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Please don't study the Bible

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

It seems almost unbiblical to ask Christians not to study the Bible, and yet a careful reading of the text supports the request. As a teacher of the Bible, one of my first instructions to students is to find the best study Bible they can...and then cut all of the study notes out of it so that ...

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Belarus Pastor: Why A Hostile World May Be The Best Place For Christians

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Pastor Dmitry Lazuta from Belarus visited Voice of the Martyrs Korea as a part of the 2016 Martyr’s Spirit Speakers Series to share about church growth in the midst of oppression and the meaning of suffering for Christians.  From his experience of being a Christian under both communist ...

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An Eritrean Pastor And A North Korean Defector Walk Into The VOM Korea Office . . .

Posted by Rev. Tim Dillmuth on

Have you wondered why we bring guest speakers from persecuted settings to share with our North Korean students? Our newest VOM Korea intern penned her thoughts after sitting among our UU and UT students one Saturday morning. This Saturday morning was different than other ...

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Let Jesus Be Your Teacher

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With podcasts of sermons of famous preachers like John Piper now accessible on the internet or a smartphone, listening to sermons is no longer tied to a specific location or time. It has also become an alternative to actually reading the Word for some of us. Hearing the Word of God preached has ...

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The Problem With Religious Liberty

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

It seems especially appropriate to write about religious freedom on July 4, which marks Independence Day in America. But it is perhaps a bit unusual to mark the day by warning Christians about the dangers of religious freedom. Nevertheless, bear with me. Important issues are afoot, ones that are ...

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God Always Heals

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As a member of a prayer group at church, I receive many prayer requests from our congregation. Sadly, the majority of the prayer requests are related to health problems of a family member. Either an uncle or an aunt is undergoing a high-risk surgery, or a parent has been diagnosed with cancer. We ...

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What the North Korean government understands about Christian martyrdom that we Christians sometimes forget

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

English language media today are reporting what at first sounds like predictable comments from North Korea's state media: North Korea is displeased that its former captive Kenneth Bae is talking publicly and negatively about his time in a North Korean prison camp, and unless he stops talking in ...

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What it Takes to Live for Christ in Myanmar

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Pastor John Biak continued his testimony with stories of how he and the missionaries of Restoration Myanmar Mission, the mission he leads, worked to share the gospel under persecution and difficulties. In Myanmar, sharing the gospel is one thing, accepting it is another. One cannot follow Jesus ...

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God Remembered

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Pastor John Biak from Myanmar visited us early in May as a part of our 2016 Martyr’s Spirit Speakers Series where he shared his testimony of how he came to know the Lord and eventually became a missionary in his own country. Of all the things from his testimony that are worth praising God ...

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How To Love Your Enemies: Let Your Body Lead And Your Brain Follow

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

Christians sometimes say about their enemy, "I don't hate him anymore." But this is not what Jesus calls us to. Jesus doesn't say, "Don't hate your enemy." He says, "Love your enemy." Dr. Berhane Asmelash, Director of Release Eritrea and longtime friend, has been visiting us in Korea this ...

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