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What Is the Cross

Posted by Margaret Foley on

What is the cross? According to our good friend, Dictionary.com, the cross is “a structure consisting essentially of an upright and a transverse piece, used to execute persons in ancient times … upon which Jesus died,” but we know there’s more to the cross, don’t...

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If God Exists, Why Am I Sick?

Posted by Margaret Foley on

One blustery winter’s morning in Colorado, an atheist revealed to me a long forgotten Biblical truth. This atheist was a kind man and exceptionally clever; he was also a close friend. He had just expressed sympathy for a chronic illness I was experiencing, when a thought struck...

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The Gospel Pours Forth From North Korea To The World

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

A man wrote me recently, "Oh, how I long for the day when the gospel will pour into North Korea!" I replied, "Oh, how I long for the day when the world will receive the gospel that is today pouring forth from North Korea!" He never wrote back.  

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Christians Are Always Behind Enemy Lines

Posted by Margaret Foley on

“I want to tell you something that perhaps no one has told you before,” Pastor Foley paused in the middle of his sermon. He searched the faces of each one of the people before him—the North Korean, the Chinese, the South Korean, the American. “To be a Christian means to...

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How Cho Man-Sik Lived And Died Like Jesus

Posted by Margaret Foley on

On October 18, 1950, Pyongyang prison was bustling with activity. Prisoners whispered to one another as they watched soldiers dash back and forth. “The Communist have been ordered to pull out of Pyongyang!” They said. Some were excited to hear this news. Others were terrified. What...

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Rev. Wurmbrand to Concentration Camp Survivor Simon Wiesenthal: How to Love Your Enemies Even When They Are Nazis

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

Most of us struggle with unforgiveness over what in the grand scheme of things are fairly minor offenses, truth be told. And yet minor as the offenses may be, the act of forgiving remains monumentally divine in each case. If we ever to learn how to forgive and love our enemies, we could do...

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What Makes the Christian Martyr Different From a Suicide Bomber, a Patriot, or a Prisoner of Conscience?

Posted by Margaret Foley on

Every day, someone is dying for a cause. Soldiers die in the name of freedom. Revolutionaries fight tooth and claw for the glorious revolution. Suicide bombers sacrifice their own bodies for salvation. What does the Christian Martyr die for? Well, we say, the Christian Martyr dies for...

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Indebted to God

Posted by Margaret Foley on

Suffering is not always followed by healing. Christians are perhaps more aware of this fact than anyone else. Missionaries give up everything to evangelize in Africa, only to find that their message is rejected. Christians in the Middle East lose their families when they accept...

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Trapped In the Maze

Posted by Margaret Foley on

Being an atheist in middle school, high school, and (most of) college meant that I was a mission field for my Christian colleagues. “I value your bravery,” Christians students would tell me. “It must be very terrifying to live in a world without God.” Looking back with...

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A Key Difference Between Communism and Democracy: Democracy Has Been Far More Successful in Destroying Christianity

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

Polish philosopher and politician Ryszard Legutko's latest (2016) book, The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies, is written from a perspective of someone who, after having lived for many years under communism and then for more than two decades under a liberal...

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