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Here Are The Things We Can Only Learn About God Through Doing The Word

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

What makes a person wise? What helps you to grow and to experience blessings in your life? In most traditions, we are taught that what makes us wise is meditation, contemplation, study. Christians also often believe that what makes us wise is Bible study, worship, and prayer. We think that if we ...

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Reports of Christ's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Posted by Margaret Foley on

Years ago, Mahatma Gandhi hit the nail on the head when he said, “I like your Christ, but I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are nothing like your Christ.” Many Christians who hear this like to point the finger back at Gandhi. “Who said we need your approval?” ...

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Forgiveness Is Like Surgery

Posted by Margaret Foley on

Very few people give Peter credit. In Matthew 18:21-22, Peter asks Jesus how many times a person should forgive their enemy. He suggests seven times. Jesus says seven times seventy-times (or, in some translations, seventy-seven times.) Peter, if anything, is taken aback. Most people write ...

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The Best Books On North Korea For Christians

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

More and more books are being written on North Korea. Unfortunately, fewer and fewer of these books are good, and many of the truly excellent books on North Korea are falling out of print and increasingly difficult to find. If you are a Christian interested in North Korea, I recommend procuring a ...

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Why Individuality, Tolerance and Respect Are All Wrong When It Comes to Forgiving and Reconciling

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There is a fine line between knowing one’s rights and feeling entitled. The sense of entitlement demands individuality, tolerance, and respect from others. It demands justice and fairness, measuring the action and motive of others with higher standards which we wrongly believe are already ...

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Do North Koreans Really Need the Bible More Than Food or Clothing?

Posted by Margaret Foley on

During the summer, our balloon rooms are always a bustling place. People from around the world work elbow to elbow. Small, blue bibles are stacked on each table. Some people sing hymns. Others share scriptures. Some muse to one another about how surreal it is to hold the same Bible that a North ...

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The Gospel Is The Smallest Hope For North Korea. Here's Why That's A Good Thing.

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

When Dr. Foley and I started in North Korea ministry 15 years ago, certain Learned Men And Women Who Think About NK were opining, as if it were the most obvious thing in the world, that North Korea would collapse any day. Preparing for unification, they insisted, was the urgent order of the ...

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Forgiveness is not earned but freely given

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As Christians we are commanded to forgive. In fact, if someone slaps us on the right cheek, we are to turn to them the other cheek also. The question is, however, are we selective with who we decide to forgive? Do we turn the other cheek for some people while others we are ready to slap right ...

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And Now This Special NK Radio Bulletin: Suffering is Normal When You Are Doing Good

Posted by Rev. Tim Dillmuth on

Below is an excerpt from our recent report on our North Korea Radio Broadcasts as written by one of  our VOM Korea interns. Life in North Korea is very difficult for outsiders to comprehend. Many outsiders wonder, “how can North Koreans possibly think highly of Kim Il-Sung?” ...

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God Created the Heavens and the Earth

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Paul summarizes the essence of Christianity in Acts 17:16-32 as he speaks before the meeting of the Areopagus. He begins by introducing the fact that God created the heavens and the earth, which is foundational to our Christian faith. This one simple truth mandates not only the way we relate to ...

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