Thursday, September 13th, in the year of our Lord 2018
By Jonathan Clark
271 Christians in India Falsely Charged with “Forced Conversions”
Police in India’s Uttar Pradesh state charged 271 Christians last week with forced conversions after false accusations from Hindu radicals, reports International Christian Concern.
After being repeatedly warned to stop, the Christians kept up their Sunday prayer services which led to the false accusations.
These believers’ faithfulness remind us of how the prophet Daniel prayed despite the king’s decree. Daniel 6:10 says, “Now when Daniel knew that the [decree] was signed, he went home. . . He knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God.”
Chinese Communists Shut Down Christian Internet Streaming
On Monday, Chinese officials banned streaming religious activities on the internet, including evangelization, preaching, and prayer, reports Asia News.
Under the new regulations, religious websites must be licensed by the government. But licensed organizations cannot publicly publish religious teaching material on the internet, distribute religious texts, or try to convert people.
Romania Hoping to Define Marriage Between Husband and Wife
On Tuesday, the Senate of Romania overwhelmingly voted to hold a nationwide referendum that would change the nation’s constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman.
Senator Serban Nicolae with the ruling Social Democratic Party said the vote was on religious grounds, saying, “We’ve been a Christian nation for 2,000 years.”
“60 Minutes” Chief Fired Yesterday
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No doubt you recognize that classic opening to the most watched newsmagazine ever, now in its 50th year of production on CBS every Sunday night.
For 36 years, Jeff Fager was the executive producer of “60 Minutes”. He was fired yesterday after sending a text message to CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan with a warning over the network’s coverage of the sexual harassment accusations against him, reports CBS.
On Sunday, Duncan reached out to Fager for his response to allegations in The New Yorker that he had groped or touched CBS employees at company parties.
Fager replied “If you repeat these false accusations without any of your own reporting to back them up, you will be held responsible for harming me. Be careful. There are people who lost their jobs trying to harm me and if you pass on these damaging claims without your own reporting to back them up that will become a serious problem.”
CBS News president David Rhodes announced yesterday that Fager was leaving the company effective immediately.
In July, six former CBS News employees told The New Yorker that Fager “would touch employees in ways that made them uncomfortable” after drinking at office parties. The article said 19 current and former employees said Fager enabled a culture that “shielded bad behavior.”
Fager vehemently denied all of those claims.
Numbers 32:23 says, “Your sin will find you out.”
Facebook and Google Censor LifeSiteNews.com
LifeSiteNews is among other conservative and Christian groups to be hit by left-wing censorship.
The pro-life website reports a huge drop in Facebook reach and Google referrals due to such censorship.
During their summer fundraising campaign, Facebook rejected a LifeSiteNews ad as “too offensive” while approving an ad placed by abortion giant Planned Parenthood at the same time.
Hurricane Florence Will Hit Carolinas Today
Psalm 135:7 says it is God who “makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth, who makes lightnings for the rain and brings forth the wind from His storehouses.”
With winds of over 120 mph, Category 3 Hurricane Florence is barreling toward North and South Carolina, expected to hit the coastline today through this weekend.
About 1.7 million people are under evacuation warnings in the Carolinas and Virginia. The real estate data site CoreLogic estimates the storm could cost $170 billion in damage.
The World View spoke to Kevin Baird, pastor of Charleston, South Carolina’s Legacy Church. Pastor Baird said his church has faced the practical ramifications of coastal storms before and that such events are a reminder to look beyond ourselves.
“It certainly causes them to have to look beyond themselves because a hurricane in the magnitude of Florence is beyond anyone’s ability, or a government’s ability to control it, stop it, minimize it. So, it is in some ways, a moment that your neighbors and friends are aware that they’re going to have to look to something beyond themselves. And, as Christians, we certainly have that answer — that the Lord is available to help comfort, strengthen, give us perseverance, and even protection.”
Megachurch Pastor Jim Garlow Launches “Well Versed Nations”
Garlow plans to expand his ministry, Well Versed Nations, which has been holding weekly Bible studies with members of Congress. Well Versed Nations takes it name from Garlow’s 2016 book entitled Well Versed: Biblical Answers to Today’s Tough Issues.
Garlow said, “We know that the ways of God apply to every aspect of culture, including the governmental. We don’t buy into the notion that biblical principles must be kept from the governmental sphere. We recognized that God and government should not be separated because He is the One who first thought of government.”
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, September 13th 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. (Adam@TheWorldView.com) Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
Latin American Nations to Legalize Abortion?
Latin American nations are facing increasing pressure from international abortion groups to legalize abortion.
In the Dominican Republic, lawmakers are considering a bill to allow for the murder of unborn babies in cases of rape, incest, and fetal deformity, reports LifeNews.
However, thousands of pro-lifers gathered on Sunday in the nation’s capital for a march called “Let’s Save Both Lives.”
Median U.S. Household Income Grew
The median U.S. household income grew 1.8 percent in 2017 to a record $61,372, a third consecutive year of growth, according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The report also found the poverty rate decreased from 12.7 percent in 2016 to 12.3 percent last year.
1 Timothy 6:17 says, “Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.”