It’s Friday, July 12th, A.D. 2019. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Jonathan Clark
Muslims slaughter, burn alive 100 people in Mali, West Africa
Heavily-armed Islamist extremists slaughtered at least 100 men, women, and children in Sobame Da, a mainly-Christian village in the Mopti region of central Mali, West Africa on Wednesday, reports the Barnabas Fund.
One contact described it as the “worst massacre in Mali since 1946.” The attackers set fire to everything, burning many people to death besides the deadly gunfire.
The Islamists declared their intention to occupy that region of Mali and establish Islamic law in the country.
British Christian groups differ on marriage
The Church of England is currently reviewing its positions on sexuality and gender with progress on the work being reviewed during the General Synod in York last week.
During the Synod, the Church of England declared it will still recognize the marriages of people who decide to pretend to be the opposite sex after getting married.
By contrast, the Evangelical Group of the General Synod changed its basis of faith to affirm marriage as a union “between one man and one woman . . . We repent of our failures to maintain this standard and call for a renewed commitment to lifelong fidelity.”
Hebrews 13:4 says, “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.”
UChicago scholar proves biologists believe life begins at conception
After 5 years of investigation and much backlash from his academic community, Dr. Steven Jacobs (Ph.D), recently completed his doctoral dissertation research at the University of Chicago on the subject of when human life begins, reports TheCollegeFix.com.
Jacobs surveyed 5,577 biologists from over a thousand academic institutions in 86 countries most of whom identified as non-religious. The study found “95% of all biologists affirmed the biological view that a human’s life begins at fertilization.”
Psalm 139:13-14 says, “For You formed my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works; my soul knows it very well.”
Trump hosts White House Social Media Summit
President Trump hosted a social media summit at the White House yesterday with conservative politicians and media critics.
Tump tweeted, “A big subject today at the White House Social Media Summit will be the tremendous dishonesty, bias, discrimination and suppression practiced by certain companies.”
Liberal media companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google have been known for their censorship of conservative and pro-life material.
9th Circuit surprise: Backs Trump’s defunding of Planned Parenthood
In a 7-4 decision yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Trump administration rule to defund abortion giant Planned Parenthood of about $60 million in Title X funding.
The new directive requires groups receiving Title X funding to financially and physically separate their family planning and abortion operations.
Only one-third of Protestant churchgoers read Bible daily
Lifeway Research released their 2019 Discipleship Pathway Assessment study last week, finding only a third of American Protestant churchgoers read the Bible daily. And around a quarter said they read the Bible a few times a week.
The study found those who attend church four times a month or more were more likely to read their Bible regularly.
Jesus prayed in John 17:17, “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.”
New Orleans braces for Tropical Storm
New Orleans is bracing for Tropical Storm Barry which may become the first hurricane of the season and bring torrential rains to the city.
National Guard troops and rescue crews are stationed around the state of Louisiana as they prepare for the storm to blow in tonight or tomorrow.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared an emergency earlier in the week as the storm formed in the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River has swelled by heavy rains.
Biblical city discovered where David took refuge from King Saul
The Israeli Antiquities Authority, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and Macquarie University of Sydney, Australia, announced they found what they think is the Biblical city of Ziklag, reports Jewish News Syndicate.
Ziklag is where David took refuge from King Saul. The city was also mentioned in the book of Nehemiah as a place for Jews returning from Babylon.
Excavations began at the current site, called Khirbet a-Ra’i, in 2015. Archeologists had been looking for the city for years, but none of the cities met the criteria until now, including signs of a Philistine community, a King David-era Jewish settlement, and destruction by fire as the Jewish city Ziklag was brought down by the Amalekites.
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