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The Jerusalem of the East, Pyongyang, North Korea.

Discussion in 'History & Genealogy' started by Sarah G, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. Sarah G

    Sarah G Human bean. Supporter

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    ''Cho was in middle school then, in the time before the Korean War when there were so many churches in Pyongyang that the city was known as the “Jerusalem of the East.” Crosses dotted the Pyongyang skyline.

    Young Cho watched with curiosity the many evangelists on Pyongyang’s main street in the daytime shouting, “Believe in Jesus and go to heaven!” When one of Cho’s childhood friends invited him to church, he accepted. Church people welcomed him in, served him lunch, and gave him notebooks and pencils as gifts. He sang a song that he would remember 50 years later about how God always remembers the poor.''
    The Jerusalem of the East | Christian History Magazine
     
  2. faroukfarouk

    faroukfarouk Fading curmudgeon

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    I think there were lots of Presbyterian churches in Pyongyang, right?
     
  3. Sarah G

    Sarah G Human bean. Supporter

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    I have no idea. I did not know there had been churches or Christianity there until I read the article.
     
  4. faroukfarouk

    faroukfarouk Fading curmudgeon

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    There were many American missionaries in Korea and China. A lot of conservative people in the US blamed the State Department for having 'lost' China in 1949.
     
  5. faroukfarouk

    faroukfarouk Fading curmudgeon

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    @Chosen_and_blessed PS: If you read up about the history of the Luce family, they were active in both missionary work (not sure about the theology) and American publishing and politics.
     
  6. Dave-W

    Dave-W Our six grandchildren Supporter

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    I believe so. R.A. Torey, a Presby missionary, had a lot of success in the Korean peninsula in the late 19th century.
     
  7. faroukfarouk

    faroukfarouk Fading curmudgeon

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    Seems like there was a huge input of presbyterianism in Korea.
     
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