In Fata Usii Deschise – Conferinta de Misiune ROMISCON XVI 27-30 Mai 2014 Calimanesti Caciulata, Valea Oltului

 

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Speranta – Turneu Europa 23-29 Aprilie, 2014

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Grupul Speranta slujeste alaturi de pastorul Vasile Hozan in Europa

In perioada 22 aprilie – 8 mai 2014, Grupul Speranta, reprezentat prin Ionut si Adela Craciun, Andreea si Andrei Mois, Ioan Timofte si Bianca Cernisov, se va afla intr-un turneu de muzica si misiune organizat de Misiunea Speranta in cateva biserici din Europa.In cadrul turneului, Grupul Speranta este insotit de fratele pastor Vasile Hozan din Canada, care va predica din Cuvantul Domnului.
Turneul se va desfasura dupa programul de mai jos. Ne rugam ca Dumnezeu sa fie slavit prin acesta lucrare, iar bisericile cuprinse in acest turneu sa fie zidite prin cantare si prin mesajele biblice!
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 ZIUA DATA  LOCALITATEA  ORA  LOCUL 
MARTI
22 Aprilie  Linz, Austria
19:00
Biserica Penticostala „Speranta”
MIERCURI 23 Aprilie Munchen, Germania 18:30
Biserica Penticostala „Elim”
Ingolstädter Str.43
Munchen, Germania
(in cladirea EUROPCAR, etaj 3)
JOI 24 Aprilie Paris, Franta  19:30 Biserica Penticostala „Filadelfia”
93 Avenue de la République
92120 Montrouge Franta
VINERI
25 Aprilie
Paris, Franta
20:00
SAMBATA 26 Aprilie calatorie

DUMINICA 27 Aprilie
Bruxelles, Belgia 10:00
Biserica Romana „Elim”
Rue Stephanie 107
1020 Bruxelles
DUMINICA 27 Aprilie
Bruxelles, Belgia 18:00
Biserica Romana „Elim”
Rue Stephanie 107
1020 Bruxelles
LUNI 28 Aprilie Paris, Franta 20:00 Biserica „Lumina Lumii”
320 Avenue Paul Vaillant-Couturier
93000 Bobigny 
MARTI 29 Aprilie
Tielt, Belgia 19:30
Biserica Crestina Romana „Betel”
Brugsebaan 8
8850 Ardooie België
MIERCURI 30 Aprilie Charleroi, Belgia
19:30
Biserica Penticostala „Speranta”
Rue Beaumont 206
6030 Charleroi
JOI 1 Mai
Turnhout, Belgia
 19:30 Biserica Penticostala „Maranata”
Rubenstraat 96, 2300 Turnhout
VINERI 2 Mai Bruxelles, Belgia
 – Biserica Romana „Elim”
Rue Stephanie 107
1020 Bruxelles
SAMBATA 3 Mai  Londra, Anglia 19:00 Biserica „Izvorul Vietii”
145 Culver Grove, Stanmore
Postcode HA7 2NP
DUMINICA 4 Mai Londra, Anglia
08:00
Biserica „Peniel” Londra
1-5 Brampton Grove
(inside of Salvation Army  Hendon Central)
Postcode NW4 4AE
DUMINICA
4 Mai  Londra, Anglia  17:00 Biserica Crestina dupa Evanghelie „Betel”
(Kenton Methodist Church)
Woodgrange Avenue Kenton
London, Postcode HA3 0XF
LUNI
5 Mai  Londra, Anglia 19:00 Biserica Penticostala „Emanuel”
Wembley Park United Reformed Church
The Broad Way, East Lane
Wembley, Postcode  HA9 7NN
MARTI
6 Mai Londra, Anglia
19:00
Biserica Penticostala „Casa Tatalui”
94-96 Burnt Oak, Londra
Postcode HA8 0BE
MIERCURI 7 Mai  calatorie
 –
JOI
8 Mai Stuttgart, Germania  – Biserica Romana
Kaindlstr. 53
70569 Stuttgart
VINERI 9 Mai  Graz, Austria
18:00 Biserica Penticostala Sion
Tiergartenweg 11a
A-8055 Graz

Alin si Florina Jivan – Esti darul meu

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Alin Jivan: Acest cântec este de fapt o poezie

pe care am scris-o pentru soția mea Florina.

Orice dar bun îl primim de la Dumnezeu..

VIDEO by Alin Jivan

Grupaj cintari de lauda – Fratii de la Toflea, Vasile Oprea, Isaura Dinca, George de la Bistrita si Marian Mocanu (1 ora)

Fratii Toflea

Marian Mocanu: Dumnezeu nu scrie muzica vietilor noastre la voia intamplarii. Sa fim preocupati sa invatam sa ne lasam condusi de muzica si sa nu ne lasam inspaimantati de „celelalte lucruri”. Sa nu fim neatenti nici cu celelalte, sa nu le omitem , dar nici sa le lasam sa distruga muzica si sa o faca zgomot.Caci daca ne ridicam privirea, vom vedea ca insasi inima lui Dumnezeu bate ritmul pentru noi.

Cu ochii la El, vom invata sa cantam impreuna cu El si sa intelegem perfectiunea armoniei create de Dumnezeu. Cata rabdare are Dumnezeu ca sa ne invete! Si cat de mult doreste sa invatam lectia!”Dinu Lipatti a spus:,,muzica este ceea ce nu poate fii exprimat in cuvinte”. Dar VIAȚA-pentru mine este:muzică,unde muzica este rugaciunea sufletului meu.Daca stai atent si asculti in natura vei auzi muzica creata de Dumnezeu, muzica care pentru mine este graiul Lui Dumnezeu.

Astăzi muzica se împarte în două mari categorii muzică adevărată şi gălăgie la fel ca si oamenii de altfel.Multi sint chemati dar putini sint alesi.Cu totii sintem chemati dar nu toti alegem sa auzim muzica Lui Dumnezeu ci zgomotul si haosul creat de satan.Trebuie sa intelegem ca tot ce auzim este vibratie sonora indiferent ca auzim muzica ca auzim voci audibile,natura sau orice altceva. De aici trebuie sa intelegem ca toate au luat fiinta la Cuvintul Lui. Metaforic vorbind totul este muzica, muzica fiind Dumnezeu si toate sint intr-un echilibru perfect datorita glasului lui Dumnezeu care tine totul in armonie perfecta prin Cuvintul Sau care Sa facut trup si anume Fiul Lui Dumnezeu: ISUS HRISTOS.

Ioan cap.1 La început era Cuvântul, şi Cuvântul era cu Dumnezeu, şi Cuvântul era Dumnezeu….Şi Cuvântul S-a făcut trup şi a locuit printre noi, plin de har şi de adevăr. Şi noi am privit slava Lui, o slavă întocmai ca slava Singurului născut din Tatăl. –Toate lucrurile au fost făcute prin El; şi nimic din ce a fost făcut, n-a fost făcut fără El.Amin.

VIDEO by Marian Mocanu

Cartea – Singurul Dumnezeu Adevărat – Paul Washer

Un Studiu Biblic al Doctrinei despre Dumnezeu

Singurul Dumnezeu AdevaratMarele țel al acestui studiu este acela ca studentul să aibă parte de o întâlnire cu Dumnezeu prin Cuvântul Său. Fundamentat pe convingerea că Scriptura este Cuvântul inspirat și infailibil al lui Dumnezeu, acest studiu a fost întocmit într-un așa fel încât este literal imposibil pentru student să îl parcurgă fără o Biblie deschisă înaintea sa. Ținta noastră este să ascultăm îndemnul apostolului Pavel din II Timotei 2:15: „Caută să te înfăţişezi înaintea lui Dumnezeu ca un om încercat, ca un lucrător care n-are de ce să-i fie ruşine şi care împarte drept Cuvântul adevărului.” (Paul Washer, Introducere, p.5)

CUPRINS

  1. 1  DUMNEZEU ESTE UNUL 9
  2. 2  DUMNEZEU ESTE DUH 17
  3. 3  DUMNEZEU ESTE MĂREŢ ŞI PERFECT 33
  4. 4  DUMNEZEU ESTE VEŞNIC, AUTOEXISTENT ŞI IMUABIL 45
  5. 5  DUMNEZEU ESTE OMNIPOTENT, OMNIPREZENT ŞI OMNISCIENT 59
  6. 6  DUMNEZEU ESTE SFÂNT 75
  7. 7  DUMNEZEU ESTE DREPT 91
  8. 8  DUMNEZEU ESTE ADEVĂRAT ŞI PLIN DE ADEVĂR 103
  9. 9  DUMNEZEU ESTE CREDINCIOS 119
  10. 10  DUMNEZEU ESTE DRAGOSTE 131
  11. 11  DUMNEZEU ESTE CREATOR ŞI SUSŢINĂTOR 147
  12. 12  DUMNEZEU ESTE DOMN PESTE TOATE 163
  13. 13  DUMNEZEU ESTE LEGIUITOR ŞI JUDECĂTOR 179
  14. 14  NUMELE LUI DUMNEZEU 201

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IN ARENE STAU STRAMOSII – VALENTIN POPOVICI

În arene stau strămoşii de credinţă şi de neam,
Ne privesc de pe tărâmul de dincolo ca prin geam;
Ne-au predat ştafeta sfântă, Evanghelia curată,
Şi acum e rândul nostru s-o purtăm ca ei odată!

Din lăcaşul strălucirii, când se uită aici jos
Vor să vadă lupta noastră sub drapelul lui Hristos;
Vor să-audă simfonia care-ajunge sus în slavă,
De pe drumuri care urcă printre spinii din dumbravă.

Cei ce stau chiar lângă Tronul de mărire, sub altar,
Ei, martirii, strigă: „Doamne! Oare nu-i destul amar?
Tu nu-i vezi pe fraţii noştri, suferindu-şi umilirea?
Până când, Stăpâne Doamne, zăboveşti cu izbăvirea?

Norul care ne-nconjoară, cei plecaţi şi proslăviţi,
Ne îndeamnă să rămânem lângă Domnul neclintiţi.
În şireagul fără număr ce se pierde-n depărtare,
Văd atâtea feţe scumpe, norul lor e-aşa de mare!

…N-auziţi o şoaptă dulce de eroi din cerul sfânt?
Parcă vor să ne convingă să nu dăm’napoi nicicând.
Şi-n aplauze tresaltă pentru-a noastră biruinţă:
Lângă Domnul să rămânem, în iubire şi-n credinţă!

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VIDEO si Poze de la Eclipsa inelara de Soare din 29 Aprilie 2014

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Filmare capturata din Belgia, iar cele 2 poze din Australia-

he partially-eclipsed Sun sinks into the west as seen from Brisbane, Australia on April 29, 2014. Credit and copyright: Teale Britstra. Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/

ESA’s Proba-2 Sun-watcher saw Australia’s 29 April 2014 partial solar eclipse from orbit – footage captured by the Royal Observatory of Belgium.

Partial solar eclipse in Adelaide, South Australia on April 29, 2014. Credit and copyright: Silveryway on Flickr.

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com VIDEO by European Space Agency, ESA

John Piper – Renewing Women

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John Piper: So, when I come to the Bible I have this bias that threatens to control my interpretation of what the Bible really teaches about the spiritual condition of women apart from the work of Christ. Part of this bias is that I have a built-in aversion to speaking of women as evil. Partly, this is statistical, I suppose—women don’t do most of the ghastly evil things in the world. Partly, it’s because my mother was a woman and my wife is a woman and my daughter is a woman, and the association of the “evil” with them sticks in my throat. And partly it’s because of I think of masculinity as more tough, and hard-hitting, and physically aggressive, and women as more tender, and gentle, and nurturing; and those traits tend to heal from evil, not do evil—so it would seem.

So I come to the Bible with this bias, and what I find is that before the Holy Spirit unites us to Christ and gives us spiritual life and spiritual sight and faith, so that in Christ we are forgiven and justified and reconciled to God—before the Holy Spirit does that supernatural work for us—we are all in a dreadful condition. We, meaning every human being on this planet, every ethnicity, every age group, from conception to death, whether religious or irreligious, moral or immoral, male or female, no exceptions. We are all in a dreadful condition apart from Christ.

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Read the article in its entirety here – http://www.desiringgod.org/conference-messages/cbmw

Chuck Swindoll – The Value of Vulnerability in Christian Leadership (At Dallas Theological Seminary)

Dr. Charles Swindoll, Chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary and Senior Pastor of Stonebriar Community Church, teaches on the importance of transparency, authenticity and vulnerability in Christian leadership.

Poem Paște 13 Aprilie 2014 First Romanian Church Seattle

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Pregateste-te pentru moarte ~ Richard Wurmbrand

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Iosua, inainte de a pleca la Domnul, a spus: „Am imbatranit. Si sunt inaintat in zile, dar vreau, cat mai am putere, vreau sa vorbesc. Si fiindca nu stiu nici eu cand voi sfarsi drumul meu pe acest pamant, unul din gandurile pe care le am: As vrea sa stiu cum sa mor. Unii mor tare frumos. Altora le e tare greu sa moara. Unii vorbesc inainte de moarte, cuvinte  care zidesc pe altii. Altii sunt disperati ei si raspandesc imprejurul lor disperare. Stim cu ce cuvinte a murit Isus, care sunt ultimele Lui cuvinte cand era pe cruce. Si despre aceste cuvinte vreau sa va spun cateva cuvinte. Primul cuvant de care stim ca l-a spus, a fost: „Tata, iarta-i.” Pe cine sa-i ierte? Iarta-i- sunt romanii, sunt evreii, sunt aia buni, sunt aia rai, aia de religia Lui, aia de alte religii, aia bogati, aia saraci. Iarta-i! El s-a rugat pentru fiecare dintre noi. Pentru aia buni, pentru aia rai; El s-a rugat pentru toti: „Iarta-i!”

Si a adus si un argument, pentru ce sa fie iertati: Pentru ca nu stiu ce fac. Va dati seama ca toti cei ce v-au facut un rau in viata, pe care i-ati vazut facand rau altora, n-au stiut ce au facut. Albania a avut 3 milioane de locuitori si dupa 40 de ani de comunism a ramas cu 1 milion. Unde s-au dus ceilalti? N-au plecat de acolo; n-au putut sa fuga. A fost o teroare grozava. Si m-am intalnit cu frati care au fost in inchisoare acolo, 20 de ani, si am vorbit acolo despre iubire si iertare. Era o adunare mare. Pe urma, a venit un preot catolic; asta e credinta cea mai raspandita in Albania, pe langa cea musulmana. Un preot catolic, care mi-a spus, „De 40 de ani, eu n-am mai auzit in tara aceasta cuvintele „dragoste si iertare”. Cat au fost comunistii la putere, au spus numai „moarte si ura”. Si acuma, comunistii au cazut de la putere si acuma, aia care i-au luat locul  striga iarasi: „Moarte si ura!” Iar, iertare si dragoste, pana acuma n-am mai auzit. Zic, „Dar, dvs. sunteti preot. dvs., in biserica dvs., spuneti ‘dragoste si iertare’? „Nu pot sa spun. Eu am stat la inchisoare 20 de ani si nu pot sa spun sa fie iertati, fiindca astia au stiut ce au facut.” Isus a spus despre rastignitorii Lui. Ei n-au stiut. Dar astia, au stiut si nu ma pot ruga pentru ei in felul acesta.” Si i-am spus lui, ceea ce vreau sa va spun si dvs.: „Ca, OAMENII NU STIU CE FAC.”  Iarta-i pe toti cei care ti-au facut rau. Nu stiu ce fac si va voi ilustra prin cateva pilde:

Orasul din Romania care are cel mai mare procent de criminalitate e Ocna Sibiului. Si s-au intrebat oamenii, de ce in Ocna Sibiului  sa fie mai multe crimde decat la Brasov sau decat la Bucuresti sau la Fagaras. Ocna SIbiului are o foarte mare inchisoare, cladita acuma 200 de ani de regina Maria Tereza. Si erau criminali acolo, stateau in inchisoare 10 ani, 15 ani, 20. Cand s-au eliberat, unde sa se mai duca? Nu mai aveau familie, nu mai aveau pe nimeni. Isi gasea o femeie acolo in loc si acolo a trait. Si toti cei care locuiesc in Ocna Sibiului astazi sunt urmasii criminalilor  de acum 200 de ani. Si este o criminalitate cum nu exista in alta parte. Sa stii, ca multe din pacatele noastre sunt mostenite. Eram la inchisoare, cu criminali, cu talhari, cu ucigasi, si-i intrebam pe fiecare din ei: „Cum a fost tatal tau?” Eram cu talhari de meserie. Si vorbeam in fiecare zi din Scriptura si ascultau. Puteam sa le spun 9 porunci din cele 10 si nu ma intrerupeau. Dar cand am spus: „Cinsteste pe tatal tau si pe mama ta,” urlau: „NU!” Si incepeau sa spuna cine a fost tatal lor si cine a fost bunicul lor. E criminalitate innascuta. Exista alcoholism innascut. Exista curvie mostenita de la parinti si asa mai departe. Nu totul este de la noi. Noi am mostenit.

A fost la inchisoare un hot de buzunar. Furase 300 lei si avea pentru asta 3 ani de inchisoare. Si l-am intrebat: „Pai, merita sa furi 300 lei si sa faci 3 ani de inchisoare?” Mi-a spus: „Nu ma judecati, ca daca ati fi fost ca mine, ca mine ati fi facut. Toti 4 bunici ai mei au fost hoti de buzunar si amandoi parinti au fost hoti de buzunar. Eu, cand eram copil de 5 sau 6 ani, parintii mei m-au invatat, cu manutele astea fine, cum sa fur. Toata viata mea eu n-am facut altceva. Dar eu sunt un hot crestin. Eu stiu cand sa fur. Eu nu ma duc niciodata sa fur la o inmormantare, ca oamenii sunt asa de tristi ca le-a murit cineva drag. Ce sa le mai maresc eu tristetea? Eu ma duc sa fur la nunti. La orice nunta, se risipesc oamenii incoace si incolo. Daca mai iau si eu ceva, nu conteaza.Eu stiu din ce sa fur. Si din ceea ce fur, eu stiu sa dau la saraci. Si din ceea ce fur, eu dau la biserica.” Si omul asta statea ore in genunchi si se ruga lui Dumnezeu si atribuia pacatul lui la ceea ce a mostenit. Ca n-a fost nimeni, cine sa-l scoata din mostenirea aceasta.

Daca ai vreun pacat, leapada-te de el, macar de dragul copiilor, ca copiii il vad si nepotii il vad, si te miri cand o sa revezi pacatul acesta in urmasii tai. 

Altii sunt pacatosi din cauza imprejurarilor in care au trait. Ei au numai cazuri extreme. Am fost in celula cu unul care era condamnat la moarte si la un moment dat mi-a spus: „Pot sa ma spovedesc la dvs.?” Am zis: „Spovediti-va la Dumnezeu, nu la mine. Dar daca credeti ca este bine, puteti sa o faceti cu glas tare, poate ca va sunt cu ceva de folos.” Si a inceput, omul acela, sa povesteasca viata lui. Mama lui era croitoreasa. Tatal era de meserie betiv. Venea odata pe saptamana si o batea pe mama, si-i lua toti banii pe care ea ii castigase din croitorie. Si ea, pentru ea si copiii ei, nu mai avea. Si asa a trait el toata copilaria lui. Cand a avut el vreo 15-16 ani, au venit la putere in Romania, legionarii; legionarii erau o organizatie antisemita, fascista, dar aveau si ceva frumos. Aveau niste camesi verzi, cu niste curele diagonale si „am zis, sa fiu si eu legionar, sa se uite o fata si la mine. Sa fiu si eu cineva.” Si s-a facut legionar. Si am fost, legionarii, la putere vreo 3 luni. Dupa 3 luni, a venit Antonescu si i-a bagat la puscarie  pe legionari si l-a bagat si pe el, fiindca a vrut si el sa fie un cineva si a imbracat o camasa verde. Si a stat in toti anii a lui Antonescu si au vent comunistii la putere, si, si ei au tinut pe legionari la inchisoare. Si pentru ca de la 15 ani a vrut sa fie si el un cineva, acuma avea vreo 40 de ani. Si tot la puscarie platea chestiunea aceasta.

Ca, in inchisoare fiind, comunistii, la un moment dat, au facut o propunere detinutilor: „Care incepeti sa bateti pe ceilalti detinuti, noi va eliberam. Dar nu o batatie, asa, sa-i dai cateva palme, sa-l bati la sange si sa-l torturezi.” Poate ati auzit de ce s-a intamplat la inchisoarea din Pitesti. Niste torturi de neinchipuit, ce nici nu se pot spune in tr-o adunare publica. Asa lucruri grozave au facut. Si asta, daca a auzit ca o sa-l elibereze, a fost unul din cei mai rai tortionari din Romania. A torturat pe tovarasii lui de inchisoare, cu gand sa scape. Si dupa ce i-a torturat si i-a torturat, comunistii i-a condamnat la moarte pe aia ce au torturat. Si acuma era in celula cu mine,  si mi se spovedea de crimele lui. Dar, m-am gandit , cat din crima lui este a lui si cat este a societatii in care el a crescut?

Si voi, daca va intalniti cu pacate la altii, in familia dvs. oriunde, sa stiti ca la Beniamin, fratele lui Iosif, s-a gasit un pahar furat. Dar nu-l furase el; i-a fost bagat acolo, in sacul lui. Si sa stiti ca nu toate pacatele noastre sunt ale noastre, ne-au fost bagate de cei de la care le mostenim. Gandeste-te, inainte de a concepe un copil, copilul va reproduce o parte din tine. Eu am un privilegiu pe care mi l-a dat Dumnezeu, ca imi cunosc foarte multi stramosi. Stiti ca eu sunt evreu si ma trag din familie de rabini, rabini, rabini. Sute de ani de rabini. Si unii dintre ei au fost rabini celebri ce au scris carti si s-a scris despr ei carti si eu stiu vietile lor. Asta din partea mamei. Din partea tatalui, nu va pot spune, ca o sa va fie greu sa credeti. Cat de mult stiu pe stramosii mei din partea mamei, cunosc si pe aia din partea tatalui, cunosc si biografiile lor. S-a publicat o biografie de curand a stramosilor mei  si gasesc in mine, cand citesc pe stramosul meu, taman ce eram eu indemnat sa fac din tinerete. Noi dam, nu numai infatisarea fizica copiilor nostri, si la nepotii nostri, dar le comunicam si pacatele noastre si eu zic: „Eu nu stiu de ce el face asa ceva.” De ce nu stii de ce face? Multe pacate sunt mostenite, iar altele se datoreaza unei educatii gresite, ceea ce-i invatam pe copii si ceea ce-i invata altii la scoala. As putea sa va dau in privinta asta multe pilde. (Din primele 15:50 minute- mai raman 9 minute din primul video si 22 de minute din al doilea video.)

Partea  1-a

VIDEO by Pace Voua

Partea 2-a

An open letter about Voice of the Martyrs, from Michael Wurmbrand, Richard Wurmbrand’s son

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Dear sisters and brethren in Christ:

mihaiThis sad letter you are reading comes from Michael Wurmbrand, the son of the late Rev. Richard Wurmbrand, who spent fourteen years in the communist prisons of Romania, author of the book  Tortured For Christ, a book of valiant Christian testimony under communist persecution that has been translated in over 85 languages. My parents died in 2000-2001 and I am now 74 years old.

Against my express request NOT TO DO SO, the mission Voice of the Martyrs of Bartlesville (VOM), Oklahoma, USA and its international affiliates, continue to use Richard Wurmbrand, Sabina Wurmbrand, my parents’ persona, pictures, writings and books, my persona also to obtain your donations!

Tom White, the past Voice of the Martyrs Chairman for more than 20-years, committed suicide in April, 2012, only two to three hours after an accusation of child sexual molestation (pedophilia) of a 10-years old girl was formally filed by her parents with the local police, and while the Bartlesville, OK. police were searching to arrest him. This terrible event made world news.  At the time of his committing suicide, Tom White had a $140,000+, plus perks, yearly salary and very substantial travel and expense accounts used in his extensive and frequent international travel year after year.  Since the suspected perpetrator was dead, the police closed any further investigation of the sexual molestation. The  police chief and the former mayor of the town of Bartlesville, OK. were personally serving on the Board of Directors of Voice of the Martyrs. A few other directors are related to each other or derive some form of income from the organization.

I asked in writing of the Voice of the Martyrs Board of Directors for an independent investigation, to be undertaken  from outside of VOM.   The investigation in the famous legal action in England of Jimmy Saville, the BBC children program head while alive, started with only 2 cases BUT there were more than 600 pedophilia complaints after Saville died.  In the last 4 years, the state of  Arizona, for instance, failed to investigate 6,000 cases of children molestation.  Being the son of Richard Wurmbrand, a person of my background and position could have more inside information, than  I can discuss publicly. I asked therefore for an independent investigation!

The main question in the letter I wrote to the entire Voice of the Martyrs Board of Directors was worded as follows: “In a Christian spirit of love and faith, if you want to continue using the names, persona and copyrights of my parents, I ask first that you do not try to accomplish this in an adversarial way through lawyers, etc. but rather in an amiable way by fulfilling only one request for the board to decide and approve:

Please allow and pay for an independent “blue ribbon” commission … to investigate within the next two months, back at least two  years, all Tom White’s travel points, contacts and especially financial expenditures to establish and put to rest any suspicions re. child molestation. …. Sorry, whether you like it or not, this unpleasant event that happened to VOM with its Chairman during twenty years cannot be dispensed with as just “a family affair” or an unfortunate sudden decision. If you do not intend to accept the above request, the other decision I ask you to take is not to use the name Wurmbrand any more….

Only 4 days after I addressed this letter to the board of directors I received a curt letter of termination of employment. No “sorry” and no “thank you” for my founding the organization or the many years of service! My letter now for more than a year, has not been answered!

I should be entitled to make such a request since:

  • Voice of the Martyrs published for years a specially dedicated children’s magazine. This was done by sharing mailing lists with organizations focusing on families and children;
  • My person, my life,  and our family Wurmbrand story was used  in this magazine;
  • Without my knowledge, without my permission, a very laudatory biography of mine was written, printed and distributed to tens of thousands of American children;
  • In order to obtain donations from the parents, the organization tried to gain credibility and goodwill with tens of  thousands of Christian children in home-schooling families.

Donors should be aware that:

  • Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) spent  $28 million dollars –  not on the mission field but to build its own headquarter thus in economic times difficult for us all, encouraging construction in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA, a town of only about 32,000. To my knowledge, the previous headquarters of VOM in the same town cost in the neighborhood of about $90,000!   To read more type in your internet browser:   http://michaelwurmbrand.com/vom-construction-costs.pdf   Thepresent chairman of VOM is a former mayor of Bartlesville, and was part of the city leadership.
  • This was done in secret, until the buildings were erected. Neither I nor  the donors were told of such grandiose projects.  It is hard to believe this could be done but correspondence I display on the web see link below,  should convince you. I worked with VOM from Los Angeles, California, USA and never was part of the VOM board of directors.   The donors only saw money spent for projects and they trusted that the word „projects” referred to missionary work, like helping widows of Christians killed in Nigeria!
  • A repeated offender 3rd degree felon, who as of 2013 is STILL UNDER A-10-YEARS CONVICTION SENTENCE AS AN EMBEZZLER was named  the Voice of the Martyrs Vice President. Tens of thousands of dollars out of your contributions for supposed missionary work were extended as a loan to him to pay back some of what he stole and escape parole supervision. To read more on this convicted felon whose sentence will expire after 10 years on 4/14/14, type in your internet browser:  http://docapp065p.doc.state.ok.us/servlet/page?_pageid=394&_dad=portal30&_schema=PORTAL30&doc_num=473029&offender_book_id=276347&imageindex=3

And:  http://www.amarillo.com/stories/041504/new_linquist.shtml

  • All of the above occurred while, at the same time… Without any reasons proffered, they sent a termination of employment letter to me, Richard Wurmbrand’s son, who founded the mission,  four days only after I asked for an independent investigation of the expenses and travels of the suicidal and suspected pedophile past chairman of VOM, USA.
  • Voice of the Martyrs had agreed reluctantly in 2001 to help about 100 believers who were imprisoned 5-10 years for their faith in communist prisons in Romania, currently destitute in their 80s and 90s,  with less than $1 (yes, one dollar) a month. As outrageous as it sounds, considering tens of millions of dollars solicited from you, it is documented. It  was raised  in the following year to the value of about 2 tanks of gas/month worth of help only because I wrote  feet of email messages and renounced a total of over $100,000 of my salary over four years (I accepted being paid only $500/month!) just so these Christian martyrs would be helped.  To read more on the “VOM claims of pretended lack of money” type in your internet browser:  http://michaelwurmbrand.com/VOM-claims-lack-of-money.pdf
  • A fundraiser for VOM was promised to be paid a percentage or cut of the funds he raised! We are far indeed from charitable actions through which one sacrifices for the interests of others.

After I brought all of these facts to light, I was asked also to keep quiet, not to rock the boat. Before being laid off I was offered substantial contractual financial incentives not to “badmouth” VOM. Some of the organizations endorsing Voice of the Martyrs have interrelated employees and interests. When I approached them, they were shy and sore afraid for their own interests  to insist my letter be answered. Some pathetic answers like: “Do not cast the first stone,” “king Solomon made mistakes ,” “we might also sin” or “promise to keep correspondence private only” displayed the hypocrisy to protect the flow of donations  rather than any interest in protecting possible children victims! Some answers were outright sarcastic, as if my requesting a proper  investigation regarding suspected pedophilia among “Christian missionaries” would be some joke.

In the past Voice of the Martyrs  had written a dedication about myself sent to tens of thousands stating: „To the Rev. Michael Wurmbrand, who has lived his life in a fishbowl among both friends and enemies, and has done so with dignity to the glory of God. We are grateful for the numerous personal interviews in which he shared his memories with patience and enthusiasm.”   As soon as I asked for this independent investigation, the VOM attitude of respect towards myself I enjoyed for years turned into one of incredible vindictiveness. Christians who were in the know could not believe how it was possible. The false answers given to those who inquired were that this is a personal (?!?) conflict with Michael Wurmbrand we try to solve with prayer and mediation! In reality, VOM employees were expressly forbidden to  havecontact with me, so as not to lose some income and employment positions from this possibly second largest employer in Bartlesville, OK.  Same employees had before vied to be photographed with me and get my autograph.

The worst vindictive act towards myself though, was the refusal on the part of VOM of my simple request to dump or allow myself even pay to withdraw immediately from the VOM circulation advertising, about 2,000 copies of Tortured For Christ, my father’s book, published by VOM with a preface by, and having right in the middle, a portrait of Tom White, the past chairman who had committed suicide after the police-filed accusation of suspected pedophilia.  I was answered IN WRITING (by the convicted felon-embezzler who had meantime become Vice President of VOM, see above)  that my request is morally wrong. I was written: “Tom White was VOM”, and according to VOM, I have no right to ask that my father’s name not be associated with this past chairman –  even if he committed suicide under a strong suspicion of pedophilia. VOM even claimed to know apparently better  than the parents of the victim, if there was or not substance to the police complaint. To spite me, the book showing Tom’s picture continued to be widely advertised and even offered for free for 6 more months following Tom’s suicide.  VOM knew that during the first month my family arrived to the United States in the end of  1966, I had personally typed on a clunky typewriter four manuscript versions of this book. How could my request be refused?

How could I have foreseen that in a case of blatant suspected sexual-child-molestation some Christian VOM leaders I approached, imitated the priest and Levite in the Parable of the Good Samaritan, trying their best re. suspected pedophilia, to “pass by on the other side,” so as to maintain their perks! John the Baptist was not beheaded because he sermonized in general asking people to repent. Against his own personal interest, he put his life at risk to denounce the sin of Herod, the ruler of the day.   What about „missionary outreach” to poor „persecuted Christians?”  Voice of the Martyrs, with its opulent ($28 million) headquarter built out of your sacrificial contributions, makes a mockery of the sacrifice of persecuted Christians like my parents. Imagine a surgeon insisting to operate, having no time to clean his hands after searching in garbage. What patient has any use for such a surgeon? The betrayer of Lord Jesus, Judas, in his apparently  most “unselfish” enunciation of a project to help the poor, was but a thief. (Indeed the Gospel of John 12:6 writes: „This he said, not that he cared for the poor, BUT BECAUSE HE WAS A THIEF!”)

VOM published even how within months of our arrival in the United States, from 1967 on, I worked together with my parents Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, to start what is now Voice of the Martyrs. Recently released documents from the archives of the Romanian secret police prove the communists had issued an order to kill our entire family.  See: http://michaelwurmbrand.com/killing-wurmbrands.htm. We started what is now Voice of the Martyrs under a communist sentence of death.   When I was only a child, the communists forcefully took away my parents to  communist prisons. I suffered plenty. My parents died with a good name. I do not want allow VOM use my parents good name, to raise money under false pretenses. I wrote the VOM directors: “If you enjoy, for motivations of your own, to wallow in the mire of suspected pedophilia go ahead …. If you do not want to accept an independent investigation and complete transparency of your dealings, I begged you do not use my father’ long years of suffering in communist prisons and the intense suffering of his whole family to raise money from naive donors ….”  I was written by VOM, when asking help for formerly persecuted Christians under communism, now in their 90s, “we are technically out of money!…there will be NO check requests approved for anything other than absolutely essential…” only to find out later that $9.5 million were available not for mission work, but for construction work in Oklahoma (see above link.)

Christian parents please protect your children! Consider how grave it is to  allow your children to trust and be reached by a missionary organization having had a case of suspected pedophilia and a suicide because of it in its midst, and then terminating  me, its founder so as not to have to respond to a request for an independent investigation of possible sexual child molestation. After all the laudatory words published of me, they also tried to badmouth me. If you are a minister, I can only beg you to share this letter with your congregation. If you had respect for Richard Wurmbrand, my father, please send this letter to all your email and affiliate lists, Christmas lists, spread it among your friends.

I tried to document the facts recited above but think on your own: How can “Christian missionaries” in a good Christian conscience even indulge to build themselves an opulent $28,000,000 headquarter from your donations, while withholding help to persecuted Christians in far away lands badly in need of your donations?  Love of money is the root of all evil. A way to stop evil, is  to stop financing it.  If you were inspired by the Wurmbrand family story of suffering to donate to Voice of the Martyrs or its international affiliates in the ICA, as the only son of Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, I humbly ask you not to.  My parents’ Christian life-vision has been misused by Voice of the Martyrs.

Tortured for Christ circulated throughout the world with more than 10,000,000 copies. Inside the $28 million Voice of the Martyrs headquarter prominently named as the Richard Wurmbrand Center, there is a Wurmbrand museum. My own mother’s Bible to be displayed there was obtained from me under false pretenses. I have both moral and legal rights to the persona of my parents, even regarding the unauthorized use of my own name, pictures, etc. It  would take a very long time and a lot of money to try to stop such use through courts. VOM would employ the millions of dollars of  donations to fight me in court while my income is very limited.  If you still want to help projects started by my parents, Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, now hanging in the air,   please help me reclaim my parents and my family name.Like  the first Christians please ask: “Brethren, what shall we do?” (Book of Acts 2:37) You may write me to address above.

God Bless, Michael Wurmbrand 11/25/13

Michael Wurmbrand, PO Box 5161, Torrance, Ca. 90510, USA, Email: wurmbrandm@yahoo.com

 

Evidence for the Existence of the Soul – JP Moreland, PhD

Other books by J. P. Moreland’s on the Body and Soul:

The Soul: How We Know It’s Real and Why It Matters:
http://www.amazon.com/Soul-How-Know-R…
Consciousness and the Existence of God: A Theistic Argument:
http://www.amazon.com/Consciousness-E…
Body & Soul: Human Nature & the Crisis in Ethics:
http://www.amazon.com/Body-Soul-Natur…
Beyond Death: Exploring the Evidence for Immortality:
http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Death-Ex…
2012 – JP Moreland speaks on the case for the existence of the soul. Is man just matter and motion? Is man just his brain and physical body? Is there a soul? VIDEO by Theology, Philosophy and Science

 

Chinese Government demolishes church in China after all, and, the Communist party plans to demolish another 10 places of worship

Forced Demolition of Sanjiang Church – Photo credit pbs.com

Pentru traducere automata, fa click aici – Romanian

Citeste articolul scris in Limba Romana (postare separata) aici

There are such eerie similarities in the way communist countries go about trying to stamp out religion. I grew up in communist Romania, where building permits were revoked for being several inches bigger than the measurements on the building permit application and churches were forced to tear down additions. Or, churches that were too small to accommodate their folks were routinely denied permits to enlarge their building of worship.

No doubt, that the fact that it has been reported recently that we will see China become the world’s largest Christian nation by 2025. … the true figure is closer to 80 million since most Christianare forced to 

The Telegraph, a UK newspaper reports:

A top Communist Party official hits back at predictions highlighted by the Telegraph that an explosion in the number of churchgoers will see China become the world’s largest Christian nation by 2025.

In a recent interview with the paper, Fenggang Yang, a leading expert on religion in China, said the number of Chinese Protestants could swell to around 160 million by 2025 with the total number of Christians exceeding 247 million by 2030. That would see China move ahead of Mexico, Brazil and the United States as the world’s biggest Christian community.

However, the prediction appears to have gone down badly in Communist Party circles, with many senior leaders fearing the impact an increasingly powerful church could have on their ability to stay in power.

…and in true communist form, there is always the fear of one having allegiance to something other than the state:

In an interview published in 2009, Mr Ye insisted China had abandoned a 25-year battle to “shrink religion”. However, “religion continues to concern us” because of fears it could be used to “overthrow” the Party, he admitted.

Activists believe officials in the wealthy eastern province of Zhejiang are currently waging a “demolition campaign” against local churches they believed were growing too fast.

Photo credit www.telegraph.co.uk

Huffington Post reports :

Fears of an impending crackdown on Christians are sweeping China as the demolition begins of a controversial Wenzhou church that worshippers had earlier formed a human shield in order to protect.

Earlier this month, distraught members of the 1,000-strong congregation in the city of Sanjiang formed a protective circle around the church last month in a last ditch attempt to protect it from the bulldozers, but withdrew after a negotiations with the government appeared to have been successful.

But the deal appears to have collapsed in recent days, and photos on social media on Monday appear to show demolition teams have swiftly moved in to begin work on the lavish building, tearing down sections of its exterior walls. The site is now heavily guarded by military trucks and police vans.

Though the Chinese authorities may say this is a dispute over practicalities, the Telegraph reported there are now Communist Party plans to at least partially demolish at least 10 other places of worship.

Bob Fu, a US-based Christian activist, told the paper: “This government-orchestrated barbaric forced demolition represents a serious escalation against religious freedom in Zhejiang. The Chinese regime chooses to disregard its own laws and the will of its best citizens.”

Fu, president of the Texas-based group China Aid, said it could lead to a renewed interest in Christianity in China, as a method of resistance. “History has proved and will prove again with this case that another church revival will happen after this new wave of persecution,” he said.

The China Christian Council estimates the country has around 20 million Christians, not including Catholics — 70% of them living in rural areas. Many more could be worshipping as part of underground movements.

Read the entire article at the Huffington Post.

The church, just weeks before the demolition, via The Telegraph-

 

Guvernul comunist din China a demolat Biserica Crestina Sanjiang din Wenzhou si vor demola inca 10 biserici

Citeste articolul – Crestinii din China formeaza un scut uman in jurul bisericii din “Ierusalimul Chinei” dupa ce este amenintata cu demolarea publicat 6 Aprilie, 2014.

Photo credit pbs.com

Traducerea – Agnus Dei – Ziarul Telegraful, din Marea Britanie, raporteaza ca guvernul comunist din China a hotarat sa duca la infaptuire planul lor de a demola Biserica Crestina Sanjiang din Wenzhou. Echipe de demolare au inceput sa demoleze parti din structura bisericii, care a devenit un simbol de rezistenta impotriva Partidului Comunist care tine stransa religia intr-un mod draconic.

Camioane militare si fortele politiei, pregatite sa aresteze Photo credit http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Membrii bisericii au acuzat liderii comunisti din provincia Zenjiand ca au planul de a demola partial sau complect cel putin zece biserici din acea zona.

Oficialii au respins aceste acuzari sustinand ca  biserica a incalcat codurile de constructie.

Dupa ce protestantii au ocupat biserica de la inceputul lunii Aprilie, multi dintre ei au parasit incaperea Bisericii Sanjiang deoarece a aparut ca liderii au negociat un compromis cu guvernul.

Cu toate acestea se pare ca intelegerea a fost nerespectata si unii dintre lideri si membrii din biserica au fost hartuiti si retinuti de agentii de securitate si de oficialii comunisti.

In dimineata zilei de luni, martorii oculari au vazut la fata locului, echipe care au inceput daramarea unor sectiuni din cladirea bisericii. Cineva de la fata locului a declarat ca in jurul bisericii se aflau peste o suta de politisti si ofiteri inarmati, si trei sau patru excavatoare care erau in fata cladirii, daramand biserica, si inca trei sau patru in spatele cladirii daramau anexa bisericii. Un excavator mai mic a mers in interiorul bisericii si demola inlauntrul cladirii. Toate drumurile sunt blocate si nimeni nu se poate apropia de biserica.

Au fost trimise fotografii la ziarul Telegraful, care confirma cele relatate, vazandu-se trei sau patru excavatoare care rup sectiuni mari din peretii bisericii. Alte imagini au aratat dube negre ale politiei, camioane militare si agenti de securitate stand afara pe soseaua principala.

Un profesor cu numele de Yang a afirmat ca guvernul comunist este tot mai mult in discomfort cu numarul tot mai mare de crestini in China, care in anul 2030 ar putea depasi Brazilia, Mexico si Statele Unite, devenind tara cu cei mai multi crestini din lume.

Stim cu totii lupta diabolica dusa de  comunisti in tarile comuniste din Europa, cum a fost si in Romania, care faceau tot ce era posibil ca sa zdrobeasca crestinismul, care a fost o amenitare in ochii lor, impotriva ideologiei comuniste si a invataturii marxist leniniste ateiste.

Dar asa cum a spus Bob Fu, un activist crestin si presedinte al Grupului Ajutor pentru China, care este bazat in Texas: ,,Istoria a dovedit, si va dovedi inca odata cu acest caz, ca inca o alta trezire spirituala va avea loc dupa acest nou val de persecutie.”

Biserica inainte de demolare Photo credit  http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Fenomen SPECTACULOS. Marti, 29 Aprilie, se va produce o eclipsă inelară de soare

Citeste si –

Prima lună de sânge din 15 Aprilie 2014 (VIDEO)  Un eveniment rar, coincide cu Paştele evreilor (citeste despre toate fenomenele ce se vor intampla in anul 2014-2015)

Photo credit evz.ro

Soarele va arăta ca un inel de foc săptămâna viitoare, pe 29 aprilie, odată cu producerea unei eclipse solare vizibile în anumite regiuni ale globului.
Eclipsa solară de marți va fi una inelară, care apare atunci când Soarele și Luna sunt aliniate exact cu Pământul, și diametrul aparent al Lunii este mai mic decât cel al Soarelui. Astfel, din Soare se mai vede doar corona, în forma unui inel strălucitor ce înconjoară Luna întunecată. Acest eveniment astronomic se produce când Luna se apropie de cel mai îndepărtat punct al orbitei sale în jurul Pământului, având o mărime aparentă prea mică pentru a acoperi întregul disc solar.

Singurul loc din lume unde va putea fi văzută întreaga eclipsă este o regiune din Antarctica. Fazele parțiale ale eclipsei vor putea fi vizibile și din alte locuri. Majoritatea acestor locuri sunt însă zone de ocean, din afara rutelor maritime. Privilegiații acestei eclipse vor fi australienii, pe întregul continent de la antipozi putând fi văzute faze parțiale ale eclipsei, relatează Agerpres.

Cea mai bună perspectivă asupra eclipsei o vor avea locuitorii statului insular Tasmania. La Hobart, capitala Tasmaniei, eclipsa va începe prin suprapunerea discului selenar peste cel solar la ora 05:51 GMT. Faza maximă a eclipsei va fi vizibilă la ora 07:00 GMT.

Sursa articolului si pozele –  evz.ro

Eclipsa va fi vizibila în Siberia de Est, Indonezia, Australia,  Tasmania, Antarctida şi din acvatoriul Oceanului Atlantic.

Eclipsa de soare va fi una inelară, deoarece Luna se va afla practic la o distanţă maximă de la Pămînt, fiind prea mică pentru a acoperi complet Soarele. Astfel, se va putea vedea un inel de foc care înconjoară silueta Lunii.

Oamenii de ştiinţă avertizează că eclipse nu trebuie observate cu ochiul liber, fără dispozitive speciale, pentru a nu dăuna vederii. (http://www.tv7.md)

A doua eclipsă parţială de soare va fi pe data de 24 octombrie.

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