Terrorists Kill Another 39 in Istanbul, Billy Graham on Most Admired List for 60th Year, California Legalizes Kid Prostitution

Monday, January 2nd, in the year of our Lord 2017.

By Adam McManus

Manhunt Begins for Terrorist in Turkey

A desperate manhunt has been launched to find a terrorist who reportedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ which means “Allah is Great” before shooting 39 people dead, and injuring 69 others in an Istanbul, Turkey nightclub packed with New Year’s Eve partygoers.  The Turkish governor said, “It was a cruel, cold-blooded act.”

Christian Children Forced to Bow to Allah

A stunning video has been discovered showing a crowd of mostly Christian school children in the Netherlands being taken to a local mosque. They were separated by gender, and taught to participate in Islamic prayer. The London Express reported that the children were laughing nervously as they were told to put their ‘elbows on the ground’ to bow to the false god of Allah.

The preachers include an imam named Anas Noorani Siddiqui, “who promoted the death penalty for those who insult their Muhammad.

Exodus 20:3 says, “You shall have no other gods before me.”

Troubling Trends for Christian Persecution

According to Mission Network News, the last few years have presented troubling trends for Christian persecution worldwide. The year 2016 was the third year in a row in which persecution continued to rise significantly. Countries that ranked highest on the 2016 World Watch List were Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, and at number one, North Korea.

In addition, The International Business Times reports that nearly 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith in the past year, which is the equivalent of one Christian being martyred every six minutes.

Pro Life Movement is Positive for the Year 2017

Pro-lifers, and the babies they advocate for, suffered major setbacks in 2016, reports WORLD News.

For example, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down safety measures that Texas lawmakers passed requiring that abortionists have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles and that abortion mills have the same safety standards as any ambulatory surgical center.

Then the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from a Washington state pharmacist who objected to providing abortion-inducing drugs due to his Christian convictions.

Billy Graham Makes List of Most Admired Men

Billy Graham made the top ten of Gallup’s Most Admired Men in the world poll.  The 98 year old evangelist made the fifth place, just under Democrat Senator Sanders, Pope Francis, President-elect Donald Trump, and President Barack Obama.

Vid Angel Closes For Now

The Movie Filtering service, Vid Angel has pulled all of its films after a judge slapped them with a preliminary injunction.  The company has appealed to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and hopes for a decision by January 12th. Vid Angel filters new release and a large selection of films for language, violence, sexuality, alcohol and drugs. An organization called savefiltering.com has already collected 100,000 petitions to allow families to clean up the films they bring into their homes.

California Democrats Condone the Evils of Child Prostitution

California Democrats legalize child prostitution, reports the Washington Examiner. SB 1322 bars law enforcement from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with the intent to do so. So teenage girls (and boys) in California will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money without fear of arrest or prosecution.

Matthew 18:6 says, “”If anyone causes one of these little ones–those who believe in me–to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”

Denzel Washington Wants to Serve God and Others

Denzel Washington, the two-time Academy Award-winning actor, explained why, at this point in his career, he’s focusing on serving others.   On The T.D. Jakes Show, he said, “I’m in the service business now, I’m fine. I’ve done well.  I don’t need any watches and all of that. So I’m here to serve God, here to serve my family.”

Little Boy With Difficult Skin Condition Proves the Value of Every Life

Despite the fact that De De and Joe Fasciano were told by their doctors that their little boy in the womb had Harlequin ichthyosis, a genetic condition that creates hard, thick, scaly skin, they chose life, reports Live Action News.  The challenge of the malady is that Evan’s skin is being pulled, potentially affecting his ear development, limbs, and joints.  Because of cracks in the skin, a person with the condition is at risk for life-threatening infections.

Evan gets two 40-60 minute baths each and every day in order to exfoliate and moisturize. His skin grows at a rate 10 times faster than average, so he is constantly needing to wash the dead skin off. Moisturizer helps to prevent the cracking of his skin. In addition, he gets eye drops and eye ointment while he sleeps since his tight skin doesn’t always allow his eyelids to close.

In addition to caring for his skin, Evan needs help regulating his body temperature because he is unable to sweat.

He is now five years old, and he is able to crawl and stand with help. He is learning to walk, and his mother said he is full of determination. He sees physical, occupational, and speech therapists, and is enjoying Kindergarten.

Yazidi Woman Makes Miraculous Escape From ISIS

A 42-year-old Yazidi woman held captive by Islamic State militants for more than two years managed to escape when Iraqi forces pushed into Mosul, Iraqi, reports Christian Today.

In the summer of 2014, ISIS overran northern Iraq, killing hundreds of Yazidis and taking 6,000 captive who regard the Yazidis’ faith – which combines elements of  Zoroastrianism, Islam,Christianity and Judaism — as devil-worship.  3,500 remain in captivity.

Iraqi forces launched a second phase of the offensive last week, pushing from three directions into eastern districts where the battle has been deadlocked for nearly a month.

Queen Elizabeth’s Health – A Concerning Trend

90-year-old Queen Elizabeth is feeling ‘better’, despite missing church for the second successive Sunday, reports The Telegraph.  Concerns have been growing since a heavy cold prevented her from joining the Royal family at church on Christmas Day, the first time in 28 years she had missed the service.

Her absence from the New Year’s Day service came after Buckingham Palace announced she “does not yet feel ready to attend church as she is still recuperating from a heavy cold”, leading to speculation around the world about the extent of her illness.

Franklin Graham Goes Vegan

Franklin Graham announced he will be walking the aisle.  Not of an upcoming crusade, but of the produce section at his local North Carolina supermarket.  Graham, the 64-year-old son of Billy Graham, has announced that his New Year’s resolution is to go vegan, in order to drop some extra pounds and return to his high school freshman weight.

100,000 Immigrant Families Worried About Deportation

Sources told The Washington Post just before Christmas that the Department of Homeland Security has already started preparation for a series of raids aimed at deporting some of the 100,000 families who surged across the U.S. border since the start of last year.

The raids that could begin as early as next month, are expected to be carried out nationwide by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and would be the first large-scale effort to deport families who crossed our southern border illegally in Central America.

And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes.