Kim Eun Jin – a martyr’s story from his daughter who survived North Korea’s brutal crackdown on Christians

What an inspirational testimony! Kim Eun Jin’s grandmother was the only one who had a Bible, and her Bible was in the Chinese language. So, Kim’s grandmother translated the Bible, page by page into the Korean language. Kim’s father, a faithful man and leader of the Christian church was arrested and taken to a labor camp, where it is believed he was killed. Watch the video below for a precious interview with a wonderful christian woman who shares her testimony of persecution in North Korea.

Kim Eun Jin N. KoreaPhoto credit video

Every day, at the breakfast table, my father would tell us that one day they will come for us and arrest us for being Christians. He warned us for the price we would some day face for our faith. I remember him saying often that, „Even if I face death, I will follow Jesus”. 

Kim Eun Jin, age 31, born in Pyongyang, North Korea. Kim’s testimony is rare, considering the numbers in North Korea. The CIA estimates that some 24 million people live in the communist country, and the best guess is about 2% or 480,000 are Christians. Just a handful of them have escaped from the brutal regime.  and lived to tell their story. Kim Eun Jin is one of them.

Growing up, I was told by authorities there is no God in this world. We were ordered instead to worship Kim Il-sung and Kim Jung-il, the leaders of the country. Freedom of religion is guaranteed under North Korea’s constitution, but, it’s never encouraged. Growing up she had heard how her city, Pyongyang was once the Jerusalem of the East. In 1945, 13% of the population was Christian. The city was the center of Christianity on the Korean peninsula. Half a century later, Kim’s faith made her a target.

VIDEO by gtasoul·

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Inside North Koreea – keeping up appearances while persecuting Christians

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observes a massive military parade commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean armistice. North Korea likes to impress with their military parades and show their might, yet they are very fearful of Christians and punish christianity with labor camps and imprisonment. There are an estimated 40,000 – 70,000 Christians housed in internment camps.

Channel 4 news in the United Kingdom has posted a 4 minute video of the recent military parade, with footage of the current leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, the grandson of the communist founder/dictator of North Korea – Kim Jong Il. This is some rare footage indeed, considering that North Korea is such a secretive society.

VIDEO by Channel4News

Voice of America report on this event:

PYONGYANG — North Korea on Saturday marked the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War armistice with a large scale parade of soldiers and military hardware in Kim Il Sung Square.  Only a few Americans were officially invited to witness the parade.

For North Korea this is a victory celebration and a show of strength both to its own people and the rest of the world that it stands ready to fight again.  The Director General of the  political bureau of the country’s military Choe Ryong Hae, told the crowd that the country’s military and people along with the party would surely fulfill the lofty dreams of those heroes and warriors of the 1950s.

At the head of the parade were veterans mostly in their 80s and 90s, sitting in the back of open trucks.  They are considered heroes for helping to save their country in the war against the US led UN troops following North Korea’s invasion of South Korea in 1950.  Here America is blamed for starting that war.  The US, with which North Korea has no diplomatic relations is still considered the enemy.

Rows of tanks and other mobile armored weapons rolled past. all of it stenciled on  front „Let’s annihilate the US imperial aggressors, the blood enemy of the Korean people.”

Thousands of soldiers goose stepped, some wearing medals glistening in the bright sun on one of the warmest days of the year in Pyongyang.

Also on parade, large 16 wheel flatbed trucks carrying medium range ballistic missiles which army officers told VOA news are capable of hitting the US pacific state of Hawaii.

MiG jet fighters streaked by, heading north to south, and at low altitude helicopters dangled banners which read „We will protect Marshall Kim Jong Un at the cost of our lives.”

The young third generation leader did not address the crowd, but after thousands of cheering citizens paraded by shouting his name, Mr. Kim, with Chinese vice president  Li Yuanchao at his side, waved to the crowd from a shaded balcony above huge portraits of his late grandfather and father, the country’s founder and eternal president Kim Il Sung and Generalissimo Kim Jong Il.

Photo via Google satellite via – the rear of a secret Gulag

(internment camp for Christians)

Koreea de Nord – crestinul prins in posesia unei Biblii e condamnat la inchisoare cu intreaga familie si urmatoarele 3 generatii

foto de la Voice of the martyrs –

70.000 de creştini, în lagărele de exterminare

din Coreea de Nord raporteaza:

Venirea la putere a lui Kim Jong Un, după o perioadă în care tatăl său (Kim Jong Il) a condus ţara cu mână de fier, a însemnat o libertate ceva mai mare pentru nord-coreeni. Din păcate, pentru creştini persecuţiile au rămas la fel de aspre şi de frecvente.

persecutiile_in_coreea_de_nord_continua (Foto:În condiţiile în care lipsa alimentelor face ca majoritatea populaţiei să mănânce iarbă şi diferite coji găsite pe câmp, informarea oficialităţilor cu privire la existenţa sau activitatea unui creştin îţi poate asigura o masă bogată. Mărturie sunt cei 70.000 de creştini din Coreea de Nord, care sunt închişi şi persecutaţi în lagărele de concentrare.

Persecuţia este atât de strictă încât un creştin, familia lui şi încă trei generaţii sunt condamnate la închisoare pe viaţă doar pentru posesia unei Biblii!

În Coreea de Nord, creştinii sunt consideraţi trădători pentru că nu se închină conducătorului. Totodată, ei sunt consideraţi o ameninţare la siguranţa naţională şi sunt trataţi în consecinţă (bătuţi, torturaţi, iar cei care supravieţuiesc rămân condamnaţi la  închisoare pe viaţă).

Coreea de Nord este pe locul 1 în lume în ceea ce priveşte persecutarea creştinilor, într-un clasament realizat de organizaţia non profit Open Doors.

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