Pastor David Platt recently visited the border between North and South Korea, praying for persecuted believers outside a demolished church and inside a secret tunnel.
Platt, who leads McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. and serves as president of the International Mission Board, a position from which he has said he will be resigning from, posted several video clips on Thursday of him praying for Christians in the world’s most oppressive regime.
In one video posted online at the Demilitarized Zone on the Korean Peninsula, Platt revealed that he was standing outside a church building that was destroyed by Communists, leading to “all kinds of torturing and killing” happening inside.
“The history goes back to before even the Communist takeover,” he revealed.
“When Japan was ruling here, and the pastor of this church refused to participate in shrine worship, the pastor was martyred. Right behind me is a picture of faithful saints who in the last century worshiped Christ here and paid for it with their lives. It’s a reminder of church buildings like this all across North Korea,” he said, noting that all have been destroyed, or converted to be used for other purposes.
The pastor asked, as part of his prayer, for “the gates of Hell not to be able to prevail against the Church of Jesus Christ.”
In a follow-up clip on Twitter, Platt revealed that he was inside a tunnel that North Koreans had dug in an attempt to get into South Korea.
“Theories are that they were preparing for a sneak attack, that kind of thing,” he said.
“Above this tunnel there is massive border that is extremely hard to get across,” he added.
“Unreached people are unreached for a reason,” Platt noted, urging Christians to “pray for the spread of the Gospel through any possible way.”
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Source: Christian Post