British Missionary Killed By Muslim Militants, LAPD Investigates Hollywood Pedophile Ring, 492 Lives Saved During 40 Days for Life

Wednesday, November 8th, in the year of our Lord 2017

By Adam McManus

Kidnapped British Missionary to Nigeria Gets Killed by Muslim Militants

Ian Squire, one of four British missionaries kidnapped in Nigeria, Africa three weeks ago, has been killed by Muslim militants, according to the Foreign Office, but the other three have been released, reports Christian Today.

The four were taken in a remote part of the Delta state, where they were delivering aid to villages with a medical charity called New Foundations.

Democrats Win Virginia Elections for Governor and State Representative

Democrat Ralph Northam defeated Republican Ed Gillespie yesterday in the Virginia gubernatorial race, according to NBC News.

It was the first major election since President Donald Trump’s victory last year, possibly forecasting the political storm to come in next year’s midterm contests.

Plus, a liberal transgender Democrat, who goes by the name Danica Roem despite being a man, beat Republican conservative incumbent Bob Marshall in yesterday’s race for Virginia State Representative.

LA Police Investigate Rumored Hollywood Pedophile Ring

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a rumored Hollywood pedophile ring after former child actor Corey Feldman filed a formal police report identifying the men he claims sexually abused him as a child, reports The Daily Mail.

Just last week, Feldman revealed the identities of two alleged child molesters on Dr. Oz, men he claims took advantage of him and other adolescent screen stars years ago.

“So we understand, you’re willing to take a report about a crime that was committed, a sexual assault 20 years ago, 25 years ago? … I said, ‘Look, I’m going to give you the names of everybody I have any knowledge of and I would like you to start putting pressure on all of them.’”

Rev. Jesse Jackson Accused of Sexual Harassment

Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson has been accused of sexual harassment by a journalist named Danielle Young who says he grabbed her thigh while making a crude comment, reports NBC Chicago.

Jay Freeman Gives Advice on How Women Can Help Men Live in Purity

There are 3 things that Christian women can do to help Christian men be victorious in the area of purity, contends Jay Freeman in a column for Christian Today.

First, Freeman writes that you need to “realize your brothers are in sin, and pray for them.”

Second, if you’re aware that a Christian man has sinned sexually, talk to your pastor or other Christian men about telling him “he’s wrong and that there’s hope in Christ.”

And thirdly, Freeman encourages women to dress modestly, noting that “there’s no use praying for your brother in the Lord and asking your pastor to talk to him about his struggles while you wear all sorts of revealing clothes that actually tempt him to commit sin.”

1 Timothy 2:9 says, “I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety.”

Potential Merger of Disney and 21st Century Fox Leads to Rising Stocks

The shares of Disney and 21st Century Fox are rising as Wall Street praises the potential of an asset deal between the two media companies, reports CNBC.

No word on how a merger would impact Fox News Channel’s conservative bent.

FDA Cracks Down on Claims that Marijuana Products Can Cure Cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on companies it says are making unsubstantiated claims that certain products made from marijuana can cure cancer, reports the CBS affiliate in Philadelphia.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said, “We don’t let companies market products that deliberately prey on sick people with baseless claims that their substance can shrink or cure cancer and we’re not going to look the other way on enforcing these principles when it comes to marijuana-containing products.”

492 Babies Saved from Abortion During 40 Days for Life

Thanks to the gentle, prayerful presence of the 40 Days for Life sidewalk counselors, 492 babies in 375 locations were spared abortion after their mothers chose life for their babies, reports Life News.

For example, in Greensboro, North Carolina, one woman who was walking into the abortion mill to murder her baby asked for prayer from the pro-lifers gathered on the public sidewalk. After they prayed for her, the volunteers talked with her about pregnancy resources in the Greensboro area and gave her a brochure, prompting her to leave.

Proverbs 24:11 says, “Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.”

Reverend Billy Graham Celebrates 99th Birthday

And finally, Reverend Billy Graham celebrated his 99th birthday yesterday!

Four years ago Billy Graham delivered his final public message entitled My Hope America from his living room chair. We have it linked in our transcript at

“I look out across an audience when I stand up to preach, and I think of all the people with their different backgrounds and their various needs. I know that they are objects of God’s mighty love to the point that He gave His son, His only son, to die upon a cross.

“And the cross was the most terrible form of execution by the Romans for criminals. And Jesus endured all that in our place because of our sins. We deserve the cross. We deserve hell. We deserve judgment and all that that means.”

As Christian Headlines reported, his son Franklin said, “As a family, we are just so very grateful that he is still with us. His mind is good, but he’s quieter these days. He can’t see or hear well, but his health is stable.

“On his birthday, some family will be with him and we’ll give him his favorite cake—a lemon cake with lard icing. He loves those cakes—but it has to have the lard icing.”

Lard icing. I knew I was missing something important in my diet.

Closing Line

And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, November 8th in the year of our Lord 2017. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

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Christian Leaders Petition Nepal’s Prime Minister to Remove Ban on Conversions

Christian leaders submitted a petition to the Prime Minister of Nepal on Tuesday calling on the Nepali government to remove the clause punishing conversions and celebrate religious freedom outlined by the new constitution., reports Asia News.

Dow Jones Reaches New Record High

The Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out a fourth consecutive record high yesterday, while the S&P 500 ended marginally lower after a disappointing profit forecast from Priceline and a drop in financials, reports Reuters.

Senator Ted Cruz Criticizes New Republican Tax Plan

Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas criticized the House GOP tax plan yesterday for likely raising taxes on individuals in high-tax states such as New York and California, reports

Plus, Cruz has teamed up with fellow conservative Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Rand Paul of Kentucky in calling for tax reform to include language repealing ObamaCare’s tax penalty on people who don’t buy health insurance.

Pregnant Mother and Three of Her Children Among Those Murdered in Texas Shooting

It’s nothing short of heart breaking.

A heavily pregnant woman was killed by 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley alongside three of her children as two other children were injured in the attack at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas last Sunday, according to the woman’s cousin, reports The Houston Chronicle.

The stay-at-home mother raised her children, took care of goats on their land, and made homemade cheese. She and her three children were among the 26 people Kelly murdered that day.

The woman’s father-in-law who was also killed had done ministry work at a prison. The cousin said, “He would go up to the prison with [his] ukulele to sing.”

21 Percent of Jewish Millennials Believe Jesus is God

Although a defining difference between Christian and Jewish beliefs is that Christians believe Jesus is the incarnate Son of God and Jews do not believe Jesus is the Messiah, a recent survey has surprisingly shown that over one in five Jewish millennials do believe Jesus is the Son of God. reports that the study, which was commissioned by Jews for Jesus and conducted by the Barna Group, is titled Jewish Millennials: The Beliefs and Behaviors Shaping Young Jews in America. The survey found that 21 percent of Jewish millennials (born between 1984 and 1999) believe Jesus was “God in human form who lived among people in the first century” and 28 percent “see him as a rabbi or spiritual leader, but not God.”

Additionally, 42 percent of Jewish millennials who were surveyed said they celebrate Christmas.

Outbreaks of Mumps on the Rise in the United States

Mumps outbreaks are on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 6,000 cases of mumps were reported in the United States last year, the highest number in 10 years. Around 2010, total annual cases were down in the hundreds, reports the New York Times.

Most of the recent cases occurred in outbreaks, including a large one in Arkansas. And most of the outbreaks were among people 18 to 22 years old, most of whom had had the requisite two doses of mumps vaccine in childhood.

Freedom From Religion Foundation Attacks Christian Mentorship Program

The God-hating Freedom From Religion Foundation has demanded that a school district in South Carolina end a mentorship being held at an elementary school by an evangelical group called Real Champions, reports The Christian Post.

The name Real Champions comes from the acronym Respect, Effort, Accountability, Loyalty with the stated mission of coaching people to use their gifts and talents to their fullest God-given ability.