Thursday, December 13th, in the year of our Lord 2018
By Jonathan Clark
South Asia Trying to Halt Christian Conversions
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom released its latest report on Tuesday, showing that countries in South Asia like India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh are ramping up persecution against the church there to try and stop conversions to Christianity.
Hindu nationalists in countries like India have been pushing anti-conversion laws against Christians, and Muslim-majority nations, like Pakistan, have jailed believers on false blasphemy charges.
Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ in South Asia who are seeing the church grow rapidly despite persecution.
New Zealand Political Leadership Takes a Stand for Babies
Sir Bill English, New Zealand’s former Prime Minister, along with two current Members of Parliament joined the country’s second National March for Life on Saturday in the capital of Wellington, reports LifeSiteNews.
The 1,200-person crowd marched in support of human life while denouncing abortion that has taken the lives of about half a million children in New Zealand since 1970.
Canadian Politician: Jesus Is the Light of the World!
Canadian conservative Member of Parliament Ted Falk took the floor of the Parliament on Monday to encourage his fellow lawmakers to remember Jesus as the light of the world this Christmas season.
FALK: “As Christmas approaches let us remember that there was and is one light above all others, and that’s God’s Son Jesus. Jesus said, ‘I am the light of the world. . . Let the lights all around us this Christmas remind us to be guided by the one true light, and reflect the light of Jesus’ love in our lives.”
Falk has been an outspoken supporter of pro-family and pro-life values in the liberal-majority Parliament.
Jesus said in Matthew 10:32, “Whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father Who is in heaven.”
The Violence and Unrest of France
France has been facing violence and unrest recently.
On Tuesday, a gunman killed two people and wounded 14 others in France’s largest Christmas market in Strasbourg while shouting “Allahu Akbar” which means “Allah, the moon god, is greater” in Arabic.
Also, tens of thousands of Frenchmen as part of the “yellow vest” movement have been staging protests since last month over a proposed environmentalist fuel tax. French President Emmanuel Macron has since backed down, but protests continue over broader political and economic grievances.
The National Council of Evangelicals in France called on its 2,500 local churches to pray for the nation last Saturday, stating, “The word of Christ addressed to the city of Jerusalem: ‘If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace’ (Luke 19:42).”
6 Christian Groups Don’t Have to Abide by Obamacare’s Abortion Mandate
Six Christians groups, represented by Alliance Defending Freedom, do not have to comply with ObamaCare’s contraceptive and abortifacient mandate, ruled U.S. District Court Judge Philip Brimmer on Tuesday.
The order also declared the mandate to violate the religious liberty of the Christian organizations which included Samaritan Ministries International, the Association of Christian Schools International, Taylor University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Asbury Theological Seminary, and the Alliance Defending Freedom.
DNC Chair: Time to Counteract the Christians
Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez told a liberal summit in Washington, D.C. yesterday that the Democrats need to come up with a “broader communications strategy” to reach and counteract what Christian voters are being taught in church on Sundays.
Perez criticized pastors who encourage their congregants to make issues like pro-life positions important for their political leaders.
2 Samuel 23:3 says, “He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.”
Super-Majority of CFOs Predict Recession by 2020
Duke University released a study yesterday with CFO Global Business Outlook finding that 82 percent of chief financial officers polled think a recession will have begun by 2020.
Major U.S. corporations like General Motors and Verizon have seen large-scale layoffs. Meanwhile, the U.S. national debt sits right under $22 trillion as it is on track to grow at the fastest rate since 2012.
Good Samaritan Gives $10,000 to Young Man Whose Wife Died
And finally, a secret Good Samaritan has blessed an Idaho dad, who lost his wife earlier this year, with $10,000 this Christmas season.
Dakota Nelson lost his wife, Ream, 38, after she had a sudden heart attack back in July.
The single dad was overwhelmed with gratitude when an anonymous donor asked East Idaho News to deliver $2,000 in gift cards and an $8,000 check to the family.
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