South Korean special forces have freed hostages taken by Somali pirates, killing 8 pirates in the process.
South Korea is on fire this morning after a North Korean attack on the island of Yeonpyeong.
South Korea will strike if North shows further provocation. How much more provocation do you need?
And it’s only Tuesday morning…
Mullah Mateen—a key player in the kidnapping of 23 South Koreans—has been killed in an operation by Afghan forces. Is the hunt on?
Source: AFP Google
The Taliban is releasing more Korean hostages as a result of talks with South Korean negotiators.
Dr. Shackleford at the Jawa Report is thankful for their release, but issues this stinging admonishment:
“People generally only fight if they believe they can win. By negotiating with the Taliban, sympathizers are led to the inevitable conclusion that maybe the Taliban are a bigger threat than they thought and perhaps they have a chance of beating NATO forces.
“Good job Korea, all the murdered hostages, beheading victims, and dead NATO troops that will result from your capitulation thank you.”
Is Pakistani Intelligence and its Pakistani Taliban allies holding the Korean hostages in Afghanistan? That’s what Ghazni governor Merajuddin Pattan says:
This short video is dedicated to the Korean missionaries ( Bae Hyung-kyu and Shim Sung-min ) that were slain by the Taliban in Afghanistan July, 2007. Keep the others in your prayers as well:
What does it mean for a follower of Christ to be faithful unto the end? Shim Sung-min knows. He was faithful unto the end.
The Jawa Report has video and pictures of this martyr. Rusty Shackleford says, “Friends and family of the Korean hostages should not view. Some of you, though, need to see this. If you are not outraged by the kidnapping and murder of these hostages, then please look. You need to be outraged.”
God bless you brother. And Jesus, the Lord of glory and the Son of God, bless you all. We continue to remember you all in our thoughts and prayers.
The International Herald Tribune reports that the Taliban has executed another Korean hostage.
Folks, pleading with these monsters isn’t going to bring the hostages home. They are in the hands of men controlled by Satanic forces. And they are doing what is in their evil heart. Murder.
The hostages continue to be in our hearts and prayers.
Maybe a simple answer is best, the World cares for its own.
In Revelation 7, Believers martyred for the “word of God, and for the testimony which they held ask,” “How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?”
In His own time; in His own time.
In a column today at Hankyoreh, Park No-ja says:
“Of course it shows you quite well how intimate with imperialism the Korean church is, in that it goes to “serve” on a battlefield in a way that speaks the same religious language as the invading nation. We have to call on the church to return to the spirit of Jesus, who was killed at the hands of Roman invaders and Jewish collaborators. However, the 23 people who are now being threatened with death are people just like the rest of us. Are they not in the circumstances in which they now find themselves because the government we pay taxes to is a government that sent its troops to that land in the first place? The government has a natural obligation to save them no matter what concessions it makes.”
Park, you’ve got it all wrong. In Mark 16:15, Jesus commanded his followers “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” That’s what the Korean Church is doing Park, serving Christ. If you believe that resembles the corrupt rule of Man on this Earth then you, of course, have a right to believe it.
The Korean missionaries that chose to go to Afghanistan selected a dangerous place, but the people there were, and are, in desperate need. So, the missionaries followed Christ’s call.
Are they in trouble because of Korean troops in Afghanistan? No, that’s just a Taliban excuse for killing and extortion. Christians and other religious minorities across Afghanistan and throughout the Islamic world are persecuted and murdered everyday. Most die in silence, because no one really cares.
Park, the Korean missionaries may be ready to be offered. I’m certain they want to live, but if death is the path they must take, then they will; they don’t need Korea’s money or U.S. troops to get them out. In Daniel 6, we read:
“Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions. And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions? Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever. My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.”
God can shut the mouths of the lions when it is in accordance with His Will, no help needed from Man.
Imperialistic? No Park, just faithfully following Christ’s call.
The Jawa Report: Martyr
According to media reports, the remaining South Korean missionaries will be executed by the Taliban around 5pm EST. It doesn’t look like anyone really cares…
Before the Apostle Paul was executed in Rome, he said, “For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” II Timothy 4:6-8
To my brothers and sisters in Afghanistan, we are praying for you, we love you.
Be in constant prayer for them.