Tuesday, October 3rd, in the year of our Lord 2017
By Kevin Swanson
59 Dead and Hundreds Wounded in Las Vegas in Deadliest Shooting in American History
Country musician Jason Aldean had just started singing at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night, when a rapid series of bullets, presumably shot from a fully automatic rifle, rained down on the concertgoers.
(audio of concert and bullets)
It was the deadliest mass shooting in American history. 59 people died and over 500 were wounded.
One middle-aged female eyewitness gave this account.
“The shots just kept coming. And there was a man that was shot right there. He was all bloody and unconscious. One of my friends was helping him out. And they got him out. We ran. Everybody was hiding everywhere – I mean they’re hiding everywhere — under the bleachers, under the stations, anywhere they could. Everyone’s telling us to run, to run as fast as you can. My husband and I ran out toward our car. There were people hiding underneath my car for cover. There was a gentleman that was shot and he said, ‘Can you help me?’ So I put him in my car. And I had like six people in my car.”
Police have identified the shooter to be Stephen C. Paddock who opened fire from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. The 64-year-old shooter was a real estate investor from Mesquite, Nevada. He died from a self-inflicted wound before the police reached him.
President Donald Trump said this.
“My fellow Americans, we are joined together today in sadness, shock, and grief. … It was an act of pure evil.
“Hundreds of our fellow citizens are now mourning the sudden loss of a loved one — a parent, a child, a brother or sister. We cannot fathom their pain. We cannot imagine their loss. To the families of the victims: We are praying for you and we are here for you, and we ask God to help see you through this very dark period.
“Scripture teaches us, ‘The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.’ We seek comfort in those words, for we know that God lives in the hearts of those who grieve.”
Paddock’s father, Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, was a bank robber, a prison escapee, and described by the FBI as “psychopathic.”
Exodus 20:4 reminds us that “the Lord your God, [is] a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate [Him], but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love [Him] and keep [His] commandments.”
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, calling the shooter a “recent convert” to Islam. This attack follows another concert attack when Ariana Grande was performing in Manchester, England on May 23rd, where 22 died and 59 others were wounded.
Please pray that God would comfort those who lost a loved one and that He would quicken the recovery of the injured.
Over 1,600 Babies in America Murdered in the Womb Every Day
Not to be forgotten, over 1,600 babies were murdered in abortion clinics around America yesterday in addition to the 100 plus murders of those outside the womb that take place on a daily basis in this country.
Proverbs 1:16 says, “Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood.”
Illinois Governor Signs Bill Allowing Taxpayer Funding of Abortion
Illinois’ Republican Governor Bruce Rauner signed a bill allowing for taxpayer funding of abortion.
The same bill also promises to protect abortion rights, even if the U.S. Supreme Court reverses Roe v. Wade.
Additionally, Illinois has just about the worst pension debt in the nation. It’s somewhere around $130 billion, with a funding ratio of only 35% according to Bloomberg’s numbers.
Germany Approves Homosexual Faux Marriage
Germany takes its place in history, performing homosexual weddings in Berlin, Hamburg, and other cities. The German law approving of the practice came into effect on Sunday, the Lord’s day.
But the practice of homosexual marriage was made famous by the Caesar Nero, who married two young men, Pythagorus and Sporus, after kicking his pregnant wife to death and killing his mother.
Catalonia Votes to Declare Independence from Spain
Europe is facing more unrest as Catalonia has conducted a referendum on whether to declare independence from Spain. Over 90% of the population voted to break away from the Spanish nation.
Spain’s Prime Minister Mariana Rajoy calls it “an illegal vote.” Catalonia borders on France along the Mediterranean Sea.
Polytheistic Blogsite Patheos Now Includes Satanists
A polytheistic blogsite, Patheos, now includes posts from Satanists like Lucien Graves. The well-known Satanist is calling for Satanists to order cakes from Christian bakers “praising Satan.”
Patheos is a blogsite celebrating pluralism and polytheism which includes Satanism, Buddhism, Islam, Mormonism, and “Evangelicals.”
2 Corinthians 6:14-15 warns, “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial?”
East Sussex Schools Ditch A.D. and B.C. in Favor of “Common Era”
Schools in the county of East Sussex, England have announced they are no longer using the terms A.D. and B.C. referencing the year by the coming of the Son of God, the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The UK Daily Mail reported Sunday that the standing committees for schools around the country are ditching the reference in favor of the term “common era.”
Another Planned Parenthood in Iowa May Be Closing Soon
It looks like the fifth Planned Parenthood office in Iowa could be closing its doors by the end of the year.
A WQAD News 8 Report says the Planned Parenthood in Bettendorf, Iowa will be ending all surgical abortions by the end of the year. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s services have been seriously curtailed by the loss of government subsidies.
In the spring, state legislators banned state funding for the group.
Iranians Travel to Turkmenistan Border to Receive Christian Baptism
Christ is very much active in the country of Iran now.
CBN reports that 20 Christian believers from Meshad, Iran made their way to the Turkmenistan border to receive Christian baptism in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. At least one entire family was baptized.
The majority that were baptized came to faith watching a Christian television station – Mohabat TV.
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, October 3rd in the year of our Lord 2017. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.