Thursday, December 14th, in the year of our Lord 2017
By Jonathan Clark
Sudanese Court Upholds Eviction of Pastors and Their Families
Over 60 church leaders in the northeastern African country of Sudan face charges from courts in the country’s capital Khartoum for refusing to hand over their church lands to a Muslim businessman named Al-Neel, reports Morning Star News.
Last week a judge in Sudan upheld the eviction of two pastors from their homes along with their families. Al-Neel is behind nearly all of the current cases, and Christians there see it as an attempt to take over church property. Please pray for his repentance.
The persecution of Christians Sudan has increased since the succession of South Sudan in 2011. Foreign Christians have been expelled, South Sudanese Christians arrested and threatened with death, and churches bulldozed. Sudan ranks 5th on Open Doors’ 2017 World Watch List of nations for worst Christian persecution.
The International Criminal Court has called for the arrest of Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir earlier this year for genocide and crimes against humanity.
Jesus said in Luke 18:29-30, “There is no one who has left house or parents or brothers or wife or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the age to come eternal life.”
Austria Legalizes Homosexual Faux Marriage Starting in 2019
Austria’s Constitutional Court ruled that people of the same sex can marry each other starting in 2019, reports Reuters. The court found current law to be “discriminatory” in only allowing civil partnerships for those committed to vile passions.
This comes after 62 percent of voters supported this abomination in God’s eyes.
The Archbishop of Vienna stated the ruling was a denial of reality, “I am confident that in the long term the insight into the order of creation will prevail again, which man cannot ignore without suffering harm.”
Planned Parenthood Has Lost 32 Abortion Mills This Year
American Life League’s 2017 Planned Parenthood Facilities Report found the murder giant lost 32 abortion mills across 16 states this year, reports Life News. This brings Planned Parenthood facilities in the US to 597 down from 700 in 1973 and 938 in 1995. A closure in Wyoming makes for two states now with no Planned Parenthood mills, the other state being North Dakota.
Although Planned Parenthood has tried to open larger facilities, its customer base has decreased by 23.6 percent in the last decade.
Chicago Pro-Lifers Sing Christmas Carols Outside Abortion Mills
The Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League is organizing caroling events around the country outside abortion mills this month called “Peace in the Womb.” These events have been held since 2003.
The group’s director, Eric J. Scheidler, told The Christian Post, “When you come out to an abortion facility to sing Christmas carols, you come face to face with the wounds of our society — and in our hearts — that Christ was born to heal. I hope that all our carolers come away with a more profound sense of how much the world needs Christ — why Christmas really matters.”
Already three babies this year have been rescued from being killed through this ministry.
As the Christmas hymn “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” based on Luke 2 says, “Hail the heav’nly Prince of Peace! Hail the Sun of Righteousness! Light and life to all He brings, ris’n with healing in His wings.”
Five People Injured by Homemade Bomb in New York City Transit Hub
A Bangladeshi immigrant detonated a homemade pipe bomb on Monday in a busy transit hub in New York City, injuring five people. The 27-year-old Akayed Ullah claimed allegiance to ISIS and is now in custody.
Police Commissioner James O’Neill called it a “terror-related incident.” Law enforcement officials said Ullah chose the location where he set off the bomb because of its Christmas-themed posters.
This comes a few weeks after a terrorist attack with a truck killed eight people in Lower Manhattan.
Roy Moore Refuses to Concede Defeat Until the Vote is Certified
U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has refused to concede the special election seat over 24 hours after Democrat Doug Jones won the election 49 to 48, reports Fox News.
Moore stated his campaign is waiting for the Alabama Secretary of State to give certification. Moore discussed a recount yesterday in a speech after the election: “Realize when the vote is this close –– that it’s not over.”
Special Report on Investigation of Planned Parenthood After the Newscast
Stay tuned for a World View Special Report after today’s newscast on the Justice Department’s investigation of Planned Parenthood over the illegal sale of human body parts from unborn babies.
Almost Half of Americans Do Not Believe the Biblical Account of Jesus’s Birth
While about nine out of ten Americans plan to celebrate Christmas, about 43 percent believe basic historical facts about Christ’s coming are not true, such as the virgin birth, Jesus being laid in a manger, angels appearing to shepherds, and the visit of the wise men.
Pew Research released a study recently finding only 57 percent of people agreed with the Biblical account, down from 65 percent in 2014.
Even among those who call themselves Christians, 76 percent say the story is true compared to 81 percent in 2014.
Paul wrote in Galatians 4:4-5, “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.”
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And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, December 14th in the year of our Lord 2017. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
Special Report: Justice Department Finally Investigates Planned Parenthood
Time now for a World View Special Report by Emily Swanson.
Earlier this week The World View covered the Department of Justice finally opening up an in-depth investigation into Planned Parenthood for the sale of aborted baby body parts.
The World View spoke to Tara Sharver of End Abortion Now in New Mexico about why the investigation took so long to get started.
“Really this whole story began back in July of 2015. And at that time we were under an Obama administration. Of course Obama’s administration was not in any way, shape, or form ever going to look into the harvesting and selling of aborted fetal remains because we know he is probably the most radically pro-abortion president in the history of our nation.”
Sharver said that the new president Trump has been a reprieve.
“Under President Trump we’ve really been given a reprieve and a chance to really seek accountability and justice regarding this issue.”
Sharver said that the Department of Justice investigating Planned Parenthood also helps them as they seek an investigation into the New Mexico late term abortion facility there in Albuquerque for the sale of aborted baby body parts.
“Here in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we are actually home to the largest late term abortion facility and both of these entities have been found to be harvesting and transferring aborted baby body parts to either procurement companies for a profit or in our case in Albuquerque to a local university so they can do research on parts of aborted babies like their brains, their hearts, and their liver.
“It’s really just another way that the abortion industry has dehumanized the pre born child, to make a profit and utilize every last little bit of the precious babies that are being killed.”
Sharver remarked that the Center for Medical Progress’s videos really opened the floodgates for more undercover videos exposing the darkness.
“The Center for Medical Progress’s videos have really created a sense of urgency. And they were able to gain a lot of momentum. Even though they didn’t get widespread mainstream media coverage, it’s one of those things that’s hard to overlook; it’s hard to keep hidden.”
Sharver emphasized that it is God who has exposed Planned Parenthood and these other abortion mills.
“I think it’s just something that, God, obviously, is not wanting to keep hidden. And He has really done tremendous things. And I think again, under President Trump, we’ve just been given so much grace as a Christian community and as pro life advocates we’re having more of a voice and a platform to get our message out there.”
Sharver said the forces of darkness don’t want the truth to be brought out about Planned Parenthood, but it is.
“The forces of darkness do not want truth to be brought to light. We’re just really grateful that this heinous crime has been brought to light and that there will now be accountability with the Department of Justice investigating both Planned Parenthood and more locally Southwestern Women’s Options and the University of New Mexico because we’ve been waiting for 2 years to have a breakthrough.”
Sharver said that the Attorney General in New Mexico has been dragging his feet on the investigation into the abortion mill there, but they are hopeful now that the national investigation into Planned Parenthood has begun.
Sharver shared this verse as the heart and soul behind fighting for the lives of every woman and her child.
Proverbs 24:11, “Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.”
And that’s a World View Special Report. I’m Adam McManus.