Monday, February 12th, in the year of our Lord 2018
By Adam McManus
Commies Bar Kids From Church
As part of its most recent February 1st clampdown on Christian churches, Chinese communist authorities have instructed priests and pastors to post signs on churches barring entry to minors, reports Breitbart.com.
South and North Korean Delegations March As One
It’s hard to believe that the dazzling Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics on Friday night in South Korea, featuring the world’s 3,000 best winter athletes, was staged only 50 miles from the North Korean border.
The team from the nuclear war saber-rattling North Korea marched side by side with the South Korean delegation as one Korea wearing identical white uniforms for the first time since 2006.
North Korea Needs Leader With New Heart
Speaking of North Korea, Eric Foley of Voice of the Martyrs which is helping persecuted Christians in North Korea has claimed that not a single believer there is praying for the fall of the regime. Instead they are praying for Kim Jong-Un to embrace Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, reports Release International.
Proverbs 21:1 says, “The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He will.”
2 Sodomite Olympians Mock Vice President Pence
Freeskier Gus Kenworthy and figure skater Adam Rippon, the first two openly homosexual American men at the winter Olympians, are doubling down on their feud with Vice President Mike Pence who lead the U.S. delegation to the opening ceremony, reports TheHill.com.
Kenworthy wrote, “The Opening Ceremony is a wrap and the 2018 Winter Olympic Gaymes are officially under way!” The skier spelled the word “games” differently than the dictionary: “G-A-Y-m-e-s.”
He went on to say, “I feel incredibly honored to be here in Korea competing for the US and I’m so proud to be representing the LGBTQ community alongside this amazing guy (referring to Rippon)! Eat your heart out, Pence.”
Perhaps Kenworthy was referring to Vice President’s Christian faith which makes clear that homosexual behavior is in an abomination. Or perhaps because, while Indiana governor, Pence signed the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act on April 26, 2015, which ensured that Hoosiers would not be compelled to violate their deeply-held religious beliefs.
17-year-old American Grabs Gold
17-year-old Red Gerard, the sixth of seven siblings from Silverthorne, Colorado won the first Olympic gold medal for Team USA on the slopestyle, an amazing feat since he was sitting in last place heading into his third and final run.
“I actually say going into all the contests that I’d love fourth place. That’s my spot. Just ‘cause not as much media, you still did good, you just missed the podium. But first placed is better, I got to say.”
Gerard became the youngest American man to win an Olympic winter gold medal since 1928. His fame now dwarfs his sister Tiegan’s, whose food blog, Half Baked Harvest, has 468,000 Instagram followers.
Rand Paul Speaks Out Against Deficit Spending
“I want people to feel uncomfortable. I want them to have to answer people at home who said, ‘How come you were against President Obama’s deficits and how come you’re for Republican deficits? Isn’t that the very definition of intellectual dishonesty? Who’s fault is it? Republicans? Yes. Democrats. Yes, it’s both parties fault.
“This is the secret of Washington, he dirty little secret is the Republicans are loudly clamoring for more military spending, but they can’t get it unless they give the Democrats welfare spending. So they raise all the spending. It’s a compromise in the wrong direction.”
Sadly, Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn of Texas fumed that Paul’s tactics were “grossly irresponsible” and “bad behavior” that he didn’t want to reward by making any concessions.
And Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune of South Dakota called it a “colossal waste of everyone’s time.”
Walgreens Betrays Women and Girls
Walgreens is following the bad example of Target, allowing men to use the ladies bathroom instead of their own, compromising the privacy of girls and women as well as putting them at physical risk of potential assault.
God’s Intervention Center Stage in Eastwood Film
And finally, “The 15:17 to Paris” film is the new Clint Eastwood-directed movie which tells the dramatic, true story of how God providentially used three American Christian friends — Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone — to knock unconscious an Islamic terrorist aboard the train from Amsterdam to Paris.
Moroccan jihadist Ayoub El Khazzan, who was brandishing an AK-47 and a pistol, had already wounded one passenger and attempted to shoot Stone, who was charging toward him, but fortunately the gun didn’t fire because it was loaded with a faulty bullet, reports The Christian Post.
Childhood friends through a private Christian school, the three amigos left Amsterdam one day early and also changed from coach to first class at the last minute.
Skarlatos said, “If you look at the odds of everything that happened and how close we came to dying on so many different occasions, it’s too coincidental. It was too astronomical for it to be just chance. It had to be God looking out for us. And by [the movie] showing how we were raised — that was just all part of the story.”
Proverbs 16:9 says, “A man plans his ways, but the Lord establishes his steps.”
Remarkably, Eastwood hired the three heroes to portray themselves in the film, a rather unusual choice for Hollywood.
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Monday, February 12th 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.
Anti-Christian Violence in India Surges
India’s pro-Hindu government has presented detailed data in parliament showing a surge in religion-based violence since it came to power four years ago.
In 2017, 111 persons were killed and at least 2,384 injured in 822 cases of sectarian violence, the highest figure in the past three years, reports UCA News.
Hindus form 80 percent of India’s population.
Iranian Christian Church Population Skyrockets
Despite the fact that Iran has spent millions of dollars cracking down on Christian converts, including threatening believers with prison and death, Elam Ministries estimates that there are 360,000 Christians in Iran today, compared to only 500 Christians in 1979.
Iranian Christian converts say: “In Islam, we always lived in fear. Fear God, fear of sin, fear of punishment. However, Christ is a God of love.”
Canadian Olympian Crusades Against Dog Meat
Now that the Olympic Winter Games have commenced in South Korea, the culinary practice of eating dog in soup has come into sharper focus. To be fair, many older Koreans believe dog meat aids virility, though younger citizens are largely either against the practice or indifferent to it.
Last February, Canadian figure skater Meagan Duhamel, the two-time world champion pairs skater, brought home Moo-tae — a miniature dachshund mix who was born into the Korean dog meat trade which claims the lives of two million dogs annually.
Moo-tae’s adoption was organized through Free Korean Dogs by Buddhists who rescued Moo-tae from a farm as a puppy.
West Virginia Shows Love for Babies
Our hat’s off to the West Virginia State Senate.
On Thursday, it gave initial approval of Resolution 12 which says, “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion,” reports to the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.
It was modeled after a Tennessee amendment that passed a voter referendum in 2014.
West Virginia is one of 17 states that forces taxpayers to fund elective abortions through Medicaid. So, pro-life lawmakers there are also considering a bill to prohibit taxpayer funding of abortions in the state.
Atheist Criticizes Bible’s Writing Style
The Bible could not have possible come from God because it was so “badly written”, claims an atheist psychologist from Seattle, Washington in an essay published by Salon.com.
Valerie Tarico, author of Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light, argued that “God is a terrible writer”, claiming that “Many passages in the Bible would get kicked back by any competent editor or writing professor, kicked back with a lot of red ink. Mixed messages, repetition, bad fact checking, awkward constructions, inconsistent voice, weak character development, boring tangents. …This doesn’t sound like a book that was dictated by a deity.”
After getting serious pushback, Salon took Tarico’s essay down because it did not meet their editorial standards.
New God’s Not Dead Movie
Filmed on location in Little Rock, Arkansas, “God’s Not Dead: A Light In Darkness” stars actors David A.R. White as Pastor Dave and John Corbett from “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” who plays Pastor Dave’s estranged atheist brother.
Part one and two of the God’s Not Dead movies took place in a classroom and courtroom, but now the narrative will turn inward, as Pastor Dave takes viewers on a ride through his own personal conflict after his church is burned down.
The original “God’s Not Dead” movie was the highest-grossing independent faith film of 2014, taking in more than $60 million at the box office.