New Report Says Christian Persecution on Increase, Ontario Arrests for Speaking Against Abortion, Trump Pushes for More Gun Control

Friday, February 23rd, in the year of our Lord 2018

By Jonathan Clark

Report Shows Worse Persecution of Christians Than Ever

A recent report from Aid to the Church in Need showed that Christian persecution is worse than ever before.  

Islamic groups, like ISIS in the Middle East and Boko Haram in Nigeria, Africa, have driven much of the violence and persecution against Christians.

The World View spoke to William Stark of International Christian Concern about the indications that persecution has gotten worse in specific hot spots.   

“This report and this article is looking at two things. One, it’s looking at the intensity of persecution or the intensity that some Christians are facing in countries where persecution is very, very bad. If you look at for example, North Korea, you have basically holocaust level going on there where if you’re caught as a Christian, you are sent to a concentration camp that is essentially a death camp. And not only are you sent there but also your family is sent there as well to try and remove the ‘blight’ from society.”

Please remember our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world in your prayers.

Tribe in Papua New Guinea Celebrates the Translation of God’s Word

The remote Kasua tribe of Papua New Guinea celebrated the translation of the New Testament into their language in October of last year, reports World Magazine.

Tommy and Konni Logan with Wycliffe Bible Translators worked for years on the translation as well as Biblical worldview teaching.

Villagers travelled for five days to attend the celebration, singing in Kasua, “God’s book has come”. 

Village chief Amos Ulupele declared in broken English, “Before we were living—we don’t know what was true then—and now we know that the truth has come to us. . . The truth will set you free.”

God declared in Isaiah 55:11, “My word . . . that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”

Pro-Life Man Arrested Outside of Abortion Mill in Ontario

A 70-year-old man is the first to be arrested under Ontario’s new law that went into effect on the first of this month, banning pro-life speech outside of abortion mills.

A long-time advocate for the unborn, Cyril Winter, was arrested twice already this month outside of these murder facilities for his signs supporting freedom of expression and religion.

Winter told LifeSiteNews, “This is costing me . . . but it’s all for the Lord. And it’s for the babies and the saved parents over the years. . . God fits things to His purpose.”

The apostles said in Acts 5:29, “We ought to obey God rather than men.”

President Trump Calls for More Security in Schools

President Donald Trump met with students and parents affected by school shootings yesterday at the White House with testimonies and calls for more security in light of recent shootings. 

Trump suggested training and arming teachers in schools who could “end the attack very quickly.” 

Also, Trump tweeted on Thursday he would push for Comprehensive Background Checks, raising the age for buying guns to 21, and ending the sale of bump stocks. 

Judge Takes Custody of Girl Who Calls Herself a Boy from Parents

Juvenile court judge Sylvia Hendon issued a ruling last Friday in Hamilton County, Ohio, granting custody of a 17-year-old girl, who pretends to be a boy, to her grandparents instead of her Christian parents who oppose her undergoing hormone therapy.

The legal battle was sparked when the parents offered Christian therapy and counseling for their daughter’s depression and anxiety. 

300 Health Workers File Complaints of Conscience Violation

After President Trump created a new office last month to protect the religious freedoms of pro-life medical professionals, 300 health workers have filed complaints that their employers have violated their conscience rights.

By contrast, under former President Obama’s Health and Human Services Department, they only received 34 conscience complaints in November of 2016.   

High-School Coach Fired for Praying Takes Case to Supreme Court

High-school football coach Joe Kennedy, who lost his job last year for praying publicly after games, is now taking his case to the Supreme Court after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the Bremerton, Washington, school district. 

Kennedy is represented by First Liberty which calls the case possibly “one of the most definitive battles fought for religious liberty in the last decade.”

Proverbs 29:26 says, “Many seek the ruler’s favor, but justice for man comes from the Lord.”

Closing Line

And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Friday, February 23rd in the year of our Lord 2018. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.