VIDEO: [Follow Me To Christ Ministries] North Korea is ranked as the most oppressive place in the world for Christians, #1 on the World Watch List. In this totalitarian communist state, Christians are forced to hide their faith completely from government authorities, neighbors and often, even their own spouses and children. Due to ever-present surveillance, many pray with eyes open, and gathering for praise or fellowship is practically impossible. [Dec. 7, 2017]
The ERLC hosted the meeting on religious liberty under the dictatorial regime at a U.S. Senate office building as a side event on the third and final day of the State Department’s second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. “Humanity Denied: Religious Freedom in North Korea” included a panel discussion, an interview with an escapee from North Korea and the premiere of a documentary film of the same name.
Kenneth Bae — imprisoned by North Korea longer than any other American citizen — told the audience he has met hundreds of people who have fled that country since he began his work with refugees in South Korea after his release in 2014. Never has he met a North Korean who heard the name “Jesus” in his or her home country, Bae said.
“The people who are about 50 and under never had a chance to hear about Jesus,” he said.
North Korea is “a country [in which] Christianity has been eliminated,” Bae said, though Christians still meet in underground churches. If the government learns a person is a Christian, it may not only kill that person but also his or her parents and children.
This article continues at [Charisma News] Jesus purged in North Korea?