PLEASE NOTE!!! I AM SPEAKING AS A CHRISTIAN RIGHT NOW AND IN NO WAY AM I SPEAKING AS A SAILOR OR ANYONE CLOSE TO THE NAVY. I DO NOT SPEAK FOR THE NAVY, OR THE US GOVERNMENT!!!
I don't get too fired up on this website very often. It's not my style and I don't like confrontation or controversy. But I've just about had it up to my neck with North Korea. Yesterday the North started a military exercise, firing shells near the small island that they attacked a few days ago. This is on the heels of the original attack and of course a bunch of saber rattling and threats about how the US and South Korea are headed to war with the North. China Confidential quoted the US Commander in the region as saying that North Korea's attack clearly violated the armistice signed in 1953.
I'm afraid that no one is going to do anything about this. To be honest, most American Christians are too angry at Obama to be concerned with anything outside our own country. This burns me pretty bad. But on the grand scheme, American Christians can't do anything about North Korea. While it would still be God's providence in removing Kim from power, it would most likely take a foreign government to do it, and ours isn't about to get involved too heavily. The great dragon (China) is too close for comfort, not to mention the fact that Russia still poses a threat in some ways. Both of those countries, particularly China, are way too happy to keep a belligerent thorn in our side to allow us to remove it.
And the truth is that I don't care if Kim stays in power for the most part. China, Vietnam, most of the Middle East, and many other areas of the world are hostile toward Christianity, and yet Christianity continues to grow in most of those locations. But not in North Korea. Just so that we're clear on what I am hurting over: According to the CIA World Factbook: "autonomous religious activities now almost nonexistent; government-sponsored religious groups exist to provide illusion of religious freedom."
According to the website North Korean Christians, persecution against Christians is on par with what the Jews went through in WWII in German occupied lands. I don't know if this is true because no real information is allowed out of North Korea. What I do know however is that there is no massive church, underground or otherwise, in the North. Even in China and some other countries like that there are underground movements and Christianity grows. Souls are added to the Kingdom.
Instead of praying for most of the selfish things we pray for in the United States, I think we should all start praying for North Korea's fall. An entire generation (or more) of people in an entire country have been subjected to offenses to God and kept from the hope of salvation. I can't say, "let's end this," but I can hope that someone will, and the someone I'm betting on is God.