HARD FACTS: Persecution Is Every Day for North Korean Christians. This Is Sang-chul’s Story

Americans of all stripes tend to ignore the reality that the world is full of torture, persecution and martyrdom for millions of Christians in other countries. It’s not here, so we only think about it occasionally, if at all.

Sang-chul is a North Korean who faces the prospect of death every day because that is the penalty simply for using the word “god” in conversation with the wrong person.

Same for being found with a Bible or sharing the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus. People are “disappeared” by their government, never to be heard from again for doing such things.

And yet Sang-chul’s faith and that of thousands of other members of the North Korean underground church continues to be strong and growing.  Thanks to Voice of the Martyrs, his story is being heard around the world, thanks to the following video. Continue reading “HARD FACTS: Persecution Is Every Day for North Korean Christians. This Is Sang-chul’s Story”

Iranian Christians Refuse Judges’ Order To Renounce Christ. What Would You Do?

What if you were marked for persecution?

It’s hard to imagine how any of us would react in the instant of a trial,  but two Iranian followers of Jesus Christ know for themselves, as they reportedly refused two judges’ order to renounce their faith earlier this month.

“Iranian Christians Saheb Fadaie and Fatemeh Bakhteri were asked by presiding judges Hassan Babaee and Ahmad Zargar to renounce their faith, but refused to do so” during a January 15 trial, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW).

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