Asia Bibi’s Trial is Today, Pastor James MacDonald Pulls Out of Trump Campaign, Franklin Graham Wraps Up His Tour of America

Thursday, October 13th, in the year of our Lord 2016

By Kevin Swanson

Asia Bibi Goes to Final Trial Today

Asia Bibi, that Pakistani mother accused of blasphemy and facing the death penalty, goes to trial today on her final appeal. Wilson Chowdhry, from the British Pakistani Christian Association says it will take a lot of courage for the Pakistani High Court to do the right thing.

“It would take a very brave judge to exonerate Asia Bibi. Tensions in the Muslim community in Pakistan towards Asia Bibi are at their highest levels. When Mumtaz Qadri, the murderer of Salman Taseer, a Punjab governor who called for freedom for Asia Bibi and reform of the blasphemy law, was hung for his crime of that assassination, over 100,000 Muslims boycotted outside government buildings.”

Iranian Government Increases Imprisonment of Christians

The Iranian government is cracking down on Christians even more. Since 2015, the Iranian government has imprisoned over 200 Christians with 43 of the arrests occurring in the month of August this year alone. The Gospel Herald reports on three Iranian Christian converts are appealing their sentences of 80 lashes for simply taking communion wine.  

“Save a Girl” Campaign Launched in China

Women’s Rights Without Frontiers has launched their “Save a Girl” Campaign in China. The group has worked to save baby girls by the hundreds from gendercide in that country. The World View spoke to Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, about their rescue efforts.

She sees she’s pregnant with a girl, and she’s scheduled herself for an abortion, because the baby’s a girl, or if a woman gives birth to a girl, and then is getting pressured, usually by her husband and her mother-in-law, to abandon the girl, and we will find out about her; we will actually go to her doorstep and knock on the door, and say, ‘please don’t abort, please don’t abandon your baby because she’s a girl; girls are just as good as boys, and we will give you a monthly stipend for a full year; money every month for a year, which we will deliver into your hand.’”

To support the “Save a Girl” Campaign vist and click on the box entitled “You Can Save Lives in China.”

Job 29:17 says, “I broke the fangs of the wicked, and plucked the victim from his teeth.”

Franklin Graham Calls Americans to Join Prayer Rally Today on Facebook

Today is the 50th Decision America Tour Prayer Rally led by Franklin Graham and held in Raleigh, North Carolina. You don’t have to be present to join the prayer rally.

​ ​Graham said, “I want to invite you to join us live on Facebook beginning at 11:55 a.m. ET. Let’s turn this into a nationwide event, as people from across America gather in front of their phones, tablets, and computers to call out to God in repentance.”

To join the rally live on facebook visit

2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Evangelicals Continue to Support Trump

After the release of the tapes exposing lewd comments by Donald Trump from 2005, evangelicals still stand by the Republican presidential nominee. According to Christian Headlines, only two prominent evangelicals have pulled their support from Trump: Pastor James MacDonald, a member of Trump’s evangelical advisory council, as well as theologian Wayne Grudem. A poll released Tuesday by the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic Survey indicates that while Trump’s support is falling overall, white evangelical Protestants have not changed their level of support for Trump.

Hillary’s Campaign Chair Supported Opposition Against Conservative Catholic Bishops

Yesterday, a new batch of over 1,000 leaked emails surfaced from Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The leak reveals the campaign chair, John Podesta, backed a “progressive” group within the Catholic Church. . . Their purpose was to initiate a revolt within the church against U.S. Bishops who oppose contraception. One of the emails denounces Catholic beliefs as “backwards” and says conservative Catholics are responsible for “an amazing bastardization of the faith.”

Man Unconscious From Seizure After Football Game Revives When Tim Tebow Prays over Him

An unconscious fan recovered when Tim Tebow prayed over him after his first game on Tuesday with the Scottsdale Scorpions. The fan experienced a seizure and then went limp. Witnesses report the man woke up and gasped for air moments after Tebow put his hand on him. One of the bystanders called it a “miracle moment”, according to the ABC News report.  Tebow told reporters, “My first instinct was to just be with him, put my hands on him and pray for him.”

James 5:16 says, “Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”

Student Pilot Crashes into Highway in Connecticut

A plane crashed onto a busy highway in East Hartford, Connecticut on Tuesday, reported Fox News. Student pilot Feras Freitekh died in the crash. Flight instructor Arian Prevalla survived and told reporters there was an altercation during the flight, and he was unable to get controls back from the student before the plane crashed. A U.S. official informed on the investigation indicated the incident appears to be a suicide.

And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.