Tuesday, August 16th, in the year of our Lord 2016
By Kevin Swanson
CNN Comes Against Trump for Attributing Creation of ISIS to Obama
Fox News is reminding liberal commentator Chris Matthews that he had attributed the creation of ISIS to Dick Cheney two years ago while CNN is up in arms against Donald Trump for attributing the creation of ISIS to President Obama. What CNN and Fox News both forget is that it was GOD who raised up these enemies, as He raised up Assyria against Israel so many years ago.
Isaiah 10 says, “Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger and the staff in whose hand is My indignation, I will send him against an ungodly nation. . .to seize the spoil, to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.”
Flooded Areas of Louisiana Have Been Declared to Be in State of Federal Emergency
The Lord God is also sovereign over the floods and the storms. Flooding in Louisiana has resulted in at least two deaths. More than 20,000 people have been rescued from flooded districts in the southern part of the state. President Obama declared a state of federal emergency in the affected parishes, and said his “thoughts and prayers” are with the people of Louisiana.
In one dramatic rescue, two men pulled a woman and her dog from a car caught in the flood waters. The entire rescue was captured on YouTube, and it is worth the watch. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4AmAi1OXJ4)
Glenn Beck Is Sympathetic With Black Lives Matter
Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck announced that he could not support Donald Trump for president, and he is now sympathetic with the Black Lives Matter group. Beck admitted that the leaders of the group were Communist and anti-capitalist, but argued that the rank and file are disenfranchised and need to be heard.
“The people who are marching — not the people who are running it, they are Communists — but many of the people who are marching, that are not burning things down, they just want to be heard.”
Job 12:24-25 says, “He takes away the understanding of the chiefs of the people of the earth, and makes them wander in a pathless wilderness. They grope in the dark without light, and He makes them stagger like a drunken man.”
Increase in Sexual Dysfunction Attributed to Pornography
The BBC reports an increase in sexual dysfunction among young men, and it’s attributed to pornography habits. A BBC-produced documentary called “Brought up on Porn” speaks of this new problem introduced by the widespread accessibility to pornography by iPhones and other personal electronic devices. Also, a recent study published in the Behavioral Sciences Journal reports that online pornography habits compare directly to drug-like addictions. . .and lower sexual libido.
Here’s a good screen saver. . . for men who go online. “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.” (Galatians 6:7)
Trump Promises Evangelicals Higher Church Attendance
Last week, Donald Trump promised evangelicals more power and higher church attendance if he’s elected.
Churches in China Grow Through Persecution
A pastor from Communist China told the Generations program, their church had been raided at least six times over the last several years. However, he said each time the church grew as a result. . . from 15 attendees in 2006 to over 700 faithful adherents today. Persecution has had a huge influence on church attendance in China.
[Interpreter:] “We have seen the work of God in our lives. In fact, when the persecution gets more intense, it’s easier for us to get on guard, and when the persecution relaxes, in fact we see the faith in the church members relax as well.”
Hugh Grant Calls Faithful Marriage “Unromantic”
British actor Hugh Grant publicly announced that he is principally opposed to monogamous, faithful marriage. He told radio host Howard Stern: “Human beings are not meant” for this, and he called marriage “unromantic.” Grant is the father of four illegitimate children, and he’s never been married. Grant has set the tone for romantic movies over the last 20 years, starring in blockbusters like Notting Hill, Love Actually, and Bridget Jones Diary.
Marco Rubio Tells Pastors to Stop Making Judgments About Homosexuality
Former presidential candidate Marco Rubio told a group of Christian pastors to stop making judgments about sins like homosexuality. Senator Rubio said he does not want Christian leaders to warn of God’s condemnation of America because of sins like homosexuality, adultery, greed, and pride.
Acts 17 says, “Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained.”
New Ben Hur Film Coming to Theaters This Week
The new remake of the film Ben Hur will hit the theaters this week, and Christian audiences are waiting with baited breath. This time, audiences will see the face of Jesus featured prominently. And, the director says the film focuses more on forgiveness than revenge.
Watch the trailer and find a theater near you at www.BenHurMovie.com.
And that’s The World View in Five Minutes.