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KIM TORTURES CHRISTIANS
Excerpts taken from WND.com
It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of Christians live in North Korea, where Christianity is forbidden, and many of those who have true faith in Jesus Christ, are severely tortured and killed.
The dictatorship’s “religion” is said to be Juche, which means “self reliance.” The truth is, however, that children are taught in schools from a very young age that Kim Jung Un is “god” and they are taught to idolize him and his forefathers. Anyone caught worshiping the real God of heaven, or exercising any other type of religious freedom, is severely punished, perhaps killed.
Kim Il Sung (King Jung Un’s grandfather) was raised by Presbyterian parents, although he obviously left the faith to present himself as god to the North Korean people. He demanded that North Koreans abandon all faiths and worship Juche, hence himself.
Christians went underground after the Korean War. Open Doors estimates there are about 300,000 Christians in the North Korean underground church, and they rank North Korea as the worst persecutor of Christians.
David Hawk, a human rights investigator, interviewed 40 North Korean escapees in 2005. Below are some of the testimonies he gathered:
A former prison guard told Fox News that prisoners are routinely tortured, and they are so starved, they are desperate to even find undigested seeds to eat from animal dung. He said, “There is an enormous difference between my life in North Korea and my life in the US. The life in North Korea is hell…Life in America is heaven.”
Another North Korean escapee said that having faith in God is an act of espionage. “Only Kim Il Sung is a god in North Korea.”
A North Korean Army soldier said members of his unit demolished a vacated house in Yongkang County, when they found a Bible and a small notebook that contained 25 names, including three pastors and two church leaders. The 25 people were picked up without formal arrest by the military. In November 1996, the five leaders were brought to the demolition site to be executed. They were bound hand and foot and made to lie down in front of a steamroller. The other 20 people were made to watch. The leaders, who were accused of being Protestant Christian spies, were told if they abandoned their faith and only served Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, they would not be killed. None of the five said a word. Their fellow Christians cried, screamed and some even fainted when the skulls of the church leaders made a popping sound as they were crushed beneath the steamroller.
A 60-year-old woman from Hamhung knew eight people who were Christians. They met secretly in groups of three or four to read handwritten Bible verses.
NorthKoreanChristians.com published this statement:
“North Korean Christians aren’t simply killed for their faith in Christ. They are pulverized with steamrollers, used to test biological weapons, shipped off to death camps, or shot in front of children, while newborn babies have their brains pithed with forceps in front of their mothers. Crimes against humanity reminiscent of Auschwitz and Treblinka, to which the world declared ‘Never Again!’ more than 60 years ago, are being perpetrated today against North Korean Christians.”
Jesus said concerning the last days,
“If the world hate you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you” John 15:18.
“Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted and shall kill you, and you shall be hated of all nations for My name’s sake” Matthew 24:9.
“Whoever, therefore, shall be ashamed of Me and of My Words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him also shall the Son of man (Jesus) be ashamed, when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels” Mark 8:38.
Jesus, the Son of the living God, hung on a cruel cross, giving His life a ransom, sacrifice, for the remission of our sins. Therefore He said,
“He that takes not his cross and follows after Me, is not worthy of Me” Matthew 10:38.
God offers His people eternal life with Him in glory, but He requires that we lift up His holy name before all men as the one and only true God; we cannot be ashamed of Him.
Our reward, however, is eternal, in exchange for this moment of suffering.
Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled and those remaining shall surely come to pass. Are you prepared to stand before God and give an account of the life you have lived on this earth (Revelation 20:12-15)? If not, salvation is only a prayer away. Please visit the How Can I Be Saved page – your eternal destiny depends on it. God bless you.
Dominicus, an educated soldier, became a zealous Protestant, and retiring to Placentia, he preached the Gospel in its utmost purity to a very considerable congregation. At the conclusion of his sermon one day, he said, “If the congregation will attend tomorrow, I will give them a description of antichrist and paint him out in his proper colors.” A vast concourse of people attended the next day, but just as Dominicus was starting his sermon, a civil magistrate went up to the pulpit and took him into custody. Dominicus said, “I wonder the devil hath let me alone so long.” When he was brought to examination, this question was put to him, “Will you renounce your doctrines?” He replied, “My doctrines! I maintain no doctrines of my own; what I preach are the doctrines of Christ, and for those I will forfeit my blood and even think myself happy to suffer for the sake of my Redeemer.” Every method was taken to make him recant his faith and embrace the errors of the Church of Rome, but when persuasions and menaces were found ineffectual, he was sentenced to death and hanged in the market place.
Excerpts taken from Fox’s Book of Martyrs – Zondervan Publishing House (1926)
The Catholic Church has never issued an apology for the crimes committed during the Inquisition and the brutal murders of Protestant Christians who denounced papal authority, denied Purgatory, the selling of indulgences in sin, the worship of idols, prayers to the saints and the Virgin Mary. Neither has any reparation been made to the heirs of the saints who suffered such persecutions from the Catholic Church. Protestants were brutally murdered by Catholics by way of burning them alive at the stake, flaying alive, hangings, cutting them to pieces, burying them alive, drowning, torturing them on the rack, whereby bones were broken and bodies ripped apart, beheading them, etc… The property and assets were seized of those heinously murdered by the Catholic Church from about the Twelfth Century through around the 1820s. The Vatican sits atop the blood of the saints. Revelation 18 describes her brutal end for heresies and having committed such abominable crimes.
“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins and that you receive not of her plagues” Revelation 18:4.
God is calling His sincere believers to come out of the Catholic abomination, before it’s too late!
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