Since the Garden of Eden, mankind has loved the idea of self-rule (Genesis 3:1–7). We don’t want anyone else, including our Creator, to tell us what to do. We imagine that the throwing off of all restraints equals freedom and that, if left alone, we and our neighbors could peacefully coexist without enforcement of laws and standards. But this utopian dream has never proved true. Every society that has tried this has ended in disorder.
The book of Judges is a picture in biblical history when chaos was the order of the day, and “every man did what was right in his own eyes”
What happens when the world gets away from the foundations of Christian faith? The Christian faith, more than any other, is based on doctrine. The doctrines of the deity of Christ (John 1:1, 14), the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21), the resurrection of Christ (1 Corinthians 15:17), and salvation by grace through faith alone (Ephesians 2:8-9). These truths are absolutely essential and non-negotiable.
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According to the Vatican, Pope Francis invites religious, political leaders to sign ‘Global Pact’ for ‘new humanism’. This 'new humanism' says that God “withdraws” in order that man might be free. The pope enthusiastically supports a global educational pact almost completely
devoid of references to God. According to a Vatican statement issued on Thursday, Sept. 12, the Pope is inviting representatives of the main religions, international organizations and
various humanitarian institutions, as well as key figures from the world of politics, economics and academia, and prominent athletes, scientists and sociologists to sign a “Global Pact on Education”. In a strikingly secular message containing only one throw-away reference to the Lord, Pope Francis called on people to “capitalize on our best energies”. May 14 is set as the date this Global Educational Pact will be signed.
Former Vice President Joe Biden won the most delegates on the presidential primary calendar's biggest night. Biden built his delegate lead on Tuesday by racking up huge victories in Alabama, North Carolina and Virginia, while scoring a narrow win in Texas. In all, Biden won 10 states and Sanders won four. Sanders won California, Colorado, Utah and his home state of Vermont. According to the AP delegate count, Biden has won at least 610 delegates from Tuesday's contests, while Sanders has won at least 513. There are 102 delegates still to be allocated. Over the next two weeks, 10 states will cast ballots. Four states will vote on March 17, including Illinois, Ohio and Florida.
A historic third election took place in Israel this week, after inconclusive results last April and September. With 71% voter turnout, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won 58 seats, just
three fewer than the necessary 61 for a majority in the Knesset. The 71% turnout was higher than either of the previous two elections, as voters came out in larger numbers to have their say on the future of the nation. According to The Jerusalem Post, "The right-religious bloc [which supports Netanyahu] has 58 seats" and "The Center-left bloc [which supports Gantz] has 40 seats."
Although Netanyahu's bloc has 18 more seats than Gantz's, there is not yet a clear victor in this election. As of now, the 22 seats belonging to The Joint List and Yisrael Beytenu – 15 and 7 respectively – are not pledged to either candidate.
Netanyahu is hoping to add three more seats to his bloc, making the forming of a government a simpler task in order to enter his fourth term as Prime Minister.
Iran Frees 54,000 Prisoners in Desperate Bid to Stop Coronavirus in Jails. Italy closed all schools and universities until March 15.Israel on Wednesday imposed tough new travel restrictions on five European nations due to fears of coronavirus, barring entry to almost all non-residents of the Jewish state arriving from these affected countries. Israel had earlier in the day ordered all citizens and residents returning from the five countries -- France, Germany, Spain, Austria and Switzerland -- into 14-day home quarantine upon entering the country. The measures come on top of restrictions previously imposed on arrivals from mainland China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Macau, South Korea, Japan and Italy. Guidelines issued by the health ministry on Wednesday afternoon declared that foreigners from the affected European countries "will not be able to enter Israeli territory unless they can prove they have a place to stay in quarantine."
Dr. Matt McCarthy, a staff physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, just went on national television and warned that there will be “thousands” of confirmed coronavirus cases inside the United States “by next week”.
Russia, Turkey agree ceasefire deal in Syria’s
1000’s of refugees hope to enter Greece from Turkey
An anti-government demonstrator clashes with police in Santiago, Chile,
Chile has been experiencing street protests since last October 18 . It started when a
student protest over a increase in subway fares, it has now turned into full blown
civil protests, with a long list of demands that largely focus on inequality.
Global Educational Pact
Coronavirus, Iran Frees 54,000 Prisoners
Israel travel restrictions
A Denver City councilwoman tweeted “solidarity” for spreading coronavirus at “Make America Great Again” rallies.
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Candi CdeBaca, a Democratic Denver City Councilwoman, tweeted in support of a Twitter meme advocating the spread of coronavirus at Trump rallies, Fox News reports on Wednesday.
CdeBaca, in her tweet, posted a series of laughing emoticons and the words “#solidarity Yaaaas!!” “For the record, if I do get the coronavirus I’m attending every MAGA rally I can.”
Democrat Chuck Schumer Threatens Conservative Supreme Court Justices Says Will ‘Pay the Price’ If They Rule against Abortion Advocates
The Supreme Court on Wednesday took up June Medical Services v. Russo, which considers the constitutionality of a 2014 Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic, a credential many who perform abortions do not have. According to critics of the law, it threatens to shut down all but one abortion clinic in Louisiana, which sees roughly 10,000 abortions every year.
What is the answer to all of this???
A Christian worldview says 1) We are God’s creation, designed to fellowship with Him (Genesis 1:27-28; 2:15). 2) God Himself has redeemed the world through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ (Genesis 3:15; Luke 19:10), and will one day restore creation to its former perfect state (Isaiah 65:17- 25). A Christian worldview leads us to believe in moral absolutes and the possibility of redemption.
It is important to remember that a worldview is comprehensive. It affects every area of life, from money to morality, from politics to art. True Christianity is more than a set of ideas to
use at church. The Christian life is Jesus proclaiming Himself "the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6) and, in doing so, becoming our worldview.