Tuesday, August 2nd, in the year of our Lord 2016
By Kevin Swanson
Trinity Western University Accreditation Case Will Likely Go to Canadian Supreme Court
Trinity Western University in Canada is trying to keep accreditation for their law program while maintaining Biblical standards on homosexuality. They received a positive ruling from the Nova Scotia Court of Appeals, while losing the case in Ontario. The case will likely be adjudicated at the Canadian Supreme Court.
Scotland’s Supreme Court Rules Guardian Law Unconstitutional
And Scotland’s Supreme Court has ruled that the infamous Guardian law is unconstitutional and violates basic rights to privacy for Scottish families. The law would have required a state-appointed guardian, who would monitor parents and the home life for each child. Film producer, homeschool father, and activist Colin Gunn says this onerous law re-ignited a bit of a passion for freedom in the hearts of some Scots.
“Well this ruling is important, not just because we had this victory where we were able to overturn the Named Person Act, which was a terrible idea, but it’s also the first time in Scotland, at least in my lifetime, where Scots have got together and coalesced around an important liberty issue, this is the first time I’ve seen that happen in the socialist country that is Scotland; a group of people get together and actually fight something based on the issue of protecting family rights and based on the ideas of freedom, so this is a very good thing all around.”
Evangelical and Reformed Gospel Coalition Contributors Endorse Hillary Clinton
Contributors to the Evangelical and Reformed Gospel Coalition are publicly endorsing Hillary Clinton for President in the 2016 election. Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile has announced he will be voting for Clinton. And Nick Rodriguez also wrote an article published in the Gospel Coalition encouraging evangelical pastors to endorse Hillary. Rodriguez writes, “I think that. . . conservative evangelical leaders – need to use all the influence God has given them to encourage thinking Christians to vote for Hillary Clinton.” The Evangelical and Reformed Gospel Coalition is mainly concerned that the other candidate, Donald Trump, provides an “existential threat to the Republic,” and buttresses his point by alluding to a homosexual thinker writing in New York Magazine.
Open Doors Concerned That Hillary Clinton’s Presidency Could Be Devastating for Christians in the Middle East
Some Christians however are less concerned about the survival of the Republic. Open Doors is concerned with the rising persecution of Christians, and they say a Clinton presidency could be even more devastating for the Middle East. David Curry, Director for Open Doors, told WorldNetDaily.com, “If we get another four or eight years of a laissez-faire attitude toward religious freedom from the next president, we can expect there to be an extinction of Christianity in the Middle East.” Curry said the number of incidents of persecution has doubled every year for the past three years. Open Doors, founded by Brother Andrew, is the leading ministry that serves the persecuted Body of Christ around the world.
Proverbs 28:4-5 says, “They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them. Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it completely.”
Clinton Now Seven Points Ahead of Trump in Polls
Hillary Clinton’s post-nomination publicity bump has put her 7 points ahead of Donald Trump for now. Clinton leads in the CBS-News poll: 46%-39%.
One Woman Killed and Five Wounded in Texas Shooting
Another shooting spree in Austin, Texas over the weekend ended with one woman dead and five others wounded. The apparently random shooting occurred in the entertainment district in downtown Austin at 2:30 Sunday morning. Police are still searching for a suspect.
State of Texas Allows Concealed Carry in Universities
The State of Texas will now allow weapons into university campuses. The law took effect yesterday, August 1st. That’s the 50th anniversary of the nation’s first mass shooting, the University of Texas Clock Tower Sniper Massacre where 17 innocent citizens were killed. The new law, heavily advocated by Governor Greg Abbott, allows concealed handgun permit holders to carry on all Texas universities.
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.” Psalm 20:7
Americans Keep Spending Despite Declining Economy
The U.S. economy is doing badly, except for consumer spending. Everything, housing, business investment, and inventories are in their worse shape in seven years, except for consumer spending that is taking up two-thirds of the economy. Meanwhile, household non-mortgage debt has risen steadily by 32% over the last six years, and household mortgage debt has risen over the last four years.
The Lord Jesus Christ said, “No one can serve two masters. You cannot serve God and money.” (Matthew 6:24)
Toddler Invites Police Officer Who Saved Her Life a Year Ago to a Tea Party
Last year, a Texas police officer named Patrick Ray saved the life of two-year-old Bexley Norvell when the little girl was choking on a coin. Now, whenever Bexley’s mom asks her who she wants to pray for, she says, “Officer P. Ray.” CBS News reports last week that almost 3-year-old Bexley invited the officer to a tea party to thank him for saving her life.
And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.