“Tortured for Christ” tells the true story of VOM founder Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, as written in his international bestselling book, ‘Tortured for Christ’. The award-winning movie was filmed entirely in Romania, including inside one of the prisons where Pastor Wurmbrand endured torture and solitary confinement during his 14-year imprisonment by Communists for Christian activity. Two versions are available for free viewing online: A subtitled version and a dubbed version. Viewing is free, though online registration is required.
The movie is normally only available through specially arranged showings to whole churches, but according to Voice of the Martyrs representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, the ministry decided to make the movie available for free online viewing due to Coronavirus restrictions that limit church meetings and hometown travel this Chuseok.
“More than 26,000 Koreans have watched the movie so far. Many have written or called to tell us how challenged and uplifted they were. They almost always to urge their friends to watch it,” said Dr. Foley. “It’s a true story about what it really means to be a Christian under the most difficult circumstances. Certainly with the difficult circumstances we Christians are facing these days, it’s extremely timely.”
Individuals interested in watching “Tortured for Christ” for free can go to www.vomkorea.com/tfc from Wednesday September 30 through Sunday October 4 and complete the registration process to view the movie immediately. Churches interested in scheduling a showing of the movie in the future can contact the ministry at 02-2065-0703.
Here are posts on VOMK’s Facebook page from individuals who viewed the movie during the previous free viewing period:
“The movie is great. I think our Christian ancestors who had faith went through those same sufferings, too.”
“The underground Christians in this movie were ready to die for keeping their faith. It made me examine my own lazy and complacent heart.”
“The underground Christians in this movie obeyed the Word of God completely, ‘love your enemy’, and finally they changed their enemies with the love of God. This love lights up the darkness in my heart.”
“All of the underground Christians, including Wurmbrand, overcame the persecution with the love toward God. They are true Christians. Love is everything. Love is the best way to show to the world who God is.”