear in the United States Constitution. It claims that separation of church and state is used to prevent Christians from expressing their beliefs. Political commentator Ann Coulter describes what she refers to as the “intolerance” of the left.
- Series Premiere
- Is This Thing On?
- Grandmas Behind Bars
- Olivia’s Song
- Vows on the Boardwalk?
- Lone Star Justice
- The Fairness Doctrine
- Christians Need Not Apply – Part 1
- Christians Need Not Apply – Part 2
- The Ivory Tower
- The Hallowed Halls of Tolerance
- Whispering Christians
- Defending the Faithful