Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is "terrified" of the Bible and the message of love it sends to millions of followers, The Christian Post reported.
Lankford earlier this week spoke at the International Christian Concern's advocacy day on Capitol Hill where the main topic concerned Kim's deplorable stance on human rights and record of persecution - especially Christians, the Post reported.
"I am astounded by that because [sharing the Gospel] attracts the fear of Kim Jong Un and that regime," Lankford was quoted by the Post. "I think about the words that are in this book and how terrified they are of this book."
Thousands of Christians in North Korea worship underground for fear of arrest or death; hundreds of thousands of prisoners have died there since 1948, the Post reported.
"The regime is terrified of statements like this, where Jesus said to them all, 'You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend the whole law and the prophets,'" Lankford said. "The Kim regime is terrified of that statement."
And the reason is pretty simple, one expert told the assembly.
"The North Korean regime fears Christianity because it offers a venue for the exchange of ideas," said Greg Scarlatoiu, author and expert on the human rights abuses in North Korea, quoted by the Post.
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