Korean Churches Witnessing a 'Miracle'
6-12-18, Charisma News -- Korean Christians assist North Koreans who have defected. There are about 31,000 defectors in South Korea; the government provides some help, but clergy and churches fill in the gaps. The Rev. Chun Ki Won, Durihana Intl School in Seoul as an alternative for young North Koreans, whose foreign accents and hand-me-down clothes make them targets of ridicule in South Korean schools. Chun said: "I realized after rescuing North Korean defectors from China and leading them to South Korea that they don't settle down properly. We teach them the purpose of their lives and their identity. We teach them why God made them to suffer, and that there is purpose in that."
River of Life, a school run by Ben Torrey, grandson of a famous 19th century American evangelist, Reuben A. Torrey integrates reunification into the curriculum for Korean Christian children. His students meet with defectors and, building on personal relationships, slowly embrace the idea of one Korea. One of Torrey's students said: "I went to a public elementary and middle school. In that school, at least once a year, we talked about reunification, but it was just something in the textbook, nothing that comes alive."
Like Torrey, Korean Christians who support reunification see it as a political and religious goal. And although it's an uphill struggle, they believe with faith anything is possible. The faith of many Korean Christians supersedes political calculation. Or, as Ben Torrey told one of the students about a united peninsula, "God has to do it. It has to be a miracle." More here and here
Who Brought the Gospel to Korea?
Koreans Did. | Christian History
Feb 9, 2018 - In 1790, Korean Christians learned that the pope had forbidden converts ... We tend to think that Christianity entered foreign lands only due to missionary work. Not so in Korea. Until the late 19th century, the mountainous Korean Peninsula was governed tightly by a Confucian tradition and closed off to most foreigners. Missionaries found it difficult to penetrate the reclusive nation, focusing instead on Korea’s larger neighbors, China and Japan. Consequently, Koreans themselves played a more significant role in importing and later spreading Christianity to Korea.
Clearly some 'enlightened' born again believers shared their faith gathering the host of believing Koreans. They didn't hide their 'Light' under a bushel! Matt 5:14-16
They were not ashamed of Christ. Romans 1:16. They shared the good deeds of the Lord and His free gift. Psalm 105:1; Isaiah 12:4; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 2:1
They were obedient being a good witness. Acts 1:8 Not wanting any to perish that they may save some. Romans 11:14
Maybe during the Easter, 4-1-18 visit Mike Pompeo shared Christ salvation message with Kim Jong-un! And the apparent good results from Pres Trump's visit ... Maybe Kim is born again and the nation of North Korea will be freed! Anything is possible with the Lord. Hallelujah!
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Proverbs 31:10, 28; Matthew 13:46
2-12-21, When we look at the truth of God and His requirement for salvation we realize there's only two 'religions.' WORKS or FAITH': Whether it be Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, Mormonism that all preach doing certain 'works' to achieve forgiveness and eternal life with God; OR FAITH: repentance and trust in the finish work of Jesus living for Him. Ephesians 2:8-10, John 3:36.
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
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