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The World View in 5 Minutes – 10/9/2015

Kevin McCarthyFriday, October 9th, in the year of our Lord, 2015.

By Kevin Swanson

It’s a genocide. That’s the thrust of a video defending Syrian and Iraqi Christians produced by an organization called “In Defense of Christians.” They are pushing for U.N. Concurrent Resolution 75, which would declare the Islamic State’s actions against Christians in the Middle East a genocide. The video interviews eyewitnesses who testify to the kidnappings, beheadings, and the slave markets that characterize the Middle East.

The Christian headmaster of a village school in Pakistan was badly beaten by his teachers. Police have arrested several of the alleged perpetrators. Kidnappings of westerners continue in the Philippines. A former Italian missionary was abducted by four men in Southern Philippines.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has pulled himself out of the running for the third most powerful position in the country: Speaker of the House. Still in the running are Rep. Jason Chavetz from Utah and Rep. Daniel Webster from Florida. Webster is a pro-life conservative endorsed by the 40-member Congressional Freedom Caucus.

Russia is now a major player in the Syrian conflict. Russian ships fired 26 missiles on enemy targets on Wednesday, according to CNN reports. U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter calls Russia’s participation in the war a “fundamental mistake.” The U.S. government insists that only a fraction of Russia’s deployments are addressing ISIS targets.

“Whoever meddles in a quarrel not his own is like one who takes a passing dog by the ears.” (Proverbs 26:17)

An Evangelical Lutheran pastor has resigned from his position in Fargo, North Dakota, after the Obergefell ruling. While the ELCA church does not require pastors in each local church to perform same-sex weddings, Rev. Steve Berntson expects that will happen soon in denomination that already permits it.

One family complained about a nativity scene at a high school Christmas play in Elkhart, Indiana.  The Freedom from Religion Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union have launched an attack on the school district, insisting that the school maintain a thoroughly secular humanist religious agenda. For now, the superintendent of the school is not backing down.

That Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma Capital has been removed. However, Governor Mary Fallen is calling for an amendment to the state constitution that would re-instate the monument on the capital grounds.

Nobel Peace Prize nominees have been announced to include Pope Francis, Edward Snowden, Saudi Activist Raif Badawi (who was sentenced to 1000 lashes recently for insulting Islam). Dmitry Mulatov, Editor of an Opposition newspaper in Russia, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The European Union countries are stepping up efforts to deport illegal immigrants who have been denied asylum. According to Christian Post less than 40% of those denied asylum claims have returned to their homeland.

A Missouri pastor is being charged with stealing $21,000 from the church funds. Ralph Sawyer, the former pastor Lindsay Lane Missionary Baptist Church allegedly used the funds to support an affair with a young woman in the church.

“A bishop must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior.” (1 Timothy 3:2)

Hundreds of new species have been discovered in the eastern Himalayas, just in recent years. The discovery includes 39 invertebrates, 26 fish, 10 amphibians, one reptile, one bird and one mammal (a snub-nosed monkey). Dr. Jonathan Sarfati from told The World View that there is much to discover of the variety God placed in His creation.

The King Cobra running loose in Orange County, Florida for several weeks finally surfaced in somebody’s garage over a mile from the original owner’s home. For several weeks, children at a nearby elementary school were kept from playing outside. The 8-foot-long venomous snake was returned to his owners, Mike and Valerie Kennedy.

NASA Scientists say they have confirmed water ice on the Planet Pluto. They also suggest a liquid sea under the surface of the planet, giving humanists hope that there may be extra-terrestrial life in the universe.

“Oh Lord God. . . When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,

The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,

What is man that You are mindful of him,

And the son of man that You visit him?” (Psalm 8)

And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.

The World View in 5 Minutes – 10/8/2015

grahamThursday, October 8th, in the year of our Lord, 2015.
By Kevin Swanson

The Islamic State has issued a warning to all Westerners that they are not safe if they choose to travel in Islamic countries, like Egypt, Malaysia, Turkey, and Morocco. The warning came via Twitter, after the terrorist organization claimed responsibility for shooting down an Italian in Bangladesh.

According to the 2014 Census, 63 million U.S. residents speak some language other than English in their homes. And the fastest growing language group in the country is Arabic. Breitbart reports that we voluntarily import 280,000 Muslim immigrants each year.

Leftist media sources are taking issue with Billy Graham’s new book, because of its references to hell as well as heaven. His son, Franklin Graham defended the book on Fox News yesterday, emphasizing the importance of faith in Jesus Christ and repentance. He also critiqued the president of the United States for his silence regarding the martyrdoms of Christians in Oregon and the Middle East.

News reports are suggesting that the Oregon mass murderer may have had Asperger’s syndrome. In the words of Jesus, “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery. . .”

All of the undercover Planned Parenthood video footage will be made available to Congress. That’s the ruling made by U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick III, after the National Abortion Federation filed for a temporary restraining order to prevent it from happening.  This court battle will most likely continue up the food chain.

Southern Baptist leader Al Mohler spoke out against psychological reparative therapy for homosexuality at the Biblical Counseling Conference in Louisville, Kentucky this week.  He suggested prayer instead, and said that “for many, many people struggling with these patterns of sin, it will be a lifelong battle.” About 40 protesters showed up at the Christian conference that addressed transgenderism and homosexuality.  Heath Lambert, Executive Director of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors said their organization rejects secular psychological methods for repair.

“Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality. . . will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

Did American troops kill non-combatant, innocent citizens in Afghanistan last week? Doctors without
Borders is asking for an independent investigation into a U.S. bombing of a hospital that killed 22 people, including three children last week. Executive Director Jason Cone told a news conference that “our patients burned in their beds. Doctors, nurses, and staff were killed as they worked.” In the rules of warfare, Deuteronomy 20 reminds our military that they may put the men to the sword, but not the women and children.

America has the largest prison population in the world, but the feds plan to release 6,000 of them. After implementing new sentencing guidelines, the Department of Justice plans to release 6,000 non-violent drug offenders towards the end of October. According to Fox News, each case was reviewed by a federal judge to determine how the release would impact public safety.

The Bible Society has just released a Dyslexia-friendly Bible. The new edition will have thicker paper to prevent all print bleed through, larger fonts, and only a single column of text per page.

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that [every] man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16)

And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.

The World View in 5 Minutes – 10/7/2015

kp gospelWednesday, October 7th, in the year of our Lord, 2015.

By Mark Robinette

Gospel for Asia, one of the world’s largest Christian ministries, has been terminated from membership by The Evangelical Counsel for Financial Accountability. According to a report in WORLD, the move came Friday after a lengthy audit found multiple violations of ECFA’s standards of conduct. Gospel For Asia’s new $40 million headquarters in Wills Point, Texas, reportedly built with money given to promote the gospel in India, was the main focus of the investigation.

Bangladesh Pastor Luke Sarker, of Faith Bible Church in the north-western district of Pabna, miraculously survived an attack by three Islamic extremists who came to his home posing as potential converts. Police told the Associated Press, the men tried to cut Sarker’s throat with a knife but ran away when his wife responded to calls for help.

Liberty Counsel has been labeled a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center for its work for Kentucky’s Rowen County Clerk of Courts Kim Davis and anti-homosexuality statements.

The Apostle Paul had this to say to the Roman Christians who faced similar criticisms “Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.” (Romans 12:9)

As part of their long-term goal to rule the world, ISIS is now focusing on a new kind of “boom,” a baby boom. According to Fox News, the terror group is now producing publications encouraging procreation on a global scale. Quoting pamphlets called “Teaching How To Raise A Jihadi Baby” and “Sister’s Role in Jihad,” the report said they are teaching the most important role a female can play within the caliphate is to indoctrinate her offspring as early as possible. They also say mothers should encourage boys to play with toy guns and steer clear of TV, as it “mostly teaches shamelessness, anarchy and random violence.”

Asia Bibi, a Christian woman imprisoned in Pakistan for her faith since 2009, continues to endure hardship despite the fact her death sentence was recently postponed. The World View spoke to Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs who has been keeping a close eye on her situation.

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked documents about top secret mass surveillance programs, told the BBC he would be willing to spend time in a U.S. prison as part of a deal to return from exile in Russia. He said he’s made this offer many times to U.S. officials but they have not responded.

According to CNN, the shooter in last week’s Oregon community college mass shooting chose a young man named Matthew, calling him “the lucky one” and allowed him to live. He then handed the 18-year-old an envelope containing a flash drive filled with the shooter’s written frustrations and told him to sit down as he shot and killed nine of his classmates and wounded several more. The young man’s mother said, “He doesn’t know how to deal with it right now. I don’t think he can register what happened yet. It’s just too much. He lived, and for that he feels guilty.” People Magazine reportedly obtained some of the Oregon shooter’s own, very dark, words. “Many will ask ‘how can they have prevented this?,’” he said in his manifesto. “You can’t. You could never give me what I wanted. Nothing could have stopped it.”

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg slammed Russia’s continued airspace violations in Turkey and Syria Tuesday saying, “It’s unacceptable, it’s dangerous, and its reckless behavior and it adds to the tensions.” Russian involvement in the 4½-year-old Syrian civil war seems to be escalating as a second incursion by Russian planes into Turkish airspace was reported. Russian ground troops are said to be in Syria and a large number of naval assets have been moved into the area.

On Monday, California became the fifth state to legalize physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, a former Roman Catholic seminarian, said he closely considered arguments on both sides of the controversial measure before signing the bill into law.

The pilot of a U.S. Airways flight from Phoenix to Boston died in the cockpit Monday after falling ill mid-flight. Fortunately for the 147 passengers and flight crew of five, the co-pilot was able to land safely in Syracuse, New York.

“Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit’ yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring.” (James 4:13-14)

And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.

The World View in 5 Minutes – 10/6/2015

south-carolina-flooding_0Tuesday, October 4th, in the year of our Lord, 2015.

By Kevin Swanson

It was the worst flood in the history of South Carolina. Nine people are dead in the wake of Hurricane Joaquin. Hundreds of people have been rescued from imminent danger. After the 20-inch deluge, floodwaters destroyed buildings and roads, even closing a 75-mile stretch of I-95. The big need now is clean drinking water. Governor Nikki Haley is calling the flooding extremely dangerous and warns residents to stay out of the water.

That gigantic 800-foot cargo ship caught in the hurricane off the coast of Georgia most likely sank in the storm. The Coast Guard is now searching for survivors, of the 33 crew members on board.

“The Lord has his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. . .But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof. . .” (Nahum 1)

Charisma News reports that a missionary and his son were badly brutalized and crucified by ISIS radicals near the Syrian village of Aleppo. The twelve-year-old boy along with his father were given the option to deny Christ, but both chose crucifixion instead.

And The Lord Jesus Christ says, “To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father in his throne.”

A Christian brother from Northern India, named Stephen Rajkumar was arrested when he attempted to show “The Jesus Film” in an evangelistic outreach at a village called Motawa. The police confiscated the equipment, and detained two other younger men for questioning.

Persecution against Christians is intensifying in the State of Oregon. Officials in Oregon are not happy with the bankrupting of a Christian family’s bakery, after they refused to bake a cake to celebrate a homosexual ceremony. The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries has fined Aaron and Melissa Klein $135,000, and now they threaten to seize their property before the case is settled in appeals. Concerned Christians for Aaron and Melissa Klein will be able to meet the couple at the Religious Liberties Conference in Des Moines, Iowa next month, November 6th and 7th. Register at

A lesbian Lutheran bishop in Sweden has announced plans to remove crosses from churches in Freeport to accommodate Muslims. She also would like to add prayer rooms that face Mecca.

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature. . . And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind.  (Romans 1:26, 28)

Here’s a county commissioner who actually fears God. Karen Miller from Blount County, Tennessee is floating a resolution requesting that “God Almighty pass us by in His coming wrath and not destroy our county as he did Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring cities.” According to World Net Daily, opposition is coming from Methodists in the community who say their God is loving, but not just, holy and righteous. The resolution will be debated tonight at the meeting of the commissioners.

“The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.” (2 Samuel 23:2)

Will America turn into another dictatorship? If she is elected President, Hillary Clinton told NBC Today show that she will use executive powers to circumvent Congress in order to enact tougher gun control restrictions. Her new plan calls for more background checks at gun shows and via online purchases and more lawsuits brought against gun manufacturers.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average moved up 300 points yesterday, as oil prices pushed up 75 cents to a little over $46 a barrel. The Dow Jones Industrial is still 1,500 points lower than its July highs.

World Vision is complaining that the Obama Administration continues to provide military aid to nations that recruit child soldiers including South Sudan, Congo, Somalia, and Nigeria. According to Christian Post, young girls comprise 40% of the fighters in some of these armed forces. The biblical standard is not a relative standard.  A biblical society recruits men to fight for their sons and daughters, wives and homes (Nehemiah 4:14).

Call it a modern day miracle, using the God-given means of modern medicine!  When 16-month old baby Jackson Taylor’s head was severed from his spine in a car accident, he would have certainly died. But doctors in Brisbane, Queensland reattached the child’s head to his body in a six-hour surgery. Jackson should be home from the hospital in a few days.

And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.

The World View in 5 Minutes – 10/5/2015

roseburg shootingMonday, October 5, in the year of our Lord, 2015.

By Mark Robinette

The shooter in the Umpqua Community College killings allegedly posted his plans on the social media site, 4Chan, the night before the shooting. Other 4Chan users encouraged him to carry out the Roseburg, Oregon shootings that left 10 dead and 7 wounded. One person offered advice on how to kill the most people possible saying, “I suggest you enter a classroom and tell people that you will take them as hostages. Make everyone get in one corner and then open fire.” The person that wrote these words and those who encouraged this man to kill, are accessories to and guilty of murder.

Pastor Greg Laurie, senior pastor at California’s Harvest Church, said of the Oregon massacre, “What we are seeing is persecution against Christians in the United States of America. We read almost daily stories of our brothers and sisters being martyred for their faith in Christ in the Middle East by groups like ISIS, but now it has come to our shores.”

The World View spoke to Pastor Jeff Scott of Covenant Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Roseburg, OR. According to Scott, in an act of providence, several members of the church who were students and should have been at the school when the shooting took place, were absent. He then added, “Please pray that our congregation and members will be given and take every opportunity to bring gospel light, hope, and comfort to the lost and hurting. May our gracious God, in whom all live, move, and have their being, turn this evil on its head by exalting Himself and bringing many to a knowledge of the Savior Jesus Christ.”

Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey responded to the mass shooting in a Facebook post Friday saying that “fellow Christians” should consider getting a handgun carry permit to protect themselves, adding, “whether the perpetrators are motivated by aggressive secularism, jihadist extremism or racial supremacy, their targets remain the same: Christians and defenders of the West.”

The Christians of Syria continue in an epic struggle for survival. As Europe is flooded with nearly half the once 1.4 million followers of Christ searching for a new homeland, the other half, still in Syria, are enduring intense persecution at the hands of ISIS. Almost too horrific to hear, Christian Aid Mission, continues to report unthinkable atrocities. Four men who would not deny their faith were publicly tortured, having their fingers cut off to get their parents to convert to Islam only to end up crucifying them. Among them was a 12-year-old boy who would not recant. Eight women who would not convert to Islam were beaten, then raped before a crowd before being beheaded.

“If we suffer (with Christ), we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us.” (2 Tim. 2:12-13)

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban said “it was not fair” the U.S., Israel and Australia were not taking their fair share of the refugees fleeing the Middle East. Pastor Phillip Metzger of Budapest spoke to The World View about how the church there is doing its best to help the refugees and has found the situation a great opportunity,

“The Bible is so clear on this. When there is a stranger in your land that you can bless and serve, and the most important thing, that you can preach the gospel to. We have to jump in and we have to get involved. And that is what a lot of Christians have done across Hungary. A lot of Christians have involved themselves in serving and in helping in any way possible.”

Imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abedini continues his struggle in an Iranian prison. According to a new Christian Post report, Abedini’s parents broke down in tears after seeing the toll that the beatings and other mistreatment is taking on their son.

A New Republic report by Milton Gaither says research has concluded homeschooling is not the deciding factor when it comes to parents passing on their faith to their children. Citing Baylor University sociologist Jeremy E Uecker, The Cardus Education Survey and other recent studies, Gaither said it seemed definite that the devotion of the parents to God was the determining factor.

“Every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.” (Matthew 7:17)

Sadly enough, it is possible a misfired U.S. military airstrike in Afghanistan may be the cause of the explosion that killed at least 16 at a “Doctors without Borders” hospital. An investigation in underway.

The trial of the confessed killer in the Charleston massacre, Dylann Roof, has been postponed as both defense attorneys and federal prosecutors said they haven’t had enough time to prepare.

Despite desperate searching, the US Coast Guard has been unable to find a trace of the giant cargo ship El Faro which made distress calls from inside Hurricane Joaquin. The ship, which was manned by 28 Americans, left from Jackson, Florida and was headed to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

“Some went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the great waters; they saw the deeds of the Lord, his wondrous works in the deep. For he commanded and raised the stormy wind,which lifted up the waves of the sea.” (Psalm 107:23-25)

And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.

The World View in 5 Minutes – 10/2/2015

Friday, October 2nd, in the year of our Lord, 2015roseburg

By Kevin Swanson

Up to 13 people were killed and 20 were injured yesterday as a student opened fire in a community college classroom in Roseburg, Oregon. Police have confirmed that the shooter is dead. President Obama spoke to the nation last night about the shootings, and said quote “We’re going to have to change our laws.” Or is it the heart that needs to change?  Jesus said: “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. . . these are the things which defile a man.”

New York Post reports that the gunman was suspected to have been on the rampage to kill Christians and maim others. A woman, identifying as Bodhi, who said that she had a grandmother in the writing class at Snyder Hall, described the scene via her Twitter account.  “The shooter was lining people up and asking if they were Christian. If they said yes, then they were shot in the head. If they said no, or didn’t answer, they were shot in the legs. My grandma just got to my house, and she was in the room. She wasn’t shot, but she is very upset.”  

A Missouri law professor is suing the University of Missouri over its policy banning firearms on the campus. The lawsuit states that “The gun ban makes law-abiders more vulnerable to attack by lawbreakers — [and] unlawfully and unconstitutionally violates plaintiff’s individual rights to keep and carry a firearm for self-defense.” There are twenty states that ban concealed carry on college campuses.

World Watch Monitor reports 6 churches in Tanzania burned to the ground in the last week.  The churches hit include Assembly of God churches, a Lutheran Church, and  a Catholic church.  These arson attacks have picked up in the Bukoba region of Tanzania since 2013.

Now, Iran is jumping in the fight with Russia against U.S. backed rebels in Syria. Iranian troops joined in the fight at least ten days ago according to U.S. defense officials.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chastised the United Nations for what he called “Israel bashing.” Netanyahu followed his point with 45 seconds of silence. . .  He also called Israel’s relationship with the United States “unshakable.” Meanwhile, the United Nations raised the Palestinian flag outside of the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday for the first time.

Netanyahu stated, “Seventy years after the murder of 6 million Jews, Iran’s ruler has promised to destroy my country, murder my people, and the response from this body, and the response from every one of the government’s represented here has been absolutely nothing.”

The European Union is threatening legal action against Hungary for refusing to take their share of immigrants from the Middle East.  

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced they will reduce the ozone standard requirement from 75 parts per billion to 70 parts per billion. Representative Bob Latta (from Ohio) said these could be the “costliest regulations in history”.

The Department of Homeland Security has released a report on Americans joining the Islamic State. Minnesota leads the way, with 26% of recruits coming from this blue state. Robert Spencer, Director of Jihad Watch, says that ISIS has declared itself to be the true Muslim faith.  He also says that this is what has caused 30,000 people to join the ranks.

By God’s providence, a gigantic sinkhole opened up overnight on the streets of St. Albans in England – some 66 feet across and 30 feet deep. Thankfully, nobody was hurt and no houses were consumed by the crater.

Oregon marijuana shops are selling the drug for recreational use for the first time in history. More than 250 dispensaries began selling on Thursday, following the ballot initiative approved last year. That makes the fourth state in which marijuana has been legalized. In other news, the Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that employees could be fired for using marijuana while off the job.

“Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 13:12-14)

If you live in the Carolinas it’s time to batten down the hatches. Hurricane Joaquin is barrelling down on the east coast; now a Category 4 storm. At least three governors have declared a state of emergency, as winds are clocking at 130 mph, and meteorologists are predicting at least ten inches of rain at landfall.

​And don’t forget that this Sunday is Life Chain Sunday where thousands of Christians in hundreds of cities will hold signs that say “Abortion Kills Children,” “Jesus Forgives and Heals,” and “Adoption: The Loving Option.”  Find out if there is a Life Chain in your city by going to the website Click on your state on the left hand side. Extra signs will be available at your city’s location.

And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.

The World View in 5 Minutes – 10/1/2015

gissendanerThursday, October 1st, in the year of our Lord, 2015.

By Kevin Swanson

She had her husband murdered, and then she came to know Jesus Christ before she died.  Kelly Gissandaner was executed Wednesday morning. Gissendaner was put to death by lethal injection despite a letter from the Pope pleading for clemency, and letters signed by hundreds of faith leaders. She was found guilty of having her lover murder her husband 18 years earlier. She had publicly testified of her faith in Christ, and said she was redeemed by God’s grace.

The Apostle Paul said, “If then I am a wrongdoer and have committed anything for which I deserve to die, I do not seek to escape death. But if there is nothing to their charges against me, no one can give me up to them… for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.” (Acts 25:11, Rom. 13:4)

At least two Nepalese churches have been bombed, and a radical Hindu group is calling for the extradition of all foreign missionaries from Nepal.  Fides News Agency reports that the parliament has recently rejected an amendment introduced by radical groups that would have established the nation as a Hindu state. However, the new constitution has made all attempts to convert others to Christianity illegal.

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards has now admitted under oath that her organization does not do mammograms. The organization is committed to the use of abortion and abortifacient contraceptives, and calls it Women’s Health. In 2012, President Barack Obama argued for continued funding of Planned Parenthood because in his words, “There are millions of women all across the country who rely on Planned Parenthood for not just contraceptive care; they rely on it for mammograms.”

Here’s yet another unfortunate event in a series of unfortunate events.  Author of the series of Unfortunate Events, Daniel Handler, better known as Lemony Snicket, donated a million dollars to Planned Parenthood to voice his support for the abortion-provider and their processing of baby body parts. Meanwhile, Congressional investigators are accusing Planned Parenthood of spending millions on blow-out parties and first class travel.

But Jesus Christ tells us that, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”

Russian planes have bombed villages in Northern Syria, killing at least 16 civilians and two children, according to Fox News. Meanwhile, America continues its airstrikes against ISIS. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the Russian attack will only inflame the Syrian civil war.

The Taliban maintains control of the city of Kunduz in Afghanistan after a failed attempt to the retake the city on the part of national forces. It is the first major setback for the Afghans in 14 years, since the United States got involved in the conflict.

Did a CNN host get it right when he said the law is the national religion… not your faith? Christopher Cuomo was referring to the law of the land relating to the legitimizing of abortion and the marketing of baby body parts in this country.   

Folks from the Bahamas will witness the power of God first hand in the form of a new hurricane developing in the Gulf. Joaquin is expected to hit the Bahamas this afternoon with sustained winds of 80 mph. Weather forecasters predict the hurricane could hit the East Coast or the United States in a couple of days.

Police in Chicago broke protocol when they rushed a bleeding baby to the hospital earlier this week. Little Princeton Chew had been shot in a drive-by shooting, when police officers John Conneely and Michael Modzelewski arrived on the scene. Instead of waiting for the ambulance, they rushed the boy to a local hospital where he was treated, and expected to return home later this week, according to the Chicago Tribune.

And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.