Day: May 13, 2021

News Of The Day – May 13th

AOC Blasts Fellow Democrat For Supporting Israel

When Andrew Yang, who has plans to run for mayor of New York, released a statement in support of Israel, he was met with harsh criticism from fellow democrats. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who calls Israel occupiers, was the biggest critic after Yang tweeted, “I’m standing with the people of Israel who are coming under bombardment attacks, and condemn the Hamas terrorists. The people of NYC will always stand with our brothers and sisters in Israel who face down terrorism and persevere.” AOC cheered when the next day, Yang was uninvited by Muslim organizers from an event that would have commemorated the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr. Read more about the criticism here.

 

ISIS Executes Christian Businessman

In yet another killing of Christians, the Islamic State has put to death Nabil Habashi Salama, a Christian businessman for his part in building the city’s St. Mary Church, the only Coptic church in the area. Video of a terror group in Egypt with ties to the Islamic State released late Saturday, showed 62-year-old Nabil Habashi Salama being shot in the back of the head with an AK-47 in the middle of what appeared to be the Egyptian desert. “As you kill, you will be killed,” states the video, directed to “all the crusaders in the world.” Read more about the assignation here. 

 

American Bible Society Releases 11th Annual State Of The Bible Report

If anything good can come from the recent epidemic, it’s that more people are reading their Bibles. American Bible Society released the first two chapters of their 11th annual State of the Bible report, which highlights cultural trends in the U.S. regarding spirituality and Scripture engagement. The release shows that millions more Americans turned to the Bible in the past year than in previous years; one in four U.S. adults report a more frequent Bible reading habit than did last year. The findings come from a survey conducted in January 2021, in which data were gathered from 3,354 online interviews with American adults in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Read more about the study here.

 

New Tech Makes Perishable Food Last Longer

In the U.S., households throw out around 30 million tons of food each year. But new technology could help eliminate the need for cold storage. Farther Farms, a startup based in upstate New York, developed a new type of pasteurization that makes food last longer, so perishable food can sit on a shelf instead of in a fridge. As proof, the company made packaged french fries, usually sold frozen, that can sit at room temperature for 90 days before eaten. Even better: The process doesn’t use artificial preservatives. Read more about the process here.

 

May 13th – Job 22:21

Job 22:21

When Job was in the middle of his suffering, his friend Eliphaz tried to give him some sage advice. “Repent and return to the Lord.” However in this case, sin wasn’t the cause of Job’s problems. Yet even though Eliphaz’s words of wisdom didn’t apply to Job, they are great advice for us. When we have sinned against God and strayed off His path, broken fellowship results. But when we come to Him in confession and repentance, our hearts can once again find peace and joy. And by remaining in the Lord, establishing His Word in our hearts, and walking in obedience, we can experience the eternal goodness of Jesus.