Thursday, January 5th, in the year of our Lord 2017
By Jonathan Clark
Pakistani Christian Falsely Accused of Desecrating the Quran
A Pakistani Christian named Babu Shahbaz was arrested last Saturday for blasphemy against Islam on false accusations that he had desecrated the Quran. The accusation came from a Muslim shopkeeper who was disgruntled with Shahbaz’s successful Christian ministry, according to the Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement. Shahbaz may face a life sentence.
Sudanese Pastor Kuwa Shamal Released
Thank God that Pastor Kuwa Shamal was released from a Sudanese prison on Monday after a judge ruled there was not enough evidence to convict him. Shamal, along with Pastor Hassan Abduraheem, both faced the death sentence for false national security accusations. Please pray that Abduraheem will also be released.
Revelation 2:10 says, “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison… Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.”
Obama Has Confiscated 553 Million Acres During His Administration
President Obama has seized 553 million acres of land and water, amounting to three times the size of Texas, according to the Media Research Center. Half of that land and water was confiscated in just the last year, curtailing mining, fishing, and agriculture — especially in the Western states and Hawaii.
International Christian Concern Adds US to Its List of Nations of Special Concern
International Christian Concern has included the United States on its list of twelve nations of special concern for religious persecution. Russia, Mexico, and America were added to the Hall of Shame list for the increased incidents of persecution in those countries. Iraq, Syria, North Korea, and Nigeria are the worst of the worst. ICC noted that American Christians have been marginalized, dismissed from their jobs, and fined for refusing to support homosexual behavior.
NFL Star Benjamin Watson Says Christians Need to Stand for Life from Conception
Christian NFL star Benjamin Watson stated in a Christian Post interview that Christians need to stand for what’s right, saying “life begins at conception.” As an African-American athlete, Watson has not been afraid to suggest that Planned Parenthood was founded to “exterminate blacks.”
House Committee Concludes that Planned Parenthood Should Be Defunded
After undercover videos were released by the Center for Medical Progress (www.CenterForMedicalProgress.org) which documented that Planned Parenthood was illegally profiting from the sale of baby body parts, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Select Investigative Panel held public hearings last year.
The World View spoke with Steven Aden, Senior Counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, about the report released yesterday.
“The House Panel Select Committee today released a report concluding that Planned Parenthood should be defunded by Congress because it has been implicated in gross abuses of human fetal tissue laws that really are nationwide. The House Committee determined that the problem was so rampant that it essentially has disqualified Planned Parenthood of any further receipt of federal dollars and it called upon Congress to defund the abortion giant.”
In 2014 alone, Planned Parenthood killed 324,000 baby boys and girls. And they receive $500 million annually from taxpayers. Aden is hopeful that Planned Parenthood will finally be defunded.
“There has been a lot of interest on Capitol Hill in defunding Planned Parenthood. The House has done it multiple times. And now the Senate appears to be lined up to do the same. We’re hopeful that incoming President Trump would sign such a bill. And we are very hopeful that this year we’ll see American taxpayers relieved of the burden of subsidizing abortion and other unethical acts by Planned Parenthood.”
Hacker Who Exposed Hillary’s Private Email Server Doubts Russian Cyberattack
Romanian hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar, who exposed Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, expressed doubts to Fox News about the Obama Administration’s claim that Russia directed a cyberattack against Democrats during the 2016 election. Lazar, also known as “Guccifer,” said the claim is part of “a fake cyber war.”
103 People Injured in Train Accident in Brooklyn
At least 103 people were injured yesterday morning when a commuter train carrying 430 passengers derailed at a Brooklyn station, reports News 4 New York.
91 Percent of New Congress Call Themselves Christian
According to Pew Research Center, 91 percent of the members in the new Congress convened on Tuesday call themselves “Christian”. This is close to the 95 percent Christian makeup of the Congress in the early 1960’s. May our current leaders take heed to God’s Word.
2 Samuel 23:3 says, “The God of Israel said, ‘He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.”
Ford Motors Cancels Plans to Build Plant in Mexico
Ford Motor Company stated Tuesday they are nixing a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico. Instead Ford plans on investing $700 million in a Michigan plant due to the “pro-growth policies” of President-elect Donald Trump.
And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.