Al Shabaab Picking Off Christians, Hurricane Florence Racking up $18 Billion in Damages, South Africa Now a War Zone

Tuesday, September 18th, in the year of our Lord 2018

By Kevin Swanson

Kenyan Terrorist Group Executes 2 Bold Christians

The terrorist organization, Al Shabaab, singled out two Christians on a bus in Kenya, Africa over the weekend for execution, reports International Christian Concern.

Seven terrorists boarded a bus bound for Garissa, Kenya and identified two Christians by their names. When they could not recite an Islamic creed, the two were executed.

China’s Censorship of Christians on Internet

As we reported last week on The World View, China is now proposing restrictions for online ministries, including sharing Bible verses, pictures of baptisms, and selling religious books, reports the World Watch Monitor. Gina Goh told The World View that the government is targeting much more than online ministries.   

“This is not only targeting ministries. It’s not only targeting Christians; it’s more like an overhaul on regulating on all the religious-related messages. It’s not even ministry; for example if you have someone’s baptism pictures posted online, they can regulate you. Or some even argue that it’s possible that if you have a Christian wedding because it has the symbol of the cross, it could be configured as something that violates these regulations as well.”    

Goh said that there are a few ways Christians in China could push back against the regulations.  

“I think one thing they could do is definitely to try to push back with giving a lot of comments, because the good thing is that they are a large number. If you imagine thousands of letters or emails clog the government saying that we don’t think this is reasonable, it could create pressure, but I’m not optimistic, because when they were publishing the religious regulations that came out this past February; before that I knew many Christian churches and leaders had already done something like that, but it didn’t really change the outcome.” 

China is also cracking down on the fledgling Christian school movement, according to a report in World Magazine. The government is forcing eviction from rented properties, and the children are continuing their education in homes and small apartments. 

Revelation 12 describes the attack on the Christian church where “the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.” 

Pray fervently for the Persecuted Church around the world.

Hurricane Florence’s Death Toll Now 32 with $18 Billion of Damage

The Hurricane Florence Death Toll has risen to 32 as 25 have died in North Carolina, 6 in South Carolina and 1 in Virginia, reports CBS News

Damage from Hurricane Florence will be less than originally expected, according to estimates from Enki Research in Savannah, Georgia. The organization estimates damage to reach about $18 billion — that’s $15 billion for North Carolina, $2 billion for South Carolina, and $1 billion for other states affected. 

That compares with $200 billion of damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma last year, and $159 billion caused by Katrina in 2005 — the two record years for damage in American history. 

3,677 Cases of Sexual Abuse by German Catholic Priests

More reports on scandalous sexual sin have surfaced concerning the Roman Catholic Church — this time from Germany.

Der Spiegel reports on a study conducted by three German universities, alleging 3,677 cases of sexual abuse, mostly homosexual in nature. More than half the victims were under 14 years of age, and the abuse continued up to the point at which the study commenced. 

The Catholic Church in Germany released a statement calling their reputation of sexual sin “a shameful and depressing” legacy, reports Reuters. In the United States, eight Catholic dioceses have declared bankruptcy due to the sexual abuse lawsuits. 

South Africa’s 57 Murders Per Day

The nation of South Africa is increasingly devolving into a bloodbath of anarchy, or “close to a war zone” in the words of Police Minister Bheki Cele. The murder toll is clocking 57 a day, at present, according to SBS News.

South Africa is back in recession, with its GDP numbers slipping to -2.6% during the first quarter of the year. Its agriculture production has slipped by 29.2% in the second quarter of the year.

Last month, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa announced he wants to amend the nation’s constitution to allow the government to seize farm land without providing farmers with compensation. 

Kavanaugh’s Accuser Willing to Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Allegations of sexual sin made against President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, have turned more serious, as the alleged victim stepped forward and agreed to testify before a Senate Hearing Committee under oath. 

Christine Blasey Ford is accusing Kavanaugh of committing a crime of a sexual nature against her during a drunken party, when she was 15 years old, and he was 17 years old, reports CNN.

Brett Kavanaugh denies the allegations, and acknowledged his willingness to testify before the Senate Judiciary committee on the accusation. 

God’s Word reminds us as Christians, “to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions, but for the will of God. For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry.” (1 Peter 4:1-3).

Corona and Coca-Cola Want to Get into Marijuana Business

Marijuana is turning into big business.

The parent company for Corona beer announced it will invest $4 billion into a Canadian cannabis company. And Coca-Cola wants to jump into the recreational drug business as well, to offer a cannabis-infused drink, according to a report from CNN Business.


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