Skip to comments.The untold story of Billy Graham in N. Korea (Video)
Posted on 06/15/2018 10:23:22 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
"My wife went to school in North Korea. That was one of the reasons that we could get in and talk to the leaders that made it possible for us to go," Graham said.
Ruth Grahams parents were Christian missionaries in Pyongyang, a city once called the Jerusalem of the East.
Today, possessing a Bible there can lead to criminal charges.
He drew the kinds of crowds in Asia usually reserved for a pope, famously preaching to more than 1 million people in South Korea in 1973.
Love one another! Graham told the congregation during his tour through Seoul, which made headlines in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital.
"The North Korean response was, The witch doctor from America came and performed a witch act," said Billy Kim, Graham's translator in Seoul.
Graham was the first foreigner ever to preach at Pyongyangs Bongsu Church, one of a handful of Christian foreign churches in North Korea, which human rights and religious groups accuse of being a state propagandist.
Graham made two trips to North Korea, one in 1992 and the second in 1994. Afterwards he helped shape U.S. policy by offering insights on the nation to U.S. presidents and international peacemakers.
"And I said, Jimmy, what they're looking for is a friend,'" Graham said.
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“And I said, Jimmy, what they’re looking for is a friend,’” Graham said.
And the opportunity to reshape some part of the human condition that has retreated from modernity
Greta documented one of his trips a few years ago.
Still curious why the Norks accommodated the excursions.
Curiosity? In spite of the bible ban.
“Still curious why the Norks accommodated the excursions.”
Kim Il Sung’s mother was a Christian; and he knew the tunes to several Christian hymns.
Maybe Greg Laurie will host a crusade there. Or Dennis Rodman.
LoL! Dennis Rodman should at the very least have a position once we are ready to have an embassy there.
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