It’s Tuesday, August 31st, A.D. 2021. This is The World View in 5 Minutes. I’m Kevin Swanson sitting in for Adam McManus.
U.S. pullout from Afghanistan end today
Today ends the U.S. pullout of Afghanistan. Total international evacuations from Kabul over the last two weeks have topped 154,000, including 117,000 airlifted out by the United States. Glenn Beck’s Nazarene Fund has also pulled out 5,100 Christians, U.S. nationals, and others as of the weekend. The fund raised $30 million for the endeavor. In total, about 4% of the population of Kabul was evacuated over the last two weeks.
Ida’s damage could top $200 billion
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards told AP News it was, “The worst possible path for a hurricane in Louisiana.” Taking almost the same path as Hurricane Katrina in 2005, this Category 4 hurricane was the fifth strongest to hit the U.S. on record. Corelogic.com estimates the damage brought on by Hurricane Ida could top $220 billion, while other estimates are putting losses around $15 to $20 billion. Hurricane Katrina topped $161 billion in damage as the most expensive storm to hit the U.S. in history.
Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans on the same week as Hurricane Katrina 16 years ago in the providence of God. And it turned out to be the same week as the Southern Decadence celebration of perversions was scheduled to take place. In both instances, the six-day event was cancelled. The event was cancelled last year as well because of the COVID-19 crisis.
“‘Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you. For the land is defiled; therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants.’”
Effectiveness of the COVID Pfizer jab waning
CNBC reports that the effectiveness of the COVID Pfizer jab has dropped off to 39% in Israel for the Delta variant. According to CDC data, the Delta variant in the U.S. has increased its prevalence from 4% of cases to 99% in just the last month.
74% of Americans over 18 years of age have received at least one jab, and that number is increasing at about 2% per week. Based on “official” numbers, about 1,000 Americans per day are dying of some variant of COVID, down from a peak of 3,400 in January. On average, 8,200 people die per day in the U.S.
700 major colleges to require COVID shot for attendance
Liberty University has announced they will shift their residential university to online classes for now due to an increase of COVID-19 cases on campus. And University Business.com just released a list of over 700 major U.S. colleges and universities requiring the COVID shot for attendance this year. Most allow for religious or medical exemptions.
Harvard selects atheist for its new chaplain
Harvard University has selected an atheist to “serve the spiritual needs” of its students. The new university head chaplain, Greg Epstein, is the author of a book “Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe.”
“Both prophet and priest are profane;
Yes, in My house I have found their wickedness,” says the Lord.
“Therefore their way shall be to them
Like slippery ways;
In the darkness they shall be driven on
And fall in them.” (Jeremiah 23:11-12)
United Methodist Church quits Boy Scouts
After the Boy Scouts were saddled with $1 billion of compensation to 60,000 victims of homosexual sexual abuse, Boy Scout membership has plummeted. Now, the pro-homosexual organization claims only 760,000 members, down from 2,000,000 in 2019. And the United Methodist Church is encouraging its member churches to end or alter agreements with the scouts. That would affect another 5,000 troops, or about 100,000 boys. We’re looking at a 90% drop off of membership since the 1970s. Meanwhile, the Christian organization Trail Life for boys has seen a 70% increase in membership year over year since last year.
President Biden confesses that he is not in charge
Fox News issued a recent report noting that President Joe Biden has confessed multiple times now that he is not in charge, but is subject to his handlers.
The president is quoted multiple times as saying: “I’m not supposed to take any questions.”
Or “Ladies and gentlemen, they gave me a list here.”
“As usual… they gave me a list.”
“I’m going to get in trouble.”
“I’d be happy to take questions if that’s what I’m supposed to do.”
Such language is highly unusual, and is, in fact, an unprecedented condition for a U.S. president.
Mom rescues son from mountain lion
And finally, a mom rescued her 5-year-old son from a mountain lion in Calabasas, California last Thursday. The Associated Press reports that the mountain lion had dragged the boy some 45 yards from the home when the mom heard her son’s screams. She proceeded to punch the lion repeatedly, rescuing her son from the jaws of the beast. California Department of Wildlife spokesman Patrick Foy told AP, “This mom’s an absolute hero. . . saved her son’s life, there’s no question about it.” Thank God, the child is recovering from wounds in his neck, head, and upper torso at Children’s Hospital in LA.
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, August 31st, in the year of our Lord 2021. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I’m Kevin Swanson (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus.