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North Korea Publicly Executes 80 Prisoners; Crimes Include Possessing Bibles
North Korea has reportedly executed 80 prisoners across several cities, some for offenses like possessing a Bible, with a human rights group calling the executions a sign that the regime of Kim Jong-un is increasingly fearful of its own people.
"These executions are a reflection of two things at work: First, unlike his father, Kim Jong-Il, Kim Jong Eun has had to work aggressively to consolidate power once his father died. Remember that Kim Il Song had prepared for the transition to his son, Kim Jong-il and he was already in major leadership roles when Kim Il Song died," Suzanne Scholte, president of human rights group Defense Forum Foundation, said in an email to The Christian Post on Tuesday.
"Second, this is a reflection of a regime that is increasingly fearful of its own people and has to send a powerful, brutal message by doing high profile public executions. We have certainly seen these...
North Korea is an example of a land without Christian influence on its background and government. An example of a land dominated by sin and ignorance. The few Christians whom the Lord has put there demonstrate by their martyrship and secret church and witness, that without God's influence through strong Christian witness in history people collectively become pure evil.
And our western nations are inviting this darkness and hell into our midst by unbiblical teachings and rejection of Scripture laws and precepts.
Matt 10:26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. 27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. 28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
You're right, GS, about an all out military assault. I guess I failed to let on that I was thinking more about covert measures, like cutting off the heads and leaving the world to wonder who was responsible. But then again, I guess there will always be someone else, just as rotten, or even worse, to take their places.
Mr b wrote: Coming soon to a state near you under this government
I pray so. Public execution would be far more biblical than the current shamefaced hiding away in a corner whenever justice finally prevails. What have we to be ashamed of? Executions should be public, so that others may fear.
Chris, I think america isnt doing anything about what's going on in North Korea, because it would probably lead to a major military conflict. It's funny if you remember that Obama was appalled at what was going on in Syria, but where is that same human compassion for those suffering in North Korea?
With the US being the self appointed world police force, I often wonder why we don't help those in the Sudan, Somolia, North Korea, etc. I wonder why we don't help the men, women, children, and mere babies who get slaughtered in droves by these paranoid, rogue governments and evil factions that murder, maim, and imprison because it's fun. I tend to wonder if we don't help those who can't help us out in some way with oil, minerals, etc