Parent Television Counsel Rejects TV Ratings, Daleiden’s Home Raided for Pro-Life Film Footage, Fifteen-Year-Old Escapes Kidnappers in Pakistan

Thursday, April 7th, in the year of our Lord, 2016.

By Kevin Swanson

The Bodnariu family from Norway has been fighting to regain custody of their five children after they were forcibly removed from their home last year. Yesterday, a judge ruled that the family could take their baby Ezekiel home. Pastor Cristian Ionescu, whom we have interviewed on our broadcast, says that they are still in the battle for their remaining children. Another worldwide protest is scheduled for April 16th.

​​Christian Today reports that a 15-year-old Christian Pakistani teenager has escaped her kidnappers! Komal was kidnapped last year, and her captors attempted to forcibly convert her to Islam. Now her faith in Jesus is stronger than ever. She told reporters that she is thankful for God’s mercy in bringing her back to her parents. Ko​mal​ is just one of 700 Christian women and girls who are kidnapped each year in Pakistan.

Ted Cruz is gaining on Donald Trump after the Wisconsin primary on Tuesday. As it stands today, Trump holds 746 delegates, Cruz has 510, and Governor John Kasich stands at 145. All eyes are turning towards New York’s primary with 95 delegates, which will occur in two weeks.

Diabetes diagnoses have quadrupled in the past 30 years, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. A big contributing factor is a lack of exercise, according to the study.

According to 1 Timothy 4, “​Bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable unto all things.​”​

Breitbart reports that California l​aw enforcement officers raided the home of pro-life investigator David Daleiden late Tuesday and confiscated all of his undercover Planned Parenthood footage. Matt Heffron, Daleiden’s legal advisor, said that the police action was “outrageously out of proportion for the type of crime alleged. It’s a discredit to law enforcement [and] an oppressive abuse of government power.​”​ May God deliver us from ​unreasonable and wicked men (2 Thessalonians 3:2).

A television watchdog group is not happy with ​the ​current TV ratings system. Parents Television Council says that the ratings are not protecting America’s children. PT​C’s Research Operations Director, Christopher Gildemeister, said that graphic content is rising in popular TV shows and that few of the shows are rated appropriately. Dr. Gildemeister told The World View that parents should not trust the present ratings: “I think the most important thing for parents to know, in helping to use this study to raise their children, is that they cannot depend on the ratings that TV shows are given. TV shows, before they come on, you will see TV-PG, TV-14, TV-MA. The problem is that the ratings do not reflect, in most cases, the actual content that’s on the show.”

Psalm 101:3​ says,​ ​”​I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me.​”​

Tony Perkins, head of Family Research Council, is applauding the new ​religious ​freedom law in Mississippi as one of the strongest in the nation. Perkins stated that the new law is a means of protecting the freedom of conscience for those who believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. The National Organization for Marriage is also excited about the law as a “huge victory” for religious liberty.

The Gospel is taking root in one of the coldest places on earth: Yaktusk, Russia. The Slavic Gospel Association is taking the truth of Jesus Christ to the farthest parts of the world, where people still herd reindeer and the temperature often hits 40 ​degrees ​below​ zero. Pastor Andre Furmanov of Vyborg​,​ Russia, told ​T​he World View that Russians are more open than ever for the Gospel: “There is really no limit, and there’s nothing that can stop the Word of God. We can see amazing changes in every life that’s changed, and how precious it is to really see how people who you consider to be—I mean, if you look at them, you think, ‘Wow, they’re probably never going to change,’ and they’re as far from God as they could ever be. And then all of a sudden God creates a miracle, and you see this is a totally different person you cannot recognize.”

Jesus said, “On​ this Rock, I will build ​M​y Church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it!”

Country singer Merle Haggard died yesterday on his 79th birthday. The singer, best known for his folk ballads like “Okies from Muskogee” and “Momma Tried,” was suffering from pneumonia. Haggard was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994.

Hunters in Okeechobee, Florida, killed a giant 780-pound, 15-foot-long alligator over the weekend. Lee Lightsey and his nine-year-old son Mason hunted the huge animal in a private pond at their ranch. Now​ there’s a father-son adventure for you.

And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.