Indonesia Sentences Christian to Jail, Top Five ISIS Leaders Captured, China and Germany Celebrate Marx’s Birth

Friday, May 11th, in the year of our Lord 2018

By Jonathan Clark

Indonesia Sentenced Christian to Jail

An Indonesian court sentenced Pastor Abraham Ben Moses to four years in prison with a heavy fine on Monday over false blasphemy charges. The case began after Moses shared his faith in Christ with a Muslim taxi driver last year.

Listen to our brother’s voice, giving his testimony in a video from Voice of the Martyrs Australia.

(In Indonesian) “To suffer right now is nothing, compared to the compensation that we will receive in Jesus Christ – eternal life.”

Moses said the suffering right now is nothing compared to what we will receive in Jesus Christ—eternal life. 

2 Corinthians 4:17 says, “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”

Iran Handed Down 10-year Prison Sentence to Christians

In Iran, authorities sentenced four Christians to 10 years in prison last week for supposedly threatening national security despite an appeal. 

Please pray for the four men: Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, Mohammadreza Omidi, Yasser Mossayebzadeh, and Saheb Fadaie.

Top 5 ISIS Leaders Captured

In a “significant blow” to the Islamic State, Iraqi and US-backed Syrian forces captured five ISIS leaders, according to an announcement from the Pentagon on Thursday.

President Donald Trump called the captured militants the five most wanted leaders of ISIS.

Gift from China to Germany: A Karl Marx Statue

May 5th marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of German philosopher Karl Marx, author of the Communist Manifesto. His anti-God ideology influenced some of the bloodiest dictators of the 20th century.

German and Chinese officials celebrated Marx’s birth, unveiling a 14-foot bronze statue gifted by China to Germany on Saturday. Chinese President Xi Jinping and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker defended Marx’s legacy.

Proverbs 28:4 says, “Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but such as keep the law contend with them.”

YouTube, Facebook, and Google: Guilty of Censoring Pro-Lifers

Tech giants are going after pro-life users. 

Heartbeat International said YouTube suspended their Abortion Pill Reversal account for being “harmful or dangerous.” 

Meanwhile, Facebook and Google announced they will not allow ads from foreign groups about Ireland’s upcoming abortion referendum on May 25th. Irish pro-life groups are calling out the companies for trying to rig the election.

Secular Group Defends Christian One

As God would have it, a secular organization spoke up for Alliance Defending Freedom after the Christian legal group was removed from Amazon’s Smile program, which allows customers to donate to nonprofits through their purchases.  

Mikey Weinstein, the president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, wrote to Amazon on Monday, saying ADF should not be marginalized or suppressed despite his disagreement with their positions. 

Amazon Smile dropped Alliance Defending Freedom after the Southern Poverty Law Center labeled them a “hate group” for supporting Biblical marriage.

I Can Only Imagine: $82 Million and Counting

Faith-based films are attracting international attention, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

With a $7 million budget, Christian film I Can Only Imagine has taken $82 million so far with contracts opening up in the U.K., Latin America, the Middle East, and even China. 

Mormons Pull 485,000 Kids from Boy Scouts

Mormon leaders announced their religion would sever century-old ties with the Boy Scouts, pulling 425,000 boys from the youth organization. 

This comes after the Boy Scouts accepted homosexual scouts, homosexual troop leaders, transgenders, invited girls into the program, and moved to drop the word “boy” from their name.

However, 52 percent of Mormon young people between the ages of 18 and 29 support faux homosexual marriage up from 43 percent in 2014, according to a survey by the Public Religion Research Institute.

How God Used a Cherry Slurpee to Save a Life

And finally, “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” That’s Proverbs 16:9.

Christiana Corrado, a Westchester, New York resident, was on her way to satisfy a sudden urge for a cherry slurpee on Thursday when she saw a driver crash into a building after having a heart attack. 

A paramedic, Christiana immediately offered life support for the injured driver, saving his life. 

Christiana told CBS New York, “Look at that. Never know what God has in plan for you.”

Closing Line

And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Friday, May 11th in the year of our Lord 2018. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.