Being a Christian in North Korea

July 28, 2016 by Janelle P in Asia

Tensions between North Korea and the U.S. have recently been troublesome, to say the least. North Korea announced that they would cut communication off with the U.S. They also launched three missiles last week.

While they ramp up their missile testing cycle, pressure within North Korea is rising, also. We know what this means: increased danger for Christians.

Its leader, Kim Jong-un, has been known to act without regard of those he is leading.

It is illegal to be a Christian in North Korea. We know that with the increased pressure boiling up within the country, secret believers will live under even more danger and caution.

Ranked #1 on the World Watch List for the 14th year in a row, Christianity is deemed deeply Western and therefore despicable in North Korea.

When we hear news of increased pressure, we must remember the believers living in this nation. Although it would seem that no believers could survive in North Korea, we know they are worshipping God in secret. Please remembering these brothers and sisters in your prayers. What may appear to provide a more hostile environment for believers, may God use it for good and His purposes!