Thursday, February 2nd, in the year of our Lord 2017
By Jonathan Clark
Muslims Brutally Attack Church in Uganda
About 90 Muslims broke into the Katira Church of Uganda two weeks ago during an evening prayer service attended by 80 Christians. The Muslims locked the doors before tying up the men and beating them with clubs and raping 15 women. This came as retaliation for the pastor leading Muslims to Christ. Pastor Moses Mutasa and eight other Christians are still missing after the attack.
Compassion International May Be Blocked from Supporting Children in India
Compassion International, the Christian child sponsorship group, may have to shut down their support for 147,000 impoverished children in India. This comes after the Indian government blocked all financial support from outside the subcontinent. Compassion International spokesperson Becca Bishop stated their hope is for local churches to step in and help the children.
New Mexico Abortion Mill Closes After Family Starts Prayer Group There
Never underestimate the power of calling on the name of our God to deliver.
A New Mexico abortion mill recently closed after the Lardizabal family of Albuquerque started a prayer group at the abortion clinic on the New Mexico/Texas state line. The World View spoke to Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue and asked her about the power of prayer in the abortion battle:
“I’ve seen prayer actually turn the corner for us when we’ve met roadblocks, so many roadblocks that we felt like we could never actually accomplish our goal of closing down an abortion clinic or even saving a baby’s life out on the street.”
Sullenger said that the gentle power of prayer has turned many mamas from having abortions.
“Prayer also requires that we put feet to our prayers. I urge people also to get out and pray in front of the abortion clinics. Honestly, just, a woman seeing a person praying for them peacefully on a sidewalk has saved, I don’t know how many lives.”
Senate Approves New Secretary of State and Three More Cabinet Nominations
The Senate confirmed former ExxonMobil executive Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State yesterday by a vote of 56 to 43. Tillerson helped to introduce homosexuality to the Boy Scouts. Senate committees also approved pro-life Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, Steve Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary, and Dr. Tom Price as the head of Health and Human Services.
Trump Plans to Maintain Pro-Homosexual Directive from Obama Administration
President Trump has already used Executive Orders to reverse the policies from the previous administration. But now Christians are dismayed to hear that Trump will maintain the 2014 Obama directive that will not permit federal contractors to take a position against homosexuality in their employment practices.
Proverbs 17:15 says, “He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the LORD.”
New Hope, Texas Mayor Declares Himself to Be Transgender
The mayor of New Hope, Texas announced Tuesday he is transgender, preferring to go by the name Jess, instead of Jeff Herbst. This is reportedly the first openly transgender individual to hold public office in Texas, according to the New York Times.
Mark 10:6 says, “But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’”
Twin Boys in Same Amniotic Sac Hold Still and Are Born Healthy
Charlie and Hayley Lampshire of Kidlington, Oxfordshire were expecting identical twin boys. They were shocked to discover the boys had a rare condition of being in the same amniotic sac, according to the Daily Mail. If the twins moved around, they could tangle their umbilical cords, cutting off their food and oxygen supply. During an ultrasound visit, Hayley was amazed to find her boys keeping each other alive by holding hands, cuddling in the womb, and staying still. Thanks be to God, the twins, Rowan and Blake, had a healthy delivery!
Psalm 71:6 says, “By You I have been upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb. My praise shall be continually of You.”
Trump Goes to Air Force Base to Honor Navy SEAL Who Died from Wounds Received in Raid on Al Qaeda
President Trump made an unannounced visit yesterday to Dover Air Force Base for the dignified transfer of the remains of Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William Owens. Owens died after suffering wounds from a raid this past weekend against Al Qaeda. The operation took down at least 14 Al Qaeda members and procured an “unbelievable amount of intelligence” according to the White House press secretary.
Mexicans in the US Sending More Money Home After Trump Election
Mexicans living abroad sent a record $27 billion dollars home last year amid Trump’s claim that Mexico would pay for a wall on the border if he were elected President. The remittances sent to Mexico increased by 6.2 percent last December after Trump was elected. Last week, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo stated Mexico might end negotiations with the U.S. if remittances were seized.
And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.