For the fourteenth year in a row, North Korea has been ranked as the number one country where Christians are most persecuted, according to Open Doors USA. A report released last month by
the Christian Solidarity Worldwide said that there are thousands of Christians suffering from extremely harsh torture in labour camps. The report said in some cases, Christians are hung on
a cross over a fire, and at times crushed under a steamroller.
Yet, in spite of this, Christian presence in the country continues to remain. Since 1995, the North Korean government has allowed about 480 foreign organisations to work in the country, and 70 of these are Christian, including Samaritan’s Purse and World Vision, exposing a large part of the country’s population to Christian work, according to an article from the Lausanne Global Analysis.
One important challenge Christians in North Korea are facing is unity. “Unless Christians give priority to unity there, it will be difficult for North Koreans to differentiate cults working there from orthodox Christians,” the author wrote.
Source: The Gospel Herald Ministries
Bible Study: Revelation 7:9
PRAISE God that the light of the Gospel still shines in this closed nation. Pray for the persecuted Christians suffering in work camps under great duress.