By Kevin Swanson
Three Kenyan Christian teachers murdered by Muslim militants
On January 13th, three Christian Kenyan teachers were murdered by Al Shabaab Muslim militants. Their names were Caleb Mutua, Titus Ushindi, and Samuel Muthui Kyonzu.
The Worldview spoke to Nathan Johnson, regional director for Africa, about the attack.
JOHNSON: “There are plenty of attacks that happen in Kenya, but they’re all almost all solely along the border of Somalia, within 50 to 100 miles of the border of Somalia. It’s because Al Shabaab, the terrorist group based out of Somalia, actually comes into Kenya to attack, mainly Christian targets, sometimes, and it’s kind of rare, but sometimes military or governmental targets as well. But they are specifically attacking Christians to provoke and DELETE to provoke and to harm the Kenyan government because the Kenyan government has been helping the Somalian government fight Al Shabaab.”
Johnson asked that Christians here would pray for the families of the three men who were killed and that the government would bring justice to their killers.
JOHNSON: “Pray for their spiritual welfare obviously; pray for their physical welfare as well. Again, when you lose a son or a husband, a lot of times that means you’re going to lose access to food or medical care or you just don’t have as much money as in general, to be able to take care of themselves financially. And then I would also pray for the Kenyan government to really be able to figure out effective ways to really deal with this problem as it seems to continue to grow.”
Britain to Franklin Graham: Your “homophobia” is not welcome here
Franklin Graham’s UK evangelistic tour, planned for May and June of this year, is receiving negative press coverage and pressure from the perverse sexual community to call it off.
He is being accused of “incitement to violence,” “hate speech,” and “homophobic views including but limited to branding homosexuality as a sin.”
The local Anglican bishop announced he will not support Graham’s visit, and activists in Sheffield are pushing for cancellation of the event in Sheffield, according to the UK Guardian.
Proverbs 28:4 reminds us that “those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but such as keep the law contend with them.”
Marines threatening company for making Christian “dog tags”
First Liberty Institute, the Christian legal defense group based in Plano, Texas, is threatening legal action against the U.S. Marines’ trademark licensing office.
This comes after the office demanded that the company, Shields of Strength, stop creating “dog tags” bearing Bible verses on them.
According to the letter issue by First Liberty, the directive is “unconstitutional and violates the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.”
The mandate came after a complaint was issued by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. The organization Shields of Strength has been issuing the Bible-verse laden tags for twenty years, sometimes at a rate of 50,000 per month.
Attendance at Women’s March in D.C. dropped by 490,000 from 2017
The annual Women’s March in Washington has lost steam, reports National Public Radio. Only 10,000 people showed up for this year’s march over the weekend, down from 500,000 participants in 2017 after Donald Trump’s presidential election.
March for Life events doing well
Meanwhile, record crowds are showing up for the annual March for Life pro-life events.
March for Life events will take place over the next few weekends to remember the babies killed since the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision issued 47 years ago on January 22nd.
(The March for Life in Washington D.C. will take place on Friday, January 24, 2020.)
22,000 pro-gun demonstrators gather in Virginia State Capital
22,000 pro-gun demonstrators gathered at the Virginia State Capital yesterday to protest a comprehensive gun control legislative agenda advocated by Democrat legislators and Democrat Governor Ralph Northam, reports Fox News.
Former homosexual shares testimony on Generations today
“Ten years ago, Becket Cook was a [homosexual] man in Hollywood who had achieved great success as a set designer in the fashion industry. He worked with stars and supermodels, from Natalie Portman to Claudia Schiffer, traveling the world to design photo shoots for the likes of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. He attended award shows and parties at the homes of Paris Hilton and Prince. He spent summers swimming in Drew Barrymore’s pool. A decade later, Cook has moved on from that life—and he doesn’t miss it,” writes Brett McCrackin.
“What changed for Cook? He met Jesus. On a momentous day in September 2009, while drinking coffee with a friend at Intelligentsia in L.A.’s Silver Lake neighborhood. Cook started chatting with a group of young people sitting at a nearby table—physical Bibles opened in front of them. They were from a church called Reality L.A.”
Becket Cook shares his incredible testimony on Generations Radio today about how God saved his soul and empowered him to walk away from two decades entrenched in the homosexual lifestyle. Tune in as I guest host at www.generations.org/radio. That’s www.generations.org/radio.
New documentary captures story of Vietnam’s “Napam Girl”
And finally, you can catch the testimony of the “Napalm Girl”, Phan Kim Phuc, in a CBC documentary.
It is June 8th, 1972. For 21 years, a war has raged between the communist government of North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States, reports the Irish Times.
Terrified civilians and South Vietnamese soldiers flee as planes roar overhead and a South Vietnamese pilot, mistaking them for enemy forces, drops his payload of napalm. No one can outrun napalm, a thick jelly of petrol and aluminum salts, developed by Harvard chemists. Napalm clings to human skin, causing horrific burns.
Kim Phuc is the little girl at the forefront of the famous photograph. Kim, just nine years old, is naked, arms thrown out in agony, her face caught in a contorted wail. “Too hot! Too hot!”, she screams. She has ripped off her burning clothes as the napalm burns and shreds her tender skin, eating through the layer of collagen, ravaging a third of her body.
She speaks of her physically and emotionally tortured life.
KIM PHUC: “I saw the airplane. It was so loud, so close to me. Suddenly, the fire everywhere around me. The fire burned off my clothes and I saw my arm got burned with a fire. I thought, ‘Oh my goodness. I get burn, people will see me different way.’ Nine years old, I became a victim of war.
“I didn’t like that picture at all. I felt like, ‘Why he took my picture when it was agony, naked, so ugly?’ I wish that picture wasn’t taken. I went through 17 operations. I have to deal with the pain every single day.”
Then, Kim found a New Testament in Saigon, and became a Christian. That was in 1982.
In the documentary, Kim says, “Since I’ve had faith, my enemies list became my prayer list. Forgiveness set my heart free. I forgive everyone who caused my suffering.”
Jesus said, “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.” (Matthew 5:44)
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, January 21st in the year of our Lord 2020. 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 (adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.