Wednesday, May 30th, in the year of our Lord 2018
By Adam McManus (adam@TheWorldView.com)
Hindu Brutality Against Pentecostals in India
Twenty-five masked Hindu extremists, armed with wooden sticks, interrupted an April 29th service at Full Gospel Pentecostal Church in northern India, indicating that they were looking for Pastor Kamlesh Kumar saying, “We will kill him today”, according to his wife’s account to the Morning Star News.
When Ram Prasad, a 55-year-old man, intervened as they were beating members of the congregations, they hit him with a brick, causing him to fall to the ground, bleeding profusely, hitting him with wooden sticks until he lay motionless, unconscious, on the floor.
The pastor’s wife, Shashikala, said, “We had hidden [my husband] inside a room and locked the room from outside. They went on hunting for him everywhere. This is how we were able to save his life.”
Muslim Terrorist Strikes in Belgium
A 36-year-old Muslim gunman named Benjamin Herman killed two female officers and a bystander yesterday during a suspected terror attack in Liege, Belgium in which he yelled “Allahu Akbar” which means Allah, the moon god is greater, reports Reuters.
Supreme Court’s Surprising Affirmation of Life
The Supreme Court refused yesterday to block an Arkansas law targeting medication abortions which would close two of the three abortion mills, reports USA Today.
The law simply requires that abortionists administering medication abortions have ties to hospitals that can handle any drug-related emergencies.
Prosperity Gospel Televangelist Wants $54 Million for Fancy Jet
Jesse Duplantis, a Louisiana prosperity gospel televangelist, is asking supporters for money to buy a jet that costs $54 million.
Jesse Duplantis Ministries has already paid cash for three private jets. Now he has his sights set on a Dassault Falcon 7X, a three-engine jet with a range of 5,950 nautical miles. Its customizable cabins accommodate 12 to 16 passengers.
“We’re believing God for our brand new Falcon 7X so we can go anywhere in the world one stop. Now people say, ‘My Lord, can’t you go with this one?’ Yes, but I can’t go in one stop. And, you see, if I can do it in one stop, I can fly it for a lot cheaper because I have my own fuel for ‘em. And that’s what’s a blessing of the Lord. But this one here I have to stop and then you pay those exorbitant prices of jet fuel all over the world.
“We’re believing God. It was once of the greatest statements the Lord ever told me. He said, ‘Do you want to come up where I’m at?’ I said, ‘What do you mean?’ ‘Before you ask, I’ll answer.’ Isaiah 65:24. I said, ‘Yes Lord.’
“He said, ‘I want you to believe me for a Falcon 7X.’ So, I said, ‘Okay.’ But the first thing I thought of was ‘How am I going to pay for it?’ And then that great statement He told me in 1978 flooded into my mind. He said, ‘Jesse, I didn’t ask you to pay for it. I asked you to believe for it.’
“So, pray about becoming a partner to it, if you’d like to. I really believe that if Jesus was physically on the earth today, He wouldn’t be riding a donkey. Think about that for a minute. He’d be in an airplane, preaching the Gospel all over the world.”
Duplantis joins prosperity preachers Kenneth Copeland and Creflo Dollar who attempt to justify fleecing their flocks to fly around in luxurious private jets in order to share the Gospel of Christ.
I wonder how God was able to use Billy Graham without a fancy jet?
Second Peter 2:1-3 warns, “But false prophets also arose among the people … in their greed they will exploit you with false words.”
ABC Cancels “Roseanne” over Racist Tweet
In a stunning move, ABC has decided to cancel its Roseanne revival following star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet yesterday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
At 2:45 in the morning yesterday, Barr tweeted, “Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes had a baby = vj” (VJ referred to Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s loyal advisor.)
ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”
Roseanne was the highest-rated and most watched series of the broadcast season, eclipsing NBC’s This Is Us and CBS’ Big Bang Theory.
Sneak Peek: Closure for Egyptian Families of Martyrs
Remember the 21 brave Egyptian Christians who confessed the name of Jesus before they were brutally decapitated by ISIS in Libya three years ago? Just this month their families brought their bodies home to be laid to rest. Stay tuned for a World View Special Report on how it affected their families and other Egyptian Christians immediately following the newscast.
The Dangers of the Atkins Diet
And finally, the Atkins diet, according to a study of 2,440 men, found that those with a high protein intake faced a 33 percent increased risk of developing heart failure, reports the journal Circulation.
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, May 30th 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: The Inspiring Faith of 21 Egyptian Martyrs
Time now for a World View Special Report by Emily Swanson. I’m Adam McManus.
By Emily Swanson
Three years ago, ISIS forced 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians, dressed in orange jumpsuits and with their arms handcuffed behind their backs, to kneel down on a beach near Tripoli, Libya before they were beheaded for refusing to renounce Christ. The evil plot was videotaped and published by the Muslim extremists in a video entitled, “A Message Signed with Blood to the Nation of the Cross.” It sparked air strikes from Egypt against ISIS units in Libya.
On May 14th, 2018, God provided closure for the families when their coffins arrived back In Egypt.
The World View spoke to Claire Evans of International Christian Concern who explained how the martyrdom of these Christians affected other Christians in Egypt, especially when it comes to finding jobs.
“These other Christians that were martyred were in Libya because they were looking for work that they couldn’t find in Egypt. After they were killed many Egyptians stopped going to Libya for obvious reasons. Economically, it meant that their families lost their breadwinner, so they weren’t receiving any income, and that put them in this dire strait. More broadly, it affected other Christians because they were too scared to go to Libya, and they remain too scared.”
Evans said that it has been devastating for the families of each of the men.
“It’s also had a big impact in ways that are more positive than negative. The negative; they were devastated. It broke their hearts in so many different ways and that devastation was really, really hard for some of these families and still is.”
Evans also testified that God has worked this out for the strengthening of their faith as well.
“On the other hand, as the healing process went on, the way they’d phrase it is that they became glad. And what they mean by that is that they were very glad that their sons, fathers, brothers kept the faith. That encourages them to keep the faith daily despite all these other hardships that they’re facing.”
Evans said the closure of having the bodies of their sons, brothers, and fathers returned was healing for the families.
“And then having the closure by having the bodies actually returned to the village where most of them are from and placed in the church that was built to honor them. It’s this reminder that their memories are still alive. Their faith was strong, and it encourages the faith of other Christians to be strong even when all these other hardships are going on.”
Evans said to continue to pray for the families as they live life for Christ without these family members. Pray that they would continue to be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord.
Hebrews 12:1-2 says, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.”
This has been a World View Special Report. I’m Adam McManus.
Indonesian Pastor Penalized for Sharing Gospel
An Indonesian court sentenced Pastor Ben Moses to four years in prison and slapped him with a hefty $3,565 fine on Monday simply because he shared his Christian faith with a Muslim taxi driver, reports The Jakarta Post.
Irish Priest Questions Abortion Advocacy of Engaged Couple
Father Damien Quigley, a Northern Ireland priest, expressed concern about a couple’s abortion advocacy and their desire to be married in the Catholic Church, reports Life News.
According to a report in The Belfast Telegraph, Quigley wrote a private note to the engaged couple expressing concern about “any promotion you may do to advocate for abortion in Ireland. Such promotion or advocacy would impact on the appropriateness of me celebrating your wedding or possibly the wedding taking place in a Catholic Church.”
Trump/Jong Un Summit Back On
The White House now says it is ‘actively’ preparing for President Trump’s ‘expected summit’ with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore.
Troubled, Transgender Former Soldier Flirts with Suicides
Remember Bradley Manning? He was the former soldier convicted by court-martial in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act, after disclosing to WikiLeaks nearly 750,000 classified and sensitive military and diplomatic documents for which he was imprisoned from 2010 to 2017.
Claiming that he wanted to appear to be a woman, Bradley started taking hormones and asked to be called Chelsea before running for the U.S. Senate in Maryland.
Manning is back in the news again because he tweeted a suicide note and a picture of himself standing on the edge of a tall building on Sunday night, reports The Gateway Pundit. Manning is now safe.
Farrakhan: Time for End of White Men
Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, called for an end to white men on Sunday morning, saying that their “nature is not in harmony with the nature of God.”
Farrakhan went on to claim that white men had squandered the time God gave them to rule, alleging that they had chosen not to rule with righteousness, truth, justice, or fairness, but are guilty of murder and dishonesty, reports The Daily Caller.
Coke Gets Tipsy
The slogan “Coke adds life” has taken on new meaning as fizzy lemon-flavored alcoholic drink that went on sale in Japan on Monday, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Nixon’s Western White House for Sale at Reduced Price
The oceanfront estate in San Clemente, California that was once owned by Richard M. Nixon and known as the Western White House during his presidency is back up for sale at $63.5 million — down from its $75-million asking price three years ago, reports the Los Angeles Times.
The 5.45-acre property boasts of 450 feet of beachfront and panoramic views that can extend 60 miles to San Clemente Island.