Tuesday, June 28th, in the year of our Lord, 2016.
By Kevin Swanson
Five Christians were killed on Monday after a series of violent suicide attacks in Lebanon. Four bombers detonated their vests just outside the village of Qaa. Police are still in search of accomplices. Reuters reports at least one Christian church was hit in the attack, and 15 are reported wounded.
Britain is experiencing a shake-up in its government since the nation voted to leave the European Union. The Leftist Labour party appears sharply divided. So far 19 ministers have resigned as shadow cabinet ministers. The Dow dropped another 260 points yesterday, for a total of a 900-point drop since Thursday.
After Brexit, now the Texas Secession movement is gaining steam, according to an article in the Washington Times. The Texas nationalists are calling themselves Texit. And, they’ve already collected 260,000 signatures for their own binding referendum. Secession leader Larry Kilgore has worked on the movement in Texas for 12 years running for gubernatorial candidate and organizing the movement. “I believe the Texas secession is much more possible after Brexit occured, because people begin to say, ‘hey, these people got freedom, maybe we can get freedom.’ I think it just spurs more secession all over the world.”
The time could not be better for the Texit Movement. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy joined the liberals in a decision that trounced states rights. The 5-3 decision overturned the Texas Abortion Law, which required abortion providers to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers and abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. It was bad news for the pro-life forces that have made a little progress limiting abortion access in several states over the last ten years. President Obama, not surprisingly, announced that he is pleased with the outcome of this case.
The Supremes also came down against gun-rights in another decision Monday, upholding a federal law that would prevent any person convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor from owning a gun.
Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee, joined the Homosexual Pride parade in New York City on this last Lord’s Day. She marched with the Governor and the Mayor of New York City from the Stonewall Inn.
The President of the United States declared the Stonewall Inn a national Monument last week. It’s a homosexual bar in New York City considered the origin of homosexual activism that has gained ascendance over the entire Western World.
Proverbs 14:34 says, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”
In a recent statement, Pope Francis says that the Church should apologize to homosexuals for the position they have taken on homosexuality in the past.
The prophet Jeremiah lodges a complaint against religious leaders: “And from the prophet even to the priest, everyone deals falsely. They have also healed the hurt of My people slightly, Saying, ‘Peace, peace!’ When there is no peace.” (Jer. 6:14)
Dr. James Dobson referred to Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, as a new Christian. Dobson said Trump recently accepted Christ, but also pointed out that he cursed 4-5 times in their recent meeting.
The acting Governor of Rio de Janeiro is now saying the Olympics may be a fail this year, because of ‘security and mobility concerns.’
A murder trial in Michigan may call a parrot to the witness stand. Evidently the bird was present during an argument between a couple, and a shooting. Glenna Duram is on trial for the murder of her husband. The parrot’s new owner told WOOD TV, “the bird seems to be mimicking two voices, one from a male and the other, female, as they argue.”
He came inside a grocery store in Memphis, Tennessee and asked Matt White if he could carry his groceries in exchange for a few donuts. Matt gave 16-year-old Chauncy Jones Black a few donuts . . .and then he took the young man on a shopping trip that night and heard more of his story. Chauncy was looking to provide a living for his disabled mother. Well, Matt started up a Go Fund Me page to help out, and in just 4 days, the fundraiser took in over $280,000! And the best part? Now, Chauncy is attending Hope Presbyterian Church with Matt every Sunday, getting a little more of the bread of life.
Jesus says, “I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in.” (Matthew 25)
To learn more about the amazing story of how God is providing for Chauncy, go to: https://www.gofundme.com/293uu9x3.
And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.