Samaritan’s Purse Continues to Bring Relief to Thousands of Hurricane Victims, Dr. Ben Carson Speaks Highly of Roy Moore, Mexico Gets Hit With a Third Earthquake

Monday, September 25th, in the year of our Lord 2017

By Adam McManus

Another Earthquake Causes More Destruction in Mexico

On Saturday, Mexico was hit with a third earthquake this month. According to The L.A. Times, the 6.1-magnitude quake killed at least two people, toppled already damaged homes and a highway bridge, and caused new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes that together have killed more than 400 people.

Samaritan’s Purse Brings Emergency Supplies to Hurricane Victims in the Caribbean

Samaritan’s Purse has helped well over 13,600 victims of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean by either supplying them with tarps for emergency shelter or vital necessities like food, blankets, water and hygiene kits.

The group has already delivered over 154 tons of emergency supplies to those in need in the Caribbean via nine different flights of its DC-8 cargo plane, which takes off out of Greensboro, North Carolina, and delivers supplies to the charity’s logistics hub in Puerto Rico.

Please make a donation through Samaritan’s Purse to help the victims of Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey.

Very Low Chance of Passing New Healthcare Bill

The hissing sound coming from Washington, DC, is Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., letting the air out of the Republican Party’s latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, reports World Magazine.

This despite the fact that his best friend, Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is one of the co-sponsors along with Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.

Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., said he opposed the bill, meaning Senate Republicans could only afford to lose two more votes. With McCain a decisive no and Senator Susan Collins, R-Maine, leaning against it, the bill’s chances of passing tomorrow are slim to none.

Dr. Ben Carson Speaks Highly of Roy Moore

Despite the fact that President Trump has endorsed Luther Strange for senator in the special Alabama GOP primary run-off slated for tomorrow, Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, spoke highly of Roy Moore, the constitutional Christian conservative in the race.

Carson said that Roy Moore “is truly someone who reflects the Judeo-Christian values that were so important to the establishment of our country. It is these values that we must return to in order to make America great again.”

Former White House adviser Steve Bannon and Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson will headline a rally for Moore tonight.

President Trump Wants NFL Players Fired Who Refuse to Stand During National Anthem

On Saturday, President Trump took aim at the NFL players who choose to kneel instead of stand during the national anthem. He’d like to see the owners of NFL teams take a stand.

“He’s gonna say, ‘That guy who disrespects our flag, he’s fired. Cause that’s a total disrespect of our heritage. That’s a total disrespect of everything we stand for.’”

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Trump’s “divisive comments” show “an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL.”

The Tennessee Titans and the Seattle Seahawks decided not to even come out for the national anthem.

Yesterday, the president called for football fans to boycott N.F.L. games unless the league fires or suspends players who refuse to stand for the national anthem.

Southern Baptist Pastors Call for Removal of Confederate Statue

Last week, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Steve Gaines, and about a dozen of its pastors called for the removal of a Confederate statue in Memphis, Tennessee, reports Christianity Today.

James Merritt, the former Southern Baptist president, said, “From a Christian perspective, anything that I can do to take any stumbling block, any barrier—anything I can do to be a minister of reconciliation and bring racial healing to this country—I believe I ought to do it.”

Some Speculate that Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg May Run for President

There’s increasing speculation that Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of Facebook, may run for president in 2020, reports CNBC.

He has hired David Plouffe, campaign manager for Obama’s 2008 presidential run; Amy Dudley, former communications adviser for Senator Tim Kaine, D-Va.; and Ken Mehlman, who directed President George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign.

If he does make it official, Zuckerberg could easily afford the expense. Hillary Clinton’s campaign spent $768 million and Donald Trump’s campaign spent $398 million. Zuckerberg’s net worth is $71 billion.

NFL Quarterback Kurt Warner Gives Thanks to Jesus in Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech

Kurt Warner rose from lowly grocery clerk to superstar NFL quarterback.

Cut by the Green Bay Packers in the summer of 1994 after going undrafted out of college, Warner returned to his native Iowa, where he worked out during the day and stocked grocery store shelves for $5.50 an hour at night, reports World Magazine which chronicles his rise to eventually lead the St. Louis Rams to their only Super Bowl triumph.

That’s what makes the 46-year-old’s acceptance speech, as he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last month, that much more special.

“I want to conclude with one last moment and one last thank you. To the One who, without a doubt, has left the deepest mark and has become the cornerstone of my life.

“In the early stage of my career, I had a chance to stand at a podium similar to this, in front of millions of people after Super Bowl XXXIV. In that moment, I made sure what I did was say thank you to this Person for what they’ve done for me. Many felt I was thanking Him for orchestrating a Super Bowl win, or making my passes fly straighter, or causing my opponents to make more mistakes. But those people had it all wrong. The gesture was my way of acknowledging how fortunate I considered myself for the moments He had given me. Thanking Him for the trials which prepared me for this platform. For showing me that with Him, the impossible becomes possible…

“Now, love it or hate it, that opening scene captured the imagination of the sports world, and the words became the heart of my story… Bringing us to this: The famous last words, and the only place this extraordinary journey can end.

“You know, His final moment was for me. Mine is for Him. Thank you Jesus!”

King David declares in Psalm 118:28: “You are my God, and I give thanks to You.”

Closing Line

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

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Riots Break Out in Cameroon After Bomb Explosion

There are riots in Cameroon, Africa, east of Nigeria, following a bomb blast which injured three police officers, reports Christian Today. The governor in the region has imposed a 24-hour curfew.

Babila Foncham of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon led the African Biblical Leadership Initiative conference in prayer.

He prayed: “God, we commit Cameroon into your hands. We call for your decisive intervention, that Christian men and women among the crowd would act as instruments of peace and non-violence.

“Heal our land, Lord, and grant us peace. Forgive us Lord and have mercy upon us. Don’t allow us to plunge into war and violence.”

Ballistic Missile Unveiled in Iran Can Reportedly Carry Multiple Warheads

Iran unveiled a ballistic missile in Tehran on Friday that is reportedly capable of carrying multiple warheads, Press TV reported. It has a range of 1,250 miles.

Australian Christian Fired for Saying It’s Okay to Vote No on Homosexual Marriage

An Australian children’s entertainment company fired a Christian contractor, simply because she posted on Facebook that it’s alright to vote no in Australia’s national mail-in referendum on homosexual faux marriage, reports the Australian Broadcast Company.

Her boss at Capital Kids Parties labeled it “hate speech” and wrote on Facebook “It’s not okay to vote no. It’s not okay to be homophobic. This isn’t a matter of opinion or even religion.”

North Korea Continues to Threaten the United States

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said President Trump is the only person “on a suicide mission,” one that is making “our rocket’s visit to the entire U.S. mainland inevitable all the more,” reports CBS News.

On Friday, Trump issued an executive order targeting countries that trade with North Korea.

Martin Luther’s Life Inspires German Christians to Welcome Refugees

As a young man, Martin Luther had a persistent, obsessive fear that he was cast out from God’s grace and that it was his own fault. He saw himself as a figurative refugee from the love of God. He wrote, “My sin lay heavy night and day,” reports Christian Today.

Then, after nailing his 95 Theses to the door of All Saints Church in Wittenberg on October 31, 1517, Luther became an actual refugee from his homeland. Roman Catholic leaders were seeking his life, and he was forced to flee and hide.

Five hundred years later, the reformer is strikingly relevant for the issues facing Germany today. Millions of Germans feel attached to Luther and, to many of them, his example urges their country to welcome refugees.

So when Luther wrote his 95 Theses, he was driven by a few simple, democratic ideas—for example, that the grace of God is available to every believer and that everyone is equally free to access that grace through faith. Because they were already assured of God’s love through his unmerited grace, Christians were then to help others in need. According to Luther, “God does not need your good works, but your neighbor does.”

Germans are talking a lot about Luther and openness these days, as the country has welcomed 1.4 million refugees since 2015. That year alone, some 1 million immigrants, mostly from the Middle East, entered Germany. Since then, the numbers have dropped to around 200,000 a year because Turkey has tightened its borders. But on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, many Germans are interpreting Luther’s vision as a call to continue offering safe haven to refugees.

Hurricane Flooding Causes Large Dam to Break in Puerto Rico

After 16 inches of rain fell in one area of Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria, a 90-year-old, 345-yard-long dam broke, sending a terrifying torrent of water sweeping through the municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas, reports The Daily Mail.

Thankfully, Puerto Rican authorities had evacuated 70,000 people after the National Weather Service warned that failure of the dam was “imminent” and could lead to “life-threatening” flash flooding.

Many Christians Join with the Jews in Celebration of Biblical Holidays

The growing phenomenon of Christians observing the Biblical holidays is bringing Jews and Christians closer. This phenomenon is creating a new Bible-based aspect within Christianity, and for some Jews, revealing a previously hidden aspect of the holidays, reports Breaking Israel News.

Last Wednesday evening began an intense period including three major Jewish holidays, starting off with Rosh Hashana (the New Year), continuing with Yom Kippur (Day of Repentance) ten days later, and ending with Sukkot. Until recently, this was a uniquely and exclusively Jewish experience. Now, many Christians are finding spiritual meaning in experiencing the feasts and holidays they previously only read about.

Prince Harry Meets First Lady Melania Trump in Toronto

Prince Harry met First Lady Melania in Toronto ahead of the Invictus Games’ opening ceremony on Saturday, becoming the first member of the Royal Family to meet a Trump since last year’s presidential election, reports The Daily Mail.

Harry initially appeared awkward when he was introduced to the Slovenian former model, smiling brightly for the cameras before letting it drop as he turned away.

Nabeel Qureshi’s Former Mentor Shares How He Exhorted Nabeel to Trust God’s Word

During the funeral of beloved Christian author Nabeel Qureshi who died of stomach cancer, Jim Tour, a Rice University chemistry professor and one of Qureshi’s mentors, shared the tough words he spoke to him in Houston, reports The Christian Post.

Tour recalled, “I asked him, ‘What have you been reading in the Scriptures lately?’ He showed me and I said, ‘What have you been getting out of it?’ He said, ‘I have been critiquing this and studying the relevancy of this portion and the authenticity of that portion.’ I said, ‘What has God been saying to you?’ He says, ‘Well, really not a lot, I have just been critiquing it,’”

“I said, ‘That is your problem, Nabeel. Every word in this book is true. God has watched over His word to perform it. … You read the testimony of Billy Graham. It was not until he fell on his knees and said, ‘Lord, I take every word in this book as truth,’ it was only then that his ministry burst forth.

“‘You have some repenting to do.’ So we got down on our knees right there in the kitchen and he repented for not taking God’s word as every word being true. He texted me that night and he said, ‘It is just like when I got saved. The Lord is speaking to me so richly through the Scripture.’”

Travelers Warned of Possibility of Methamphetamine-Contaminated 7Up in Mexico

Health professionals in Arizona are warning those traveling to Mexico to be aware of possible contaminated 7Up beverages which contain methamphetamine in the Mexicali area. According to Banner Health, some side effects of drinking the contaminated sodas are burning of the esophagus and stomach, vomiting and a fast or irregular heartbeat, Chris Barnes, spokesman for Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group, said that no 7Up products in the United States have been contaminated.

Minnesota Court Rules that Christian Film Business Must Film Homosexual Weddings

A Minnesota court has ruled that a Christian filmmaking couple must document homosexual faux weddings despite their conviction that marriage is only between a man and a woman.

Alliance Defending Freedom, the law firm representing Carl and Angel Larsen of Telescope Media Group, announced last Wednesday that it will appeal against Chief U.S. District Judge John Tunheim’s decision.

London Tattoo Convention Brings in 20,000 People

Twenty-thousand people and 400 tattoo artists attended the London Tattoo Convention three-day event, reports Reuters.

Organizer Marcus Berriman said, “There’s been a total global shift in attitude. Once upon a time, people associated it with criminals and bikers and punks, but now it’s mainstream really.”

Leviticus 19:28 says, “Do not cut your bodies or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.”

Only Six Percent of White Evangelicals Want Confederate Statues Removed

An NPR/PBS News Hour/Marist Poll survey taken after the Charlottesville, Virginia protests found that only six percent of white evangelicals thought that statues honoring Confederate leaders should be taken down, far fewer than the 27 percent of all Americans and 40 percent of blacks who wanted to see them removed.