Mormon Leader Has Escaped Custody, Muslim Mob Torches Christian Homes in Egypt, Empty Tomb of Jesus Being Renovated

Wednesday, June 22, in the year of our Lord 2016 

By Mark Robinette

Cleveland Cavalier fans are dancing in the streets after Ohio’s NBA team won a hard-fought comeback series to clinch the NBA Championship. Their win ends the franchise’s 52-year wait for the top spot and fulfilled a two-year-old promise by forward LeBron James, to bring the prize to Ohio.

Six months after the U.S. Military opened all combat jobs to women, only seven women, all Marines, have been able to complete the training necessary to fill the posts. According to the Associated Press, new tough physical standards, required to qualify, have weeded out most female hopefuls and have also disqualified some men.

Fundamentalist Mormon leader and polygamist Lyle Jeffs has escaped custody while awaiting trial on charges of food stamp fraud and money laundering. A Utah judge issued an arrest warrant for Jeffs.

According to International Christian Concern, a Muslim mob torched and looted 80 homes of Christian families in the Al-Beida village in Egypt, looking to punish them.

One witness, a Christian, Mousa Zarif, recalled the terrifying events, saying​: “…a great deal of fanatic Muslims gathered in the front of the new house of my cousin, Naim Aziz, during its construction because of a rumor spread in the village that this building would be turned into a church. They were chanting slogans against us. (saying) ‘By no means shall there be a church here.'”  

Do not be discouraged brother Zarif.​ ​This is only a temporary setback, Jesus said “Upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18)

According to CNN, GOP Presidential nominee is in great need of money!​ The way they put it, he “faces an extraordinary money deficit unheard of in modern presidential politics,’’ entering the month with tens of millions of dollars less than Hillary Clinton. Clinton’s campaign had $42 million in the bank as of May 31, and her Super PAC, Priorities USA, has $52 million.

​Trump’s campaign​, by contrast,​ has $1.3 million and less than ​$1 million in his not so Super PAC. Trump has shown that against great odds and with much less money than his contenders he has held his own​.

God sets up leaders, not money, as it says in His word time and again. Psalm 75:7 ​says, “It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.​​” And Daniel 2:21 says, “He changes times and seasons; He deposes kings and raises up others.” God will have all His holy will.

What some call the most holy shrine in Christendom, the empty tomb of Jesus, is being renovated. The Washington Post, because of the magnitude of the project, called it “the alpha and omega of restoration projects.”

The nine-month project on the historic, but crumbling, Church of the Holy Sepulcher includes reinforcing it with titanium bolts.​ It’s ​now underway in Jerusalem’s Old City. Greek conservationists, who also repaired the Acropolis in Athens, will have to clear away two thousand years of candle wax and soot from votive lamps brought to the tomb over the millennia. The World View spoke to Father Peter Vasko about the work.

“We know that this is the tomb because, when Jesus was crucified in 32 AD, His followers started to go back to the place where He originally rose from, and they started praying there. It continued on via oral transmission, generation to generation, and it got so strong that in 132, when Hadrian the Roman Emperor came into Jerusalem, he got very upset that these Christians were still around, praying at the tomb and on Calvary, so he built a temple to Jupiter over the tomb. Well, the Christians in spite of this continued to bring their children, and sang ‘underneath the tomb of Jupiter is the tomb of Christ’. Hadrian the Emperor labeled the tomb of Christ and labeled the place of crucifixion!”

The United Nations comfortably called traditional Dutch Christmas celebrations a potential violation of “international law,” whatever that is​.​ But its new Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon now wants the world to know​,​ “Lord Buddha can help enlighten the world,” he said in an official UN speech, to solve the world’s problems. ​Sadly, no one complained.

Scott Dunn, a senior at East Juniata High School of McAlisterville, Pennsylvania, was three days from graduation when a serious car accident left him in a coma with an uncertain future last month.

By God’s grace, he awoke days later. His first words were “I missed my graduation.” His principal was able to gather half the graduating class to do something special. They donned their caps and gowns, and had a graduation ceremony just for ​Scott ​Dunn. His classmates encircled him tossing their caps up in the air with Dunn. “I’m speechless,” Scott said. “I don’t know how to even explain it. I’m speechless to know that this many people are behind me.”

And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.