To Every Tribe Missions conference. The first session of Friday night was given by Josef Tson from the Romanian Missionary Society. He is a Romanian and was persecuted for the faith.
He brought out some interesting points from Hebrews 2:15 which says that all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. Everyone that is scared to die is a slave for life.
Josef said when he was in prison for the gospel and the communists put a gun to his head and said they would kill him, he told them, "Your weapon is killing but my weapon is dying." He told them that by his death, God would spread the gospel throughout the country, which is what the communists were fighting, so they never killed him and let him go.
Another powerful thing he said was, "A man who has no fear of death is the most dangerous man in the world."
Why do we love our life more than Jesus? Jesus gave up His life and suffered for us, why don't we do the same?