Thursday, October 12th, in the year of our Lord 2017
By Jonathan Clark
North Korean Defector Describes His Life Under Kim Jong Un
A North Korean Christian defector living in the U.S. recently described life under the Kim Jong Un regime.
According to The Christian Post, Choi Kwanghyuk shared how he met a Christian missionary and started a Bible study with his friends. They had to meet in a hole dug out for winter food storage, read by a lantern, and praised God by humming the hymns since they could not sing out loud.
Gina Goh, the International Christian Concern regional manager for Southeast Asia, told The World View about the conditions Christians face in North Korea, the worst global nation for Christian persecution.
“And for Christians living there, for the vast majority of them, just imagine living under such brutal dictatorship. Sometimes they face consequences as life in the labor camp, or sometimes even worse, public execution by firing squad, they just get shot. And sometimes, even if they escape, you know their relatives are still facing very bad retribution.”
Despite this, Gina shared how the body of Christ in North Korea, estimated to be 300,000 strong, is still growing.
“There is still a sense that a growing number of North Koreans are still turning to Christianity, thanks to North Korean Christians who persist in their faith. These Christians — most of them they actually are third generation or fourth generation Christians, but they continue to persevere and continue to spread the Gospel.”
Please pray for these Christians to have endurance through faith in Christ.
Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 4:17, “For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.”
You can help get 100,000 Bibles into North Korea this year through the Christian humanitarian aid group, World Help, by going to the website: WorldHelp.net
President Trump Says Plans to Increase Nuclear Weapons Are Fake News
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump targeted NBC for their inaccurate reporting.
“I think somebody says I want ten times the nuclear weapons that we have right now. No, I never discussed increasing it. That was just fake news by NBC which gives a lot of fake news lately. I want them in perfect condition, perfect shape. That’s the only thing I’ve ever discussed.”
Trump did say in an appearance with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, “I want modernization and total rehabilitation.”
Meanwhile, North Korea’s Foreign Minister declared Trump “lit the wick of war” with his statements at the United Nations and that the final score would be settled “only with a hail of fire.”
Iraqi Forces Retake ISIS Stronghold in Northern Iraq
U.S.-backed Iraqi forces announced that they have retaken Hawija in northern Iraq, one of the remaining strongholds of ISIS.
Over a thousand militants surrendered in the area. Coalition leader Lt. Gen. Paul Funk stated, “They’re giving up. Their leaders are abandoning them.”
Romania Works to Make Constitutional Amendment to Ban Homosexual Faux Marriage
The Eastern European country of Romania is moving towards a referendum on a constitutional amendment banning so-called same-sex weddings.
Currently, the laws of the nation forbid marriage and civil partnerships for those given to these vile passions, but the Constitution loosely defines marriage as a union “between spouses,” reports Politico.
The group behind the referendum, Coalition for Family, said, “We have the constitutional right and moral obligation to defend the family from those tendencies of modern society which diminish its importance and accelerate its degradation.”
Over 2,000 People in Canada Killed by Euthanasia in One Year
Canada ended 2,149 lives in their first year of legalized euthanasia, according to data from Health Canada’s 2nd Interim Report.
The first euthanasia report by the Québec government found that 14 percent of the assisted deaths were in violation of the euthanasia law.
Romans 3:15, 18 says, “Their feet are swift to shed blood. . . There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
Former Planned Parenthood Employees Attest to Effectiveness of Prayer Vigils
Across the U.S., the “40 Days for Life” vigils are underway.
According to Life News, former Planned Parenthood employees say that up to 75 percent of their clients do not come to have their unborn child murdered when there are people praying outside.
Over 100,000 Acres Burned So Far by California Wildfires
Sadly, wildfires in California claimed 17 lives since Sunday with over 100,000 acres on fire. The flames also destroyed more than 2,000 homes and businesses.
Already, 20,000 people have been evacuated. Santa Rosa officials ordered more evacuations as of Tuesday.
Samoan Firefighters Sing Praises to the Lord
Back in June, the nation of Samoa officially declared itself a Christian nation.
And SunnySkyz featured recent footage of Samoan forest firefighters singing and making melody to the Lord as they were coming down a mountain after a long day’s work!
Listen to the firefighters singing “What a Friend we Have in Jesus” in their language.
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And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, October 12th 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.