Thursday, November 8th, in the year of our Lord 2018
By Jonathan Clark
Asia Bibi’s Family Desperate to Leave Pakistan over Muslim Violence
The family of Asia Bibi is begging for help from the international community after the Christian mother of five, who was acquitted of false blasphemy charges last week, remains imprisoned in Pakistan.
Bibi’s husband, Ashiq Masih, told Aid to the Church in Need that they are afraid for their lives and cannot even leave their house to buy food because of violent Islamic protests against the Pakistani Supreme Court ruling.
Italy announced Tuesday it is working with other nations to help relocate Bibi’s family.
Hebrews 13:3 says, “Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.”
Cameroon Separatists Release 78 Kidnapped Students
Armed separatists in Cameroon, Africa have released 78 students who were kidnapped on Sunday from a Presbyterian school in the country, reports World Magazine.
However, the school’s principal and a teacher, who were also abducted, have not yet been returned.
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Met with Christian Delegation
The delegation included Christian communications specialist, Rev. Johnnie Moore, National Religious Broadcasters President Jerry Johnson and former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.
The delegation’s leader, author Joel Rosenberg, told CBN News that they are working to support religious freedom for Christians in the Arabian peninsula.
ROSENBERG: “Given the fact that we care about the people of Saudi Arabia, Christianity in the Arabian Peninsula, the desire to see more freedom of worship, even Christian churches being allowed to be built, this all seemed important to us.”
Paul said in Acts 13:47, “For so the Lord has commanded us: ‘I have set you as a light to the nations, that you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.’”
Christian Professor in Hot Water for Rejecting Transsexual Agenda
Christian professor Nicholas Meriwether of Shawnee State University in Ohio is being disciplined by the university for not using female pronouns for a male student pretending to be a girl.
Meriwether has now filed a lawsuit against Shawnee University with the help of Alliance Defending Freedom against the university over this violation of his Christian faith.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigned Yesterday
Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned yesterday at President Donald Trump’s request as the President has signaled changes to the administration after the midterm elections, reports Fox News.
Trump said Matthew Whitaker, chief of staff to Sessions, will be the acting attorney general.
The strained relationship between Trump and Sessions came over Sessions’ recusal from the Russia election meddling investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
150 State Initiatives on the Ballot in 37 States
In addition to voting for political leaders, voters in 37 states cast ballots on 150 statewide ballot initiatives ranging from abortion and religious liberty to gender identity, reports World Magazine.
Alabama voters passed a constitutional amendment affirming the right to life of unborn children and stating that their constitution does not protect any right to abortion or require any abortion funding. Similarly, West Virginia passed an amendment denying abortion rights or taxpayer funding. Sadly, a similar initiative failed in Oregon.
Alabama voters also supported a constitutional amendment to allow for the display of the Ten Commandments on state, public, and school grounds.
And, in the first statewide referendum on transgender rights, Massachusetts voters upheld a 2016 state law that allowed transgender individuals to use the bathroom of their choice.
Despite all of man’s opinions, Romans 3:4 reminds us, “Let God be true, but every man a liar.”
Evangelical Methodist Church Ready to Leave Denomination over “Gay” Agenda
Christ United Methodist Church of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is moving to leave the United Methodist Church as the denomination may change its position against homosexuality and faux homosexual marriage.
British Swimmer Swam Around Great Britain for 157 Days, 12 Hours/Day
And finally, 33-year-old British swimmer Ross Edgley became the first person to swim around all of Great Britain this week, reports Fox News.
Edgley spent up to 12 hours a day swimming for 157 days to cover the 1,791-mile challenge while enduring 37 jellyfish stings, a rotting tongue, a suspected torn shoulder, and an open neck wound from chaffing.
Ross has enough determination for all of us!
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, November 8th in the year of our Lord 2018. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldView.com) Seize the day for Jesus Christ.