Thursday, March 8th, in the year of our Lord 2018
By Jonathan Clark
Christians in Multiple Countries Suffer Violent Attacks
Christians from various countries have suffered violent attacks from extremists recently.
In India last month, Hindu extremists burned down a Christian family’s home and badly injured six believers.
On Sunday in Pakistan, a Muslim mob brutally attacked believers during a worship service.
And one Christian refugee in Sweden was attacked outside a church last month as Christian asylum seekers to European countries have faced hundreds of violent incidents in the last year.
Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 3:12, “Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.”
North Korea Offers to Pause Nuclear Program
In a rare event, North Korea offered to pause its nuclear program during a dinner meeting on Monday with South Korean delegates and have an open dialogue with America about denuclearization.
President Donald Trump praised the development, attributing the move to sanctions the U.S. has applied to North Korea.
Church of Scotland Issues Pro-Transgender Booklet
The Church of Scotland issued a booklet this week on providing pastoral support for people pretending to be the opposite sex.
The booklet features stories from transgender individuals with quotes like “I didn’t know being trans was OK… this journey has definitely enriched my faith.”
Revelation 2:5 says, “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.”
Congress Considers Conscience Protection Act
Christian doctors and nurses are facing more pressure from their employers to participate in abortions.
The World View spoke to Carol Tobias of National Right to Life about the Conscience Protection Act being considered by Congress.
“The Conscience Protection Act would give them a legal reason for saying they are not going to participate, and they don’t have to. We have also seen some states like California and New York declare that any health insurance plans sold in the state have to cover abortion. They did that just through executive administrative policies.
“Now Oregon, and soon to be Washington, waiting for a governor’s signature are using the statute, passing it through the legislature, to require health plans, that are sold in those states to cover abortions. So an employer who is providing insurance for his or her employees and they do not want to provide abortion coverage, have no choice.”
Justice Department Sues California over Immigration
Trump’s Justice Department sued the state of California on Tuesday over several “sanctuary state” laws that protect illegal immigrants from being deported.
Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke out against California lawmakers for pushing a “radical, open borders agenda” and promised to “fight these unjust, unfair, and unconstitutional policies.”
Kansas Republicans Oppose Transgenderism
The Republican Party of Kansas is opposing efforts to validate transgender identity, reports The Wichita Eagle.
The party’s central committee passed a resolution last month, affirming “God’s design for gender” and opposing any “efforts to … alter one’s bodily identity to conform with one’s perceived gender identity.”
Mississippi State Senate Passes Bill to Ban Abortion After 15 Weeks
After passing the house, the Mississippi Senate passed a bill on Tuesday to ban the murder of all unborn babies older than 15 weeks, the earliest ban in the U.S. currently.
Pro Life Mississippi said, “This bill recognizes the biological reality that babies in the womb at 16 weeks have a heartbeat and DNA unique from the parents. These human beings in the womb deserve the right to life.”
Doctors Save Woman on Plane with Makeshift Ventilator
And finally, Good News Network reports that two doctors on board a plane to Jamaica back in January saved a woman in respiratory arrest by constructing a makeshift ventilator!
The wife of one of the doctors wrote on Facebook, “It was beautiful to witness so many Good Samaritans praying during the entire ordeal. I’m so thankful God placed them there at the right time.”
Galatians 6:10 says, “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.”
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, March 8th in the year of our Lord 2018. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.