Is North Korea Opening up to Christianity? After Recent Peace Summit, Believers are Hopeful

Veronica Neffinger | Editor, ChristianHeadlines.com | Thursday, May 3, 2018
Is North Korea Opening up to Christianity? After Recent Peace Summit, Believers are Hopeful

Is North Korea Opening up to Christianity? After Recent Peace Summit, Believers are Hopeful


There has been much concern in the past year over North Korea and its threat of launching nuclear weapons. But just last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met with South Korean president Moon Jae-in. The meeting of the two leaders signalled a major change in North Korea’s relations with the rest of the world and sparked hope that conditions for North Korean citizens--and particularly Christians--can begin to improve.

Following the meeting, Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in issued a joint statement:

"There will be no more war on the Korean peninsula, and a new age of peace has begun.”

Writing for Charisma News, J. Lee Grady notes that this turn of events brings to mind Isaiah 2:4 which says:

“He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.”

What is even more remarkable about this change in North Korea’s presence on the world state is that Christians in South Korea have been fasting and praying for this very peace summit. In Paju, a city just south of the North Korean border, pastors held an all-night vigil and South Korean Christian politicians also fasted and prayed.

The South Korean Christians were joined in prayer by their North Korean brothers and sisters in Christ. Prayer is powerful and believers from all nations are hopeful that this meeting will usher in freedom and open borders between the two nations.

 

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Publication date: May 3, 2018 

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