South Korea Legalizes Abortion, Notre Dame Cathedral Burns, Sudan’s Government in Turmoil

Tuesday, April 16th, in the year of our Lord 2019

By Kevin Swanson

South Korean Supreme Court Legalizes Abortion

World destruction, by way of abortion, continues in South Korea.

The New York Times reports that the nation’s supreme court legalized abortion last Thursday, in a 7-2 ruling. That’s the same 7-2 vote the U.S. Supreme Court cast in 1973, resulting in the deaths of 60 million innocent babies.

South Korea is the last major far eastern country to fall to the abortion blight, except for the Philippines and Taiwan. South Korea also has had one of the lowest birth rates in the world due to its use of abortifacient contraceptives.

A 1953 law which outlawed abortion in the country has been largely ignored in recent years, with as many as 100,000 abortions conducted annually.

The Generations/World View team will be speaking at the South Korea Christian Home School Conference March 5-7 of 2020.

98% Fewer Middle Eastern Christians Admitted to America

John Stonestreet reports that “the number of Middle East Christians admitted into the United States in 2018 fell by a staggering 98% from 2016,” and the trend continues in 2019.

American Missionary Killed in Paraguay Last Week

After working with the Mboijagua natives in Paraguay, South America for more than 25 years through New Tribes Mission, American missionary Wayne Goddard was shot and killed in his home last week, reports Evangelical Focus.

Police are investigating the apparent murder.

Psalm 116:15 says, “Precious in the sight of the  Lord is the death of His saints.”

Dutch Christians: Prostitution is Wrong; These Women Are Priceless

Dutch Christians have been able to collect 40,000 signatures to force a debate in the Netherland’s parliament on legalized prostitution, reports WKJC.

They call their initiative “I am priceless.”

Sudanese President Arrested After Persecuting Christians for Years

A nation that has relentlessly persecuted Christians for 50 years finds itself in upset.

In God’s sovereign providence, the military has overthrown the government of Sudan. President Omar Al-bashir has been arrested, and the military council promises to initiate committees to fight corruption and the lifting of media restrictions and censorship. This will represent a big setback for the radical Muslim group Hamas, long supported by the Al-bashir government, reports Haaretz News.

Psalm 46:8 says, “Come, behold the works of the Lord, who has made desolations in the earth.”

Christians Worried About Upcoming Elections in India

Christians in India are watching the upcoming elections closely, reports Mission Network News.

Pastors communicating with Open Doors are concerned that the elections may be rigged, and result in more persecution for Christians.

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Burns for Hours

Just a few days before the celebration of Easter, Paris was shaken by a gigantic fire that burned Notre Dame Cathedral, reports The Daily Mail.

Yesterday, the iconic, 800-year-old church burned for several hours while Parisians watched and sang hymns from the streets. The main spire collapsed, but the major portion of the church building was saved.

Neither terrorism nor arson is suspected. French media quoted the Paris fire brigade as saying the fire was “potentially linked” to a $6.8 million renovation project on the church’s spire and its 500 tons of wood and 250 tons of lead.

No one was killed, although one of the 400 firefighters was injured.

A recent survey found that only 5% of French attend church, although 53% still call themselves Catholic.

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And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, April 16th in the year of our Lord 2019. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at Or get the app through Google Play or The App Store. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.