Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22nd, in the year of our Lord 2018
By Jonathan Clark
Missionary to Sentinelese Islanders Killed for Gospel
American explorer John Allen Chau, 26, died last week after visiting the remote Indian tribe of North Sentinel Island with the goal of preaching the Gospel, reports Reuters.
Hostile tribe members fired arrows at Chau after he stepped onto the island, but he kept walking. Fishermen saw tribals tying a rope around his neck and dragging his body.
Chau wrote in his journal previously, “[I’m] doing this to establish the kingdom of Jesus on the island . . . Do not blame the natives if I am killed.”
The Sentinelese are one of the last people groups unreached by civilization. Please pray for their salvation.
Psalm 116:15 says, “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints.”
Senator Rand Paul: Stop U.S. Aid to Pakistan until Asia Bibi Allowed to Leave
Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is calling on the U.S. government to suspend all aid to Pakistan until Asia Bibi, the Christian woman who was acquitted of false blasphemy charges, is allowed to leave the Muslim-majority country.
Writing for Breitbart this week, Senator Paul said, “I’ve made it a personal mission of mine in office to stop the United States from funding or being allied with places that persecute Christians.”
Bibi says she is willing to go to any Western country, but no government has offered a visa yet.
Canadian Christian Schools Ordered to Remove References to Bible, Truth
Canada’s Alberta government issued an order last week, forcing left-wing policies onto Christian schools, reports LifeSiteNews.
In September, Alberta’s Minister of Education ordered religious schools to remove references to truth, male and female, the Bible, and other religious references or face defunding.
“Awakening Australia” Praying for 100,000 Souls
Tens of thousands of Christians gathered in Melbourne, Australia for “Awakening Australia” over the weekend and encouraged to share the Gospel in the country where most people say they have no religion.
Organizers are praying for God to save 100,000 souls this year in Australia.
Phoenix Christians Under Attack over Faux Homosexual Weddings
On Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of two Christian artists who are challenging a Phoenix ordinance that would require them to provide services for faux homosexual weddings.
Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, owners of Brush & Nib Studio, could face fines and jail time if they stand by their religious beliefs.
U.S. Abortions Dropped by 24%
The number of abortions in the U.S. dropped by 24 percent to their lowest level in a decade, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The rate of abortions for women aged 15-44 also declined several percentage points between 2006 and 2015. Teens aged 15 to 19 saw the greatest decreases, with the rate falling by 54 percent!
Also, the Abortion Care Network’s 2018 report indicates nearly 150 independent abortion mills have closed down since 2013.
Ten percent of people living in sexually perverted lifestyles identify as evangelical, according to a study by Eastern Illinois University instructor Ryan Burge.
The study found the homosexual so-called “evangelical” respondents were more likely to support abortion and homosexual marriage than the rest of evangelicals.
James 4:4 says, “Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”
Trump to CA: Poor Forest Management Led to Fires
President Trump threatened to cut federal funding to California this month over recent destructive wildfires that Trump blames on poor forest management.
Back in August, California Governor Jerry Brown urged lawmakers to loosen the environmentalist restrictions put on logging as forests have become dangerously overgrown.
Arkansas Church Funds 2,000 “Blessing Baskets” on Thanksgiving
Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas gathered over 2,000 “Blessing Baskets” this past week to provide Thanksgiving meals to local families who can’t afford them.
Pastor Ronnie Floyd told The Christian Post that the Blessing Baskets ministry, which the church has done annually since 1992, is an important part of their church’s call to love their neighbors.
The ministry has blessed 52,000 families and seen 11,000 people come to faith in Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5 reminds us on this Thanksgiving, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22nd 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.