Dick Brogden may not be a name you know. He doesn’t care. What he cares about is proclaiming Christ to the nations, especially the peoples who have yet to hear. I’ve been going through a journal he edited called The Live Dead Journal.
Halfway through, Dick talks about three martyrdoms. The Red Martyrdom is giving your life for Christ physically. Literally dying for the cause of Christ. It is not your call. It is the call of the Savior.
Two quotes from this section:
Martin Luther King, Jr. said this: “We shall match your capacity to inflict suffering by our capacity to endure suffering. But be ye assured that we will wear you down by our capacity to suffer. One day we shall win freedom but not only for ourselves. We shall so appeal to your heart and conscience that we shall win you in the process, and our victory will be a double victory.”
If can can glorify Christ by the Red Martyrdom, why not? It is how He died. It is where and how He went. Would it not be an honor if He allows us to go the same way?