Thursday, December 27th, in the year of our Lord 2018
By Jonathan Clark
Syrian Church: If U.S. Withdraws, We Will Be Killed
As The World View noted yesterday, U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Syria have continued, despite President Donald Trump announcing the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Islamic state, reports CNN.
Meanwhile, Turkish forces are preparing to enter the country to fight ISIS, but may also attack American-backed Kurdish forces in Syria that Turkey considers terrorists.
Sanharib Barsoum, president of the Syriac Union Party, wrote an open letter warning Christians in the U.S., saying, “Turkish jihadists are standing ready and are waiting for the U.S. to leave so that they can kill us and destroy our communities and churches.”
Barsoum thanked President Trump for the military support against ISIS, but asked for the withdrawal of U.S. troops to be postponed until the stability of the Syriac-Assyrian Christians has been secured.
After Christian Protest, Bulgaria Will Not Interfere with Church
The Bulgarian Parliament voted on important amendments to their Religious Denominations Act this month in response to evangelical protests. Originally, the law would have allowed the government to interfere heavily in church affairs, reports Evangelical Focus.
But lawmakers made significant concessions after seven weeks of protests and prayer by evangelical Christians across the country.
Ireland Passes Baby Murder Through 12 Weeks Gestation
Isaiah 59:7 declares, “Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood.”
In keeping with the truth of that verse, Ireland’s President Michael Higgins signed the country’s infamous abortion bill into law last week after a rushed passage in the Parliament, legalizing the murder of unborn babies for any reason up to 12 weeks.
Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, an open homosexual, was the one primarily responsible for convincing the electorate to overturn the long-standing ban on abortion on May 29th of this year.
The bill which allows abortions through 12 weeks of pregnancy requires physicians who do not want to kill babies to refer pregnant women to colleagues who will. A survey of 3,500 members of the Irish College of General Practitioners found that 35 percent said they would not perform abortions but would refer them, while 25 percent said they would not perform abortions or refer them.
Trump Visits Iraq on Christmas Day, Set to Tap New Defense Secretary
President Trump made his first trip to a conflict zone on Wednesday for a surprise Christmas visit to U.S. troops in Iraq days after announcing the pullout of American troops from Syria, reports Reuters.
Also, Trump said he would be replacing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis two months earlier than expected after Mattis said he would be quitting February 28 in a resignation letter this month over foreign policy disagreements.
Alabama Police Dept.: Juvenile Murder Result of Departing from God
The Opp Police Department in rural Alabama drew criticism from the atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation recently for blaming juvenile crime in the county on people departing from God and following Satan.
The police department told residents it was time to call on God’s help and be better parents after a string of murders this year by young people, reports The Christian Post.
The God Deniers said, “It is negligent for the [police] department to spread a message of prejudice against those who choose not to believe in or worship a god.”
Jesus said in John 10:10, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
Your Chance to Help Overturn Ohio Governor’s Pro-Abortion Veto
Ohio became the 10th state to ban the murder of unborn babies by dismemberment, or tearing the baby apart, as Republican Governor John Kasich signed the bill into law this week.
However, Kasich also vetoed a pro-life bill the same day that would have banned abortions on unborn babies whose heartbeats are detectable, typically at the sixth or seventh week.
But now the Ohio House and Senate are reconvening today to attempt to override Governor Kasich’s veto in the waning days of his administration as he has been term limited out.
Call two key Ohio legislators and urge them “to override Governor Kasich’s veto of the Heartbeat Bill today.” Call Ohio Rep. Glenn Holmes at 614-466-3488. That’s 614-466-3488. And call Ohio Senator Frank LaRose at 614-466-4823. That’s 614-466-4823. And please email me at adam@TheWorldView.com. I hope to hear from at least 100 of you by day’s end.
I’ll let you know how many emailed – making those calls – tomorrow.
San Francisco Creates “Transgender District”
In rebellion against God’s order, San Francisco city officials backed transgender activists vision to create the first “Transgender Cultural District” in the Tenderloin section of the city.
Their goal is to “create a safe, welcoming and empowering neighborhood lead by trans people for trans people” and to “preserve the places where transgender history took place for future generations.”
50th Anniversary of NASA’s Apollo Mission’s “Earthrise”
And finally, this week marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 8 mission, the first manned mission to orbit the moon, reports CBN News.
It was Christmas Eve, 1968 when astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders captured the first photograph of an “Earthrise.”
With billions of people around the world watching on television, the astronauts gave glory to God for His creation, quoting from Genesis 1.
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, December 27th 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. (Adam@TheWorldView.com) Seize the day for Jesus Christ.