On Wednesday, the Barnabas Fund, a nonprofit organization that advocates for persecuted Christians around the world, issued a prayer request for North Korea. The request comes after the country announced plans to erect a statue of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un atop the country’s highest mountain.
“This is considered to be a sign that he is intent on building his own personality cult, like those of his father and grandfather, whose statues will also be included in the monument,” Barnabas Fund wrote in a statement.
The emergence of such a cult, the organization explained, will undoubtedly pose a threat to followers of other religions, such as Christianity.
In light of this, the Barnabas Fund urged Christians to do the following:
“Pray for all the oppressed people of North Korea and especially for Christians enduring beatings and abuse in labour camps; may they know that their suffering will bring an eternal weight of glory (2 Corinthians 4:17). Pray for protection over believers as they meet in utmost secrecy. Ask that they will know peace and unity as they risk their lives to follow Christ.”
To learn more about the Barnabas Fund, click here.
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