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North Korea: Blame the Christians

Despots love to blame others for their failures.

Hitler blamed the Jews and killed 6 million of them.

Iran's Ayatollah blames America, "The Great Satan" for his government's problems.

And now North Korea's Kim Jong Un blames Christians for his abysmal human rights record.

Speaking recently before the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, North Korean Ambassador So Se Pyong said Christian missionaries based in northeast China indoctrinate North Koreans with anti-government ideas, and then send them into North Korea with "assigments of subversion, destruction, human trafficking, and even terrorists acts."

So, now we are enlightened. That explains the DPRK's failed state and why it oppresses people: the regime's totalitarian policies couldn't possibly be the reason!

Just a bunch of bluster? Seoul USA CEO Rev. Eric Foley is seriously concerned about the affect Pyongyang's allegations may have on missionaries working near the border. The Chinese government may respond by cracking down on their activities, and by giving North Korean agents more freedom to act agressively against Christians in China.

Watch my complete interview with Foley to learn more. Then continue to pray for North Korea, the Christian missionaries who are effectively spreading the Gospel there, and our North Korean brothers and sisters in Christ on both sides of the border!

Print     Email to a Friend    posted on Friday, May 09, 2014 10:34 AM

Comments on this post

# RE: North Korea: Blame the Christians

Let me clear up a few issues. Harry Truman was a Baptist. He nuked Japan - twice. He fought the Korean War. Out of a population of some 9 million people, about 1.8 million north Koreans died. About 635,000 tons of bombs and 35,000 tons of napalm were dropped on that country by the US Air Force and a large percentage of those airplanes were flown by "Christians". How many corpses of American servicemen had crosses and pocket New Testaments? Quite a few. Here's the real issue. Jesus said, "my kingdom is not of this world." Jesus strictly avoided local and international politics. "Render unto Caesar..." Pyongyang University of Science and Technology is financed and operated by evangelical Christians. They stay out of politics. The DPRK accepts that. The real problems begin when political and intelligence factions in south Korea use Christian "missionaries" as shields behind which they can effect "regime change" in the North. That's what got Kenneth Bae into trouble. Don't do that!
Left by Leon Davis on May 09, 2014 2:39 PM

# RE: North Korea: Blame the Christians

Why don't these countries realize that "usually" Christians make good citizens and their countries would be better places with Christians allowed to live freely in them. They can still separate church and state.
Left by Jean Elizabeth on May 09, 2014 7:45 PM