Friday, March 1st, in the year of our Lord 2019
By Jonathan Clark
Trump Refuses to Lift Sanctions Against North Korea
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un concluded their second summit yesterday in Hanoi, Vietnam without reaching an agreement as originally planned.
The U.S. asked Jong Un to get rid of all nuclear weapons, but Kim insisted on the U.S. dropping sanctions against North Korea while only promising to close some nuclear sites.
Listen to what President Trump said about walking away from the table without a deal.
TRUMP: “Sometimes you have to walk. Basically, they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety and we couldn’t do that. They were willing to de-nuke a large portion of the areas that we wanted, but we couldn’t give up all of the sanctions.”
Notably missing from the summit was any discussion on human rights in North Korea, the worst country for Christian persecution.
Open Doors reports “an increased number of arrests and abductions of South Korean and Chinese Korean missionaries in China, the strengthened border control with harsher punishment for North Korean citizens who are repatriated from China, and increased efforts by the North Korean government to eliminate all channels for spreading the Christian faith.”
North Korea is also experiencing a food shortage of 1.4 million tons as they already face insufficient food rations for over 25 million citizens in the communist country.
Psalm 9:17-20 says, “The wicked shall return to Sheol, all the nations that forget God. For the needy shall not always be forgotten . . . Arise, O LORD! . . . let the nations be judged before you! Put them in fear, O LORD! Let the nations know that they are but men!”
The Commission on International Religious Freedom is Up for Grabs
The U.S. Congress is set to reauthorize the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. The commission works to spread awareness for Christian persecution and support religious liberty worldwide.
United Kingdom’s Plans to Defraud 5-Year-Olds with Sex Ed
The U.K. Department of Education published new guidelines on Monday authorizing students as young as five to be taught about sexually perverted lifestyles, reports the Sunday Times.
The new guidelines also prevent parents from opting their children out of such classes.
Jesus said in Matthew 18:6, “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”
Christians Hope to Ignite New Missions Focus, Repentance from Abortion
In God’s providence, two major events led by evangelical Christians took place last Saturday, one in Orlando, Florida and the other in Albany, New York, reports The Christian Post.
60,000 Christians across America gathered in Orlando for “The Send” event, calling on Christians to a “new era of missions and evangelism.” “From THE SEND gathering we are believing for each participant to commit to adopt one of ‘4 Mission Fields’ and commit to a season of focused prayer for America and the nations.” Those mission fields are universities, high schools, neighborhoods, and nations.
And, in Albany, New York last Saturday, Elizabeth Johnston, the Activist Mommy, organized a “Day of Mourning” with 3,500 in attendance in response to New York’s recent abortion law, legalizing the murder of unborn babies up to birth and taking away criminal penalties if a baby is killed after it’s born during a botched abortion.
The response was so overwhelming that Johnston opened up 21 venues across the country where people could watch a video stream of the event. Learn more at www.DayofMouring.org.
The Day of Mourning website stated, “‘If the foundations be destroyed what shall the righteous do?’ (Psalm 11:3) We are calling for a national Day of Mourning and repentance. We are in desperate need for God to move upon the hearts of young and old in our nation.”
Michigan Transgender Man Staged Hate Crime, Burned Down His Own House
A Michigan transgender man and homosexual rights activist once named “Citizen of the Year” by a local newspaper is now accused of intentionally burning down his house two years ago, killing his two dogs and three cats, as he staged a hate crime reports The Detroit News.
The incident occurred as 54-year-old Nikki Joly was leading a campaign to pass a nondiscrimination ordinance for homosexuals in the city of Jackson. He also led the city’s first parade to celebrate sexual perversions.
The FBI investigated the house burning as a hate crime, and police say Joly may have started the fire to draw attention to his campaign.
World is Becoming More Peaceful?
Since 1959, the Peace Research Institute Oslo, in association with the University of Oslo, has been studying data surrounding armed conflicts in history.
Despite recent wars, like the eight-year conflict in Syria, statisticians are saying the world is becoming more peaceful.
Research director Håvard Mokleiv Nygård stated, “The wars after the Korean War (1950–1953) have killed a quarter as many people as the wars before the Korean War . . . The change after this breaking point is an indication that the world has become a more peaceful place.”
Isaiah 9:7 says of Christ, “Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.”
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Friday, March 1st in the year of our Lord 2019. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldView.com) Seize the day for Jesus Christ.