Day 25: Bibles

Elementary school teachers are given pictures of North Korean Bibles and taught how to use them to talk to their students. Teachers are taught to show the picture to their students and ask if they have ever seen a book like it before. If a student says that they have, then the teacher shares the information with the school administration that then alerts the police. A special unit raids the home of the child, apprehends their parents and conducts a search for any sign of a Bible or biblical material.

The North Korean government views the Bible as an extremely dangerous book. They make every effort to keep their people far from it because it can shed light on the darkness of their nation. The Bible can give Truth in a land full of lies. Bibles are a precious commodity in North Korea. They are next to impossible to find in North Korea, but Back to Jerusalem is making every effort to get them into the hands of believers living inside.

For more than a decade, BTJ has been delivering Bibles by the thousands into North Korea. Over the years a myriad of different methods have been employed. BTJ has delivered Bibles in print, in audio, in video, and in every digital format imaginable. Back to Jerusalem has provided Bibles printed in a format that mimics many of the Communist style books. Bibles have been delivered on small Mp3 players that were hidden in food and other items and smuggled inside. Bibles in video format on small Mp4 players have also been smuggled into the nation.

Bibles have even been placed on pocket-sized projectors and used to lead small study groups. Today, BTJ has a new tool that is smuggled into the country on the backs of Chinese missionaries that allow children to have Bibles that are made just for them.

Prayer Points:

  • The Bible is the Word of God and threatens any government that forcefully compels man to accept atheism
  • Those living in darkness desperately crave the light.
  • Thousands of believers in North Korea are without access to God’s Word
  • Pray that more Bibles can make their way into the hands of North Koreans

Today’s Scripture Reading:

Hebrews 4:12-13
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.