The North Korean government is reportedly setting up fake underground churches and disguising national security agents as defectors to expose Christians, reported a North Korea-focused online news agency.The Daily NK, established by long-time activists who have been working to change North Korea, claims that a portion of underground churches existing in North Korea are disguised churches controlled by North Korea's National Security Agency."The fact that North Korea government formed a fake underground church with National Security Agency agents was revealed as the truth," an inside source told the Daily NK.According to the source, NSA agents disguise themselves as defectors and approach Korean church organisations based in China to receive Bibles and money.After they receive funds by claiming to church organisations that they are engaging in mission activities, they start up secret churches beginning with NSA agents and then concentrate their efforts to arrest real secret churches connected with China.The Daily NK's inside source said they verified this fact with an NSA-related member. Among NSA agents, the operation is an open secret.The fake underground church is receiving funds from Korean churches that do not know the reality of the situation, the inside source claimed.If the Korean church is not stricter about the security regarding the underground church support project and underground church member circumstances then they will fill up the stomachs of NSA agents and cause damage to the underground church, the source added.North Korea, one of the most repressive regimes in the world, has been criticised for the systemic, widespread and serious violations of human rights that reportedly take place in the country as well as the government's refusal to cooperate with the UN human rights commissioner or special investigator.The communist state has also been criticised for its all pervasive and severe restrictions on freedom of expression, religion, assembly and movement, its imposition of the death penalty for political reasons, the detention of thousands in prison camps, the punishment and torture of border-crossers, and the maltreatment of people with disabilities.North Korea is ranked by the international ministry Open Doors as the world's worst persecutor of Christians.read more: http://goo.gl/F72MK
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
Wow. It is so hard to believe, yet how can I not see that Satan will do absolutely anything to thwart the Christians in their walk. I admit, this comes out of left field for me. My wife and I are called to be missionaries, so to see Satan finding newer ways to flush out underground Christians makes me want to be more agile in my actions. We must trust on God to uphold those with His mighty right hand.
I find this important for us in the west if we are going to financially support believers there to do it through the right channels. The suggestion is organizations that have been dealing with the persecuted church in nations like North Korea for a long time such as VOM or Open Doors.
Throughout history, God has always judged the nations that have persecuted Israel and the Church. China and Korea have been doing just that for years now, and it makes me wonder how much longer before God completely turns against them.
Let us keep the church in N. Korea in our prayers. That they will nit fall into this trap if the enemy.Bearmaster.