Update on the 80 North Koreans summarily executed in public, some may have been killed for possessing Bibles

Source Mission News Network and Daily Mail UK

I have been watching this news item for a few days, and up until yesterday there was no evidence that Christians were also targeted. Originally, the North Korean government stated that the 80 people rounded up and publicly executed had a committed the crime of possessing South Korean Movie DVD’s and for ‘prostitution’ (could it be possessing pornography?). However, in the last 2 days, several news outlets are revising the story and are also reporting that, at least some of those executed, may have been killed for possessing a Bible, and, reportedly, the families of the victims and friends have been sent to gulags (forced labor camps).

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Here’s the report from the Daily Mail:

Several large-scale public executions of around 80 people have taken place in North Korea, according to a South Korean newspaper.

In one, woman and children were herded into a sports stadium and forced to watch people being shot dead by machine gun fire.

The executions took place on Sunday November 3, a source told the paper.

Why the executions took place is difficult to ascertain, but the paper speculates that they may have been carried out to quell unrest and stop capitalist ideology from growing, as they took place in areas of recent economic growth.

Some of the deaths may also have been a punishment for the perceived crimes of watching South Korean movies, distributing pornography, using prostitutes and possessing Bibles.

JoongAng Ilbo reported that in Wonsan, in Kangwon Province, 10,000 people were ordered into Shinpoong Stadium, and forced to watch eight people, who were tied to stakes with sacks over their heads, being killed by machine guns.

Its source said: ‘I heard from the residents that they watched in terror as the corpses were riddled by machine-gun fire that they were hard to identify afterwards.’

Other executions took place in Chongjin in North Hamgyong Province, Sariwon in North Hwanghae Province and Pyongsong in South Pyongan.

North Koreans are forced to adhere to the Juche ideology – a doctrine which mixes Marxism with the worship of North Korea’s founder Kim Il Sung and his descendents.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Please continue to pray for the world wide persecuted church, and for the persecutors. May God give the brave persecuted men and women, who have done no wrong, the strength to stand, and their families comfort for the losses they are experiencing.

VIDEO si POZE, Eveniment Evanghelistic de Exceptie – BBSO la Sala Sporturilor Antonio Alexe Oradea 1 Decembrie 2013


Glorie Mielului [OFFICIAL VIDEO] (1) Ramona Lup Solo
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Secvențe din evenimentul organizat de Biserica Baptista Speranta Oradea în 1 Decembrie 2013 la Arena Antonio Alexe din Oradea.

Interpretare: Corul si Orchestra Nationala BBSO.
Solist: Ramona Lup
Dirijor: Lari Muntean

Îl văd pe Isus (Ramona Lup)

Filmări din sală (Cântece)

(1) Trăim vremi de har ca Ilie
(2) Te vom înălța!
(3) Sfânt e!
(4) Glorie Mielului
(5) Doar in Cristos mă-ncred mereu
(6) Îl văd pe Isus (Ramona Lup)
(7) Ne vom aduce mereu aminte
(8) Instrumental BBSO
(9) Îl văd pe Isus (versiunea 2) (Ramona Lup)
(1) Christmas Praise
(2) Glorious Impossible (Cătălin Lup)

Fișierele vor rula automat la sfârșitul fiecărui cântec.

Vezi evenimentul de anul trecut aici – BBSO 2012

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1 decembrie 2013 Video 2


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Vezi evenimentul de anul trecut aici – BBSO 2012

Evenimentul Anual Editia a II-a 1 Decembrie 2013
Pe 1 Decembrie 2013 ne întâlnim la Sala Sporturilor din Oradea pentru un eveniment evanghelistic de excepție. Este acel eveniment, care se întâmplă o dată pe an și nu ai voie să-l ratezi.

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NOUL VIDEO de la BBSO – Sunt Uimit la Arena Antonio Alexe din Oradea 2 Decembrie,2012

VEZI PAGINA PRINCIPALA pentru Biserica Baptista Speranta Oradea aici

DanielSecvența din evenimentul organizat de Biserica Baptista Speranta Oradea în 2 Decembrie 2012 la Arena Antonio Alexe din Oradea.

Interpretare: Corul si Orchestra Nationala BBSO.
Solist: Ruben Ivanovici
Dirijor: Lari Muntean

Videoclip realizat de BBSO Media in colaborare cu Medialux (www.medialux.ro), ProContact Media si Independent Films (www.ifilms.ro)
VIDEO by Biserica Speranta Oradea

Vezi mai multe cantari aici- Cantarile de la Evanghelizarea cu Voddie Baucham

si cea mai frumoasa cantare a evenimentului BBSO:

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Flash Mob BBSO – 1 Decembrie 2012 [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Vasile Oprea si Rugul Aprins Toflea la Biserica Betel Bucuresti cu Florin Ianovici Predica – O Faptura Noua – Pocainta (3 ore)

VEZI PAGINA Florin Ianovici PREDICI aici

Invitati Vasile Oprea & Grupul Rugul Aprins Toflea

Florin Ianovici – O faptura noua – Partea intai; Pocainta (la minutul 1:16:00)

VIDEO by Biserica Betel

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil interpreted to our time (illustration)

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How does Voice of the Martyrs serve the Persecuted Church?

Hebrews 13:3 

Remember those who are in prison,
as though in prison with them,
and those who are mistreated,
since you also are in the body.

wurmbrandThe Voice of the Martyrs is a non-profit, inter-denominational Christian organization dedicated to assisting the persecuted church worldwide. VOM was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned 14 years in Communist Romania for his faith in Christ. His wife, Sabina, was imprisoned for three years. In the 1960s, Richard, Sabina, and their son, Mihai, were ransomed out of Romania and came to the United States. Through their travels, the Wurmbrands spread the message of the atrocities that Christians face in restricted nations, while establishing a network of offices dedicated to assisting the persecuted church. The Voice of the Martyrs continues in this mission around the world today through the following main purposes:

Our ministry is based on Hebrews 13:3:

Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

VOM’s Five Main Purposes

  1. To encourage and empower Christians to fulfill the Great Commission in areas of the world where they are persecuted for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  2. To provide practical relief and spiritual support to the families of Christian martyrs.
  3. To equip persecuted Christians to love and win to Christ those who are opposed to the gospel in their part of the world.
  4. To undertake projects of encouragement, helping believers rebuild their lives and Christian witness in countries where they have formerly suffered oppression.
  5. To promote the fellowship of all believers by informing the world of the faith and courage of persecuted Christians, thereby inspiring believers to a deeper level of commitment to Christ and involvement in His Great Commission.

VOM’s Mission Statement

“Serving the persecuted church through practical and spiritual assistance while leading Christians in the free world into fellowship with them.”

Voice of the Martyrs  https://www.persecution.com/

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