Nabeel Qureshi is Diagnosed with Stomach Cancer, Persecution in Uzbekistan Possibly on the Rise, Two People Dead in Texas Shooting

Friday, September 9th, in the year of our Lord 2016

By Emily Swanson

Nabeel Qureshi Trusts in God Through Stomach Cancer Diagnosis

Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi, who just resigned from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries following the revelation that he was diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer, found out that statistically he only has a four percent chance of survival. In the 10 minute video from Nabeel Qureshi Ministries on Youtube, he remarked that he is not putting his faith in statistics.  

“I believe in my God. And I believe that He hears prayers. And so many of you have lifted me up in prayers. And I believe that there is more than hope here, despite what the numbers say. And that’s where I’ll take my stand, on Jesus Christ, the living God.”


Shooter in Texas Injures Student and Commits Suicide

A shooting incident in Brewster County, Texas​ left one student injured and the shooter dead yesterday. It was reported that the female shooter shot the other student and then put an end to her own life. The shooter’s motivation is unknown.

Two Men Start Ministry to Make 9/11 a Day of National Service

The 15th anniversary of 9/11 is this coming Sunday. To honor the lives lost and treasure their service, two men, David Paine and Jay Winuk, started a non-profit ministry called ‘My Good Deed’, dedicating to making September 11th a day of national service.  

Winuk, himself, experienced the loss of his brother Glenn Winuk, a firefighter who laid down his life for others at the World Trade Center.  

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Obama Nominates Muslim for Federal Court Position

The most recent federal court nominee by President Barack Obama is Abid Riaz Qureshi, a professing Muslim. He is the first Muslim American to be selected for a federal position.   

Two U.S. University of Afghanistan Professors Being Held Hostage

In a special report, Fox News said that an attempted Afghan rescue mission of two U.S. University of Afghanistan professors was not successful last month. The two were both captured on August 7th. They are not sure as to the current location of the hostages.

Atheist Organization Compels County Clerk to Remove Ten Commandments from Office

Atheists were not excited about Kentucky County Clerk Carmen Finley having a painting of the 10 Commandments up in her office. Finley had to take the painting down, as a result of a letter sent by the Freedom From Religion Foundation claiming that the painting allegedly violated the Establishment clause.  

We say with Paul in Romans 7:9-13 that God’s law is good. By nature man does not like God’s law, because it condemns him, “For I was alive apart from the law once, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died. And the commandment, which was ordained to bring life, I found to be unto death. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me and by it slew me. Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good.”

Persecution Expected to Escalate in Uzbekistan

Following Uzbekistan’s President Karimov’s death, one Christian Pastor says that the persecution may escalate for Christians. He says that Prime Minister, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the one predicted to take office, may have been the one who instigated the persecution against Christians during President Karimov’s term.

​​2 Timothy 3:12-14 says, “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.”    

Stand fast brothers and sisters in Uzbekistan!

One of the Twin Babies in Viral Photo Dies from Birth Defect

You may have seen the viral photo of two newborn babies hugging each other. It has over five million views, 20,000 shares, and 100,000 likes. reports that the two babies, Mason and Hawk, were born on August 18th. It was discovered that Hawk was born with a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. A hole in his diaphragm allowed the rest of his organs to move up into his chest.  And after two weeks of fighting, his grieving family announced his death on Wednesday. They wrote, “Our hearts are saddened this morning as our sweet little man was called home to be with Jesus. He went very peacefully and we know he’s no longer suffering. Please give us some time to grieve and try to start the healing process.”

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And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.