Execution in NKorea will further embolden believers
One News Now (Link) (August 10, 2009)
A ministry that assists the persecuted Church worldwide is trying to put pressure on North Korea's communist government, after a Christian was executed there for distributing the Bible.
Jim Jacobson, president of Christian Freedom International, says the execution signals a major change in the crackdown on religion in North Korea. He believes the house church movement will be strengthened by the senseless murder.
"There's a really opposite and equal reaction to this that means more Bibles
will probably go in as a result of this. Christians will be evermore
strengthened in their faith, as unbelievable as that sounds," he admits. "The
more you persecute Christians, the more Christianity thrives."
According to Jacobson, communist officials believe Christianity poses a true threat to the North Korean regime.