Friday, July 24, 2009


The North Korean government, such that it is, has publicly executed a Christian woman for distributing the Bible. Her name was Ri Hyon Ok and she was only 33 years old.

Just in case public exectution was not enough deterrent, the Communists sent her parents, husband and three children to a political prison camp. We used to call them concentration camps, didn’t we.

Oddly, North Korea claims to have freedom of religion. But North Korea lies about a lot of things. The government licensed four churches. There is one Catholic, two Protestant and one Russian Orthodox. However, ordinary North Koreans cannot attend services there, just foreigners.

We in the land of the relatively free should pray for the 30,000 North Korean believers who must worship in secret to avoid death and imprisonment while we worship in air conditioned comfort in spacious buildings. We need to support our brothers and sisters in harsh places.

The North Koreans are right, however. The Bible is powerful. Let it out and see what it will do.
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