Thursday, June 28th, in the year of our Lord 2018
By Jonathan Clark
Chinese Detain Pastor, Fine Church $8,000
Around 30 Chinese Communist officials broke into the Bible Reformed Church in the Guangdong province, interrupting Pastor Huang Xiaoning in the middle of his sermon.
The pastor and three other believers were detained for hours, and the church was fined nearly $8,000 for not being registered with the government.
Pastor Xiaoning said he did not fear being fined or imprisoned since “I never even feared death.”
Matthew 10:28 says, “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
Leading the Way Ministry: Spreading Gospel Via Solar-Powered Devices
Evangelical ministry Leading the Way has handed out over 116,000 “Navigator” devices in 25 languages. The solar-powered devices contain audio Bibles and messages from founder Dr. Michael Youssef.
Partners with Leading the Way recently visited the home of a blind Iraqi refugee in Jordan named Fadhil. With the help of a Navigator device, Fadhil has memorized 87 chapters of the Bible. Amazing!
One partner said, “Fadhil is someone who would seem unremarkable by the ways of the world. But God . . . reveals Himself through the poor and the humble.”
British Court Stands Tall Against Assisted Suicide
Yesterday, Britain’s Court of Appeals upheld a previous court decision that assisted suicide is incompatible with human rights.
The case was brought by Noel Conway, a terminally ill 68-year-old man with motor neuron disease, who was trying to overturn the United Kingdom’s ban on assisted suicide.
Even Swedish Voters Question Socialism
Confidence in Sweden’s welfare system is dwindling, reports Bloomberg. Sweden provides highly subsidized health care, free education, and even a year of paid parental leave.
But a Demoskop survey found that 45 percent of respondents in Sweden this year think taxes are too high, up from 27 percent in 2014. Meanwhile, residents are expressing discontent with government services involving security and health care.
Supreme Court Bombshell: Justice Anthony Kennedy Retires
Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday, giving President Donald Trump a second opportunity to fill a seat on the court.
Nominated by President Ronald Reagan, Kennedy has been a swing vote in controversial cases. Kennedy supported abortion by upholding Roe v. Wade in 1992 and wrote the majority opinion in the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges case which legalized faux homosexual marriage.
The World View spoke to constitutional attorney Jenna Ellis about Kennedy’s resignation.
“This is a very, very significant occasion, because now the courts will have an opportunity to have a majority of actual originalists and people who are on the courts that will not pick winners and losers based on policy interests, but rather faithfully adhere to their oaths of office.”
Proverbs 21:1 says, “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.”
How GOP Tax Code is Bad for Church
The recent Republican tax code imposes a 21 percent tax on certain types of benefits provided to employees of historically tax-exempt organizations like churches, synagogues, and other nonprofits.
Over 600 churches and other organizations have signed a petition for the tax to be repealed, reports Politico.
The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability has put the petition into circulation. The group’s Chairman Mike Batts denounced the new code as a kind of “income tax on the church.”
Marvel to Homosexual Activists: Heroes Will Be Perverted
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige spoke to The Playlist in an interview Monday to promote this month’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. Feige said that characters living sexually perverted lifestyles were coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point.
Homosexual activists have attacked Marvel for cutting scenes from films that identify certain characters with these perversions.
1 Corinthians 15:33-34 says, “Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company corrupts good morals.’ Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.”
New York Firefighters Go Beyond Call of Duty
And finally, Engine 642 firefighters in West Henrietta, New York responded to a call about an accident last week with a pizza delivery car.
Firefighters ensured the driver was safely loaded into an ambulance before delivering the pizza to the intended customer just down the road.
Days after the incident, Henrietta’s Fire Department continued its service by changing a flat tire for an elderly couple on the side of the highway.
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, June 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.