Monday, October 23rd, in the year of our Lord 2017
By Adam McManus
Hindus in India Attack Christian Church and Beat Worshippers
Christians attending a worship service in Jaripara village in India, were brutally assaulted by suspected Hindu radicals on Sunday, October 15th, reports International Christian Concern.
According to witnesses, more than 300 people encircled the BCM Church around noon as a worship service was being conducted. The mob then disrupted the service, dragging Christian worshipers out of the church and into the street. There, the mob ordered the Christians to renounce their faith. When the Christians refused, the mob beat the Christians with sticks and slippers, and then set fire to the church’s furniture.
FBI Rescues 84 Minors from Sex Trafficking
In a recent major crackdown on sex-trafficking operations in the U.S., the FBI, through their Innocence Lost National Initiative, has rescued 84 minors. Among the minors rescued were children as young as a five-year-old girl and her three-month-old sister.
And according to RelevantMagazine.com, the FBI arrested 120 human traffickers.
FBI Director Christopher Wray said, “We at the FBI have no greater mission than to protect our nation’s children from harm.”
Melania Trump Reduces Number of Aides on Payroll
Melania Trump has significantly reduced the number of aides on the first lady’s office payroll in comparison to her predecessor, Michelle Obama, from 16 to 4, reports Fox News.
The First Lady is saving taxpayers $753,300 a year.
“Transgender” Man Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting 10-Year-Old Girl in Restroom
Miguel Martinez, a man from Casper, Wyoming who presents himself as Michelle, could face up to 70 years in prison after he was found guilty last Wednesday by a 12-person jury of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in a bathroom, according to the Casper Star Tribune.
Franklin Graham Says Only God Can “Drain the Swamp”
Evangelist Franklin Graham concluded his Decision Texas tour last Thursday night before 9,000 people at Maude Cobb Convention in Longview, where he warned that “hatred” is a growing problem in America, reports the Longview News-Journal.
Graham said, “It doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat or a Republican or an Independent, I think all of us agree our country is in trouble. The level of hatred in the media today toward our president (Donald Trump) is unbelievable. I’ve never seen anything like this in all my life.”
He said, “The swamp is too deep” referring to Trump’s famous slogan on “draining the swamp” in Washington, DC. “The only person who can fix the problems of this nation is God.”
Isaiah 60:12 says, “For the nation and kingdom that will not serve You shall perish; those nations shall be utterly laid waste.”
California Public Library Hosts Story Hour with Drag Queen Dressed as a Demon
A California public library is drawing criticism from Christians and praise from the Church of Satan for hosting a children’s story hour featuring a drag queen dressed as a five-horned demon, The Blaze reported.
As part of LGBT history month, the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library in Long Beach hosted drag queen Xochi Mochi for its Drag Queen Story Hour a week ago Saturday.
American Conservative Editor Rod Dreher wrote: “Remember, public librarians invited this lunatic to come read books to children. And parents chose to send their little ones to hear it.”
American Millennials Engage in Witchcraft and Astrology
Millennials are spiritually confused and misguided.
According to a UPI report, more than half of young adults in the U.S. believe astrology is a science, compared to less than 8% of the Chinese public.
The psychic services industry — which includes astrology, aura reading, mediumship, tarot-card reading and palmistry — is now worth $2 billion annually.
Melissa Jayne, owner of Brooklyn-based “metaphysical boutique” Catland, said she has seen a major uptick in interest in the occult in the past five years, especially among New Yorkers in their 20s. The store offers workshops like “Witchcraft 101,” “Astrology 101,” and a “Spirit Seance.”
Leviticus 19:31 says, “Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.”
Bill O’Reilly Paid Legal Analyst to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
Former Fox News star Bill O’Reilly personally paid former legal analyst Lis Wiehl $32 million to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit against him just a month before 21st Century Fox renewed his contract and bumped his $20 million annual salary to $25 million, reports The New York Times.
O’Reilly allegedly sent pornographic images to Wiehl.
Chip and Joanna Gaines End Show to Focus on Their Relationship
“Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines of Waco, Texas have responded a second time to rumors that they decided to end their hit HGTV show because of marital issues, reports the Gospel Herald.
This is what Chip told TODAY anchor Savannah Guthrie.
“For us, the most important thing in the world is Jo and I’s relationship, followed very quickly by these four beautiful kids. And we didn’t want to push it, red line it, for so long that we woke up and realized, we are at a point of no return. So we wanted to take a step back and focus on the thing that was absolutely the most important thing to us in the world, which is Jo and I’s relationship.”
New Film “Let There Be Light” Portrays the Power of the Gospel
“Hercules” actor Kevin Sorbo is teaming up with his wife, Sam Sorbo, and conservative political commentator Sean Hannity for a powerful new film: “Let There Be Light”, reports The Gospel Herald.
Sam, who co-wrote the script, said the story evolved from one simple question: “What if the world’s greatest atheist had something happen to him that challenged his worldview?”
Releasing October 27, “Let There be Light” has been called the “antidote” to the “tragic” films Hollywood releases.
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Monday, October 23rd in the year of our Lord 2017. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
Sudan Authorities Detain Shipment of Bibles for over Two Years
Authorities in Sudan have detained a container of Arabic Bibles in Port Sudan without explanation for more than two years, reports Christian Headlines.
The detained shipment was destined for Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, where the Sudanese Bible Society does not have a single copy of an Arabic Bible available. Sudan links Christianity with the West.
Sudan ranked fifth on the 2017 World Watch List of countries where Christians face most persecution, according to Open Doors, founded by Brother Andrew.
North Korean Refugee Says Children Are “Dying Without Hope”
A North Korean refugee whose two younger brothers died of starvation says children and babies are “dying without hope” under Kim Jong Un’s regime.
Grace Jo, 26, who now studies at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, told Fox News in an interview on Wednesday that the world must stop the North Korean regime and its killing of innocent people, but added that she doesn’t want to see a military intervention.
The refugee said that she and her family escaped three times to China, but were captured and sent back to North Korea. Her father was tortured by police for smuggling a bag of rice from China.
Church of England Congregations Include Very Few Children
Just three children attend the average Church of England church, while the smallest 25 percent of churches have none at all, according to the latest Statistics for Mission highlighted by the Church Times.
The average attendance by children, who are defined as being under 16, fell by 22 percent between 2006 and 2016, compared with a 13-per-cent fall among adults.
Appeals Court Stops Judge’s Order for Trump Administration to Facilitate Abortion for Illegal Immigrant
An appeals court has stopped a judge’s order issued yesterday forcing the Trump Administration to facilitate an abortion for an illegal immigrant, reports Life News.
A federal judge nominated by Barack Obama ordered the Trump Administration to allow an undocumented teenage girl in the state of Texas to have an abortion that could be funded partly at taxpayer expense. Judge Tanya Chutkan had ruled that the government must allow Jane Doe to get an abortion by Saturday to end the life of her 15-week-old unborn baby.
The Trump administration has a policy against facilitating abortion, adding that Doe could easily get the procedure done by returning to her own Central American country.
President Trump Decides to Release Documents on Kennedy Assassination
President Donald Trump has decided to release a final batch of thousands of classified government documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, reports The New York Times.
Authors of books about Kennedy say they do not expect any bombshells that significantly alter the official narrative of the assassination — that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in Dallas — delivered in 1964 by the Warren Commission.
Roger Stone, a friend of Mr. Trump’s, told Alex Jones, the radio host and conspiracy theorist, that he had directly urged the president to release all the documents.
Planned Parenthood in Birmingham, Alabama Has Numerous Health Violations
Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, joined other national pro-life leaders in Alabama this week for a series of press conferences in Birmingham and Montgomery to call for the state to shut down the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Birmingham, reports Life News.
That office has a history of failed facility inspections that indicate it is too dangerous to remain open in light of numerous violations, like failure to properly sanitize surgical instruments.
Please contact the Alabama Department of Public Health and ask that they shut down the Planned Parenthood in Birmingham as a menace to public health and safety.
Pro-Abortion Activist Says Pro-Lifers Are Incredibly Effective on Social Media
Pro-lifers aren’t just winning in Washington, DC and state houses around America. They’re winning online! The virtual fronts of the internet and social media are changing the debate for life every day. Just ask pro-abortion activist Robin Marty, reports Life News.
The columnist for Dame Magazine wrote a surprisingly encouraging column about the domination of the pro-life movement on the internet.
“From turning the trial of Kermit Gosnell from a local crime story to a national rallying cry against dangerous rogue abortion providers to forcing Planned Parenthood into instant crisis mode within moments of the first so-called ‘baby parts’ videos hitting the internet, the anti-abortion movement doesn’t just use social media as a highly effective tool: It is a literal weapon in their hands. Over the last few years, the movement has successfully trended hashtag after hashtag, using them to push media coverage on Supreme Court cases, abortion bans, even bubbles of mainstream news coverage of the annual March for Life.”
Australian Model Zoë Brock Testifies of Harassment from Harvey Weinstein
Zoë Brock, a 43-year-old Australian model, is the latest Harvey Weinstein victim to come forward. According to the L.A. Times, she alleges that Weinstein was in his birthday suit, asking for a massage in 1998. She said she locked herself in a bathroom to escape him.
In addition to producing films, Weinstein produced the television show “Project Runway,” whose executives claimed he used fashion as a pipeline to women, oftentimes targeting young, vulnerable models working overseas far from home.
11-Year-Old Girl in Colorado Invents Device to Detect Lead in Water
Gitanjali Rao may be young, but she was just named “America’s Top Young Scientist” for her simple and cost-effective device that can detect lead in water, reports Good News Network.
The 11-year-old from Lone Tree, Colorado and her device won the $25,000 title from the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge on Tuesday. Rao, who was competing against other young scientists between 11 and 14 years of age, was the youngest participant in the 2017 event.
The most convenient household way of testing water for lead is by using test strips, which are often inaccurate or inconsistent. The second is by sending a water sample to the EPA, which is expensive and time-consuming.
Tethys, however, is a small portable contraption that uses nanotubes to quickly test water for lead. The device can then be paired with a mobile app to display the results and readings.
Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Says Evil Doesn’t Need a Motive, Only Satan
During his speech at the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC last Friday, Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” addressed the Las Vegas shooting massacre and the sexual abuse allegations surrounding Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein.
He said, “The whole world is under the control of the evil one. Satan has taken them captive to do his will. Evil doesn’t need a motive. All it needs is Satan, working in people, prompting people.”
Robertson recently revealed that he will be joining commentators Mark Levin, Steven Crowder and Michelle Malkin at Conservative Review TV for the series “In the Woods with Phil.” Watch his promotional video.
Senate Passes $4 Trillion Budget
Republicans took one step closer Thursday to overhauling the nation’s tax code when the Senate passed a $4 trillion budget, reports World Magazine.
The House passed its own budget resolution, and the two chambers must now work on a way to merge the two proposals.
North Carolina Orders That Men Presenting Themselves as Women Be Allowed in Women’s Restrooms
Democratic North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has issued two orders to allow men pretending to be women into the women’s bathrooms, reports The Christian Post.
Tami Fitzgerald of the NC Values Coalition denounced the move, saying that the governor and attorney general elevated privileges for the sexually perverted above the rights of common everyday people to privacy and safety in bathrooms and showers. “It is despicable, and the voters of NC will hold these two accountable.”
United Methodist Pastor Disciplined for Homosexuality Says the Church Needs Reform
A United Methodist Church pastor from Ohio named David Meredith faces has been charged with violating the denomination’s rules by marrying someone of the same sex, reports The Christian Post.
In the face of his “disobedience to the order and discipline of the church” which has deemed that homosexuality is “incompatible with Christian teaching,” Meredith had the gall to write that the Spirit of God must “reform the United Methodist Church by removing all such discriminatory prohibitions” against the “loves of same-gender loving individuals and couples.”
Philadelphia Eagles’ Player Says He Will Donate His Salary for Educational Equality
Here’s some uplifting news.
Chris Long, the Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive end player, just announced that he would be donating the rest of his year’s salary for the rest of the game year to increase educational equality as part of his Pledge 10 For Tomorrow initiative.
According to ESPN, Long has a 2017 base salary of $1 million.
Group of MIT Students Develops Durable, Warm Sleeping Bags for Refugees in Syria
With over 11 million people displaced since the beginning of Syrian’s civil war in 2011, many millions are without adequate heating or shelter during the cold winter months. A group of MIT students has set out to change that, reports the Good News Network.
The team of six, led by Vick Liu, created TravlerPack, a light, durable, water-resistant sleeping bag that can withstand temperatures as cold as 15 degrees Fahrenheit, with the goal of distributing them to Syrian refugees.
After sewing the prototype sleeping bag in a dorm room over the winter, Liu tested it by sleeping on the roof of his fraternity house one night during a Boston snowstorm last January when temperatures dropped to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, but Liu stayed warm the entire night.
14-Year-Old Boy Drowned in Frigid Lake Recovers Heartbeat When His Mother Prays
14-year-old John Smith fell through an icy Missouri lake. When emergency workers finally pulled him out, he’d been submerged under the frigid water for 15 minutes. At the hospital, John lay without a heartbeat for more than 60 minutes, reports the Gospel Herald.
John’s mother, Joyce Smith, said, “After I entered his room, I put my hands on his feet, and they were cold and grey, and I just knew he was gone. I began praying out loud, begging God for my son’s life, and calling on the Holy Spirit, saying, ‘Please give me back my son.’”
And then, something miraculous happened.
As soon as Joyce prayed over her son, his pulse immediately returned, astounding the nurses and doctors around him.
Joyce said, “The nurse had her finger on John’s pulse for 27 minutes, and had gotten nothing. She told me, ‘The minute you prayed, something moved up John’s body with such force, it pushed me back — and suddenly, I got a pulse.’ They were stunned.”
The Smith’s incredible story of healing and restoration is the subject of Joyce’s forthcoming book, “The Impossible.” A film is also in development through 20th Century Fox, by Executive Producer DeVon Franklin who produced Heaven is for Real and Miracles from Heaven.
“We’re doing this because our country needs hope. We’re not the answer — God’s the answer. We’re just sharing the story so this country will see how great our God is. He’s not dead, He’s alive, and He’s still in the miracle-working business. I’m blown away by how great He is.”
Shortly before the accident, Joyce had been participating in the Believing God Bible study by Beth Moore, which hinges on the statement that “I believe God is who He says He is, and I believe He can do what He says He can do. I don’t believe it was a coincidence.”
Two days later, John woke up, and began communicating with those around him. Seven days after awaking, John went off the ventilator, and 16 days later, he walked out of the hospital, basketball in hand. His rapid recovery defied every expert, every case history, and every scientific prediction.
“We’ve had so many people come up and say, ‘This story has changed my life and restored my faith in God,’” Joyce said. “That’s what we hope people take away from our story, that it draws everyone who hears it closer to God.”