Tuesday, May 23rd, in the year of our Lord 2017
By Kevin Swanson
At Least 20 People Dead in What Seems to Be a Terrorist Attack at Concert in England
Police are investigating what may have been a terrorist event at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. At least 20 are reported dead and hundreds injured.
Ariana Grande is a popular singer known for her advocacy of homosexuality and “liberated sexual exploration.”
At the fall of the tower of Siloam, Jesus asked, “Do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:2-3)
Pastor in India Comes Home to Find His House Burned Down
An Indian pastor named John Muller and his wife returned home from a shopping trip in India three weeks ago to find their church building and home burnt to the ground.
Pastor Muller told the Morning Star News, “We lost everything. My wife is 26 weeks pregnant. We are expecting our first child. We are homeless. A kind believer is letting us rest in his house during nights for now.”
The pastor suspects radical Hindus are responsible for the attack.
Daniel Harris of International Christian Concern links these attacks to the recent ascendance of the BJP political party there in India which advocates Hindu Nationalism.
“So that’s really why you’re seeing, timingwise, these attacks have also increased. The radicals know that the BJP is likely to win the national election again, so they feel kind of more that they can have a free hand in the country.”
President Trump Emphasizes America’s Solidarity with Israel Against Iran
During President Donald Trump’s visit to the residence of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem yesterday, the president stressed that Israel and America shared a “common cause” when it came to the “threats” posed by Iran.
TRUMP: “On my first trip overseas, I have come to this ancient land to reaffirm the enduring friendship between the United States and the state of Israel and it will always be enduring. And that’s number one to me.
“We are not only longtime friends; we are great allies and partners. We stand together always.
“This moment in history calls for us to strengthen our cooperation, as both Israel and America face common threats from ISIS and other terrorist groups to countries like Iran that sponsor
terrorism and fund and foment terrible violence, not only here, but all over the world.
“Most importantly, the United States and Israel can declare with one voice that Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon — never, ever — and must cease its deadly funding, training and equipping of terrorists and militias. And it must cease immediately.”
Republican Leaders Face Increasing Death Threats
Death threats towards Republican leaders are picking up, according to an extensive report from The Hill.
Town hall meetings with congressional representatives are degrading into protests and shouting matches. And some Republicans are calling for increased security at their events.
The sharply polarized environment seems to elicit more anger and retaliation from those on the left.
Khan Academy Slips Homosexual Agenda into Their Lessons
A One News Now investigative report has identified pro-homosexual material included in a popular homeschooling resource called Khan Academy. For example, the homosexual agenda is embedded in a grammar lesson of all things.
James Wood Gives Pointed Comeback to Planned Parenthood’s Mother’s Day Tweet
Actor James Wood slammed Planned Parenthood’s President Cecile Richards for her “Nothing says I love you” like supporting Planned Parenthood tweet on Mother’s Day.
Woods tweeted back, saying “Hard to say ‘I love you, Mom’ from a medical waste dumpster” and then hash tagged Defund PP.
School That Punished Unmarried Pregnant Student Receives Backlash from Pro-Lifers
The New York Times featured an article over the weekend pitting pro-lifers against a Christian school that took a stand against pre-marital fornication.
The school removed a young woman from the school council and prevented her from walking with the graduates upon discovering that she was pregnant outside of wedlock.
Students for Life president Kristan Hawkins argued, though, that the young woman had “made the courageous decision to choose life, and she definitely should not be shamed.”
1 Corinthians 6:9 says, “Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”
Texas House Passes Law Requiring Public School Students to Use Bathrooms Corresponding to Their Biological Gender
The Texas House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday requiring children in public schools to use the bathroom aligning with their biological gender. That is, boys who wish to be girls cannot use the girls’ restroom.
Atheist Groups Attack Sheriff Who Put Matthew 5:9 Decals on Department Vehicles
One sheriff who feared God in Virginia is in trouble with the Freedom from Religion Foundation and the ACLU.
He put decals inscribed with Matthew 5:9 on his department vehicles back in March to remind the county of Jesus’ words: “Blessed are the peacemakers”.
And now, the decals are coming off to prevent a lawsuit on the part of the God-haters.
Governor of Texas Signs Bill Preventing State Officials from Seizing Sermon Notes
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law on Sunday that would protect pastors from having to hand their sermon notes over to state officials.
The governor issued this statement upon signing the bill: “Efforts to erode religious liberty are a threat to all liberty, and our religious leaders must be absolutely secure in the knowledge that religious freedom is beyond the reach of government.”
Bravo Governor Abbott!
American College Debt Exceeds $1.4 Trillion
Bloomberg reports that the federal government is paying $38 to collect $1 of unpaid student loans.
Total college debt in America has now topped $1.4 trillion. That’s almost a 300% increase over ten years ago. Delinquency rates are running over 11%.
Poll Shows Majority of UK Residents Want Abortions Banned After 12 Weeks
A poll from ComRes, done by ‘Where Do They Stand’ in the UK shows that 6 in 10 people in the U.K. want abortions to be banned after 12 weeks. Another statistic from the survey showed that 65% opposed funding international abortions.
(Link to the website: http://wheredotheystand.org.uk/)
Over 2,000 Acres in California Consumed by Fire
A California fire has burned over 2,000 acres near San Diego.
An Instagram video suggests the source as an ammunition spark generated by somebody target practicing on Bureau of Land Management land.
Thanks be to God, the fire was 75% under control as of last night.
And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.