New Report: North Korea Hardest Nation to Be a Christian
A new report by Open Doors USA is reporting North Korea as "THE WORST COUNTRY ON EARTH TO BE A CHRISTIAN."
Open Doors USA, a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid and awareness for persecuted Christians has ranked North Korea as #1 for the last 14 years running on the Open Doors World Watch List as the worst place to be a Christian.
The very act of owning a Bible is punishable by death. An estimated 25% of the Christian population lives in prison camps, comparable to Auschwitz in Poland. The others must keep their faith a secret, according to Open Doors.
But that is not stopping believes or Open Doors from sharing the Gospel and distributing Bibles there.
According to the organization's report,
"Many Christian parents choose to keep their faith a secret from their children, for fear that they might accidentally expose their faith to their neighbors, teachers or government officials. It is often heartbreaking for parents to not have the ability to share their faith with their children. Many rely on the hope that God will allow them to one day when they are grown.
Even though the conditions are horrific for our brothers and sister, there is hope... And you are helping keep this hope alive.
Open Doors is able to get vital resources like Bibles, Christian literature and other vital resources that our brothers and sister need into North Korea. Even though they face the worst kind of persecution, they are reminded that their brothers and sisters around the world care for them.
The church is growing, in spite of the persecution. And you are providing vital resources to make this happen.
"We would have to meet in the woods to have fellowship," shared one believer. "But we were so thankful to have the time together and to grow together!""