Thursday, March 7th, in the year of our Lord 2019
By Jonathan Clark
Sam Brownback Calls for More International Religious Freedom
U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback addressed a United Nations meeting last Thursday in a new push for international religious freedom.
Religious freedom advocates reported on discrimination against religious minorities, including Christians, in countries around the world.
Brownback called for an end to tolerating this situation of massive religious restriction and persecution, affecting 80 percent of the world’s population with Christians being the most persecuted.
India’s Targeted Violence Against Christians Increased by 57%
Along those lines, the Evangelical Fellowship of India’s Religious Liberty Commission reported 77 incidents of hate and targeted violence against Christians in the country over the last two months, a 57 percent increase compared with last year’s 49 incidents over the same time period.
Please remember our brothers and sisters in India in your prayers who are facing social boycott, excommunication from their villages, having to flee for their lives, and even death.
Christianity Makes Inroads into Buddhist Cambodia
This January marks 40 years since the fall of the Khmer Rouge, the communist regime of Pol Pot that devastated Cambodia, ending the lives of a quarter of the population.
Since the fall of the regime, Christianity has been making its way into the Buddhist country, reports World Magazine. In 1979, there were likely just a few hundred believers in Cambodia. As of 2010, there were about 470,000.
Jesus said in Matthew 16:18, “On this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”
Germans Killed Nearly 101,000 Babies in Womb Last Year
Last year, 100,986 babies were murdered in the womb in Germany, according to the State Federal Agency.
This is a slight 0.2 percent decrease from last year’s abortions.
Christians in the country have been joining other groups for the annual March for Life in Berlin. Last year, over 5,000 people marched to support human life under the motto “Welcoming every child, supporting every woman.”
14-Year-Old Girl Gets Hormone Injections w/out Parents’ Consent
The Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada ruled last week that a 14-year-old girl can receive hormone injections without her parents’ consent, reports The Federalist.
This follows a school counselor advising the girl to attempt to “change genders” even though her father opposed the action.
The court also ruled that trying to dissuade the girl from such treatments or to address her by her biological pronouns would be considered “family violence.”
The girl’s father said the government is trying to take over his parental rights, saying, “We’re going to fight this right up to the Supreme Court of Canada. We’re not quitting.”
State Drops Latest Lawsuit Against Christian Baker Jack Phillips
On Tuesday, the state of Colorado announced it is dropping litigation against Christian baker Jack Phillips who had refused to bake a cake for people celebrating transgenderism.
This follows a favorable ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court last year for Phillips when he refused to bake a cake for a faux homosexual wedding.
Psalm 1:1-2 says, “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night.”
Sneak Peek: New Mexico Looking to Emulate NY Abortion Law
New Mexico is considering a bill to repeal a law from the 1960s that had prohibited abortions, essentially then legalizing the murder of unborn babies for any reason up to birth as New York recently did.
Stay tuned for a World View Special Report following today’s newscast.
Homeland Security: 1 Million Illegal Immigrants Will Be Caught
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan announced Tuesday that U.S. border patrol agents on the southern border arrested 76,000 illegal migrants in February, more than double the arrests compared with last year.
And on Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told a House Committee that the situation at the border is “truly an emergency” with Customs and Border Protection projected to apprehend nearly 1 million illegal immigrants this year.
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, March 7th in the year of our Lord 2019. 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: NM Catholic Legislators Could Stop Radical Birthday Abortion Bill
Time now for a World View Special Report by Emily Swanson. I’m Adam McManus.
A New Mexico bill titled HB51 was approved by the New Mexico Senate Public Affairs Committee last Saturday. The bill would allow the murder of babies all the way up to entering the world from their mother’s womb.
Tina Adkins, mother of Keisha Adkins, spoke out against the bill in the hearings, because her daughter and unborn grandbaby died while undergoing an abortion at the Southwestern Women’s Options in Albuquerque. Adkins said in the meeting in January, “How can anyone sit here and tell me that HB-51 will grant access to safe abortions when my daughter is dead from an abortion?”
The World View spoke to Tara Shaver of Pro-Life Witness in New Mexico about why New Mexico Democratic Governor Michelle Grisham, who professes to be a Roman Catholic, says she will sign the bill even though public opinion is against the bill.
“So, Michelle Lujan Grisham is merely doing what most Catholic legislators in New Mexico do. They, on the one hand, claim to be religious, claim to be Catholic, but on the other hand, they say they need to leave their faith at the door, live as though they’re not Catholic, and operate as though they’re not Catholic, as legislators. It’s an ongoing problem we face in New Mexico, because from our perspective, as Christians, we don’t separate our faith from who we are. We’re seeing the negative impact that that’s having in New Mexico, because people are saying that they have faith, but they’re not living out; they’re not applying that.”
James 4:18 speaks right to the faith of a Christian being expressed through the way they live life, “But someone will say, ‘You have faith, and I have works.’ Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”
Shaver said this leads to them voting for the pro-death bills.
“They inevitably end up voting for pro-death legislation like they’re doing right now with HB51. And also we have assisted suicide bills that are making their way through our legislature as well that are radical. Unfortunately we are seeing some of the Catholic legislators voting for those bills.”
Shaver reminded World View listeners that New Mexico is the late-term abortion capital of the world, and that has led to complications and even deaths.
“New Mexico is known as the late-term abortion capital of the world. But with that comes lots of later abortion complications, and that does include women dying. We have several women who have presented at Southwestern Women’s Options with signs of sepsis. One woman in particular that we know of, Keisha Adkins, she died from sepsis back in February of 2016. We’re seeing with late-term abortions comes horrendous consequences. The pro-abortion community; they turn a blind eye to it, because they don’t really care what the consequences are.”
Isaiah 59:7 says, “Their feet run to evil, and they are swift to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their highways.”
Shaver said the sobering truth is that the pro-abortion agenda’s goal is a dead baby.
“That’s what they get in these late-term abortions, but they’re not willing to look at it on its face and see that it is negatively impacting the women as well. The pro-abortion community is ignoring it, but on the other hand, there has been a lot of awakening amongst the people.”
Pray the words of Joel 2:13 to happen to New Mexico and every state that promotes abortion as “women’s health care”, “rend your hearts and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and He relents over disaster.”
Shaver said that New York’s legislation is jolting people about the issue of murdering the unborn.
“What happened in New York with the legislation that was passed there has really set a fire in the hearts of people here in New Mexico, and really, across the nation, to take a more honest look at what’s happening. And it has served to really wake people up to what’s happening here as well.”
Shaver told The World View what’s the most important prayer requests are for New Mexico.
“We need people to pray that Catholic legislators will stand with their bishops and vote against this pro-death legislation. We need prayer that if they don’t, the bishops would hold them accountable so that this does not continue to be the case in New Mexico. Year after year these legislators think that they can just do what they want and defy their faith. Also pray that these bills don’t pass, New Mexicans will let their voices be heard and just come out even stronger in opposition to these bills and that the legislators will listen. We definitely need divine intervention. We need a miracle. We know that God is able, and that He wants to see, not only these babies, but also the elderly, the disabled, to be protected from the assisted suicide bill as well.”
Pray that the true gospel of Christ would come to these Roman Catholic legislators. 1 Thessalonians 1:5a says, “because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction.”
Also pray for a Red Sea parting in the New Mexico legislature. Exodus 14:13-14 says, “And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.”
You can contact the New Mexico legislators through a special link in our transcript today at www.TheWorldView.com.
Plus, check out photos of the peaceful protest that took place on Monday against HB51.
This has been a World View Special Report. I’m Adam McManus.