Wednesday, December 28th, in the year of our Lord 2016
By Adam McManus
Two Sudanese Pastors on Trial Facing Possible Death Sentence
Two Sudanese Christian pastors, Rev. Hassan Abduraheem and Rev. Kuwa Shamal, are currently on trial facing the possibility of death by hanging if convicted. They were arrested and jailed over false national security charges and have been imprisoned for 12 months in small rooms which have little ventilation and sporadic electricity.
So far, 92,000 Christians have signed a petition at the ACLJ website pleading with the Sudanese government to release them. http://aclj.org/persecuted-church/save-christian-pastors-from-possible-death
The World View talked with William Levi from Operation Nehemiah in South Sudan about the imprisonment and possible execution of Pastor Abduraheem and Pastor Shamal.
“Their crime is none other than the fact that they love Jesus Christ and they’re Christian. And of course they are going to bring all kinds of false charges against them. The Christians in the North are still suffering much persecution. And they can go anywhere, they can come to the South, because that is their homeland; that is their country. Way before Islam came into ancient Sudan, ancient Ethiopia, the Christians were there. And so they are the remnant of the Christian church in the North. And that’s why the enemy is doing everything to frustrate the effort there.”
Eight States Challenge Mandate that All Doctors Perform Gender Re-Assignment Surgery
Eight states and several Christian groups presented oral arguments in Texas federal court challenging an Obamacare regulation forcing all doctors and staff perform “gender re-assignment” surgeries and hormone treatments on patients, even children, reports the Canada Free Press.
Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services intentionally refused any religious exemptions, despite dozens of requests, and essentially is demanding Christian organizations and medical personnel to bow to transgendered demands.
The Liberty Council explained that this mandate forces doctors to break their Hippocratic Oath of “Do no harm” and demands doctors and staff actively participate in something that deeply opposes their religious beliefs.
Governor of Kentucky Declares 2017 “Year of the Bible”
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has issued a proclamation declaring 2017 the “Year of the Bible.” It’s the second year that Bevin has issued such a decree.
Bevin’s proclamation noted that, “President Harry Truman said, ‘The fundamental basis of this nation’s law was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul.”
Proverbs 30:5 says, “Every word of God is flawless.”
The leftist ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation have objected to the Kentucky Year of the Bible.
Democratic Party Suffered Huge Losses During Obama’s Presidency
The Democratic Party suffered huge losses at every level during Obama’s eight years in the White House, reports Fox News. The net loss for the Democrats – on the state and federal level — was a grand total of 1,042 posts. Democratic U.S. Senate seats fell from 55 to 46. And their share of the House plummeted from 256 seats to 194.
Carrie Fisher, Who Played Princess Leia in Star Wars, Dies of Heart Attack
Carrie Fisher was best known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the inaugural “Star Wars” film which debuted in 1976.
“When you’ve got energy shield, proceed directly to the rendezvous point; understood? Good luck.”
She died yesterday at the age of 60 following a heart attack aboard a flight from London to Los Angeles.
The daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Carrie wrote five novels and her autobiography in which she catalogued her alcoholism, drug addiction, bipolar mental breakdowns, and a 3-month-long immoral relationship with “Star Wars” co-star Harrison Ford in 1976.
Fisher was awarded the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism from Harvard this year.
1 John 2:15-16 says, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father, but is from the world.”
Planned Parenthood Receives 40 Times Normal Rate of Donations Since Trump’s Election
Planned Parenthood has seen a spike in donations from pro-abortion Americans following President-elect Donald Trump’s victory in the November 8th election, receiving more than 300,000 donations since the election, about “40 times its normal rate,” reports The Guardian.
Planned Parenthood Organizing March in Washington, DC
And LifeNews reports that Planned Parenthood is now organizing a march on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC to bring together abortion activists from around the country.
National Secular Society Demands End to Privileged Position of the Church of England
The Church of England’s position as the established church with the Queen as Supreme Governor is “no longer tenable” and needs a rethink, according to the National Secular Society. Its main demand is that the Church of England should no longer enjoy the patronage of the state.
One of the greatest privileges of the Church of England is the 26 bishops from English dioceses with ex officio seats in the UK Parliament, which gives them significant power to introduce and amend UK-wide legislation, despite the fact that the Church of England is not established in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.
Rabbi Jonathan Romain of the Maidenhead Synagogue said: “It may be true that more people in Britain are now secular rather than religious, but the report dismisses too easily the fact that the country is still based on Christian culture and Christian values.”
Nigerian Girls Freed from Boko Haram Are Home with Their Families
More than 20 Nigerian “Chibok girls” who were released by the Islamist group Boko Haram in October have rejoined their families for Christmas, reports the BBC. It’s the girls’ first return home since they were kidnapped from their school in Chibok in April 2014.
One of the girls, Asabe Goni, 22, told Reuters news agency it was a “miracle” that she was home again. She said, “I never knew that I would return. I had given up hope of ever going home.”
Sadly, of the 276 students kidnapped, 197 are still reportedly missing, and negotiations for their release are under way.
Fights Break Out in American Shopping Malls
Fights, disturbances and false reports of gunfire caused chaotic scenes and shut down several malls across the United States on Monday during the typically busy post-Christmas shopping day, reports Reuters.
Eight to 10 people suffered minor injuries during a melee in the food court at The Mills at Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth, New Jersey and the Hulen Mall in Fort Worth, Texas, was on lockdown as several fights had broken out involving 100-150 people.
And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.