How Christianity Was Introduced in North Korea

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Christians in North Korea are unable to practice their faith freely because the regime has brainwashed citizens into believing their dictator is a god. Parents cannot share the gospel with their own children because the government trains children to inform on their parents. Not so with its neighbor to the south, where over a quarter of the populace are Christians. Christianity Today reports on how Christianity came to the Peninsula.

2/9/2018 North Korea (Christianity Today) – We tend to think that Christianity entered foreign lands only due to missionary work. Not so in Korea. Until the late 19th century, the mountainous Korean Peninsula was governed tightly by a Confucian tradition and closed off to most foreigners. Missionaries found it difficult to penetrate the reclusive nation, focusing instead on Korea’s larger neighbors, China and Japan. Consequently, Koreans themselves played a more significant role in importing and later spreading Christianity to Korea.

Three hundred years later, Christians make up more than a quarter of South Koreans and the country is responsible for one of the world’s largest missionary movements. What first caused Christianity to take hold in Korea?

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