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Our mission: To ensure that the voice of the martyrs never falls silent...

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The mission of Voice of the Martyrs Korea is to ensure that the voice of the martyrs never falls silent but is instead carried forward in our own voices and lived out in our own lives. By “martyr”, we mean the faithful witnesses to God in Christ across all geography and history who...

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VOICE OF THE MARTYRS KOREA 2017 ANNUAL ICA REPORT “Keeping the Martyrs’ Spirit in the Korean Church”

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I suffer in the West more than I suffered in a communist jail, because now I see with my own eyes the western civilization dying. –Richard Wurmbrand, Tortured For Christ Throughout his writings, Rev. Wurmbrand attributed the decline of the “free” church to its inability to...

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Do North Koreans Actually Believe in the Official North Korean Ideology?

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More and more news reports and human rights organizations these days assert that more and more North Koreans are having doubts about the Juche ideology. (Juche is North Korea's official belief system that is also sometimes referred to in the West as Kim Il Sung-ism, since the Juche ideology...

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How many Christians are there in North Korea?

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Generally, the most straightforward questions about North Korea are the hardest ones to answer—not only for the general public, but even for North Korean analysts and intelligence agencies. For years, North Korea has been called “the failure of the intelligence community,&rdquo...

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Why the North Korean Church is Growing Faster than the US and the South Korean Church Combined

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If I were to ask you, "Where is the church growing faster? America or North Korea?", how would you answer? The correct answer is North Korea. If I were to ask you, "Where is the church growing faster? South Korea or North Korea?", how would you answer? The correct answer is North Korea. The...

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What Does "Saved By Grace Through Faith" Mean To Underground Christians? A Final Excerpt From Living in the Underground Church

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We have now reached the end of our proposed methodology for taking up the Bible in a way that takes us underground. What may we conclude on the basis of this proposed liturgy for life in the underground church? Specifically, this: That we are saved by grace through faith. That phrase is...

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The End of our Reading is Eternal Life: An Excerpt from Living in the Underground Church

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In the Upper Room shortly before his Gethsemane, Jesus prays to the Father. The focus of his prayer is not that his disciples would come to discern and fulfill their callings, nor that the disciples would come to fully know and do what God wants, nor that the disciples would be saved, nor that...

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Do Whatever He Tells You: An Excerpt from Living in the Underground Church

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The command of God is only secondarily an address to us. It is first and foremost a statement of how God has acted and how he will act. What we are being told in the command is the only sensible reaction to what God has done and will do. In other words, God’s command is his gracious...

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Christ Commands His Body: An Excerpt from Living in the Underground Church

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Identifying the commands of God in Scripture is neither difficult nor time consuming. We go through the passage we are reading and we underline or highlight the divine verbs. It takes only moments. But what takes a Christian lifetime is understanding who is being commanded, and who completes...

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Bible Study as Deep Meditation on the Actions of God: An Excerpt from Living in the Underground Church

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All human action is a response to the activity of the Triune God: This is the fundamental premise of grace. Stated differently, nothing we do moves God to action; instead, God’s action is always what moves us. We are creatures capable of responding to God’s initiative, nothing more...

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