Servant of Christ – Robert Jermain Thomas & The Korean Revivals
Duration 27 minutes
In 1866 Welsh missionary to China, Robert Jermain Thomas, sailed up
the Taedong River near Pyongyang, dressed in traditional Korean garb
and carrying Bibles. The ship Thomas sailed upon, an American vessel,
was attacked and the crew was killed. When Thomas came ashore he
carried a white flag and a number of Bibles. When a Korean combatant
approached him, Thomas reached out to hand the man a Bible just
before the soldier brought a sword down upon his neck.
Twenty-four years later. Samuel Moffett, the first full-time missionary to Korea,
met many of the people who had contact with Thomas, including the children
of his executioner. Several of these Koreans became leaders in the budding
Korean Christian movement and witnessed mighty revivals that led to the
flourishing of the Gospel in that nation. Servant of Christ is an enthralling
documentary tracing the historical roots of Christianity on the Korean Peninsula.