Sunday, June 26, 2011
Suffering of Kiffien, Perfectus, and Adalbert
Kiffien was Bishop in Germany, and preached to Germany. He actually converted the governor, and God did an incredible thing with that moment because his incredible testimony was so powerful that in just two years it inspired most of the citizens in that town to convert. In A.D. 689, Kiffien managed to convince the governor that his marriage to his brother's widow violated God's will. This made the governor's wife angry enough to order Kiffien to be beheaded.
Perfectus was born in Corbuba, Spain in the 9th century. He was raised in the Christian faith, was intelligent, and read as many books as he possibly could. He became an ordained priest as a young man. In A.D. 850, he was bold enough to declare that Mohammed was an imposter, which resulted in his beheading. Spain became a Muslim-dominant nation since the early part of the 8th century.
There was a bishop in Prague in the 10th century named Adalbert, and there was a point in his life in which he became increasily burdened for the conversion of infidels, so he went to a city in Persia where, by the work of the Holy Spirit, he converted and baptized many citizens. All these conversions and the visible work of God at work caused the leaders of the town to attack and kill him with long darts.
May God continue to use the current results from the work of these men centuries ago.