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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 Christ. ...

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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 a ...

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Let There Be Light

Posted by Margaret Foley on

“Political language,” George Orwell once said, “is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” Many echo Orwell’s skepticism toward politics and its practitioners. When politicians slam their ...

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Sudan: Christ Is In Prison Again

Posted by Guest Blogger on

For nearly 300 days a Czech Christian, Petr Jasek, has been imprisoned in Sudan for serving and helping Sudanese believers. Now Mr. Jasek’s family has asked VOM Korea to raise prayer and letter support from Korea on behalf of Petr and the two Sudanese pastors with whom he is imprisoned and ...

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Jesus Says He Has “All Power,” Not “The Most Power”—And That Makes Prayer The Most Sensible Strategy, Even For Ransoming Captives

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

Pastor Foley and Dr. Foley explain that prayer is the key to ransoming someone from captivity. Prayer helps us to trust in God’s power rather than man’s power. We saw this first-hand during our August stand-off with the police over our gospel balloon launches. Instead of trying to ...

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North Koreans, South Koreans and Americans Are All By Nature Captive to the Kingdom of Darkness

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

Just because you live in America or South Korea doesn’t mean you are free! The Bible teaches that all humanity is by nature captive to the kingdom of darkness . . . North Koreans, Egyptians, Sudanese, Americans and South Koreans are all the same! Jesus Christ took on human form and became ...

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A Force More Oppressive Than Even The North Korean Regime Has Held Humanity Captive

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

Estimates are that 10% of naturalized North Koreans (i.e., North Korean defectors with South Korean citizenship) are kidnapped back into North Korea from China.  These NKs are often held by officials until someone pays a ransom. Although this situation is a problem for North Koreans, Pastor ...

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