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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...

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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...

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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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