North Korea

The Three Colours of Martyrdom (Part One)
Interview with Dr. Eric Foley of The Voice of the Martyrs Korea

Since the early days of the church, Christians have recognized three distinct modes of martyrdom, each designated by a colour. However, few followers of Jesus today have even heard about this Biblically rooted tradition. Dr. Eric Foley, CEO for The Voice of the Martyrs Korea, joins Greg Musselman to examine the significance behind the red, green and white colours of martyrdom. Dr. Foley also provides an update on how Christians are fairing in North Korea during the global pandemic.

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The Voice of the Martyrs Korea VOMKorea.com
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To learn more about the persecution of Christians in North Korea, go to VOMCanada.com/northkorea.htm.

Date: April 27, 2021
Length: 48:00
Source: The Voice of the Martyrs Canada with The Voice of the Martyrs Korea

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Current Ministry Project

VOMC assists in the education and training of North Korean Christians to enable them to reach fellow North Koreans with the Gospel wherever they are found. VOMC also works with proven ministry partners who are broadcasting quality radio programs to equip and encourage believers of the North Korean underground church.

Project Fund: Underground Church

Country Information

Population
25,831,360 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Racially homogeneous; there is a small Chinese community and a few ethnic Japanese

Religion (%)
Juche (99) Christian (1)

Leader
Kim Jong-Un (2011)

Government type
Dictatorship, single-party state

Legal system
Based on Prussian civil law system with Japanese traditions and Communist legal theory

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for North Korea

Pray for the safety of the country's refugees – including those who are hiding in various parts of China, as they are frequently being hunted by Chinese and North Korean agents. Ask the Lord to also protect and strengthen believers faithfully serving within North Korea, granting them wisdom as they seek ways to effectively communicate the hope of the Gospel so the church can continue to grow. And like the Apostle Paul, may the country's primary political leader, Kim Jong Un, experience a profound life-changing encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ who is longing to extend love, mercy and forgiveness toward him (Acts 9).

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