North Korean Christians Pray for 'Free' Christians to 'Realize God is All You Need'
One of the first things Eric Foley, the co-founder of Seoul USA, learned about the North Korean underground church is that it is not a group to be pitied. About 10 years ago Foley asked a member of the underground church how he could pray for them. He recalls the North Koreanâ€™s response, â€śYou, pray for us? We pray for you â€¦ because South Korean and American churches believe challenges in the Christian faith are solved by money, freedom, and politics. Itâ€™s only when all you have is God do you realize God is all you need.â€ť
Foley estimates about 100,000 Christians live in North Korea, with about a third of them in concentration camps. Unlike the Chinese underground church, North Korean Christians canâ€™t risk gathering together because spies are everywhere. Instead, they worship in their own household or in the common areas, like while walking down the road out of earshot....
Dear Strat, I'm not certain I can answer your question in this format to your satisfaction, but I'll try to explain my comment more fully. I have found in my years of Christian activism that when the culture or earthly powers that be try to stamp out Christianity, God's people rise to the occasion and in doing so they bring glory to God. They do this by resisting the wicked - even if it means they suffer for it. I hope this helps explain my comment posted previously.
Angela Wittman wrote: You're welcome Penny! Yesterday IL passed legislation making same-sex 'marriage' legal. In response, I have complete peace of mind because I know God has permitted this for His glory. I also have doubled my efforts at exposing and resisting evil - I'm not throwing in the towel. I'll go down fighting.
Not sure how you can resist something you say God has allowed for his glory,God has always given people a choice,blessing or cursing....how is it that we choose cursing by our disobedience and indifference and then say God allowed it for his glory,where in Gods word does he suggest that we disobey in order to glorify him ?....is God glorified by disobedience ? and its results ? The most obvious thread through it all is no acceptance of responsibility on the part of anyone.....people always seem to find a way to "glorify" themselves in all things while God is receives glory only through faith,honor and obedience...he is always proven to be right in the end if you want to call that glory.
You're welcome Penny! Yesterday IL passed legislation making same-sex 'marriage' legal. In response, I have complete peace of mind because I know God has permitted this for His glory. I also have doubled my efforts at exposing and resisting evil - I'm not throwing in the towel. I'll go down fighting.
I don't want to sound insensitive, and the good Lord knows I've never experienced anything like the North Korean Christians do, but America just might begin persecuting us if we don't "resist evil." Our nation was founded by Christians (for the most part) to serve as a 'city shining on a hill.' Yes, God is all we need, but we also have a responsibility to do what we can to insure religious liberty and freedom for future generations; I truly worry about what the future holds for our children and grandchildren. May God help us to stand strong and not throw away what others have sacrificed to give us.