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Here's Why Those Who Seek To Live A Godly Life In Christ Jesus Are Persecuted

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

"Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution," Paul writes to Timothy as if it were the most self-evident thing in the world, requiring no explanation as to why. But in our present day, when Christians are likely to mirror the general population's interest in...

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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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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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Pastor Han Chung-Ryeol (한충렬), Our Brother, Martyred April 30, 2016

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

I want to tell you about one of the great men of North Korea ministry upon the occasion of his martyrdom in Changbai, China this past Saturday, April 30, 2016. His name was Pastor Han Chung-Ryeol (한충렬). He was 49 years old. He was married, with one son and one...

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Red, White, and Green Martyrdom: Protestant Edition

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

Since the early days of the church, Christians have had a tradition of three colors of martyrdom. Jerome wrote about it. Gregory wrote about it. It's recorded in the Cambrai Homily. And few Protestants have ever heard about it. That's unfortunate, because the tradition...

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Carrying The Cross, Not Responding In Suspicion And Fear, Is The Key To Thwarting Islam’s Plan For Korea

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

Daniel Dogo Awayi, a pastor in the northern Nigerian city of Potiskum, carries a list of the 83 members of his congregation who were brutally murdered in the last two years by Boko Haram, an Islamic sect that has now been designated a terrorist organization. He tells me that he will be bringing...

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From Sex-Trafficker To Christian Martyr – One North Korean Woman’s Story of Redemption

Posted by Rev. Tim Dillmuth on

Someone who loses their life for Christ in an instant is not the only kind of martyr.  There are countless men and women who lose their lives for Christ in little pieces over a lifetime. These men and women witness daily to the truth of Christ through their sacrificial service to...

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It Looks Like Just Another Bizarre, Inaccurate NK Story. But It's Actually Further Proof That NK Is Laying The Groundwork For An Unprecedented Assault On Missionaries

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

On October 27, 2015, Internet news site The Intercept ran an investigative article entitled The Pentagon's Missionary Spies: U.S. Military Uses Christian NGO as a front for North Korea Espionage. The article claimed that from 2004 until 2013 a secret Pentagon program used a "fledgling...

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How The Martyrs Awaken And Inspire Us

Posted by Rev. Tim Dillmuth on

Anutza Moise was a close family friend of Rev. Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand.  Her short book, A Ransom for Wurmbrand, tells of her personal experience with them before, during and after their imprisonments. In the conclusion to her book, she wrote a simple, yet powerful ending: We must...

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Lee Su Jung: A Man of Macedonia for Korea, Part 3

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In this Voice of the Martyrs guest blog series, Pastor Kim Sung Chul tells the intriguing story of Lee Su Jung, the man responsible for bringing Christianity to Korea–and the man who was martyred because of it. Lee Su Jung was astonished at the words of Dr. Tsuda. After Lee Su Jung...

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