News from this Week 11/23/22

Bolsonaro contests Brazil election, demands votes be annulled

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is contesting his defeat in the October election and calling on the electoral authority to annul votes cast on most of the nation’s electronic voting machines, citing a software bug that independent experts have said didn’t affect the reliability of results.

Beijing deploys 10 times more operators than U.S. Cyber Command

Once considered “sloppy” in its cyber operations, China’s online capabilities have grown rapidly over the past decade into a dangerous threat regarded as equal to U.S. military digital skills, a new congressional report warns.

Russia Unveils Nuclear Icebreaker in Push For Arctic Dominance

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday oversaw the launch of a new nuclear-powered icebreaker as Russia pushes to develop the Arctic and seeks new energy markets amid sanctions over Ukraine.

Latest World News Headlines

Turkey’s Erdogan vows ground operation into Syria ‘soon’ – November 22, 2022

US says continues to oppose any military action destabilizing Syria – November 22, 2022

Iran says it has begun enriching uranium to 60% purity at Fordo underground site – November 22, 2022

2 girls beheaded at ISIS family members displacement camp in Syria – November 22, 2022

Iran intensifies violent crackdown on protests as number of casualties rises – November 22, 2022

G20 Wants Worldwide Vaccination Passport (Worthy News In-Depth) – November 21, 2022

UN Atomic Agency chief says urgent action required to prevent nuclear accident in Ukraine following new blasts near nuclear plant – November 21, 2022

Breaking Israel News

U.S. and Israel discuss military drill to simulate conflict with Iran, proxies

The United States and Israel have discussed a joint military drill that would simulate a possible attack against Iran and its Middle East proxies.

Israel: Iran at Brink of Enriching Uranium at 90 Percent Level

Gen. Aharon Haliva, the head of Israeli military intelligence, warned Monday that Iran could soon approach the 90% uranium enrichment level necessary to build a nuclear weapon, Axios reported.

Latest Israel News Headlines

IDF Chief of Staff meets US National Security Advisor – November 21, 2022

Syria says four soldiers killed in Israeli airstrikes on military bases – November 20, 2022

After Israeli-owned tanker hit, US to deploy 100 unmanned vessels in Persian Gulf – November 20, 2022

Over 20 Killed In Gaza Refugee Camp Fire – November 18, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Biden extends student loan repayment pause as debt cancellation placed on hold amid legal challenge

President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday the extension of the pause on federal student loan payments as the courts determine the legality of his student loan cancellation plan.

Supreme Court OKs handover of Trump tax returns to Congress

The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the imminent handover of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to a congressional committee after a three-year legal fight.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

ICE arrests 138 sex offenders who entered the US illegally – November 21, 2022

New Trump special prosecutor overturned by Supreme Court, tied to IRS scandal – November 21, 2022

Gunman Kills 5 In US Gay Nightclub – November 21, 2022

FBI, DHS ‘Very Concerned’ About Chinese Communists Opening Police Stations in the U.S. – November 20, 2022

AG Garland Appoints Special Counsel to Oversee Probes into Election Interference on Jan. 6, Classified Documents at Mar-a-Lago – November 20, 2022

Home sales fell for the ninth straight month in October, as higher mortgage rates scared off potential buyers – November 20, 2022

Nancy Pelosi Steps Down As US Democratic Leader – November 18, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Nine Christians hospitalized after Hindu extremist attack on church

A mob of radicalized Hindu nationalists beat up and hospitalized nine Christians during an attack on a church hall in India’s Chhattisgarh state earlier this month, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Bibles At Bloodstained World Cup Despite Persecution (Worthy News In-Depth)

As crowds enjoyed soccer in the bloodstained stadiums of Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup after thousands of migrant workers were killed, Christians began distributing Bibles in 14 languages.

Eritrea: 98 Christians remain in prison for their faith

The Eritrean government is still holding in detention 98 Christians who were arrested on account of their faith in September, Christian Today (CT) reports. 

Latest Christian News Headlines

Political divisions in church can drive pastors to burnout, poll shows – November 21, 2022

Christian persecution is worsening amid Western denial – November 18, 2022

Ukrainian prison ministry is helping Russian POWs – November 16, 2022

500 anti-Christian hate crimes documented in Europe last year – November 16, 2022

Russian army attacked 270 religious sites in Ukraine during first months of invasion – November 16, 2022

58 US churches vote to disaffiliate from United Methodist Church over LGBTQ stance – November 15, 2022

Algeria has closed 16 evangelical churches in crackdown on proselytization – November 15, 2022

News from this Week 8/17/22

Russia Involved In Military Games In Iran, Raising Concerns

Russia and its allies are involved in military games in Iran when Moscow seeks sophisticated Iranian combat drones for its ongoing invasion of Ukraine, Worthy News monitored.

Iran responds to ‘final’ nuclear talks proposal, after urging US ‘flexibility’

Iran has responded to the European Union’s “final” draft text to revive its 2015 nuclear accord with world powers, according to a European official, after Tehran urged the United States to be flexible in resolving three outstanding issues.

Latest World News Headlines

China’s worst heatwave in 60 years is forcing factories to close – August 16, 2022

U.S. airstrike in Somalia kills 13 al Shabab terrorists: Reports – August 15, 2022

Drones armed with explosives attack US military base in Syria – August 15, 2022

Iran says it will deliver ‘final’ nuclear talks proposal Monday – August 15, 2022

42 Countries Demand Russia Withdraws From Nuclear Site As Battles Rage – August 15, 2022

U.S. Lawmakers In Taiwan After Visit Speaker Pelosi – August 14, 2022

Ukraine’s President Accuses Russia Of Nuclear Blackmail – August 14, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Israel carriers to soon fly to Turkey, official says as ties continue to improve

Israel and Turkey are very close to understandings that will soon allow Israeli airlines to land in the country, a senior Israeli official told Ynet on Monday.

Jerusalem Terror Attack Wounds Eight, Including Five Americans

Less than a week after Israel concluded its Operation Breaking Dawn against the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip, an Arab-Israeli man opened fire on a bus near Jerusalem’s Old City early Sunday, wounding eight, including five Americans.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Israel: Archaeologists find church they believe was built over Biblical Peter’s house-August 16, 2022

IDF says it foiled Hamas attack tunnel with two branches along northern Gaza border – August 15, 2022

Israeli airstrikes in Syria said to hit Iranian targets near Russian naval base – August 15, 2022

Syria says Israeli jets strike near Damascus and Tartus, killing three soldiers – August 14, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

‘Low Caste’ Indians Suffer At US Tech Firms

U.S. tech giants are under pressure to tackle India’s ancient Hindu caste system after several employees said their careers were cut short by their ‘low caste’ backgrounds.

Biden signs $740 billion climate, tax and health care bill into law

President Joe Biden signed a $740 billion spending package into law Tuesday, the final step for the green energy, health care and tax hike bill after months of wrangling and controversy, in particular over the legislation’s hiring of 87,000 new IRS agents to audit Americans.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

California church that was fined over $200K for defying COVID-19 restrictions gets fines dropped – August 16, 2022

Housing starts plunge 9.6%, raising recession fears – August 16, 2022

Judge declines request to block Georgia’s fetal heartbeat law that bans some abortions – August 16, 2022

Ohio churches create taxpayer-funded school, outraging state’s ACLU chapter – August 16, 2022

Gallup: Most Americans oppose vaccine mandates for grade schoolers – August 15, 2022

Idaho Supreme Court allows abortion ban to take effect – August 15, 2022

Health Improving Of Stabbed Author Salman Rushdie – August 15, 2022

Breaking Christian News

US Episcopal Church advocates all forms of gender-affirming treatment for people of all ages

The US Episcopal Church last month passed a resolution advocating access to gender-affirming treatment “in all forms” and for adults and children “of all ages.” The Episcopal Church is a mainline Protestant denomination that is part of the Anglican Communion.

400 Ukrainian Baptist churches have been lost since war with Russia

Around 400 Ukrainian Baptist congregations have been displaced and lost since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, Church Leaders reports.

Uganda: Islamic extremists cut off hand of new Christian convert

A Christian convert and father of six in eastern Uganda has had his hand cut off by radicalized Muslim extremists enraged that he and his family had left Islam and had started attending church, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Christians in Uganda are increasingly vulnerable to attacks by Islamic extremists, even though Muslims are a minority group and Christianity is legal in the country.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Afghanistan: Christians facing extreme persecution, need international support – August 17, 2022

Kenya Christians Pray Amid Disputed Election Results – August 16, 2022

Residents in Drought-Stricken States to Face Water Cutbacks as Colorado River Under Serious Threat – August 16, 2022

China: Police raid historical house church in crackdown on Christians – August 15, 2022

Myanmar: Army restricts aid to civilians including Christians – August 15, 2022

India: Pastor severely beaten by police – August 15, 2022

Dozens Killed In Egypt Church Blaze – August 14, 2022

The news on this page was taken in whole or part from Worthy News Ministries.

News from this Week-8/3/22

China’s Military Moves To Taiwan After Pelosi Visit

The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has left Taiwan after a visit that angered China and prompted a military response.

Britain’s Central Bank Announces Biggest Rate Hike In 27 Years; Warns Of Recession

The Bank of England (BoE) raised interest rates by the most in 27 years on Thursday and warned a prolonged recession is on its way.

US Senate gives overwhelming approval to Finland/Sweden NATO applications

The US Senate on Wednesday voted 95-1 in overwhelming approval of the applications by Sweden and Finland to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Axios reports. NATO was established in 1949 by 12 countries, including the US, Canada, Italy, and France, to provide collective security against the Soviet Union.

Latest World News Headlines

Explosions In Ukraine As Concerns Mount Over Suffering Civilians – August 4, 2022

Iran has installed three IR-6 centrifuges at enrichment plant – August 4, 2022

U.S. to sell Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia in deal worth $3 billion – August 3, 2022

U.S. State Department Posts ‘Worldwide Caution’ Warning to Travelers Following Death of Bin Laden’s Successor – August 3, 2022

Iran, US, EU envoys heading to Vienna as nuclear talks expected to resume – August 3, 2022

Iceland: Volcano erupts near key Keflavik airport – August 3, 2022

Putin: NATO Expansion, US Oceans Policy Are Top Threats to Russia’s Security – August 2, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Israel: Archaeologists begin dig where Biblical Joshua is believed to be buried

Israeli archaeologists have begun excavating a site in the West Bank that is believed to be where the Biblical Joshua lived and was buried, the Jerusalem Post reports. Known as Khirbet Tibnah, the excavation site is located in southwest Samaria and is believed to have been inhabited from the Bronze Age until the beginning of the Ottoman rule.

Joint Israeli-Italian F-35 drill signifies key milestone in IAF’s international cooperation

The “Lightning Shield” international exercise involving F-35s from the Israeli and Italian air forces, held in late July in Israel, marked a significant moment in Israel’s military cooperation with partners, an IAF source has said.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Top Islamic Jihad official threatens to attack center of Israel – August 3, 2022

US Army ‘Successfully’ Tests Israel’s Iron Dome in Live Fire Interception – August 2, 2022

Lapid to hold security meeting following arrest of Islamic Jihad leader – August 2, 2022

In apparent warning to Iran, PM says Israel has ‘other capabilities’ – August 1, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Biden Signs Pro-Abortion Executive Order, Defying Church

U.S. President Joe Biden signed a new executive order on Wednesday that he said aims “to protect access to reproductive healthcare” after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the constitutional right to abortion.

Abortion Victory in Kansas Stuns Pro-Lifers, Sparks Fears of Abortion Haven

It was a surprise setback for the pro-life movement in Kansas. Voters in the state rejected a ballot measure Tuesday that would have allowed the GOP-controlled legislature to tighten restrictions on abortion or ban it outright.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Household debt exceeds $16 trillion in second quarter of 2022 – August 3, 2022

Christian Flag to be Raised at Boston City Hall Wednesday Following Supreme Court First Amendment Ruling – August 3, 2022

Senate votes to let Sweden, Finland join NATO – August 3, 2022

President Biden signs executive order to collect data, cover travel expenses for women seeking abortions – August 3, 2022

Growing Number of California Cities Declare Monkeypox an ‘Emergency’ – August 3, 2022

Company to pay millions to employees over denying religious exemptions to COVID-19 shots – August 2, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Nigeria: Four children among seven Christians murdered

As the slaughter of Christians in Nigeria continues, four children were among seven Christians murdered by suspected Fulani jihadists in Nigeria’s Plateau state on Sunday, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Nigeria ranked number one in the world last year for Christians murdered by Islamic terrorists on account of their faith.

Nigeria: Islamic militants murder pastors and kidnap congregants from Evangelical Church Winning All denomination

Fulani militants and other Muslim extremists have murdered six pastors and kidnapped 27 congregants from Nigeria’s Evangelical Church Winning All this year alone, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Florida Christian school sues Biden administration of same-sex marriage stance

A Christian school in Florida is suing the Biden administration after being told it may lose federal funding for its school lunch program if it continues to publicly insist that marriage is only legitimate between one man and one woman, Christian Headlines (CH) reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

US: Catholic school entitled to fire employee who entered same-sex marriage, appeals court rules – August 2, 2022

Christian university sues Washington state to preserve anti-LGBTQ hiring practices – August 2, 2022

China: Jailed Christian pastor awaits sentencing for holding worship service – August 2, 2022

Burkina Faso: Christians increasingly harassed by Islamic extremists – August 2, 2022

Vietnam Christians face severe persecution – August 1, 2022

Syria: Two killed in terrorist attack on church – August 1, 2022

Nepal: Pastor sentenced to a year in jail for alleged forced conversions – August 1, 2022

This news was taken in whole or part from Worthy News Ministries

*Podcast* Exodus Chapter 38- The Brazen Altar

Today we will discuss the brazen altar, it’s design, and making. As well as touching on Joseph Smith/the Book of Mormon, and the false teaching of ‘He is either Lord of all or not Lord at all.”

*for earlier books and chapters, visit our ‘Listen to the Bible’ tab on our website

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