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More than even our prayers or our money, persecuted Christians need this

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"How can we help persecuted Christians?" It is the question I have been privileged to be asked nearly every day for nearly two decades. Most people assume that the answer must be some combination of prayer and financial giving, and most people assume that the biggest challenges in helping will...

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An NK Bible Smuggling Story: How God Smuggles Bibles By Transforming Hearts, Not Deceiving Eyes

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I met a young North Korean man Sunday who was newly arrived in South Korea. He had defected shortly after completing his mandatory ten year military service. He had caught my attention during the worship service where I was preaching because he held eye contact with me the entire time, had...

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Congratulations to Ji Seong Ho, but the biggest North Korean heroes are those who cross the border in the other direction

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Ji Seong Ho may now be the best-known North Korean defector on the planet. The image of him holding his crutches aloft as President Trump told his story in the State of the Union address will not soon be forgotten. President Trump said that Mr. Ji is "a testament to the yearning of every human...

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NGO BELIEVES THE ANTIDOTE TO CHURCH DECLINE CAN BE FOUND IN THE MARTYRS

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In the midst of the overall decline in the membership and attendance of the Korean church, one NGO is urging Korean church leaders to look for answers in the words of the persecuted and the early Korean church. How does sharing the stories of martyrs renew people’s faith? As church...

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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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