Wednesday, November 1st, in the year of our Lord 2017
By Adam McManus
Five Pastors Arrested in Sudan
Five Sudanese pastors were arrested on October 22nd by an increasingly hostile government. Nathan Johnson of International Christian Concern told The World View that the crackdowns are the natural outgrowth of the president’s pro-Islam stance.
“Omar Al-Bashir who is the president of Sudan at this time stated back in 2012 after South Sudan separated, that he was going to try and make the constitution 100% Sharia, meaning it was going to be an entire Islamic constitution. The Sudanese government put out a statement that they were going to demolish 27 churches in and around Khartoum. So it’s not even just locals doing this; it’s actually the government itself.”
Johnson said that, in most of the cases, the pastors are only held for about 24 hours, but they are often forced to check in regularly with the police.
Pray for the persecuted church of Sudan, Africa.
Terrorist Kills Eight People in Manhattan With a Pickup Truck
A man in a Home Depot pickup truck killed eight people when he drove onto the West Side bike path into 23 people in lower Manhattan yesterday afternoon at 3:15 p.m. He shouted “Allahu Akbar”, which means “Allah is Greater”, as he got out of his vehicle with fake guns, police sources told the New York Post.
Nearly a dozen more were injured.
ABC Action News reports that the suspect in custody has been identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov from Tampa, Florida.
House Subcommittee Considers Heartbeat Bill
A U.S. House subcommittee is scheduled to consider a bill today to protect unborn babies from abortion once they have a detectable heartbeat, reports KIOW News. It has 170 co-sponsors.
Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa, who introduced the Heartbeat Protection Act — H.R. 490 — earlier this year, said, “Since Roe v. Wade was unconstitutionally decided in 1973, nearly 60 million innocent babies’ lives have been ended by the abortion industry, all with a rubber stamp by the federal government.”
Listen to Janet Porter, the champion of the bill, talk with Dr. James Dobson about it recently.
You can fax 476 members of Congress, urging them to support the Heartbeat bill for just $15 in a separate link in our transcript at www.TheWorldView.com.
Jeremiah 1:5 declares, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.”
Alveda King Compares Pro-Life Movement to Fight Against Racism
Martin Luther King’s niece is comparing the fight against racism with the fight against abortion, describing the pro-life campaign as “the new civil rights movement”.
Alveda King said babies are being “womb-lynched” by pregnancy terminations, warning “today’s unborn are yesterday’s blacks – best kept out of sight and out of mind lest they remind us of the injustices we commit.
“I see absolutely no difference between the denial of rights to people because of their skin color and the denial of rights to people because of their age or condition of dependency.”
North Carolina Schools Put Planned Parenthood Sex Ed Program on Hold After Parents Object
North Carolina parents expressed outrage this week after learning that the abortion chain Planned Parenthood was scheduled to teach a sex education program called “Get Real” to their middle school children.
WRAL News reports Cumberland County middle schools put the program on hold this month after hundreds of parents voiced their concerns.
Church Where George Washington Attended Removes Memorial Plaque to Him
George Washington was one of the founding members of Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia, buying pew No. 5 when the church opened in 1773 and attending for more than two decades whenever he rode north from Mount Vernon to do business in town, reports The Washington Times.
This weekend, Washington’s church announced it was pulling down a memorial plaque to its one-time vestryman and the country’s first president, saying he and another famous parishioner, Robert E. Lee, have become so controversial that they are chasing away would-be parishioners.
List of the Ten Most Sexually Diseased States in America
According to the Centers for Disease Control and data analysis by Backgroundchecks.org, here are the ten most sexually diseased states in America:
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
The rise in primary and secondary syphilis over the last 17 years is primarily attributable to increases among homosexual men.
1 Corinthians 6:18 says, “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.”
High School Football Player with Cerebral Palsy Scores 80-Yard Touchdown
And finally, a high school football player with cerebral palsy got the opportunity of a lifetime last Friday night when he scored an 80-yard touchdown, reports SunnySkyz.com.
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, November 1st in the year of our Lord 2017. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
China Deports Korean Christians Back to Korea
Hundreds of Korean Christians in northeastern China were sent back home, as China is ramping up regulations against believers, reports the Korea Herald.
Under the new ordinance, organizers of unapproved religious activities in China will face fines of up to $46,000 and anybody providing a venue for “illegal religious events” will face fines up to $30,000.
Vice President Pence Promises That the US Government Will Support Middle Eastern Christians
Calling on Western partners to help keep Christianity in its ancient homeland, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch John X Yazigi said Christians in the Middle East “are not strangers in that part of the world” and the church is “the beacon of truth in this agitated world,” reports The Christian Post.
Although the U.S. has provided over $1.4 billion in humanitarian aid to Iraq and over $250 million in reconstruction aid, very little of that funding has been used to benefit Christian and Yazidi communities due to a U.S. policy that requires aid money for Iraq to be funneled through the United Nations and U.N. displacement camps. Christians and other religious minorities are afraid to go to U.N. camps out of fear of persecution from Muslims.
Vice President Mike Pence, the keynote speaker at the In Defense of Christians summit in Washington, DC, promised Christian leaders from the Middle East that their days of receiving little to no help from the U.S. government to rebuild their ancient communities “are over.”
Pence announced that President Donald Trump has ordered the State Department to enable U.S. aid funding to go directly to faith-based organizations actively supporting Christians and other religious minorities displaced by the Islamic State, as reported by The Christian Post.
Hungary Takes the Lead in Helping Christians in the Middle East
Under Prime Minister Victor Orban’s leadership, Hungary is taking the lead in helping persecuted Middle Eastern Christians, reports Christian Headlines.
Orban said, “The greatest danger we face today is the indifferent, apathetic silence of a Europe which denies its Christian roots. There is no excuse for Hungarians not taking action and not honoring the obligation rooted in their Christian faith.”
Six Pakistani Police Officers Charged With Murder for Beating Christian Student to Death
Six police officers in Pakistan have been arrested and charged with murder after they allegedly beat to death 17-year-old Pakistani Christian named Arslan Masih earlier this month according to the British Pakistani Christian Association, reports The Christian Post.
BPCA Chairman Wilson Chowdhry said, “Arslan is the fifth Christian to have died in police custody in Pakistan since the inception of the British Pakistani Christian Association. What is most alarming about this account is that he did not commit a crime and was on his college premises at the time, where hundreds of eyewitnesses observed his murder.”
Pakistan ranks as the fourth-worst nation in the world when it comes to Christian persecution, according to Open Doors USA’s 2017 World Watch List.
25 Percent of Congregations of the Church of England Have No Children
Twenty-five percent of Church of England congregations have zero children who attend weekly worship services according to a the report entitled “Statistics for Mission 2016.”
According to figures reported by The Guardian in 2016: The Church of England “conducted 130,000 baptisms in the year, down 12 percent since 2004; 50,000 marriages, down 19 percent; and 146,000 funerals, down 29 percent.”
Congressman Jeb Hensarling Will Not Run for Re-Election
Republican Congressman Jeb Hensarling of Dallas will not run for re-election next year, reports the Dallas News.
A staunch Constitutional conservative, Hensarling chairs the powerful Financial Services Committee and has long believed that Congress was not a place for career politicians.
List of Ten Least Sexually Diseased States
The ten least sexually diseased states are:
- New Hampshire
- West Virginia
- New Jersey
STDs in all categories have seen an increase:
Chlamydia: 4.7 percent rate increase since 2015
Gonorrhea: 18.5 percent rate increase since 2015
Primary and Secondary Syphilis: 17.6 percent rate increase since 2015
Congenital Syphilis: 27.6 percent rate increase since 2015
Christian Man Receives Nasty Twitter Comments over Pro-Life Pumpkin Carving
When Twitter user Fuzzy Chimp, a self-described conservative Christian husband and father, posted a photo of his unique pumpkin carving featuring an unborn baby sucking her thumb on social media, he was bombarded with criticisms and nasty comments from abortion supporters, reports Life News.
Commenter Wesley Bout wrote: “Why are you so obsessed with fetuses and telling women what to do with their bodies? It’s bizarre.”
What’s really bizarre is how upset abortion supporters get when people share basic facts about unborn babies. As early as 11 weeks of pregnancy, unborn babies have been observed sucking their thumbs.
Consumer Confidence at Highest Level Since 2000
Consumer confidence rose to 125.9 in October, according to the Conference Board. The rating is at the highest level since December 2000, reports CNBC.
The surge in confidence comes at a time when stocks have been lifted by strong economic growth, there’s been a surge in corporate earnings as well as increasing expectations of tax reform. Yesterday, stocks traded slightly higher, near all-time highs.
ACLU Sues FDA for Restricting Abortion Pill
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration to lift what it says are medically unnecessary restrictions on a popular abortion pill called Mifeprex championed by the Obama administration.
Mifeprex was first approved by the FDA with restrictions in 2000 when it was also known as RU-486.
The ACLU claims that “nearly 3 million women in the United States have used the abortion pill to end a pregnancy since the FDA approved it in 2000. But the FDA has prohibited patients from getting this prescription drug in the usual way — with a prescription from a pharmacy.”
Cambridge Researchers Say Joshua 10:13 May Describe Oldest Recorded Solar Eclipse
Researchers from Cambridge University have reportedly pinpointed the oldest solar eclipse ever recorded, dating back to October 30th, 1207 B.C.
Indeed, it is mentioned in Joshua 10:13 which reads: “And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the nation had avenged themselves of their enemies. … And the sun stayed in the midst of Heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.”
Professor Sir Colin Humphreys from the University of Cambridge’s pointed out that the King James Bible translation of 1611 interprets the text to mean that the sun and moon stopped moving. He said, “But going back to the original Hebrew text, we determined that an alternative meaning could be that the sun and moon just stopped doing what they normally do: they stopped shining.”