Tuesday, May 28th, in the year of our Lord 2019
By Kevin Swanson
Is the European Union Collapsing?
The Brexit Party dominated the European Union election over the weekend, winning 29 seats for the United Kingdom, compared to the Labour party’s 10 seats, and the Tories’ four, reports the BBC.
The UK Conservative Party received its lowest vote count since its formation in 1834. Brexit cheerleader Nigel Farage took the vote as a mandate — announcing to the media it’s time to put the “no deal Brexit back on the table.”
The entire European Union took a major hit with the nationalist parties gaining ground in the election. Hungary’s nationalist party retained 56% of the vote, and 53% of the Poland vote went to what some call the “euro-skeptics.” That represented a 31% increase in support for the anti-European Union position in Poland over the previous 2014 election results.
In short, the center-left and center-right pro-EU blocs lost their majority in the 751 seat legislature, and the euroskeptic blocs gained 33 seats for a total of 114.
European Union expert Geoff Botkin has been following the elections. . . and he told The World View this will be a game changer for the EU over the next five years.
Genesis 11:4-9 says: “Then they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.’
“But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The Lord said, ‘If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.’ So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel —because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.”
Brazil’s Supreme Court Coddles Homosexuals
Brazil’s Supreme Court has ruled to provide anti-discrimination laws to homosexuals, which will extend to employment and “scorning” of homosexuality.
Christian pastors like Marco Feliciano disagree with the ruling. The prominent evangelical leader told the Financial Times, “We have freedom of speech, of belief and worship. We cannot tear pages from our book, the Bible. The court decision cannot take from a priest, pastor or a Christian for that what he thinks.”
Kenyan Court Stands Tall Against Sodomy
Last week, Kenya’s highest court upheld a law prohibiting homosexual acts — punishable by 14 years in jail, reports Reuters.
Britain’s Methodist Church: Living in Sin Is Fine
The UK Methodist Church’s Marriage and Relationships Task Group is calling for the “celebration of pagan homosexual wedding celebrations in their chapels.” The chair of the group said it’s just a call to engage with “the reality of how people are living” as reported in the Evangelical Focus.
The group also called for support for cohabitation – where couples live together in fornication. The report will be considered at the Birmingham UK conference a year from now.
Ephesians 5:6-8 warns us to “Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore, do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.”
Why Are Southern Baptists Declining?
Southern Baptists have lost more members in the last year, according to the Baptist Press.
Now, 14.8 million down from 16.2 million ten years ago. However, weekly church attendance hovers around 5 million. Christianity Today reports only half of kids raised Southern Baptist stay in the Southern Baptist church.
Smaller conservative denominations still seem to be on a growth trend however. The Presbyterian Church in America has grown from 41,000 members to 385,000 members since 1973, registering a 7% increase in the last five years. And the Orthodox Presbyterian Church has seen a 16% increase in membership over the last 15 years.
U.S. Supreme Court Takes Stand Against Religious Liberty
The U.S. Supreme Court has taken a side against religious liberties again in a zoning case, in which the City of Arlington, Ohio refused to re-zone a property for a Christian school.
The high court refused to take up the appeal from Alliance Defending Freedom on behalf of Tree of Life Christian schools.
Liberal Judge Blocked Mississippi’s Heartbeat Law
Last Friday, the same liberal judge that struck down Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban last year, has temporarily blocked another Mississippi law to restrict abortion for children who register a heartbeat, reports FaithWire.com.
US District Judge Carlton Reeves’ ruling comes after Republican Governor Phil Bryant signed the Fetal Heartbeat Abortion restriction into law.
Mississippi was the first state to liberalize abortion laws in 1966, by allowing for abortion in the cases of rape and incest.
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Eleven People Have Died on Mount Everest So Far This Year
A higher than usual number of people have died on attempts to summit Mount Everest thus far this season.
The cause of most of the eleven deaths thus far is attributed to exhaustion caused by “traffic jams” in the death zone. Over 100 people have tried to make the summit on the peak days last week.