Tuesday, July 26th, in the year of our Lord 2016
By Kevin Swanson
Tim LaHaye Passes Away at the Age of Ninety
Evangelical leader Tim LaHaye has gone to be with the Lord. During his 70 years of ministry, LaHaye founded a school system of ten Christian Schools and formed a Christian College in San Diego, California. In the early 1960s, he helped Dr. Henry Morris found the Institute for Creation Research. Later in his life, he co-authored the Left Behind fictional book series that sold 62 million copies. He was the among the best-selling Christian authors in the last century, second only to C.S. Lewis. LaHaye is survived by his wife Beverly, four children, nine grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. He was 90 years old.
“Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!” (Revelation 14:13)
Shootings in Florida, Munich, and Chicago
Two teens were killed and 17 wounded at a Florida nightclub shooting Sunday night. The swim suit party sponsored by the Fort Myers Club Blu was just letting out after midnight, when the mass shooting began. The youngest victim was 12 years old.
CNN also reports that seven of the nine victims in the Munich shootings last week were also teenagers.
Forty-seven people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, and five were killed. The city has experienced 268 homicides so far this year, a 64% increase over the previous year. However, the American city with the highest murder rate in the world remains St. Louis, Missouri at 1 per 1000, or seven times higher than Chicago’s murder rate.
“Their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; Wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they have not known.” (Isaiah 59:8)
Protesters Oppose Hillary Clinton at Democratic National Convention
Thousands of protesters descended on the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia yesterday, mostly opposed to Hillary Clinton as the 2016 Presidential nominee. It was a mix of Green Party supporters, Bernie Sanders’ supporters, and Communists. Several protesters told news reporters they could see no substantial difference between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Australian Churches Meeting in Public School Buildings In Trouble for Preaching Against Homosexuality
Churches renting public school buildings in Australia are in trouble for preaching on the sin of homosexuality. They also preach that God will judge sexual sin, and that Jesus Christ offers life and hope. After a media attack on several churches for recent sermons alluding to homosexuality, the New South Wales Department of Education announced an investigation, pointing out that the Department’s policy “does NOT allow any group or church to use school grounds to preach homophobic messages.” The SBS News report was particularly put off with the Lakes Christian Church’s reference to Leviticus 20.
Proverbs 28:9 says, “He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.”
Scotland is Now the Most Pro-Homosexual Nation in the World
Scotland, another post-Christian country, is now being touted the most pro-homosexual nation in the world. The Guardian points out that four out of six leaders of the major political parties in Scotland have declared themselves to be habitual in some form of homosexual sin. This includes the Labour Party leader, the Conservative Party Leader, the Ukip Party Leader, and the Green Party Leader.
Conversions from Islam to Christianity on the Rise
Christian persecution is on the rise in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, but so are conversions. Christian Freedom International reports that 91,000 Muslims in Bangladesh have come to Christ in just the last six years alone. One pastor told the UK Express, that he began ministering to one Muslim family twenty years ago. Now, he says, “almost 1,500 believers from Muslim backgrounds are glorifying God in this area.”
Violence Against Christians in Egypt Increasing Due to Police Negligence
Radical attacks on Christian homes and places of worship in Egypt have exploded in the past year. According to Christian Today, three-quarters of the Christians in the Middle East live in Egypt, and the Coptic bishops there are warning that the attacks are getting out of control.
Sandra Elliot, Program Director for International Christian Concern told The World View that the increase of the attacks is due to willful negligence on the part of government officials. “Violence has been a pretty constant thing for a long time, but I think the recent total… basically criminal negligence in the police, has kind of sent a message to some in the country that they can get away with anything, so, it’s kind of enabling and increasing this train of violence, because no one’s being prosecuted. These guys are getting away with it completely.”
Linebacker Garcia Intervenes in Attempted Assault on a Woman
University of Florida linebacker Christian Garcia told the Associated Press that “God had me in the right place at the right time.” Garcia is being touted as a hero for intervening on an attempted assault on a woman outside of a restaurant in Gainesville, Florida last Thursday night.
Australia’s Olympic Team Relocates from Olympic Village Due to Safety Concerns
Australia’s Olympic team has concerns about the safety of the Rio De Janeiro Olympic village, and they have moved their residence to another location in the city. The mayor of Rio suggested they they get themselves “a kangaroo.” The Australian spokesman, Mike Tancred, said in response, “We do not need kangaroos, we need plumbers to account for the many puddles found in the apartments.”
Verizon Plans to Buy out Yahoo
Verizon Wireless is planning to buy out Yahoo for 4.83 billion. They are hoping that the purchase of Yahoo will help their internet AOL section of the company.
And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.