Friday, September 29th, in the year of our Lord 2017
By Kevin Swanson
Republicans Give Up on Repealing Obamacare
Is socialism and increased federal funding and control of medicine here to stay?
The Republicans have effectively given up on the Obamacare repeal, after they were unable to pull all 52 votes together in the Senate this week on the Graham-Cassidy bill.
Some Christian churches in America weighed heavily against the repeal of President Obama’s socialist program. On the opposing side of the Republicans’ attempt to repeal Obamacare were the National Association of Evangelicals, the World Council of Churches, Jim Wallis of Sojourners, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Hurricane Maria Leaves Puerto Rico in Ruins
Puerto Rico lies in ruins after Hurricane Maria swept through a week ago.
Over three million people are still without power. 90% of the homes are damaged, and Moody’s Analytics put rebuilding costs around $95 billion.
Student Loan Debt in America Rises to $1.34 Trillion
The latest reports on federal student loans have revealed that students are in $1.34 trillion in debt. That’s up from $500 billion ten years ago, a 168% increase.
Congress Voting Next Week on Banning Late-Term Abortions
Congress will vote on the pain-capable Unborn Child Protection Act next week. The bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Two years ago, the act was stopped in the U.S. Senate, and given the liberal Republican contingency, it is doubtful that these children’s lives will be saved. Each year, 13,000 more children will have to undergo the excruciating pain and ultimate death of late-term abortions.
Saudi Arabia Will Allow Women to Drive Starting Next Year
Women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive cars, beginning next year.
King Salman issued the royal decree earlier this week. Up to now, women have had to hire drivers or rely upon their male relatives.
But a biblical wife … “her price is far above rubies. . .She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard. The heart of her husband safely trusts in her.” (Proverbs 31)
Rick Warren Partners with Catholic Diocese for Mental Health Symposia
Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, is partnering with the Catholic Diocese of Orange County, California to sponsor symposia on mental health.
Warren told the Roman Catholic media service Crux that it started with “heart-to-heart praying together, but then it grew into working hand-in-hand together on projects where Christians can offer a compassionate response to those in need.”
Congressman Steve Scalise Returns to Capitol Hill
Republican Congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana returned to Capitol Hill yesterday after his month-long recovery from wounds sustained from having been shot by a Bernie Sanders volunteer on a baseball field. He praised God for what he called a miraculous recovery.
“Jennifer and I have been overwhelmed with all of that outpouring, and it’s given us the strength to get through all of this, and to get to this point today. And it starts with God. When I was laying out on that ball field, the first thing I did once I was down and I couldn’t move anymore, is I just started to pray. And I will tell you, it gave me an unbelievable sense of calm. He really did deliver for me and my family, and it just gives you that renewed faith, in understanding that the power of prayer is something that you just cannot underestimate.”
Playboy Magazine Founder Hugh Hefner Dies at 91
Hugh Hefner is dead at 91 years of age. He will be remembered as the man who led the sexual revolution and who advocated the “playboy”, fornicating lifestyle.
Hefner claimed to be the son of conservative Christian parents and a descendent of the Puritans, William Bradford and John Winthrop. He started the Playboy pornographic magazine back in 1953, advocating promiscuous sexual sin.
It became the most influential men’s magazine in the world, initiating a widespread acceptance of pornography.
Evangelist Ray Comfort said this.
“He did for pornography and perversion what Planned Parenthood did for the killing of children in the womb: He legitimized it. But now he’s gone. And he has to face the One who said, ‘Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.’ And who of us hasn’t broken that commandment? We would end up guilty on Judgement Day if it wasn’t for God’s amazing grace. Let’s hope that Mr. Hefner repented and put his trust in Jesus so that he could escape the damnation of hell.”
Man Who Stopped Church Shooter Asks Everyone to Pray for Both Shooter and Victims
And finally, remember my story on Wednesday about the 22-year-old usher named Robert Caleb Engle who stopped a crazed gunman inside a Nashville, Tennessee church?
In a statement to the media, Engle asked “everyone to pray for the victims, family members of the victims, our church community [and] also please pray for the shooter. I pray that through all of this that people will come to know Christ.”
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Friday, September 29th in the year of our Lord 2017. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.