Tuesday, July 17th, in the year of our Lord 2018
By Kevin Swanson
Hindus Set Christian Churches Ablaze in India
Three church buildings in Southern India’s Tamil Nadu province have been set on fire by arsonists over the last six weeks.
Morning Star News reports that at least one church was burned because Christians refused to participate in a Hindu ceremony for a heathen god.
China’s Crackdown on Churches Continues
China Aid reports that the government there in Beijing, China is ordering investigations into 11 Christian churches in the city.
The government is mandating the completion of a “Questionnaire Regarding Christian Meeting Places” which includes “names of meeting places, their addresses, names of landlords, church phone numbers, pastors, missionaries, whether or not the church is registered, and the age bracket of congregation members.”
U.S. Episcopal Church Abandons Scripture — Again
The American Episcopal Church General Convention doubled down on supporting homosexual faux marriage. The apostate Christian church voted Friday to accommodate homosexuals even in dioceses where local bishops might object to the sin.
Paul warns the Corinthian church in 1 Corinthians 5:11, “Now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality . . . not even to eat with such a one.”
Most Pro-Life Groups Endorse Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
Endorsements have flooded in for President Trump’s selection of Brett Kavanaugh for America’s next Supreme Court Justice.
They include Concerned Women for America, Americans United for Life, the March for Life, National Right to Life, Susan B. Anthony List, the Heritage Foundation, Anne Coulter, and the Cato Institute.
By contrast, the American Family Association opposed the nomination at first, noting that “Kavanaugh unnecessarily conceded in his opinion that the government [through ObamaCare] has a compelling interest to force religious organizations to provide contraceptives and abortifacients for employees.” However, AFA has since reversed its position — giving Kavanaugh 4 out of 5 stars.
But Georgia Right to Life still opposes Kavanaugh, because, first, when he was confirmed for the D.C. District Court of Appeals in 2006, he vowed that “I would follow Roe v. Wade faithfully and fully. That would be the binding precedent of the court. I would follow it. It has been reaffirmed many times.” And, second, Georgia Right to Life objected to Kavanaugh’s defense of a so-called “constitutional right” to abortion for an illegal immigrant minor.
Georgia Right to Life urged Trump to withdraw the Kavanaugh nomination and nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett instead.
Plus, Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is offering reservations on support for the nomination, citing Kavanaugh’s stance on the Fourth Amendment.
Trump to NATO: Shape Up!
President Trump has spared few words in his visit with European powers over the weekend. He referred to the European Union as one of America’s foes.
He told the NATO summit that Germany was “totally controlled” and “captive” by Russia, given a natural gas pipeline project in the works.
Trump & Putin Meet in Helsinki
President Trump met with the Russian President Vladimir Putin one-on-one yesterday for two hours.
Putin told the press conference afterwards “the cold war is a thing of the past. The era of acute ideological confrontation is a vestige of the past.”
President Trump said both countries were responsible for the disintegration of the relationship between nations. He pointed specifically to Mueller’s intelligence probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.
Trump: “The probe is a disaster for our country. I think it’s kept us apart. It’s kept us separated. There was no collusion. Everybody knows it.”
Additionally, Trump underscored the importance of halting nuclear proliferation as a key element in the discussions.
Is God Giving America More Time to Repent?
God’s mercy is still upon the nation as the American economy is booming in terms of Gross Domestic Product growth.
Economists are estimating the annual growth rate at 5.1% for the second quarter of the year, up from 2.0% annualized growth for the first quarter. That’s the highest growth rate for the country since 2001.
However, America’s consumer debt has reached all-time highs, exceeding the highs achieved in 2007. Non-mortgage consumer debt now exceeds 26% of annual personal income, up from 20% in the early 2000s.
Romans 2:4 asks, “Do you presume on the riches of His kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?”
British “Gays” to Franklin Graham: Stay Away!
Across the Atlantic Ocean, Evangelist Franklin Graham is running into a little opposition against his “Festival of Hope” evangelistic outreach in Northern England.
Homosexual groups have pushed for the removal of advertisements for the event from the sides of buses in the town of Blackpool. According to The Guardian, Blackpool is known for its high rates of unemployment, drug abuse and alcoholism.
God’s Providential Rescues
In God’s good providence, a team of national guardsmen rescued a man at the 11,000-foot level of Mount Hood out in Oregon last Thursday.
The Chinook helicopter attempted an amazing landing as the pilot kept the aircraft’s back wheels on the slope, while the front end hovered for three minutes in the air. The team managed to rescue the man, according to a report from KOIN television.
And, in another amazing deliverance, a 19-year-old spent an entire night treading water after he was carried out to sea by a riptide from a South Georgia beach.
Blake Spataro told ABC News that he spent the night “talking to God,” floating on his back, and treading water. By God’s mercies, the young man washed ashore at a golf course about eight miles up the coast.
“I didn’t want to die out there. I was talking to God all night.”
Hawaii Gets Good Chicken
And good news for our Hawaiian friends who want to eat more chicken, as the placard-holding cows urge us to consider, as a Chick-Fil-A is opening a restaurant on the island of Oahu!
Why Do You Listen to The World View?
If you haven’t taken the time to send me a short 2-6 sentence testimony about what The World View means to you, please email me today at Adam@TheWorldView.com. Include your full name, city and state or country and your age if you are 18 or younger.
I’m hoping to hear from every state in the union and at least 7 foreign countries. So far, here in America, I’ve heard from listeners in Vermont, Louisiana, Washington and New York as well as believers in Chile, Kuwait, Jamaica, and Ghana, West Africa.
3 World View Listeners Gave $900 in the Last 24 Hours. Can You Help?
And finally, the big update on our fundraising campaign. I had asked for 6 World View listeners to make a donation toward our August 3rd goal of $30,000 to keep The World View in 5 Minutes on the air. Three listeners stepped up to the plate.
Each day, our team spends 8-9 hours working on The World View between researching, interviewing, transcribing, writing, editing, and voicing the newscast.
Special thanks to Augustine in Auburn, California, David in Herndon, Pennsylvania and Eric in Port Orchard, Washington – each of whom pledged $25/month for 12 months. Together, their three donations added up to $900.
Ready for our new grand total? Drum roll please. (drum roll) So far, since July 2nd, the remnant has given or pledged $15,662 toward our $30,000 goal. (applause) We now stand at 52.2% of our goal! Praise God!
We need just 12 more World View listeners to pledge $50 per month for a year and 22 more listeners to pledge $25 per month for a year. We’re at the half-way point in our fundraising campaign and we really need your help!
Go to www.TheWorldView.com, click on ‘Give’ on the top right, then on $50 or $25, and check the recurring donation button. Would you prayerfully consider becoming one of 4 more World View listeners to step up to the plate by my newscast on Wednesday?
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, July 17th in the year of our Lord 2018. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.