Sources confirm North Korea has eased or lifted a number of restrictions for citizens since Kim Jong Un succeeded his father, Kim Jong Il.
Kim Jong Il‚Äôs tenure as dictator was marked by intense persecution of Christians, including imprisonment of generations of a family for a single individual‚Äôs offense and executions.
‚ÄúWe have not heard any reports of improvement for Christians in the country and have no reason to believe anything has changed,‚ÄĚ Morgan said. ‚ÄúThe regime still has up to 70,000 Christians locked away in virtual concentration camps.‚ÄĚ...
Mike is correct, their are Christians that have gone through such unimagined suffering we simply cannot be worthy to compare ourselves and we often wonder in amazement how every time they are beaten and mistreated they are actually testifying Christ.
This is nothing new, but I do encourage you to read foxes book of the martyrs if you want to have some idea of what it is like for these people, the closest I have been is actual imprisonment and assault by the police for reading the Bible in public.
Still this is minor, praise God for those who are being faithful for the testimony of Jesus Christ remember to pray for them.
Mike wrote: We as Christians in America have no idea, what persecution is. Pray for are brothers and sisters in Christ!
There are all kinds of persecutions which Christians partake in, some more publically obvious than others. To suggest that there are Christians who do not receive persecution in their life ~ wherever they live ~ is to imply they are not really Christian. (see Matt 5) We don't all have to be fed to the lions to prove our committment to Christ. Persecution like affliction and even chastisement for Christians emanate from a spiritual source ~ But are painful process just the same. These comprise and encompass the very trial of your faith and are therefore an essential part of Christian life on earth.
Wherever you live and suffer for Jesus and His name, He will bring you through the persecution and affliction to His glory which is worth more than any suffering here. "Acts 9:16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake." "Rom 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed