Friday, January 25th, in the year of our Lord 2019
By Jonathan Clark
Shockingly, Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi’s Case Goes Back to Supreme Court!
The case of Christian Pakistani woman Asia Bibi is going back to the country’s high court on January 29th with Muslim extremists petitioning for her death.
The World View spoke to Wilson Chowdhry of the British Pakistani Christian Association about the blasphemy laws Bibi has been falsely accused under.
“This is disconcerting, but at least now the world is much more aware. But what is the long-term prospect of chance in Pakistan? Very little, because you’ve seen the size and scale of the intolerance. We’re not talking about ten or twenty people. We’re not even talking about hundreds or thousands. We’re talking about hundreds of thousands, if not millions. And these rioters aren’t just in one city, they’re ubiquitously across all the large cities of Pakistan and in rural regions.”
Psalm 54:3-4 is our prayer for Asia Bibi today, “For strangers have risen up against me, and oppressors have sought after my life; they have not set God before them. Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is with those who uphold my life.”
Japan Supreme Court: Want to Be Transgender, Get Sterilized
Japan’s supreme court upheld a law on Wednesday, requiring people pretending to be the opposite gender to be sterilized before they can change their official documents, reports AFP.
The four-justice panel said the law was intended to prevent “problems” in parent-child relationships that could lead to cultural “confusion” and “abrupt changes” in society.
The ruling ends the legal battle of a Japanese woman who wanted to change her documents to represent her pretended male gender.
European Central Bank Downgrades Monetary Outlook of 19 Countries
After a policy meeting yesterday, European Central Bank head Mario Draghi downgraded the monetary outlook for the 19 countries in the eurozone in the face of economic slowdown.
Draghi said the bank was prepared “to adjust all of its instruments” in case of unexpected trouble, reports the Washington Post.
Ohio’s New Governor Ready to Sign Heartbeat Bill into Law
The World View spoke to Mark Harrington, President of the Ohio-based group Created Equal, about the importance of defending human life.
“Well, Scripture’s clear that we should speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves. We should rescue those who are being led away to death. For we have an obligation to defend the preborn, the most innocent among us. Without doing that, we lose our credibility in the culture, that kills its babies. I think we’re plunging over the edge as a culture, because Christians are unwilling to defend the preborn, and other issues as well. But primarily the issue of the unborn.”
Harrington said they are very hopeful about Governor DeWine signing the Heartbeat Bill after former Republican Governor John Kasich vetoed the bill last month.
6 Texas Bills Force Christian Counselors, Doctors to Affirm Sexual Perversions
Pastors in Texas are speaking out against upcoming bills to add sexual orientation and gender identity to state discrimination laws, reports CBN News.
Erick Erickson, editor of The Resurgent, listed six Texas bills intended to force Christian business owners, counselors, and doctors to affirm sexual perversions.
Erickson wrote, “They want to ban Christianity in all but name. This continues a long line of thought first advocated by the Obama Administration, which sought to restrict the ‘free exercise’ clause of the First Amendment to a ‘freedom of worship’ standard.”
Trump Concedes to Pelosi: No State of Union Until Gov’t Re-Opened
Yesterday, the U.S. government shutdown entered its 34th day with President Donald Trump conceding to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that he will postpone his State of the Union Address until the government is reopened.
Two competing measures from Republicans and Democrats failed in the Senate yesterday to fund government operations in the coming weeks, reports Reuters.
Psalm 146:3 reminds us, “Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help.”
Study Shows Today’s Youth More Supportive of Big Gov’t and Homosexuality
Pew Research released a new study on the current generation, labelled Generation Z, composed of those aged 13 to 21 in 2018.
Seventy percent of Gen Z’ers support more government involvement in life, and that’s up from 43% of the Boomer generation who support big government. Only 15% of Gen Z’ers believe homosexual marriage is a “bad thing” up from 32% with the Boomer generation. And 57% of Gen Z’ers feel comfortable using transgendered pronouns. That’s up from 50% for the Boomer generation.
New Pro-Life Film Tells Story of Former Planned Parenthood Employee
The makers of Christian blockbuster films God’s Not Dead and I Can Only Imagine are teaming up to work on a new film called Unplanned to tell the story of a former Planned Parenthood employee Abby Johnson whose eyes were opened by God to see the heartbreaking injustice of abortion.
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Friday, January 25th in the year of our Lord 2019. 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.