Forgetting the War Exists [Ben’s 1st Blog from the Korean Peninsula]

07 May

Forgetting the War Exists [Ben’s 1st Blog from the Korean Peninsula]

Many in South Korea live as if the war with the North does not exist

Forgetting the War Exists

Ben’s 1st Blog from the Korean Peninsula

Dear Friends,

Walking the streets of downtown Seoul is always a surreal experience. It seems strange to me that so many South Korean citizens can carry on with their daily business just 30 miles from the North Korean border, where many lose their lives in the pursuit of freedom.

For me, it is a powerful metaphor of the spiritual warfare that is raging in the U.S. I believe the devil’s greatest scheme employed against the church is to make us forget that he exists. You see, if the American church knew how important our role was in the great rescue story of the gospel, if we knew how much hope we could offer Christ’s bride when she is persecuted, we could assault the kingdom of darkness and invade the world with Jesus’ light!

Just like the oblivious, South Korean commuters, the devil’s antics blind many and they forget the war that is raging and the hero role that they are meant to take.

Over the next few days I will be sharing my experiences from South Korea as we meet with our partners who are frontline operatives reaching into the darkness of North Korea. It is my prayer that these stories will help serve as a reminder that we are all still in the midst of the greatest conflict ever fought—the war between the devil and the light of Jesus Christ.

May we never forget the cost Jesus paid to ransom our lives back from the darkness. You and I have been set free so that we might bring others into that same freedom. As a supporter of the North Korean Christians Ministry you are helping to set people free, making you heroes in the great gospel story!

Thank you for not forgetting North Korea, and thank you for bringing so much hope.


Ben Croft
Director, North Korean Christians Ministry

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