Wednesday, November 28th, in the year of our Lord 2018
By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldView.com)
God Saves Christian Pastor in India from Hundreds of Hindu Extremists
A former Hindu, now Christian pastor named John Lakra, and his wife were on the way to the hospital in Odisha state, India at about 7:00 p.m. on October 23rd taking their 18-month-old baby in for emergency treatment when hundreds of Hindu extremists surrounded his car, hurling stones at them and hitting the windows with rods, reports Morning Star News.
Pastor Lakra said, “They pulled me out of the car, slapped and beat me black and blue. They ripped off my clothes. Not a single part of my body was left unstruck.”
After throwing him onto the road and kicking him, they picked him up and forced him onto a motorcycle. With hundreds following, they took him to a Durga idol and forced him to kneel before it even as they continued beating him.
Pastor Lakra said, “Then they poured a gallon of petrol on me. Right there, I was praying in my heart. I said, ‘Lord! I submit myself to you. May this bring Glory only to You.’ While I was praying, I was so moved by the Holy Spirit. … After they poured petrol on me, miraculously there was a blackout [power out]. And within minutes, police reached the spot and rescued me.”
James 5:16 declares that “the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”
Nigerian Pastor Beheaded
Pastor George Lifted and his cyclist driver were beheaded in the Cross River state of Nigeria, Africa over the weekend as the communal conflict continues to plague the area, reports The Christian Post.
Nigeria ranks as the 14th-worst country in the world when it comes to Christian persecution where violent Muslim Fulani herdsmen continue to attack Christians and farming communities, according to Open Doors USA’s 2018 World Watch List.
Angry Vegans Storm Steak House
A group of angry vegans from Direct Action Everywhere stormed the Touro Steakhouse in Brighton, Brazil and played recordings of cows being slaughtered as diners ate their steaks, reports The Sun.
Holding up anti-meat eating signs that said “It’s not food, it’s violence”, their spokeswoman attempted to give a speech about the benefits of veganism as patrons can be heard mocking her, with one mimicking a cow mooing.
Franklin Graham to Trump: Thanks for Defending Christian Faith
On “Axios on HBO,” Graham said, “Now people say, ‘Well Frank, but how can you defend him, when he’s lived such a sordid life?’” appearing to reference things such as the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against the president.
Graham noted, “Trump has admitted his faults and has apologized to his wife and his daughter for things he has done. And he has to stand before God for those things. I never said he was the best example of the Christian faith. He defends the faith. And I appreciate that very much.”
24 Companies Which Donate to Planned Parenthood
This Christmas season, as you celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ by giving presents, no doubt you would like to avoid spending your hard-earned money on the two dozen companies that help fund the abortion giant Planned Parenthood.
The list of pro-abortion companies, compiled by The Independent Journal Review, includes Adobe, American Express, Bank of America, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Bath & Body Works, Clorox, Converse, Dockers, Energizer, Expedia, Frito Lay, Groupon, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Heinz, Levi Strauss, March of Dimes, Microsoft, Nike, PepsiCo, Pfizer, Starbucks, United Airlines, Verizon, and Wells Fargo.
Planned Parenthood, which kills 320,000 baby boys and girls a year, has an annual revenue of $1.4 billion, $523 million of which come from private contributions.
Psalm 59:2 says, “Deliver me from those who do iniquity and save me from men of bloodshed.”
Trump: Supremes Should Take Up Proposed Military Transgender Ban
And finally, the Trump administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to bypass lower courts and take up a case involving the military’s proposed ban on most transgender military members, reports Christian Headlines.
According to National Public Radio, the military’s proposed policy would prohibit service by those “who require or have undergone gender transition.” Under the Obama administration, the military changed rules to allow transgender personnel to serve.
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, November 28th 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.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May Blocked Asia Bibi’s Asylum
As Christian mother Asia Bibi continues to plead for asylum in the West from Pakistan, it has been reported that UK Prime Minister Theresa May “blocked” a request for the embattled woman to be granted refugee status in Britain, reports FaithWire.com.
Last month, Bibi was acquitted by Pakistan’s Supreme Court after being convicted on bogus blasphemy charges and sentenced to death. Since her release, Bibi has been held under armed guard at an undisclosed location in Islamabad. Meanwhile, her family has been campaigning on her behalf in order to secure safe passage to a nation where she will be free to practice her religion without fear of persecution.
American-Canadian Evangelist Denied Re-Entry to Turkey
International Christian Concern has learned that on November 20th, American-Canadian evangelist David Byle was denied re-entry into Turkey.
Byle was previously arrested and detained on October 13, the day after American pastor Andrew Brunson was released from prison. Following his detainment, Byle was informed that he had 15 days to leave the country. He was told that a re-entry ban would not be issued, and his family remained in Turkey.
Last week, Byle returned to Istanbul, explaining, “I flew from Stuttgart to Istanbul, hoping and praying I’d be allowed into the country. At the passport control, …my fears were proven true: an entry ban, and not a 3-month or one-year ban, but a permanent one.”
Claire Evans, ICC’s Regional Manager, said, “Turkey is making it increasingly clear that there is no room for Christianity, even though the constitution states otherwise. It is no coincidence that Turkey decided to initiate this process the day after Brunson’s release from prison and that, in doing so, the authorities ignored a court order. We must keep the Byle family in our prayers during this period of difficult separation.”
8 Chinese Christian Leaders Object to Communist Oppression
A group of eight Chinese Christian leaders from the Diocese of Datong issued an open letter addressing the governing authorities concerning their lack of religious freedom and denouncing the oppression towards Christianity in China, reports International Christian Concern.
A section of the letter stated: “What is worthy of our concern is the freedom of religion since it is a fundamental human right, that cannot be violated, forbidden or taken away. … As a community of believers, we are even more concerned with the freedom of speech, since it cannot be separated from freedom of religion: without one there cannot be the other!”
The letter was written in light of the new regulations on religious activities. In the last year, the number of churches closed and crosses destroyed has increased.
UK Lawmakers Rip Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg
The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport tweeted an image of an empty chair captioned “Where is Mark Zuckerberg?” after Facebook sent its vice president of policy solutions Richard Allan instead of its top executive.
While Zuckerberg answered questions during U.S. congressional hearings in April, he has repeatedly refused to appear before U.K. lawmakers.
Trump to General Motors: If You Close U.S. Plants, No More Subsidies
President Donald Trump will consider cutting all subsidies to General Motors after the company announced plans to slash production at several American plants, he said Tuesday, reports CNBC.
President Trump tweeted, “Very disappointed with General Motors and their CEO, Mary Barra, for closing plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland. Nothing being closed in Mexico & China. The U.S. saved General Motors, and this is the THANKS we get! We are now looking at cutting all @GM subsidies, including … for electric cars.”
Trump has repeatedly pressured American companies who consider shutting down facilities or moving operations overseas after he pledged to revive U.S. manufacturing.
Conservative Author Jerry Corsi Gets Limited-Use Immunity
Jerome Corsi, author of the forthcoming book entitled Silent No More: How I Became a Political Prisoner of Mueller’s ‘Witch Hunt’, said that he received “limited-use immunity” for his September 21st grand jury appearance from prosecutors to testify about a series of exchanges with Trump confidant Roger Stone, reports The Daily Caller.
Corsi, who has been interviewed six times in the Mueller investigation over the course of more than two months, claimed that prosecutors wanted him to plead guilty to making false statements regarding WikiLeaks. He rejected the offer, saying that he would not plead guilty to a crime he did not commit.
Barack Obama Cannot Make Good on Volt Promise
Six years ago, President Barack Obama promised to buy a Chevy Volt after his presidency, reports Breitbart.com.
To a cheering crowd of United Auto Workers activists, Obama announced, “I got to get inside a brand-new Chevy Volt fresh off the line. Five years from now when I’m not president anymore, I’ll buy one and drive it myself.”
Now it looks like Obama will not get his chance to make good on the promise. General Motors announced Monday that it would cease production of the hybrid electric plug-in Volt.
Pledge of Allegiance in Different Languages Scrapped
Two days before Thanksgiving, the principal at Fairfax, Virginia’s Westfield High School introduced a new program to encourage students to learn the Pledge of Allegiance in different languages.
A week later, the principal reportedly canceled the program and apologized to students for the “offensive” idea, according to Stephanie Somers, mother of a senior at the school.
Somers asked, “What is the harm in saying the Pledge of Allegiance in many different languages to make everyone feel it, love it and know it? I don’t understand.”
She questioned whether political issues factored into administrators’ decision to pull the plug.
Hip-hop Group Chastised for Wearing Military Ribbons, Medals
The Diplomats, a hip-hop group, drew fire from veterans after appearing onstage at the Apollo Theater in New York over the weekend wearing full military dress blues — including what appeared to be real ribbons and medals, reports PageSix.com.
One insider said, “I get performance art, and if you want to wear camo or a [costume] uniform, I have no problem. But if you’re wearing medals and ribbons, it’s crossing a line.”
Anne Graham Lotz Suffering from Severe Side Effects of Chemo
Franklin Graham, the evangelist and brother of Anne Graham Lotz, has revealed that his sister is experiencing “severe side effects” from chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, and has asked for prayers, reports The Christian Post.
After being diagnosed in August, the daughter of the late Billy Graham, Lotz underwent surgery in September.
In an interview with WRAL News in September, Lotz said, “Prayers are pouring in from all over the world. I know I will be healed before the surgery, or because of the surgery, or because of the surgery and follow-up treatment, or the Resurrection. I know that God is going to see me through.”