An Open Letter To Kim Jong Un On Behalf Of Persecuted North Korean Christians (On The Occasion Of The Publication Of The Report Of The United Nations Commission Of Inquiry On North Korea)

His Excellency
Mr. Kim Jong Un
Supreme Leader, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
First Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea
Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea


It is said that your grandfather once warned, “Only Christianity can cut the root of our communism.”

In this he spoke prophetically, since despite his efforts and the efforts of your father and yourself to exterminate the Christians of your nation, God has never left your land without a witness to the grace, love, mercy, and matchless power of the Lord of all, Jesus Christ. You yourself may know of the many tens of thousands of Christians at all levels of your society and in all the cities and villages and prisons and concentration camps of your land who continue to make this witness to the Lord Jesus despite the harshest possible penalties they are forced to suffer even for the act of praying to the Lord on your behalf. Though they are only able to bear this witness to the mercy of the Lord Jesus toward you and the people of your nation in whispers and pain-wracked groans, the Lord Jesus has raised up their voices to be heard by their Christian brothers and sisters in all of the nations of the world. In this way the Lord Jesus has called us to join henceforth in their witness toward you to remember all that he has commanded us.

Because we are forever one body with the persecuted Christians of North Korea we add our voices to theirs and:

  • We witness that the Lord Jesus is the supreme leader of your land and of all the nations of the earth;
  • We witness that as you and your family have continued to mercilessly persecute Christians since the foundation of your republic, you are actually persecuting the Lord Jesus;
  • We witness that the Lord Jesus hears the cries of the oppressed and will soon return to free the prisoners and mete out justice to the oppressors, not overlooking a single offense that has been committed.

The eyes of the Lord have never wavered from your land, despite your effort to shield your actions from him and from the world. The voice of the Lord continues to call you to repentance and new life, despite your effort to silence his messengers. The body of the Lord continues to  bear without defeat all that you inflict on it through the punishment, imprisonment, and death of the very ones who intercede with him daily to save your nation and your soul.

We witness that even at this late hour of your republic it is not impossible that you may receive the mercy of the Lord Jesus, should you cry out for it with your whole being and with a wholehearted desire that he reshape you into the man and leader he raised you up to be.

Each man or woman who bears the name Christian was, like you, once in rebellion against God. Be reconciled to God. Summon back from your prisons and concentration camps those who can show you how.

With the love of Christ,

The Rev. Eric P. Foley
Chief Executive Officer
Seoul USA
United in the bonds of Christ with the persecuted Christians of North Korea

About Pastor Foley

The Reverend Dr. Eric Foley is CEO and Co-Founder, with his wife Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, of Voice of the Martyrs Korea, supporting the work of persecuted Christians in North Korea and around the world and spreading their discipleship practices worldwide. He is the former International Ambassador for the International Christian Association, the global fellowship of Voice of the Martyrs sister ministries. Pastor Foley is a much sought after speaker, analyst, and project consultant on the North Korean underground church, North Korean defectors, and underground church discipleship. He and Dr. Foley oversee a far-flung staff across Asia that is working to help North Koreans and Christians everywhere grow to fullness in Christ. He earned the Doctor of Management at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio.
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5 Responses to An Open Letter To Kim Jong Un On Behalf Of Persecuted North Korean Christians (On The Occasion Of The Publication Of The Report Of The United Nations Commission Of Inquiry On North Korea)

  1. ryanruckman says:

    Pastor Foley, you can add my name to the bottom of your letter as well.

  2. ryanruckman says:

    Reblogged this on LIGHT OF LIFE and commented:

  3. WOW!! That cuts to the heart of the matter. Thank you for speaking up about this. :>}

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  5. Stephen Little says:

    Excellent!. Our Lord Jesus, Yeshua, God incarnate in the flesh of his creation must groan at the megalomania of Kim Jung Un, Rupert Murdoch, Packer and the idiots who inherit obscene wealth /power.
    I ha e found 12 mansions in NK for the fat Un and his pri ate train tracks . Sorry my letter wee is not working.
    I ha e problems. Laptop dies e ery 30 minutes. The $200 car leaks power steering fluid and oil and runs like a crazy person with no lunchbox.
    Thank you Lord that I am not in a NK gulag.

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