Thursday, April 26th, in the year of our Lord 2018
By Jonathan Clark
GQ Magazine vs. the Bible
The California legislature is about to ban biblically-based counseling on matters like homosexual sin. The law seeks to ban literature “seeking to change” someone’s “orientation.”
GQ Magazine has also published a message from its editorial staff telling people not to read the Bible, referring to the Word of God as “foolish” and “self-contradictory.”
These are more reasons than ever to bring the Bible back this year. And more reasons that your family should consider attending the Bible Conference in Washington, DC, August 10-11 which is sponsored by Generations and The World View in 5 Minutes.
Pastor Brunson Moved to Better Turkish Prison
In God’s providence, Pastor Andrew Brunson was recently moved from the overcrowded Aliağa prison to the Buca prison in Izmir as he continues to stand trial for his Christian faith in Turkey.
Andrew’s wife, Norine, calls this move an answer to prayer, as the Aliağa prison was a nightmare for him, reports Open Doors.
Meanwhile, Christians in Turkey are systematically targeted and harassed, according to Turkey’s Association of Protestant Churches’ 2017 report.
Finland: No More Government Handouts
Finland plans to pull the plug on their new universal basic income program this year after giving monthly handouts to unemployed individuals since last year, reports The New York Times.
The government also plans on cutting benefits to people not actively looking for employment.
2 Thessalonians 3:10 says, “If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.”
England’s “Judicial” System Delivering Injustice for Alfie
Yesterday, Britain’s Court of Appeal upheld Tuesday’s High Court ruling to prohibit 23-month-old Alfie Evans from leaving England for treatment in Italy after his parents appealed the decision.
Amazingly, Alfie Evans remains alive after being taken off life support on Monday, but is now struggling according to his parents.
Google Censors Jesus
Google ads won’t do business with a Christian publisher for “the faith we express on our website” said Concordia Publishing House CEO Bruce Kintz on Monday.
Google ads said the publisher would need to take down references to Jesus and the Bible, but Kintz affirmed, “We will continue to proclaim the faith because we know without a doubt that the Word of the Lord endures forever.”
Concordia Publishing House forms the publishing arm of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod denomination.
Romans 1:18-19 warns, “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.”
Trump Says No to Transgender Mutilations
The Trump administration is working to end an Obama-era mandate that would require hospitals, insurance providers, and doctors to support gender-reassignment surgeries and other procedures that violate their religious beliefs.
The Department of Health and Human Services has drafted a new rule for review by the White House.
This comes after U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that the Obama mandate would violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2016.
If Citizens Don’t Trust God, They Trust Government
Researchers from the Universities of Rochester, Utah, and Virginia released a study recently on government and religion, finding a correlation between bigger government and less religiosity across the U.S. and the world.
The researchers pooled information from government health and education spending and Gallup poll data on religion, reports the Miami Herald. The researchers also found an increase in government services in one year could be used to predict lower religiosity in the next couple of years in the U.S. between 2008 and 2013.
Psalm 146:3 says, “Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.”
Sneak Peek: Nigerian Slaughter of Christians
Why are the Fulani Muslim herdsmen posing a terrorist threat to Nigerian Christians? Stay tuned for a World View Special Report from International Christian Concern on the increasingly desperate situation there immediately following the newscast.
Cowboy Thwarts Gunman on Security Video
And finally, an unidentified man wearing a cowboy hat heroically thwarted an armed robbery, captured on a surveillance camera Monday at a butcher shop in Monterrey, Mexico, reports Fox News.
A young man entered the store, waving a revolver at customers and demanding money from staff. The “cowboy” moved quickly when he had his chance, disarming and subduing the would-be robber.
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, April 26th 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.
Special Report: Why the Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill Christians
Time now for a World View Special Report by Emily Swanson. I’m Adam McManus.
By Emily Swanson
On April 12th, hundreds of Nigerian women came to Abuja, the capital city of that African nation, to peacefully protest the continuing violence from Fulani herdsmen against Christians and other innocent people there.
In light of the fact that the Muslim group has killed 600 people in just the first four months of 2018, Nathan Johnson of International Christian Concern explained where the clashes began.
“The Fulani are an ethnic group in Nigeria. They make up about 5 million people total. They are traditionally herders in Africa, and actually all throughout the sub Saharan Africa region. The big deal with this in Nigeria though is that for decades there have been these kinds of frustrations and attacks between Fulani herdsmen and Christian farmers where they meet.
“Herdsmen come and will graze their cattle throughout the area on land that has typically been owned by these Christian farmers having caught the cattle eating the farms themselves and it leads to these clashes back and forth between the herdsmen and the Christian farmers.”
Johnson said that more recently the Muslim militants have been killing more innocent people.
“What’s been happening more recently over the last few years especially has been a larger number of attacks, that have been led and driven by Fulani militants. Not all herdsmen are doing these attacks, but some form or fashion of Fulani, or people hiding among the Fulani people, are attacking Christian farmers in an inordinate amount.”
Johnson remarked that in his investigation, he documented that more than 600 people have been killed by Fulani militants just this year.
“We’ve seen, in cases that I’ve been looking into, about 75% of attacks are led by Fulani; whether it’s because Christians confronted them about them eating their farms, or they wanted to get that land, so they tried to drive the village off of the land itself.
“We’re not sure of the specific reasons, but in almost all cases where we do see the village get attacked, it’s almost always a Christian village, and in every single case, again, the churches themselves get burned down. So this is why we see it being not just an ethnic or a socio-economic kind of a fight, but also Fulani, who 99% identify with Muslim attacking Christians, because they’re burning churches, killing pastors, things that wouldn’t happen in just a socio-economic or ethnic clash.”
Johnson said that the number of attacks has definitely increased recently.
“In 2017 we did see dozens and dozens and hundreds of people killed, but so far in 2018, I’ve been tracking it month to month. There have been over 600 killed in these kind of attacks in just the first four months of 2018 so far. These attacks are like; just yesterday in Binua state, one of the hardest hit states, where 20 people were killed including two pastors.”
If you want to help to rebuild 75 homes for your Nigerian brothers and sisters in Christ who have been the victims of these attacks, you can give financially through the link in our transcript today at TheWorldView.com.
1 John 3:17 says, “If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?”
This has been a World View Special Report. I’m Adam McManus.