One of the early leaders in Korean Christianity was originally a businessman who liked to drink and get into fights. After he became a Christian, he was completely changed. He stopped drinking, he stopped getting into fights and he gave up his business to become a teacher. Cho Man-Sik was not only an early Christian leader, but he was actually the very first leader of North Korea. But as the chosen governor of the five provinces of North Korea, Cho Man-Sik refused to sign a paper from the United Nations that authorized the division of North and South Korea. This refusal led to his removal from his position, his arrest and his eventual death. But Cho Man-Sik’s message lived on. He believed that all of Korea would be transformed if individuals put Jesus Christ first in their lives.
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