Thursday, October 6th, in the year of our Lord, 2016.
By Kevin Swanson
Asia Bibi in Court Next Week
Next week, the Christian Pakistani mother of 5, Asia Bibi, will have her day in court, the Supreme Court of Pakistan. She makes her final appeal of the death sentence she was handed nearly seven years ago, on a false charge of blasphemy.
Wilson Chowdry of the British Pakistani Christian Association has been campaigning hard for Asia, and he told The World View that Asia is in good spirits despite this being her final appeal.
“She has kept the faith despite everything that has happened. I think people need to know that. That despite everything that has happened to her, she has not lost sight of the fact that her God exists, and one day will overcome. And she believes that she will be set free. And who are we to say? We don’t know what God wishes for her life. But I can imagine that she will be rewarded greatly and richly once she enters the kingdom of God.”
Chowdry is encouraging Christians everywhere to pray fervently for Asia. Also, Christians in Australia are planning a protest on October 8th at the Pakistani embassy in Sydney.
“Remember the prisoners as if chained with them-those who are mistreated-since you yourselves are in the body also.” (Hebrews 13:3)
Trump Campaign Complains about VP Debate
Commenting on the VP debate Tuesday night, the Trump campaign complained that Democrat candidate, Tim Kaine interrupted Mike Pence and the moderator a full 72 times during the debate.
And, at one point when Kaine finally stopped interrupting, Governor Mike Pence shared his Christian testimony.
“My Christian faith is at the very heart of who I am. I was also raised in a wonderful family of faith. It was church on Sunday morning and grace before dinner. But my Christian faith became real for me when I made a personal decision for Christ when I was a freshman in college. I’ve tried to live that out, however imperfectly, every day of my life since. With my wife at my side, we’ve followed a calling into public service where we’ve tried to keep faith with the values that we cherish.”
Catholics More Likely to Support Hillary
Catholics are more likely to support Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump, according to a recent poll commissioned by a Catholic pro-abort group called Catholics for Choice. The survey found 56 percent of Catholics favored Clinton; 40 percent favored Trump.
Policement Stabbed in Brussels
Two policemen were stabbed yesterday by a man in a Muslim neighborhood in Brussels. While it has not been confirmed yet, but it is suspected that it could be an ‘act of terror.’
Focus on the Family Encourages Bibles at School
Focus on the Family is spearheading an event today called ‘Bring Your Bible to School.’ According to the ministry’s site, nearly 300,000 students have signed up to participate this year. Jim Daly says they’re looking for students to exercise and understand their First Amendment rights by toting their Bibles into a public school classroom.
“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32)
Recent Census Data of Immigrant Children in School
Recent analysis of Census Bureau data indicates 10.9 million immigrant children, mostly from Muslim nations, are now in public schools. That’s 23% of public school children.
DOJ Announces Arrest of Thomas Martin
The U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday the arrest of Thomas Martin, a former Navy lieutenant who was a contractor for the same firm as Edward Snowden. Martin was arrested in August by the FBI and charged with theft of extremely classified hacking codes from the NSA, according to Fox News.
Hurricane Matthew Brings Devastation
Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti on Tuesday, and it has devastated the country once again. Two people were killed, and thousands of farms were destroyed.
The World View reached Dr. David Vanderpool, with Live Beyond who is on the ground in Haiti. He says that the response of the Haitian Christians to the storm was not one of despair.
“Just a tough, tough situation. And yet, this morning in Chapel, people were dancing, singing, and praising God for delivering them from the hurricane. They were thanking Jesus for being their protector. They know exactly where their hope comes from.”
Live Beyond regularly feeds 25,000 people, but Dr. Vanderpool expects that number to triple after the hurricane with the destruction of many farms.
“We feed about 25,000 people a month before the hurricane. That was our normal routine. I’m sure that will be tripled or quadrupled after the hurricane.”
Wiggling Toe Saves Life of Young UK Woman
A wiggling toe saved the life of 22-year-old Sam Hemming. She was hospitalized after a severe car accident in the UK, reported Life Site News. It was so bad the family had said their goodbyes, and doctors were about to pull life support. That’s when somebody saw Hemming’s toe wiggling. Within a few days, she was off life support. It wasn’t long before she was walking and talking again. Her parents call her a “walking miracle.”
Iraqi Housewife Fights ISIS
Here’s how one Iraqi housewife deals with ISIS. “I fought them. I beheaded them. I cooked their heads, I burned their bodies.” That’s what Wahida Mohamed, leader of a tribal militia, told CNN. She lost her father, three brothers, and first and second husband to the Islamic militants. She has been fighting terrorists in cooperation with government and coalition forces since 2004.
And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.