Tuesday, November 20th, in the year of our Lord 2018
By Kevin Swanson
University of Colorado to Christian Group: Atheists to Lead Bible Studies
Alliance Defending Freedom is supporting the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs over religious liberty.
Unbelievably, the university is requiring that Christian clubs allow atheists and non-Christians to lead their Bible studies on campus. The suit points out that “non-religious groups are allowed to select members who support their purposes,” but the same privileges are not allowed to Christian groups on campus.
Pray for these college ministries who are commissioned to “cast down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. . . and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)
Christian Wedding Magazine Shuts Down over Homosexual Agenda
A leading wedding magazine in Australia, published by a Christian couple, is closing down. This comes after advertisers pulled support of the magazine upon the editors’ refusal to acknowledge weddings between people living in unnatural affections, men with men, and women with women, reports ABC News.
Luke and Carla Burrell have published White Magazine for twelve years, according to a farewell message published on their website over the weekend. The couple acknowledged they were Christians in the statement, and that a “campaign” was launched against the magazine after the plebiscite vote last year that approved of what Australians call “same-sex marriage.”
UK Foreign Office to Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi: Not Welcome Here
Over the weekend, the UK Foreign Office has come under considerable attack from international media for its refusal to provide asylum to Asia Bibi, the Christian mother of five who has been persecuted for her faith in Muslim-majority Pakistan for the past decade, reports The Guardian.
The UK Telegraph called the action “un-Christian,” and Fox News commented that British policy is being “dictated by the mob.”
Trump Supports Prison Reform Backed by Evangelical Leaders
President Trump has announced his support for a prison reform bill backed by American evangelical leaders, reports The Christian Post.
The bill reduces prison sentences for non-violent drug offenders and promises to provide better work opportunities for prisoners who are attempting to work their way back into society.
There is nothing in the bill, however, that would provide biblically-required compensation for the victims of crimes. Exodus 22 does not mention prisons, but we do read that: “If a man steals an ox or a sheep and slaughters or sells it, he shall restore five oxen for an ox and four sheep for a sheep.”
The incarceration rate in the United States has increased seven-fold since the 1970s, making for the largest prison system in the world (by percentage of citizens in prison). The average taxpaying family is charged about $1,000 each year to cover the $80 billion costs to support criminals in prisons.
Colorado Man, Who Murdered His Family, Gets Sentence
A Colorado husband and father, who murdered his family, received five life sentences for his crime, handed down yesterday at the Weld County court, reports CNN.
Chris Watts also received an additional 48 years for the murder of his unborn child. Watts’ father-in-law, Frank Rzucek Sr., spoke at the trial. He said that he hoped that God would have mercy on the murderer, while at the same time he hoped that his earthly judge would not show any mercy.
God’s law is clear that the civil magistrate does not wield the sword in vain. Genesis 9:6 says, “He that sheds man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed.”
Pol Pot Genocide Leaders Get “Life in Prison”
Galatians 6:7 declares “Whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.” Finally, some forty years after the fact, two of the leaders in the Pol Pot genocide in Cambodia have been sentenced to life in prison for their crimes, reports The Washington Post.
Nuon Chea (NOO’-ahn CHEE’-ah) is 92 years old, and Khieu Samphan (KEE’-yoh sahm-PAHN’) is 87 years old, so they won’t spend too much time in prison before they are advanced to the Highest Jurisdiction in the Lord’s Final Judgment.
Roughly 1.7 million citizens, or about 20% of Cambodia’s population, was wiped out in the Pol Pot Killing Fields between 1975 and 1979.
Trump to 4H Clubs: Do Not Homosexualize the Group
The push to homosexualize 4-H Clubs around America has been shut down, largely by pressure from the Trump administration, reports WTVA-TV.
CNN reports that the original push to encourage homosexuality in the 4-H Clubs came from state sources. A Department of Agriculture spokesman told the news organization that the document posted on several state 4-H websites “did not set national 4-H policy and should never have been disseminated.”
4-H is one of the few national children’s programs that has not been homosexualized in America.
Missionary John Williams Martyred on This Day in 1839
And finally, on this day in Christian History, 1839, the intrepid missionary to the South Seas, John Williams was martyred on the island of Erromanga.
He was the first Christian missionary to Samoa, and even built his own ship in order that he might reach the islanders with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, November 20th 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. (Adam@TheWorldView.com) Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
DOW Drops Dramatically, Prompted by Big Tech
The DOW dropped nearly 400 points yesterday, as the pop tech stocks took a plunge. Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google have dipped into a bear market, all of them down 20 percent from their one-year highs.