It’s Wednesday, July 24th, A.D. 2019. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com)
North Korea’s new submarine with nuclear missiles
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un examined a new submarine that experts believe could carry multiple missiles, including those with nuclear capabilities, in Pyongyang’s latest display of military strength as denuclearization talks with Washington remain gridlocked, reports the Wall Street Journal.
New UK Prime Minister: Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson, the former Mayor of London, has won the internal vote to become the new leader of the governing Conservative Party, meaning he is set to become the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, reports Breitbart.com.
Robert Mueller testifies today at House Judiciary Committee
Today, Robert Mueller, the former Special Counsel for the United States Department of Justice, will testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees.
After nearly 2 years, with 19 lawyers, 40 staff, more than 2,800 subpoenas, nearly 500 search warrants, and around 500 witnesses, the Mueller Report concluded there was no collusion when it said that “the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”
The Justice Department has not indicated publicly whether it will direct Mueller to limit his remarks in any way, but a spokesperson said in a cryptic statement that the department expects Mueller to keep his testimony within the bounds of the report, reports Politico.com.
(As a private citizen, Mueller is not bound by assertions of presidential privilege, but he is known as a rule-follower who is unlikely to defy the administration’s direction.)
Democrat presidential candidate wants to punch Trump
Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey said his testosterone sometimes makes him want to “feel like punching” President Donald Trump, reports the Washington Free Beacon.
Appearing on the Late Show with Seth Meyers, Booker reflected on meeting an angry liberal at a campaign event in Iowa.
BOOKER: “He puts his arm around me and goes, “Dude, I want you to punch Donald Trump in the face. And I stop in my tracks and I go ‘Dude, that’s a felony man.’ Donald Trump is a guy who you understand he hurts you and my testosterone sometimes makes me want to feel like punching him.”
Booker’s comments were a stark contrast with his pledge at a CNN Town Hall in March.
BOOKER: “I believe in that radical love of all people.”
Bachelorette rationalizes her sexual sin in 8 ways
In ABC’s reality show “The Bachelorette”, Luke Parker, one of the final four male contestants, asked Hannah Brown, the Bachelorette, if she had succumbed to the temptation of fornication with one of the three male finalists.
PARKER: “I just want to make sure that you’re not going to be sexually intimate with the other relationships here. I totally have all the trust in the world for you. At the same time, I just want to make sure that we’re on the same page. If you told me that you’re having sex or had sex with one or multiple of these guys, I’d be willing to go home.”
Needless to say, Hannah, who also professes Christ as Savior, did not respond well.
BROWN: “Like, I’m kind of mad because the way that you just said that. Why do you have the right to do that? Because you’re not my husband. You’re questioning me and you’re judging me and feel like you have the right to when you don’t at this point. Guess what? Sex might be a sin out of marriage. Pride is a sin too. And I feel like this is a pride thing.”
In an excellent column at the Christian Post entitled “8 Ways to Rationalize Sin from the Bachelorette”, Julie Roys explains that nowhere in Scripture does it say only husbands or wives have license to confront someone who’s sinning. The only qualification Scripture gives is that one must be living by the Spirit — as noted in Galatians 6:1 — in other words, not gratifying the desires of the sinful flesh.
Parker, who had been sexually active prior to his conversion, has maintained his secondary virginity for the last 3+ years.
Roys also points out that Brown mislabels Parker’s godly confrontation as sinful judgment and turns the tables and accuses Parker of pride.
In light of “Brown’s dangerous spiritual condition”, Roys warns that “she would do well to read Philippians 3 to see what happens to those who persist in their rebellion. It’s not a pretty picture: ‘their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and their glory is in their shame.’”
God spared “Bible Answer Man” from death
And finally, Hank Hanegraaff, also known as the “Bible Answer Man,” revealed how God “supernaturally” saved him during a recent brush with death amid his ongoing battle with cancer since 2017, reports The Christian Post.
In a video post on July 17, Hanegraaff announced that he recently underwent allogeneic stem cell transplantation — a potentially curative treatment for mantle cell lymphoma.
HANEGRAAFF: “The story of how I almost died is a story I knew nothing about because I had passed out, gone unconscious. When my kids and my wife told me what I went through in ICU, it was like they were talking about a different person. I came within a whisper of being in the presence of the Lord. The Lord supernaturally saved me from dying.”
A myriad of Scriptures have come to Hanegraaff’s mind since then.
HANEGRAAFF: “’Do not be wise in your own eyes. Fear the Lord. Turn away from evil.’ ‘It will be healing to your body and refreshment to your bones.’ I don’t want to be presumptive. Only the Lord knows our days. ‘All the days are ordained for us are written in His book before one of them came to be.’ But the doctors that I’ve talked to are very, very optimistic about the success of the stem cell transplant. The stem cells of my son, Paul Stephen, now taking over my body.”
After 40 days in the hospital, Hanegraaff went home recently to recuperate. Please keep him in your prayers.
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Trump’s deal with Venezuelan dictator
With no resolution in sight for Venezuela’s leadership six months after the leader of the national assembly declared himself president, the Trump administration appears willing to offer guarantees to Nicolas Maduro that the U.S. will leave him alone if he leaves Venezuela, reports the Miami Herald.
Justice Dept. targets Facebook, Google, Amazon, & Apple
The Justice Department is opening a broad antitrust review into whether dominant technology firms are unlawfully stifling competition, adding a new Washington threat for companies such as Facebook, Google, Amazon.com, and Apple, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Texas Governor signs “Save Chick-fil-A bill”
In a ceremony flanked by lawmakers bearing Chick-fil-A drink cups, Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott signed the “Save Chick-fil-A bill” barring the state or local governments from acting against businesses on the basis of the owners’ religious beliefs, sending a message to the City of San Antonio and others who have all-but declared war on Christian companies such as Chick-fil-A, reports LifeSiteNews.com.
Air Force to deploy lasers, electro-magentic weapons by 2020
Lasers and high-powered electro-magnetic weapons—are fast becoming a reality for troops and the Air Force wants its airmen to be prepared, reports Nextgov.com.
The Air Force, which has plans to deploy the technologies on planes by 2020, is seeking a vendor that can provide wargame modeling and simulations that include how energy weapons are being used today and how they will be used in the near future.
Air Force officials said they successfully shot down “several” missiles using a ground-based laser system.