It’s Monday, March 13th, in the year of our Lord 2017.
By Jonathan Clark
Justice For Christian Martyr
Back in January, a man shouting “Allahu Akbar” which means “Allah is Great”, cut the throat of an elderly Christian shop owner in Egypt for “selling alcohol,” according to the World Watch Monitor. Last week, the Alexandria Criminal Court sentenced the suspect, Adel Soliman, to death for first-degree murder.
This comes as a rare case of justice for the much persecuted Christian community in Egypt. May the Lord bring Soliman to faith and repentance in Christ Jesus.
“[God] does not preserve the life of the wicked, but gives justice to the oppressed.” (Job 36:6)
Important Update About Imprisoned Pastor Andrew Brunson
Last October, the Turkish government detained American Pastor Andrew Brunson on groundless charges for his faith in the midst of a crackdown following a military coup. Pastor Brunson is still in prison, but the ACLJ which represents him has taken the case to the United Nations.
Thankfully, Turkey’s Prime Minister stated Thursday of last week, “What we can do at this stage is accelerate the trial.” Join over 200,000 other Christians, and sign the petition for Pastor Andrew Brunson’s immediate release: https://aclj.org/persecuted-church/free-american-pastor-andrew-brunson.
Somalia Declares Drought a State of Emergency
The government of Somalia declared a state of emergency this month because of increasing drought, threatening millions across the country. Last weekend, over 100 people died in just 48 hours.
The UN is working to get billions of dollars in aid to the area.
Former Muslim Talks About Different Kinds of Jihad
Isik Abla, former Muslim radical turned international Christian evangelist, revealed to The Christian Post there are different kinds of Jihad. One form is educational Jihad. Abla warned that Islamic students are being sent with their radical agenda to infiltrate leading American universities.
Abla stated, “We were shoveling money to this kind of educational Jihad so those people could be in high places in power to dictate what needs to happen in the Western world [and] to Islamize the Western world.”
Paul Ryan Explains Obama Care Replacement
In an interview yesterday morning with CBS’s John Dickerson on ‘Face The Nation,’ House Speaker Paul Ryan explained why conservatives oppose his Obamacare Lite replacement.
“Look, when you are a governing party getting consensus among your wide, big-tent party, everybody doesn’t get what they want, but we are getting much better policy here.
“Let me put it this way. Obamacare is collapsing. If we just did nothing, washed our hands of the situation, we would see a further collapse of the health insurance markets. So we feel an obligation to step in front of that collapse and replace this law with one that works, that has more freedom.
“Some people would like it to be done a little bit differently. And the point here, though, is, we have an obligation. We made a promise to the people who elected us we would repeal and replace this law. And we basically said, this is what we would replace it with. And now we are keeping our word.”
Study Shows 4% of Millennials Hold To A Biblical Worldview
Surveys from the American Culture and Faith Institute indicate only four percent of millennials hold to anything of a Biblical worldview in belief and practice.
Alex McFarland, co-author of Abandoned Faith: Why Millennials Are Walking Away and How You Can Lead Them Home told The Christian Post the biggest reason for this trend is the breakdown of the family.
Another study produced by Generations, called the Gen 2 Survey, found the biggest factors determining the faith direction of millennials were parent-teen relationships and the hypocrisy or authenticity of parental faith.
“And He will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.” (Malachi 4:6)
Wyoming Governor Signs Most Pro-Life Bill In 28 Years
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead signed a bill into law last Thursday, requiring women to be given the chance see an ultrasound of their babies before murdering them. The abortion mills in the state must also offer the mothers a chance to hear her baby’s heartbeat.
It is considered the first piece of pro-life legislation to pass in 28 years there.
Kentucky Legislature Passes Religious Expression Protection Bill
The Kentucky State legislature passed a bill last month to protect religious expression in public schools, according to One News Now.
The legislation came after school officials censured part of a showing of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” where Linus retells Christ’s birth from the Gospel of Luke.
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior which is Christ the Lord. That’s what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown.
National Debt Decreases Drastically Since Trump’s Inauguration
Since inauguration day, the national debt has gone down by $68 billion. That’s a 0.3 percent drop, something not seen in 10 years.
In addition, nearly 500,000 jobs were added in the first two months of the year.
The One Atomic Bomb That Didn’t Kill Anyone
Saturday marked 59 years since an atomic bomb was dropped on Florence, South Carolina, the first accident of its kind. The captain of the aircraft had been alerted to the bomb’s harness locking pin not being engaged. While attempting to fix the issue, he accidently pulled the emergency release pin.
Thankfully, the nuclear core did not detonate as it was stored separately, but the bomb’s conventional explosives did go off, damaging a few buildings and injuring six people.
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes.