It’s Monday, August 30th, A.D. 2021. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com)
Appearing on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, Jeff King, President of International Christian Concern, said the situation is dire for Afghan Christians.
KING: “Well, as you can imagine, the Christians are terrified. You know, there’s the Christians that were around the airport. And then there’s 10 to 12,000 Christians in the country. Some of these Christians, especially some of those around the airport, we’re known. They’ve come out and said, ‘Hey, we’re Christians. We’re not going to hide.’ And for this group, you can imagine what life is like.
“So absolute terror. There’s panic attacks, every time there’s a knock on the door. They’re wondering if they’re going to be dragged out and shot. Look, there’s phone calls being made to Christians, and those phone calls go something like, ‘Yeah, hey, we know you’re Christian. We’re coming for you. The Taliban is going around door to door and asking, ‘Hey, who’s going to mosque? Who’s not going to mosque? Have you been to mosque?’ For the Christians who have been underground hidden, it’s one thing. For those who have been out in the open, everyone’s terrified but especially that group. It is a very, very hair raising experience.”
1 Corinthians 12:26-27 says, “If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
GOP Congressman: White House not honest with American people
Republican Congressman Michael Waltz of Florida, a former Green Beret who served in Afghanistan, on Wednesday accused the White House of not being honest with the American people about what is really going on in Afghanistan and that it contradicts what he and his colleagues are hearing in private briefings, reports CNSNews.com.
WALTZ: “We’ve received a series of briefings the last several days. And it is very clear that this White House is not being honest with the American people. We’re hearing very different things behind closed doors from these briefers. The Defense Department, in no uncertain terms, told Biden and his White House, to leave a residual force behind and to not do this.
“The intelligence community was clear that al Qaeda 3.0 will come roaring back with the Taliban, that they are married at the hip and they fully intend to attack the United States again. And then finally, we have Americans right now, not just behind enemy lines in Kabul, but outside of Kabul, and there is a capability to go get them but the White House is an authorizing it. Either they are lying, heartless, clueless or all of the above.”
T.D. Jakes & Potter’s House helps 25,000 Haitian families
A group of churches that includes the charity arm of Bishop T.D. Jakes’ The Potter’s House are raising aid for approximately 25,000 families affected by the recent severe earthquake in Haiti, reports the Christian Post.
United MegaCARE, the humanitarian group of The Potter’s House, announced Monday that they were joining Perfecting Faith Church of New York and Tabernacle of Glory in Miami, Fla. to provide relief to Haitians in need.
Supplies like tents, non-perishable food and emergency supplies are all part of the kits being developed.
Hurricane Ida intensifies
Hurricane Ida’s initial impacts began early Sunday as the outer bands brought heavy rain to the Louisiana coast. The Category 4 hurricane, packing sustained winds of 150 mph came ashore at 11:55 a.m. CDT near Port Fourchon, Louisiana.
Ida has become the first landfalling hurricane on United States soil in 2021, and AccuWeather forecasters, expecting extreme impacts for the Gulf Coast, have rated Ida a 4 on the AccuWeather RealImpact™ Scale for Hurricanes.
Ed Asner died at 91
Ed Asner, the tough guy with the soft side who starred as the newsroom boss Lou Grant on the legendary sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show and on his own hard-hitting TV drama, died Sunday, according to the Hollywood Reporter. He was 91. He earned seven Emmy Awards for his acting work.
Said his family on Twitter: “We are sorry to say that our beloved patriarch passed away this morning peacefully. Words cannot express the sadness we feel. With a kiss on your head — Goodnight dad. We love you.”
Hebrews 9:27 says, “Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.”
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