Wednesday, April 24th, in the year of our Lord 2019
By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldView.com)
Cuban Pastor and Wife Imprisoned for Homeschooling Kids
Pastor Ramon and Adya Rigal are Cuban parents who have just been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for teaching their children in the fear of the Lord.
The World View spoke to Mike Donnelly, an attorney at the Home School Legal Defense Association.
DONNELLY: “Pastor Rigal and his wife Adya have been in trouble before for homeschooling. Two years ago, they were both sentenced — Pastor Ramon to a year in prison, which was then changed to a year of hard labor, and his wife to house arrest, when they decided that they had no choice but to homeschool their children.
“They live in Cuba, and as you can imagine, the schools there are run by the Communists. It’s very state centric. It’s atheist centric, and that’s not what the Rigals want for their children.
“Ramon is a pastor. He wants to teach his children in accordance with his religious convictions. And so he started to do that. Just last month they were arrested again, interrogated by the police, for many hours about what they were doing, told that if they didn’t stop doing it they would go to jail.”
Donnelly said there are several things people can do to help the Rigals.
DONNELLY: “We’re asking people to get involved. We’re asking people to pray of course for this family. This is incredibly difficult circumstance for their family. They’re separated from their children. They haven’t been able to visit with their children. Secondly, we’re asking the Trump administration to get involved. People can go to our website at www.hslda.org/freerigal, to send a message to the Trump administration to call on Cuba to release the Rigal family and to allow people to homeschool their children.”
You can click on the link in our transcript to send that message to the Trump administration.
Abortionist: The Moment I Saw the Humanity of Baby I Killed
Dr. Anthony Levatino is a gynecologist who performed around 1,200 first and second trimester abortions early in his career before a stunning change-of-heart left him sickened and distraught, transforming him into an outspoken pro-life advocate, reports FaithWire.com.
Levatino, who still practices medicine, portrays an abortion doctor in the new hit film Unplanned, a movie that tells the real-life story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director who quit her College Station, Texas clinic and she also became one of the most prominent pro-life voices in America.
Dr. Levatino shared the truth on the “The Billy and Justin Show”.
LEVATINO: “From your middle finger down to your wrist is a 20-week baby, from head to rump, not counting the legs. This baby has been kicking since 10 weeks. You have to literally tear that child limb from limb.
“So, I started that abortion. I ripped out an arm or a leg, stared at it in the clamp, and got sick. But, you know, when you start an abortion, you can’t stop. You have to make sure that you get two arms, two legs, and all the pieces. Because if you don’t, your patient’s going to come back infected, bleeding or dead. So I finished that abortion.
“For the first time in my career, after all those years and all those abortions, I looked, I really looked at the pile of goo and all those body parts. I didn’t see her wonderful right to choose. I didn’t see what a great physician I was helping her with her problem. I didn’t even see the $800 cash I just made in 15 minutes. All I could see was somebody’s son or daughter. That was the beginning of the end.”
Psalm 139:13 and 14 affirms the humanity of the child in the womb. As David says, “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.”
Uber Driver Refused to Drive Customer to Get an Abortion
A Cornell university student wrote in a now-viral Reddit post that her Uber driver dropped her off near a gas station and refused to continue a trip to an abortion mill, prompting her to consider a lawsuit, reports Christian Headlines.
After about five minutes in the car, the driver asked, “Are we going to a Planned Parenthood?” She said “no” – the clinic isn’t a Planned Parenthood – but the driver was persistent and asked a few minutes later, “Is it an abortion clinic?”
She remained quiet. The driver then mentioned that his wife was pregnant, and he told her, “You’re going to regret this decision for the rest of your life.” He also described abortion in detail and said, “There is so much they don’t tell you.”
Ultimately, the Uber driver pulled over, offered to drive her back, but refused to deliver her to the abortion mill. Sadly, she called her boyfriend who dropped her off and she went through with the abortion. Afterwards, she reported the driver to Uber which has now banned that pro-life driver.
Franklin Graham Gave Hope on Venezuelan/Colombian Border
And finally, Evangelist Franklin Graham preached to 40,000 people in the General Santander Stadium in Cúcuta, Columbia on the Venezuelan border the night before Easter Sunday.
Graham said, “We see economic problems in the world, political problems in the world, we see wars, we see hunger, and we wonder if there is a God and if He cares about us.”
Graham assured them God cares more than they could know. So much that He came to earth in the form of Jesus Christ to die for our sins on the cross. But He didn’t stay dead.”
Graham said, “He’s not still hanging on the cross. He’s alive. He’s here tonight in this stadium. And if you’re willing to call on His name and trust Him tonight, God will forgive you of your sins. You can have peace tonight with Jesus Christ.”
Nearly 2,000 came forward professing hope in Christ.
In Acts 4:12, Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit and referring to Christ, said, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other Name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, April 24th in the year of our Lord 2019. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
Muslim Columnist: Media Has Ignored Christian Persecution
Christians are — by the numbers — the most persecuted demographic around the globe. But if you only listen to those on the left, you might have quite a different and, unfortunately, naive impression.
That’s exactly what Intercept columnist Mehdi Hasan, who is Muslim, admitted Monday in a column published one day after a series of deadly bombs went off at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, claiming the lives of nearly 300 people, a handful of whom were Americans.
Hasan wrote, “I am a Muslim, and I consider myself to be on the left, but I’m embarrassed to have to admit that in both Muslim and left circles, the issue of Christian persecution has been downplayed and even ignored for far too long.”
Chinese Christians Vow to Count the Cost for Christ
After the Tiananmen Square Massacre in China, Elder Xu Yonghai set up Divine Love Fellowship in Beijing. While he has been jailed and “re-educated” through labor camps three times for his beliefs, Yonghai says these are the darkest days he’s known, as the Communist Party stamps down on any version of religion that does not acknowledge its supremacy, reports International Christian Concern.
Yonghai told a British reporter, “We can’t stop praying just because we are afraid of being jailed. Compared with our predecessors, they were jailed for life or sentenced to death with reprieve. But they persisted. So will we.”
Homosexual Presidential Candidate in Third Place
South Bend, Indiana Democratic Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a practicing homosexual, surpassed Senator Kamala Harris of California and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas in a national poll of likely Democratic voters released yesterday.
Buttigieg placed third, behind former Vice President Joe Biden, who is set to announce tomorrow by video, and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, with 9 percent of respondents picking him as their preferred Democratic presidential nominee.