A friend has persuaded me to post this news, if news it is. We both fear it might be too good to be true: an article in Charisma Magazine, “North Korea Will Open Its Doors to Christianity” (https://www.charismamag.com/blogs/fire-in-my-bones/36789-north-korea-will-open-its-doors-to-christianity). Note the use of the word “will.”
I read the article, and there was really nothing in it that could be debated. From the unexpected, sudden lowering of tensions along the North Korean-South Korean border, the two leaders meeting and shaking hands, and the prospect of real peace along that border, and maybe even reunification of the country–maybe even an end to one of the most brutal dictatorships ever seen on earth–the author observes that millions of Koreans have been praying and fasting and that this will result in North Korea allowing the free practice of Christianity.
Snopes, the left-wing hacks who used to be fact-checkers, calls the story “fake news.” Snopes also misrepresents the article: the article does not claim that this is already happening. I guess it’s “fake news” because Snopes doesn’t want it to be true.
Again, no evidence is offered, except maybe the power of prayer, and certainly the power of God’s hand over the nations of the earth. As Christians we know that faith is “the evidence of things not seen, the substance of things hoped for” (Hebrews 11:1). Pious Koreans have been earnestly praying for their country for a long time. I pray that God has heard them and will grant their prayers.
And so we watch and wait.