Piper: Consider Taking Your Children on Dangerous Mission Trips, Violence Against Rohingya Muslims Increases, Lawsuit Against NM Abortion Center Proceeds

Wednesday, October 25th, in the year of our Lord 2017

By Adam McManus

Pastor Mark Robinette Gives Insight on Attacks on Muslims in Myanmar

Multiple independent media reports indicate that Myanmar’s armies are burning villages, as well as murdering and raping throughout the Rohingya tribal areas.

So far, some 436,000 of the Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh in the last month, according to the Brookings Institution.

Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, says the conflict between the Muslim tribal people and the Buddhist majority can only be resolved by “removing the sources of hate and fear. . .[and thereby] remove conflict from our world.”

Pastor Mark Robinette, the founder of Mission to Myanmar offered his insight to The World View.

“One thing you have to understand is that the government that is ruling Myanmar right now is a fledgling government.  For years they have had what they call ‘free elections’, but they’ve really been a farce.  …

“Since I’ve been there over the past seven years, everything has changed dramatically.  …  When you hear from the government saying they are not in favor of the ethnic cleansing, they’re not. I guarantee you they’re not. They are fair-minded people who want what’s good for the people.  

“The problem is the military leaders have always run this country since World War 2. Those guys have been brutal, absolutely brutal, to the point that they were killing even peaceful monks walking in the street who were trying to free their people from the oppression of these military leaders.”

Ephesians 2:14 says, “For [Jesus Christ] Himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has broken down in His flesh the dividing wall of hostility.”

Senator Jeff Flake Rebukes President Trump

In the face of massive disapproval ratings going into the 2018 election, Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona abruptly announced yesterday that he will not run for re-election. But he also delivered a blistering rebuke of President Trump’s behavior from the Senate floor, reports CBS.

“We must stop pretending that the degradation of our politics and the conduct of some in our executive branch are normal. They are not normal. And when such behavior emanates from the top of our government, it is something else. It is dangerous to a democracy.

“When the next generation asks us, ‘Why didn’t you do something? Why didn’t you speak up?’  What are we going to say? Mr. President, I rise today to say, ‘Enough.’

“If I have been critical, it is because I believe it is my obligation to do so. I have children and grandchildren to answer to. And so, Mr. President, I will not be complicit or silent.”

Former White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has said he’s backing Kelli Ward, who had launched a primary challenge to Flake.

John Piper Suggest Taking Children on Dangerous Mission Trips

Christian parents should consider taking their children on dangerous mission trips to bring the Gospel of Christ to unreached people, says evangelical theologian John Piper. He argues that the “eternal impact” is worth the risk of death.

At DesiringGod.com, Piper asked, “Doesn’t the Proverb say, ‘Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it’ (Proverbs 22:6)? Perhaps we lose too many of our children because they weren’t trained as soldiers. Maybe we trained them in comfort and security, and now they won’t leave it.”

Lawsuit Against New Mexico Abortion Center Proceeds

A woman’s lawsuit against a New Mexico abortion center will proceed, thanks to New Mexico Judge Clay Campbell’s refusal to dismiss her case, reports World Magazine.

Jessica Duran filed suit last year against Southwestern Women’s Options abortion mill for not telling her about its relationship with the University of New Mexico and the possibility that it sent her dead baby there for research. Judge Campbell believes that Duran deserves a trial by jury.

Actor Mark Wahlberg Seeks God’s Forgiveness for Role in Boogie Nights

In the midst of an onslaught of accusations of sexual harassment against powerful Hollywood moguls like Harvey Weinstein, PJMedia reports that an actor has had a pang of conscience.  

Mark Wahlberg, who is now a committed Catholic, has admitted to praying to God and seeking forgiveness for his role in Boogie Nights, a film that celebrated the seedy porn industry.

Evangelist Without Arms and Legs Reports 400,000 Coming to Christ at Ukrainian Event

And finally, Nick Vujicic, the evangelist born without arms or legs, reported that 400,000 people gave their lives to Christ at an event in the Ukraine, according to The Christian Post.

Vujicic explained that it was “the biggest event that our team at Life Without Limbs has seen and maybe the largest event ever in Europe — 800,000 people in the streets of Kyiv, Ukraine! Thank you God.”

Closing Line

And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, October 25th in the year of our Lord 2017. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ. 

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Iranian Christian Converts Beaten and Imprisoned

An Iranian convert to Christianity named Abdol-Ali Pourmand was arrested on Saturday in the western city of Dezful after a raid on his home during which materials including Bibles and Christian CDs were confiscated, reports World Watch Monitor.

Mohabat News reports that Pourmand and three other arrested Christian converts were “beaten in prison and threatened that if they don’t renounce their faith in Christ they would be forced to leave the country or be beaten to death.”

Two Christians in India Arrested on False Kidnapping Charges

Two Christians, Anita Joseph and Amrit Kumar, were arrested in India on Monday after being accused by anti-Christian groups of trumped up charges of “kidnapping” six minor children and taking them to Mumbai for to become Christian, reports the Indian Express.

Kumar told the police that the children were being taken to attend a prayer meeting with the permission of their parents who had dropped them off.

ISIS Militants Slaughter Men, Women, and Children in Syrian Town

It’ll take your breath away.  

Islamic State jihadists, reeling from heavy territory losses in Syria, have slaughtered scores of people, including women and children, in the once predominantly Christian town of Qaryatayn, reports The Christian Post.

Syrian government troops recaptured the town on Saturday, only to discover the gruesome slaughter of civilians who were shot or beheaded. One town resident called the Islamic State militants “monsters.”

Republican Senator Jeff Flake Praised by Democrats

In a revealing series of statements from leading Democrats, it became clear that Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona is no conservative.

TheHill.com reports that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that Flake “is one of the finest human beings I’ve met in politics” and he “will be missed.”

And Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine called Flake a “good man,” and said that it was “tragic” that the GOP had become so “toxic and upside down.”

Former National Public Radio CEO Spends a Year with Conservatives

Ken Stern, the former CEO of National Public Radio, spent a year venturing “out from my overwhelmingly Democratic neighborhood” by meeting Republicans and attending evangelical church services, which led him to his discovery of “an America far different from the one depicted in the press,” he confessed in a column for the New York Post.

He “embedded [himself] with the other side” for an entire year, “standing in pit row at a NASCAR race, hanging out at Tea Party meetings and sitting in on Steve Bannon’s radio show.”

Stern concluded that the current situation “in an odd way works for Trump, who gets to rile his base,” and for the media, “which has grown an audience on the back of Washington dysfunction.”

Museum of the Bible Opens Soon

Christians are counting down the days until the Grand Opening of The Museum of the Bible located just three blocks south of the Capitol on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Funded by Steve Green, the founder of Hobby Lobby, it will open up its 430,000 square feet dedicated to tell the story of God’s Word on Friday, November 17th. The Museum of the Bible will be an unparalleled experience, using cutting-edge technology to bring the Bible to life.   

Watch their powerful 3-minute promotional video.

Elderly Woman Stuck Lying on the Floor for Four Days Saved by Mail Carrier

When 87-year-old Marie Boyer fell inside her home, she thought she was done for. After slipping and falling, Marie found herself helpless on the floor of her home, unable to get back up. The doors and windows in her house were closed, so Marie’s calls for help went unheard, reports LittleThings.com.

For four whole days, Marie lay on the floor of her home, dehydrated, falling in and out of consciousness, and slowly getting weaker and weaker.

Until her mail carrier, Lisa Sweeney, noticed something was ‘off’ at Marie’s house.

Marie says, “I remember thinking to myself, I didn’t wanna die that way.”

Lisa had been Marie’s mail carrier for 13 years, so she knew Marie’s habits very well. When Lisa realized that Marie’s mail and garbage were piling up in front of her home, her gut told her to call 911.

Thanks to Lisa’s call, the FDNY and NYPD broke into Marie’s home — and found her clinging to life on the floor. Lisa burst into tears when she learned that Marie was alive.