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Voiced by veteran talk show host Adam McManus and written by radio-host and pastor Kevin Swanson and AP award-winning reporter, now pastor, Mark Robinette, The World View in 5 Minutes is a round-up of the daily news from a Biblical perspective. And, perha

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    The Taliban’s Brutal Rule, Trump Announces Run for Presidency, Nasa Launches Moon Rocket

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022


    It's Thursday, November 17th, A.D. 2022. This is The World View in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldView.com. I'm Adam McManus. By Jonathan Clark The Taliban's Brutal Rule in Afghanistan Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan 15 months ago, their promises of a tolerant rule have evaporated into a regime of brutal oppression. The Taliban recently ordered judges in the country to impose punishments based on Shariah law. Such punishments could include amputation, public lashings, and execution by stoning. The Taliban regards Christians in Afghanistan as apostates from Islam. Under Shariah law, such departures from Islam could carry the death penalty. Please pray for the small, isolated, and oppressed community of Christians in Afghanistan, ranked as the worst country in the world for Christians on the Open Doors World Watch List. Switzerland's State Church Approves of Homosexuality Every regional body of Switzerland's historic Protestant state church has now authorized blessing services for people living in vile passions with the same sex. The final regional body to do so was the Reformed Church of the Canton Vaud centered on the city of Lausanne.  This comes after the Swiss approved a referendum last year in favor of faux same-sex marriage. UMC on Homosexuality Meanwhile in the U.S., all five regional bodies of the United Methodist Church approved measures this month to support people living sexually perverted lifestyles.  The UMC also elected its second openly homosexual bishop. As the UMC degenerates, many conservatives are leaving. At least 300 congregations left the denomination already this year, and hundreds more are in the process of exiting. Jeremiah 23:1-2 says, “‘Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!' says the LORD. ‘You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings.'” SBC Membership Wanes New data from the 2020 U.S. Religion Census found the membership of nondenominational churches now outnumbers the membership of America's largest Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention. Over the last decade, the SBC's membership decreased from nearly 20 million adherents to 17.6 million. America's second largest Protestant denomination, the United Methodist Church, also decreased by about 2 million adherents over the same period.   During the same decade, nondenominational church membership nearly doubled from 12.2 million to over 21 million. Donald Trump Announces His Run for President in 2024 Former President Donald Trump announced Tuesday evening from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida that he is running for President in 2024. TRUMP: “In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.” The announcement follows a less than stellar Republican performance in the 2022 midterm elections.  Former Vice President Mike Pence said he is prayerfully considering a run for President as well. Other Republicans reportedly considering a run include former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. Psalm 146:3, 5 reminds us, “Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help. . . . Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God.” Georgia Judge Overturns Abortion Ban On Tuesday, a Georgia county judge overturned the state's ban on abortions when a baby's heartbeat is detectable.  The judge claimed the law was invalid because it was signed in 2019 when Roe v. Wade was still in effect.  However, the Georgia Attorney General's Office said they are appealing the ruling and will “continue to fulfill our duty to defend the laws of our state in court.” NASA Launches Moon Rocket And finally, NASA launched its most powerful moon rocket yesterday.  Listen to the liftoff. ANNOUNCER: “And here we go.  Hydrogen burn-off igniters initiate.  Seven, six, five, four... Stage engine start.  Three, two, one... Boosters and ignition.  And lift off!  We rise together, back to the moon and beyond.” The Artemis 1 mission aims to put the spacecraft Orion with three dummies on board into orbit around the moon before returning it to earth with splashdown in the Pacific next month. The mission marks 50 years since the end of the Apollo program. NASA's Artemis lunar-exploration program plans to send four astronauts around the moon in 2024 and land humans on the moon as early as 2025. Close And that's The World View in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, November 17th, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (adam@TheWorldView.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

    AP calls Arizona Gov race for Democrat despite ongoing counting, Judge overturns Biden's transgender policy, Greek soccer player sentenced to prison for speaking the truth

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022


    It's Wednesday, November 16th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Jonathan Clark Greek soccer player sentenced to prison for speaking the truth A court in Athens, Greece recently sentenced one of the country's greatest soccer players to 10 months in prison for allegedly posting “transphobic” comments. Forty-nine-year-old former soccer star Vasilis Tsiartas also receive a fine of over $5,000.  In 2017, he posted on Facebook, “God created Adam and Eve” in response to a law that would allow people to change their sex listed on official documents. The soccer player plans to appeal the sentence and the fine. Jesus asked in Matthew 19:4, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female.'?” European Christians targeted with 500 hate crimes Meanwhile, across Europe, Christians experienced over 500 hate crimes last year. The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe released their 2021 report last week. France saw the most anti-Christian hate crimes followed by Germany, Italy, Poland, the U.K., Spain, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, and Switzerland. The most common attack directed at Christians and churches was vandalism.  The report said, “Religious freedom is gravely threatened in Europe, especially that of Christians. And the greatest threat arises out of relativism.” The shifting global population The United Nations estimates there are now eight billion people in the world. However, the global population is growing at its slowest rate since 1950. India is expected to overtake China as the most populous country next year. And Nigeria is expected to overtake the U.S. as the third most populous country at the same time. Countries in Africa and parts of Asia are projected to contribute to most of the world's population growth in the coming decades. COVID pandemic reduced influence of the church A new report from the U.K. found many families have become less engaged with the church since the COVID-19 pandemic. Forty-percent of families reported they were less engaged with the church, 44% said their engagement had not changed, and 16% said they were more engaged. Among church leaders, 48% said families in their congregations are less involved in the church.  The report stated, “For many Christian families the pandemic has brought a change in family priorities, with many explaining that whilst they were keen to continually strengthen faith at home, church attendance itself was not as high a priority for them as it has been pre-pandemic.” Psalm 63:1-2 says, “O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory.” Republicans poised to take U.S. House of Reps. Republicans are poised to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives. After five races were called for the GOP on Monday, Republicans now have 217 seats in the House. They just need one more victory in the remaining 13 House races yet to be called. In Oregon, Republicans flipped a long-held Democrat House seat with the election of pro-life Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer, the first Latina congresswoman from Oregon. Associated Press declares Katie Hobbs Arizona new Governor The Associated Press called the Arizona governor race in favor of Democrat Katie Hobbs.  With 2% of the vote left to count, the race is still tight, and an automatic recount could be triggered. As of yesterday, Hobbs led her Republican opponent Kari Lake by 0.8%. A recount is automatically triggered if a candidate wins by a margin of less than 0.5%. If elected, Hobbs would be the state's first Democrat governor since 2006. Judge overturns Biden's transgender policy Last Friday, a federal judge overturned the Biden administration's transgender policy. At issue was the Department of Health and Human Services' interpretation of Obamacare to prohibit health care providers from discriminating against people on the basis of so-called sexual orientation and gender identity. Two doctors from Texas challenged the interpretation and were represented by the conservative America First Legal Foundation. In 2022, 88 abortion mills closed or stopped killing babies And finally, Operation Rescue reports there are 683 abortions mills in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The is the lowest number of abortion mills in the U.S. in nearly 50 years. Fourteen states now have no abortionists operating in them following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. This year, 88 abortion mills closed or stopped all abortions.  Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, November 16th, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (adam@TheWorldView.com). And, here to close the newscast today is my daughter, Mercy, who just turned 11 on Monday, Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

    “The Chosen” TV series quoted Book of Mormon; Nigerian Muslims killed 4,000 Christians this year; Big Tech's persecution of conservative, Christian groups

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022


    It's Tuesday, November 15th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com.  I'm Adam McManus.  (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Kevin Swanson Laos pastor abducted, tortured, and killed Government authorities are highly suspected to be the cause of the murder of a pastor and father of eight children in Laos. Pastor Seetoud of the Nakai District in the Khammouane Province was abducted, tortured, and killed while he was on his way to minister in a village 60 miles from his home.  His body was severely disfigured, his Bible was found near his body, and motorcycle just off the main road.  Morning Star News reports that two other Christians who had planned to join pastor for the meeting in the village said he was delayed because two unidentified officials were questioning him about his activities and reasons for travel to the town.  According to Open Doors, Laos is the 26th worst country for the persecution of Christians. Nigerian Muslims killed 4,000 Christians this year The most severe persecution in the world, by body count, is happening in Nigeria this year, reports The Christian Post. Thus far, in 2022, Islamic jihadist groups in Nigeria have killed at least 4,000 Christians and abducted more than 2,300, according to the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law  130,000 U.S. tech layoffs in 2022 so far Big layoffs have started in the United States.   Amazon has announced 10,000 layoffs to commence this week, amounting to 3% of its corporate workforce. Facebook is also shedding 11,000 jobs. That's about 13% of its workforce. Meantime, following Elon Musk's buyout, Twitter has laid off half its workforce of 8,000 employees along with 4,400 of its 5,500 contract employee base.   In 2022, Layoffs.fyi reports there have been 130,000 tech layoffs involving 788 tech companies.  Big Tech's persecution of conservative, Christian groups Napa Legal Institute has reported on Big Tech's de-platforming and other forms of persecution that have been let loose on Christians over the last few years. The report indicated 27 instances of high-profile Christian, pro-life, pro-family ministries persecuted by Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok, since 2020.   Psalm 37:1-3 comes to mind. “Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.” Republicans hold out hope for control of House While the Democrats retained control of the U.S. Senate in the 2022 elections, the House of Representatives is still up for grabs. Yesterday, the New York Times projected the Republicans would gain control by 1-3 Congressional seats. The two states where concerted ground was made for Republicans in the 2022 elections were Georgia and Florida. Meanwhile, the Democrats gained ground in Pennsylvania.  The Democrats also were successful at flipping state houses in Michigan, Minnesota, and Arizona. The Economist's surprise at mid-term election results The Economist magazine summarized the election this way. It said, “At the half-way mark between presidential elections, voters routinely give the incumbent party a beating. But, despite high inflation and low approval ratings for Joe Biden, the Republicans are unsure to flip the Senate and look likely to win control of the House with one of the smallest swings in years.” U.S. church attendance has dropped 15% Lifeway Research reports that U.S. church attendance has dropped off 15% in the last two years. The survey of 1,000 pastors found that Pentecostal churches and non-denominational churches grew the most over the last two years. The Reformed Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist, and Church of Christ denominations saw the least growth. United Methodist Church on the ropes The United Methodist denomination is bleeding churches.   Another 58 local churches in Louisiana have voted to leave the denomination for the matter of homosexual faux-marriage. Back in June, 70 churches in Georgia left, 30 more Methodist churches in North Carolina left, and over 100 congregations in Florida are moving in that direction. “The Chosen” TV series quoted Book of Mormon And finally, the joint Mormon and Christian evangelical-produced series, The Chosen, has come under fire over quotations from the Book of Mormon.   The problematic section comes in the preview for the third season of the TV series, quoting, in part, from the Mormon book, 3 Nephi 15:9, where the Mormon Jesus is quoted as saying, “I am the Law of Moses.” Listen to how it played out. JEWISH LEADER:  “Jesus, if you do not renounce your words, we will have no choice but to follow the law of Moses.” JESUS: “ I am the law of Moses!” Dallas Jenkins, the director, claimed the line was not a direct quote from the Book of Mormon, but written by the script writers, reports Crosswalk. 3 Nephi 15:9 says, “Behold, I am the law, and the light. Look unto me, and endure to the end, and ye shall live; for unto him that endureth to the end will I give eternal life.” In an article in a Mormon publication, called LDSLiving, Derral Eves, one of two Mormon executive producers of The Chosen, explained that he was aware that the show's creator, Dallas Jenkins, has received pushback for choosing to work with Mormons. In fact, Eves became emotional when talking about that opposition in a recent podcast interview. The trailer of The Chosen for Season 3 made it to first place on YouTube's trending chart during its first week out, reaching a total of 2.1 million views. The first two episodes of Season 3 will hit theaters this Thursday, November 18th.    The Scriptures tell us plainly: “The law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” (John 1:17) Close And that's The Worldview on this Tuesday, November 15th, in the year of our Lord 2022.  Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

    Democrats retain control of U.S. Senate, Canada trashes 25 million COVID-19 shots, 10,000 sandwiches made honoring lady who helped WWI soldiers

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022


    It's Monday, November 14th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. By Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) Algeria's hostility to Christianity Officials in Algeria, Africa, which is 99% Sunni Muslim, have made it increasingly difficult for Christian missionaries to evangelize or challenge the Islamic faith in any capacity, reports International Christian Concern. They're prepared to issue hefty fines and long-term jail sentences. Romans 10:14-15 says, “How, then, can they call on the One they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the One of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: 'How beautiful are the feet of those who bring Good News!'” According to Open Doors, Algeria, Africa is the 22nd most difficult country to be a Christian. Canada trashes 25 million COVID-19 shots The Canadian government has discarded almost 25 million doses of COVID-19 shots as demand for inoculation against the novel coronavirus has plummeted, reports LifeSiteNews. Studies have indicated that COVID-19 shots are much more likely to cause injuries than to protect from infection from the virus, particularly in young adults. A recent study from Germany found “strong associations” between COVID inoculation and a drop in fertility. Democrats retain control of U.S. Senate Democrats will continue to control the Senate following the 2022 midterm elections, after Nevada Democrat Senator Catherine Masto on Saturday was projected by CBS News to win a tight reelection race against Republican Adam Laxalt. Her victory gives Democrats 50 seats in the 118th Congress. Vice President Kamala Harris' tie-breaking vote, should it be needed, gives them the majority, regardless of the outcome of the Georgia runoff election in December between Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker.  Republicans need 6 more House seats for majority Yesterday, Republicans picked up one of several seats that they need to gain a majority in the House of Representatives, which is still not guaranteed five days after the midterm elections were held, reports Fox News. Republican Lori DeRemer bested Democrat Jamie Skinner to take the House seat in Oregon's 5th District. The win gave Republicans 212 seats in the House, still short of a minimum majority of 218 with 19 races that have not been called yet. But Republicans are not home free and still must win most of the races in which they're leading in order to take control of the House. Two states legalized recreational marijuana Voters in two states approved the legalization of recreational marijuana in Tuesday's elections, joining the growing list of states where the cannabis market is regulated for adult use, reports CNBC. Maryland and Missouri join 19 other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing recreational marijuana, while legalization proposals did not pass in Arkansas, North Dakota and South Dakota. Conservative candidates flip 100 school board seats Over the last year, a conservative political action committee, the 1776 Project PAC, says it has helped flip over 100 school board seats to conservatives, reports The Christian Post. Previously, the leftist school board members had championed critical race theory, "woke" ideologies, or sexually explicit material in classrooms and school libraries.  The political action committee is dedicated to "electing school board members nationwide who want to reform our public education system by promoting patriotism and pride in American history." 10,000 sandwiches made honoring lady who helped WWI soldiers And finally, a South Carolina community came together this week to make 10,000 sandwiches in one day to give away to local food banks, schools, soup kitchens, and shelters, reports GoodNewsNetwork. 1 John 3:17 asks, “If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need, but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?” The 200 volunteers in Greenville were also honoring the amazing legacy of Eugenia Duke, a local woman who started a business on her own 100 years ago —and supported soldiers in World War I. In 1917, Eugenia Duke and her daughter Martha began selling homemade sandwiches for 10 cents each at Army canteens to make extra money for their family in Greenville during the war. Her pimento cheese, bacon, and mayonnaise sandwiches were quite popular and she got so many requests from soldiers at nearby Camp Sevier that she started bottling her homemade mayo four years later. Her Duke's Mayonnaise became a beloved condiment that is still sold on grocery store shelves today. The volunteers used around one ton of homemade pimento and cheddar cheese salad to assemble those 10,000 sandwiches inside the historic pavilion downtown which is the same location of the original Duke's Mayonnaise factory. Close And that's The Worldview on this Monday, November 14th, in the year of our Lord 2022.  Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

    AZ GOP Gov. candidate Kari Lake 100% confident of victory, Zuckerberg fired 13% of Facebook staff, Muslim terrorists kill 3 in Congo, Africa

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022


    It's Friday, November 11th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. By Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) Muslim terrorists kill 3 in Congo, Africa In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa, the Muslim Allied Democratic Forces killed three people, including a one-month-old baby, in the early morning of November 9th, reports International Christian Concern. The Islamic terrorists looted and burned a hospital in the city of Kabasha along with several other shops and lit several vehicles on fire.    One resident said, “We were woken up in the middle of the night by gunshots in the air and people screaming. We did not hesitate. We left the house and hid in the bushes, hoping they would not find us. The attack lasted almost an hour as the rebels ransacked shops and the health center and set them on fire. They also burnt down vehicles.” According to Open Doors, Congo is the 40th most dangerous country for Christians in the world. 2 Timothy 3:12 says, “All who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” Pro-life, Republican Governors won re-election bids Some key Republican governors doubled down on their pro-life values and saw success at the polls on Tuesday, reports The Washington Stand. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds each championed life from six weeks on by signing a heartbeat bill. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law protections for unborn life after 15 weeks. Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed HB 4327 this year, protecting life from conception. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed off on her state's Human Life Protection Act. New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu and Idaho Governor Brad Little signed into law protections for life after the unborn baby's viability at 24 weeks. Each one of those nine Republican governors, who signed key pro-life bills into law, won handily on Tuesday. Kari Lake, GOP candidate for Arizona Governor, is 100% confident Appearing on the Glenn Beck radio program, Kari Lake, the Republican candidate for Arizona Governor, said the Leftists are trying to control the narrative by counting the votes painfully slowly. LAKE: “I think what we've learned in the past several election cycles is that our election officials can control the narrative. It's real easy, by the amount of votes they release. That's what we have going on here. It's been politicized.” Lake said she was 100% confident that she will win the election when they finally count all the votes. LAKE: “We are going to win. I'm 100% confident in that! I'm looking right now at the latest numbers I got. There are 622,000 votes left to be counted here in Arizona, and they're slow rolling to count more than 24 hours past the election. Yesterday, they only counted just over 60,000 votes.” BECK: “How is that possible?” LAKE: “This is outrageous! They're doing this intentionally, in my opinion. They're not speeding this up as they should. And let me just tell you why we're going to win. “There are 384,414 Election Day mail-in ballot drop-offs. Now, these are the people who don't trust bringing it down and putting it in one of those drop boxes. These are the people who don't necessarily trust even the Postal Service with their mail-in ballot. They walked it into a polling place on Election Day.” BECK: “Wow!” LAKE: “We already know those are going to trend heavily toward us, two to one, maybe even three to one. There's a huge majority left to be counted there. “We also have 17,000 ‘Drawer Three.'  Those were the ones who when they showed up at their polling place on Election Day, ‘Oh wow! The machines aren't working. Just put your ballot over here in Draw Number Three.' And we have a provisional ballots -- 16,000. These are ballots, the vast majority that are to be counted, that are going to go heavily to us. BECK: “Right.” LAKE: “And we know we're going to win this. They're trying to delay the inevitable. They wanted to write the obituary of the America First movement on election night.” Proof Democrats cheated in Pennsylvania It would appear, based on undercover footage captured by Project Veritas, that Democratic operatives were illegally electioneering in Pennsylvania, reports The Blaze. James O'Keefe, the founder, said this. O'KEEFE: “Project Veritas Action journalists were told who to vote for just mere feet outside a polling center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania today.  This is referred to as electioneering.” The Philadelphia County election board states that no one is allowed to influence the vote within 10 feet to the entrance of a polling room where voting machines are located. O'KEEFE: “Not only are Democratic candidates' campaign materials posted at the door where the voting machines are located, watch as our undercover journalists are handed instructions on exactly how to vote within arm's reach of the door.” UNDERCOVER REPORTER: “So, you're telling me I should vote John Fetterman. I should vote Joshua Shapiro.” DEMOCRATIC OPERATIVE: “If you vote Democrat, all of them are the Democratics.” When the undercover Project Veritas reporter asked why he should vote a straight Democrat Party ticket, this is what the Democratic operative said within feet of the polling door illegally. DEMOCRATIC OPERATIVE: “These are more or less liberals who can help with the poor guy.” And he described Republicans, including Mehmet Oz, this way. DEMOCRATIC OPERATIVE:  “I would say these are generally people trying to save their money.” Fetterman emerged with 50.3 percent of the vote, defeating Oz by three percentage points.  It's difficult to know how much of this illegal electioneering swayed voters on the fence. Proverbs 11:1 says, “The LORD detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with Him.” Zuckerberg fired 13% of Facebook staff And finally, hours after Meta, the parent company of Facebook, announced it was laying off 13% of its staff, CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed employees virtually on Wednesday around 1:00pm Eastern, reports CNBC. A Meta employee, who was fired, provided this video to NBC News. ZUCKERBERG: “I take full responsibility for this decision. I'm the founder and CEO. I'm responsible for the health of our company, for our direction, and for deciding how we execute that, including things like this. This was ultimately my call. One of the hardest calls that I've had to make in the 18 years of running the company.” Shares of Meta plunged 24.5% on October 27th as investors and analysts digested the company's third-quarter earnings miss and a weak fourth-quarter outlook. Shares closed at $97.94, the lowest price since 2016.  By contrast, on September 7, 2021, Meta's stock price hit $382. Close And that's The Worldview on this Friday, November 11th, in the year of our Lord 2022, the 16th wedding anniversary of my beloved bride Amy and yours truly.  Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

    Warnock & Walker head to Georgia run-off December 6th; California, Michigan and Vermont affirmed abortion up to birth; 1,500-year-old Christian monastery discovered

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022


    It's Thursday, November 10th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Jonathan Clark Christian leaders in Nigeria and Iraq speak out Indonesia is hosting this year's G20 Leaders' Summit of major world economies. The G20 held its first-ever Religion Forum last week ahead of the summit. Several bishops addressed a group of religious leaders at the event being held in the world's most populous Muslim country. Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah from Nigeria told the Forum that Christians in his country face significant violence at the hands of Muslim extremists.  Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda also addressed the Forum. He warned that Christians in Iraq are at the very edge of extinction due to Muslim violence. Nigeria is ranked 7th and Iraq is ranked 14th on the Open Doors World Watch List of nations where it is most difficult to be a Christian.  British court acquitted pastor for criticizing false religions Last month, a court in the United Kingdom acquitted a Christian preacher arrested for criticizing Muhammad and Buddha. Police arrested 32-year-old Shaun O'Sullivan back in 2020 for alleged “hate speech.” O'Sullivan had been preaching that salvation can only be found through Jesus and not through Islam or Buddhism.  O'Sullivan welcomed the court ruling, stating, “We must be free to critique other religions and to debate in public without being accused of being racist and ending up in a prison cell and in court.” Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”  Red Wave never materialized Results from the U.S. 2022 midterm elections continue to come in, and Republicans are not getting the red wave they were hoping for. Despite projections for Republicans to take the House and a tossup for control of the Senate, control of both chambers remains too early to call. Warnock and Walker head to Georgia run-off December 6th The race in Georgia between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker is headed to a December 6th run-off since neither candidate broke the 50% mark, reports Reuters.  Once again, the result of a Georgia senate race could potentially determine the control of the Senate. However, some races have been called. Republican Governor Brian Kemp defeated Democrat Stacey Abrams for the governorship of Georgia. Democrats gained a seat in the Senate with Democrat John Fetterman defeating Republican Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania. And Democrats also flipped governorships in Maryland and Massachusetts.  Florida voters delivered big wins to DeSantis and Rubio Despite underperforming in Congress, Republicans did see a red wave in one state: Florida. Republican Governor Ron DeSantis won re-election by 19 points and Republican Senate incumbent Marco Rubio won his race by over 16 points. By January, Democrats are expected to hold no statewide office in Florida for the first time in modern history.  During his victory speech, DeSantis called Florida the state where woke goes to die. DESANTIS: “We fight the woke in the legislature. We fight the woke in the schools. We fight the woke in the corporations. We will never, ever surrender to the woke mob. Florida is where woke goes to die.” (applause) And, as DeSantis concluded his speech, he quoted 2 Timothy 4:7.  DESANTIS: “I am honored by your support and I look forward to the road ahead. I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race in this first term. And I have kept the faith.” (applause) California, Michigan and Vermont affirmed abortion up to birth For the midterm elections, several states had abortion measures on the ballot. Voters in California, Michigan, and Vermont voted to legalize the murder of unborn babies up to birth. Kentucky voters rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to deny any right to abortion.  However, in a surprise move a Republican won Guam's at-large congressional district for the first time since the 1990s. The district has sent a non-voting delegate to the U.S. House since 1972.  Guam's Republican victor, James Moylan, says he is a man of faith and supports anti-abortion legislation.  Daniel 2:21 says God "changes times and seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.” 1,500-year-old Christian monastery discovered And finally, United Arab Emirates officials announced the discovery of a Christian monastery on the country's Siniyah Island last Thursday. It's the second monastery discovered in the Emirates that could be nearly 1,500 years old. This would make the monasteries older than Islam itself in the area. Officials were in the process of building a bridge to Siniyah Island for real estate development. To make way for the bridge, they demolished a huge Soviet-era cargo plane linked to a Russian arms smuggler known as the “Merchant of Death.” In God's providence, the whole project led to the discovery of the monastery.  Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, November 10th, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

    Midterm election update, Canadian court acquitted pastor for in-person worship services, Daughter of 107-year-old South Carolinian woman gives God the glory

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 6:49


    It's Wednesday, November 9th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Jonathan Clark and Adam McManus Thailand legalized abortions up to 20 weeks of pregnancy In Thailand, the country's Public Health Ministry legalized abortions up to 20 weeks of pregnancy at the end of last month. The move extends a previous law which allowed the murder of unborn babies up to 12 weeks. Pro-abortion legislation in the country is new. Thailand had criminalized abortion as recently as 2020. Canadian court acquitted pastor for in-person worship services Last Tuesday, the Provincial Court of Alberta acquitted a Canadian pastor of violating COVID-19 restrictions on in-person worship services. Pastor Tim Stephens of Fairview Baptist Church spent three weeks in jail last year for refusing to abide by the government's worship bans. In a blog post, Pastor Stephens praised God for the victory while calling for repentance in Canada. He wrote, “Our society with its laws, mandates, and opinions reflect a change of ‘god' with corresponding views of authority and humanity that will lead to dystopia unless there is repentance.” Psalm 37:1-3 says, “Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.” Victors include Huckabee Sanders, DeSantis, Rubio, and Polis Tens of millions of Americans headed to the polls yesterday for the 2022 midterm elections. At stake is control of both houses of Congress and 36 governorships. FiveThirtyEight released their final election forecast yesterday. Republicans were widely favored to win the U.S. House of Representatives. They were also slightly favored to win the Senate with a 59% chance of control over Democrats' 41% chance. The victors included New Hampshire Republican Governor Chris Sununu, Arkansas Republican Governor-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio, Ohio Republican Senator-elect J.D. Vance, and Colorado Democratic Governor Jared Polis, a self-professed homosexual. Republican Greg Abbott beat Democrat Richard “Beto” O'Rourke Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott beat celebrity Democratic candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O'Rourke 55.8% to 43.0%, reports the Texas Tribune. Listen to what the Fox News panel had to say about O'Rourke last night, starting with Britt Hume. HUME: “O'Rourke is becoming the Charlie Crist of Texas.” (chuckles) MARTHA MacCALLUM: “He's gone from the cover of Vanity Fair magazine and this shining hope of the Democrat Party. Jessica, your thoughts on what has happened to Beto O'Rourke. Does this seal the deal? Is he done now in politics or not?” JESSICA TARLOV: “If the evening goes as I expect it to for Stacey Abrams as well, there's going to be a lot of soul searching about where you're dumping your money when you go on Act Blue. There are a lot of people whose races are a lot closer. “These are celebrity candidates. I think that there have been incredible messaging moments that are going to have rallied the Democratic base and made you really focus on the issues that matter to us as a party. They are seemingly just not great candidates to win statewide office and I hope people will take stock of that.” Senate races too close to call at 10:33pm central Tuesday night According to Fox News, a number of the hotly contested races for U.S. Senate were too close to call at The Worldview's press deadline last night at 10:33pm Central. They include the races in Georgia between Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Hershel Walker, in Pennsylvania between Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz, and in Wisconsin between Republican Senator Ron Johnson and Democrat challenger Mandela Barnes. A look at the past 22 midterm elections In a column entitled “The 2022 Midterm Elections: What The Historical Data Suggests,” John Wooley wrote, “In the 22 midterm elections from 1934 -2018, the President's party has averaged a loss of 28 House seats and four Senate seats. The president's party gained seats in the House only three times, but gained seats in the Senate on six occasions. The president's party has gained seats in both houses only twice. “The incumbent president's ability to launch new major policy initiatives would be greatly weakened under divided government. If the Democrats lose control of either House, the Administration can expect to be the target of numerous congressional inquiries.” New York Christians want to be able to defend themselves at church A church in New York State is challenging a law that bans guns in places of worship. The New York law prohibits the carrying of firearms in houses of worship regardless of whether a church “prefers to permit—or even encourage—people to carry a firearm on its premises.” First Liberty Institute filed the lawsuit last Thursday on behalf of His Tabernacle Family Church. The lawsuit accuses New York of making churches choose between their First and Second Amendment rights as well as leaving them particularly vulnerable to violence.  Daughter of 107-year-old South Carolinian woman gives God the glory And finally, a Christian woman from South Carolina celebrated her 107th birthday last month. Adell Julie Thompson was born October 10, 1915.  She told WLTX News 19 she does what the Bible tells her: “I had no dream of being 107 years. But the Lord spared me, and I try to do the right thing.” Thompson has lived through 18 U.S. presidencies. Her legacy includes three children, six grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and three great, great grandchildren. Thompson's daughter gave God the glory for her mother's long life. DAUGHTER: “I get to be here to do this interview about my mama, with my momma alive and well, in her right mind, my family members that's all around it. That's all I can say. To God be the glory and I thank God for every moment of it.” Proverbs 3:16 says of the wisdom from God, “Length of days is in her right hand, in her left hand riches and honor.” Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, November 9th, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

    Abortionist quit after pastor preached only pro-life sermon, GOP Senatorial candidates' stance on abortion, Muslim twin car bombings kill 100 in Somalia

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022


    It's Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th, A.D. 2022.  This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com.  I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Kevin Swanson Indian pastor slashed by assailants Attacks on Christian pastors continue in India. One pastor was cruelly assaulted and slashed up by three assailants in Northern India in September, reports Morning Star News. A part-time taxi driver, Pastor Sukhdev Mark, had shared his faith with a Sikh, who allegedly arranged the assault. Thankfully, the pastor was able to make it to a hospital for treatment.  Pray that he will completely heal from his wounds. Muslim twin car bombings kill 100 in Somalia A Muslim terrorist attack on October 30th in Mogadishu, Somalia resulted in at least 100 deaths, including some elderly folk, women, and children. The twin car bombings, which had targeted the country's ministry of education, injured an additional 300 people, reports CBS News. Reportedly, it was the worst act of terrorism in six years. Claiming responsibility is an Islamic fundamentalist group known as Al Shabaab. U.S. Senate still a toss-up Today is mid-term election day in the United States! The 270towin.com summary puts the U.S. Senate in a neck-and-neck, Republican-Democrat race. The races in Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Georgia are all too close to call. New Hampshire is leaning Democrat. Ohio and Nevada are both leaning Republican. The same 270towin website favors Republicans in the House, by a ratio of 222 to 200.  The political winds, and “the lot is cast into the lap but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.” (Proverbs 16:33) Make sure to cast a Biblically-informed vote with the help of iVoterGuide.com GOP Senatorial candidates' stance on abortion Will the pro-life candidates win U.S. Senate seats in this election today? Here are the Republican candidates' stances on abortion. New Hampshire Republican Don Bolduc will not push for federal legislation restricting abortion. Neither will Ron Johnson from Wisconsin, Adam Laxalt from Nevada, Joe O'Dea from Colorado, Mehmet Oz from Pennsylvania, or Tiffany Smiley from Washington state. By contrast, pro-life U.S. Senate candidates who favor federal abortion restrictions include Herschel Walker in Georgia, J.D. Vance in Ohio, Marco Rubio in Florida, Blake Masters in Arizona, Mike Lee in Utah, and Chuck Grassley in Iowa. More women registering to vote and voting than men Since the Dobbs decision reversed Roe v. Wade on June 24th, women have been registering to vote at higher rates than ever. Since July, the total number of women registering to vote increased by 35%, while the increase for male registrations hit 9%, reports Voice of America. The most enthusiastic increase in participation occurred in Kansas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Florida. For the last few elections, there were 4% more women voting than men. That trend has continued since 1980, when equal ratios of men and women voted.   According to the Center for American Women and Politics, in the 2016 and 2020 elections, 13% and 15% more women respectively voted Democrat than Republican. That compares to the 1988 presidential election, when 1% more women voted Republican than Democrat.  As you vote today, remember the words of Proverbs 17:15. “He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.” Bad time to buy a house The U.S. housing market is registering the lowest level consumer confidence since the poll has been taken. A recent Fannie Mae survey found that only 16% of consumers thought this was a good time to buy a home. The average 30-year mortgage rate hit 7.25% on Monday, reports The New York Times. The average house payment for the average home buy has increased by 121% since January of 2020, from $1,434 to $3,174. Realtor.com reports an increase of 77% on the average mortgage payment just since last year at this time. That would put the average house payment at about 49% of the median U.S. household income.  Powerball lottery grand prize tops $1.9 billion As of Monday, the American Powerball grand prize stands at a world record of $1.9 billion. Powerball is run by 46 states, a form of gambling encouraged by state governments.  Of monies collected from the gamblers, about 10% goes to administrative costs, 55% goes to prizes, 5% goes to retailers, and 30% ends up in state coffers as a tax on the poor, reports LiveAbout. Bankrate.com found that 28% of the lowest-income households in America play the lottery weekly. By contrast, only 19% of families with higher incomes do so. Financially-strapped households spend an average of $412 on lottery tickets in a year.  Former abortionist quit after pastor preached only pro-life sermon And finally, CBN provides an excellent interview of a doctor who repented of performing abortions. To his credit, he has taken on the campaign against the California Abortion Amendment.   But here's how Dr. Vansen Wong quit doing abortions.  It took a pastor with the courage to preach against abortion. Listen to this. WONG: “When I reached the point where I knew abortion --  I couldn't continue anymore -- was the only time our pastor has ever spoken about abortion. And this was during the time when the partial-birth abortion ban was being discussed. “You know, in a growing church, you have to be kind of politically correct and not really be too in your face. But it was an uncharacteristic description of that barbaric procedure that made me realize, ‘My God, you are telling me that abortion is wrong.'” Dr. Wong realized that abortion, no matter the size of the child, was morally wrong. “Within a short period of time as I was walking back to the parking lot, I realized that what I was doing with my small plastic tube was no less barbaric than what people who were doing these partial-birth abortions were doing. The body parts were smaller, for me, but the act and the effect on that little baby was just as barbaric.” We have the CBN interview with the former abortionist linked in our transcript today at www.TheWorldview.com.  It's worth watching! Close And that's The Worldview on this Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

    Oprah’s hypocritical endorsement of John Fetterman, Cast a Biblically-informed vote, Myanmar Bible School shelled by Burmese Army

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022


    It's Monday, November 7th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. By Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) Myanmar Bible School shelled by Burmese Army Last Thursday, a Baptist seminary in Shan State, Myanmar was attacked by the Burmese Army, injuring four men in the dormitory, reports International Christian Concern. The victims were hit by shrapnel and sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Those injured were Myitung Doi La, age 24; Ndau Awng San, age 27; Nhkum Sut Awng, age 21; and Sumlut Brang San, age 22. One local resident said that this kind of attack by the military threatens the Christian Bible School and the entire Kachin nation. MSNBC host vs. New York Governor Kathy Hochul on crime MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle surprisingly called out Democrat New York Governor Kathy Hochul for the state's out-of-control crime surge, saying on Friday's edition of “The 11th Hour”, “we don't feel safe.” RUHLE: “But I'm gonna interrupt you then. Here's the problem. We don't feel safe. You might be working closely with [New York City] Mayor [Eric] Adams, you may have spent a whole lot of money, but I walk into my pharmacy and everything is on lockdown because of shoplifters. I'm not going in the subway. People don't feel safe in this town. So, you may have done these things. But, right now, we're not feeling good. We're worried we could be San Francisco.” Oprah's hypocritical endorsement of John Fetterman TV icon Oprah Winfrey endorsed Democrat John Fetterman on Thursday in Pennsylvania's hotly contested Senate race and rejected Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz, whom she had helped launch to stardom nearly two decades ago when she brought him on her popular daytime talk show as a regular guest, reports CBS News. Until now, Winfrey had said she would leave the election to Pennsylvanians, but she changed that position in an online discussion. Winfrey said, "I said it was up to the citizens of Pennsylvania, but I will tell you all this, if I lived in Pennsylvania, I would have already cast my vote for John Fetterman for many reasons.” Joy Behar of ABC's The View congratulated Fetterman on last Friday's program. BEHAR: “Overnight, our very own Oprah Winfrey endorsed you over Dr. Oz in the race. We all know that Oprah is the creator of Dr. Oz's TV career, and she went for you instead. What does this mean to you and your campaign?” FETTERMAN: “I mean, she's an icon. I mean, it's, it's it's unbelievable. It's an honor. And I'm so grateful. And, you know, she understands what's at stake here in this race. And as I said, I was just incredibly, incredibly honored to have her support in this race. Truly.” Ironically enough, Oprah mirrors Fetterman's radical support of abortion despite the fact that her own mother, Vernita Lee, who died in 2018, was pregnant out of wedlock at the age of 17, and courageously chose life for Oprah. In the April 17, 2019 edition of O Magazine, Oprah recalled telling her mother the year before, “I know it must have been hard for you as a 17-year-old pregnant, scared girl in Mississippi. Many people no doubt told you to get rid of that baby. To have an abortion or give me away. But you didn't. And for that I thank you. I know you did the best you could with what you had. And for that I thank you. And look how it's all turned out.” In Matthew 23:27, Jesus confronted the Pharisees about their hypocrisy, saying, “You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside, but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean.” Cast a Biblically-informed vote If you've not already voted during early voting, make sure to cast a Biblically informed vote, tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8th. To get to know the candidates on your ballot better, click on iVoterGuide.com, and type in your address. The two primary organizers are Family Research Council and the American Family Association along with 62 other pro-life, pro-family partners. These include races in all 50 states.  In fact, they have researched 51,245 candidates, looked at 6,437 endorsement sources, and 701 legislative scorecards. Most Americans don't view the Bible as primary determinant of right and wrong A new study reveals that less than one-third of Americans believe the Bible should serve as the foundation for determining right and wrong, even as most people express support for traditional moral values, reports The Christian Post. It's part of the fourth installment of the America's Values Study, released by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, When asked to identify what they viewed as the primary determinant of right and wrong in the U.S., a plurality of participants (42%) said: “what you feel in your heart.” An additional 29% cited majority rule as their desired method for determining right and wrong, while just 29% expressed a belief that the principles laid out in the Bible should determine the understanding of right and wrong in the U.S. Not surprisingly, that figure rose to 66% among Spiritually Active, Governance Engaged Conservative Christians, or SAGE Cons, a demographic description coined by Christian pollster George Barna. Singer Aaron Carter dead at 34 And finally, Aaron Carter, a former child pop singer and younger brother of Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter, drowned in his bathtub in Lancaster, California on Saturday, reports CNN. He was 34. During the late 90s and early 2000s, he sold millions of copies of his four albums, the first of which was when he was only nine years old, according to the BBC. As he grew older, Carter transitioned into rap, and also appeared in Broadway musicals and on ABC's Dancing With The Stars. He faced a number of struggles, checking in to rehab several times and filing a bankruptcy petition in 2013 over millions of dollars of debt, much of it tax-related. James 4:14 says, “You do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” So, let's redeem the time. Close And that's The Worldview on this Monday, November 7th, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

    NPR plays audio of an abortion on air, Ohio voter stumps Democrat Senator Tim Ryan, Nigerian Muslims kidnap 40 kids and demand $70,000 ransom

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 6:48


    It's Friday, November 4th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com) Nigerian Muslims kidnap 40 kids and demand $70,000 ransom On November 3rd, unidentified Muslim militants in Northern Nigeria abducted 40 children in an attack on a farm in Katsina state, reports International Christian Concern. The Premium Times, a Nigerian newspaper, reported that the kidnappers have demanded the payment of $70,000 as ransom.  The militants have contacted the parents of the children asking for the money. Join me in prayer. Dear Jesus, Please intervene and orchestrate the situation so that these abducted Nigerian children will be safely and quickly returned to their families. Amen. In John 14:14, Jesus said, “If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.” How an Ohio voter stumped Democrat Senator Tim Ryan According to RealClearPolitics.com, the U.S. Senate continues to be a toss-up between the Democrats and Republicans as Election Day on Tuesday, November 8th rapidly approaches. Right now, there are 45 seats that are likely to be retained by the Democrats and 48 seats likely to be retained by the Republicans.  Plus, there are 7 seats that are toss-up. One seat that leans Republican is in Ohio between the Democrat, Tim Ryan, and the Republican, J.D. Vance. Right now, Vance is only leading by 3% which is within the margin of error. In a recent debate, a woman in the audience asked Ryan this pointed question. VOTER: "Can you look me in the face and tell me that government expenditures on green energy subsidies through the 'Inflation Reduction Act' that increase our national debt are in any way lessening my burden at the gas station and the grocery store?" RYAN: "I, I could not say that, right now, in the present moment." As you vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th, make sure to go to www.iVoterGuide.com, type in your address and get access to a robust examination of the candidates on your ballot from a Biblical perspective. NPR plays audio of an abortion on air And finally, before you hear the next story, I'd like to issue a parental advisory. If you have children with you, and you're listening by radio, you might want to turn the volume off for about two minutes.  If you're listening to the podcast, you might want to listen to it at a later time when your kids are not with you. So, here's the story. Brace yourself. Yesterday morning, National Public Radio did something quite unique. They aired the audio of an actual abortion in Detroit, Michigan, reports LifeSiteNews.com. The woman had given her consent to have the murder of her baby captured by the radio affiliate. Narrated by reporter Kate Wells on Michigan's “Morning Edition,” they featured the story of a mother who aborted her 11-week-old baby at Northland Family Planning in metro Detroit. Here is the critical excerpt from her NPR story. It starts with an abortion assistant, named Brandi, directing the mother right before the abortion. BRANDI: “So, I am just going to get you set up on the table and we're going to do (inaudible) medicine. I'm gonna pull this out under your legs.” WELLS:  “Most patients are partially awake during the procedures. They get IV medication for pain and anxiety. The lights are dimmed, there's soothing music. It actually feels a lot like a childbirth. The medical gown, your bare legs in stirrups, and a person next to you saying, ‘You can do this.'” BRANDI: “Just keep breathing. Just keep breathing.” WELLS: “That's Brandi. She's one of the staffers. Her job is to monitor vital signs. But it is also to hold the patient's hand and talk her through this. Whether it's a birth or an abortion, it is often women guiding other women.” BRANDI: “You're going to hear this machine turn on now. Okay?  It makes a loud noise.” MOTHER: “Okay.” (The abortionist turns on the suction machine) After dilation of the cervix, a suction curette, a tube with a serrated tip, is inserted into the uterus. The strong suction, which is 29 times more powerful than your household vacuum cleaner, tears the baby's body apart and sucks it through the hose into a container. This is the most common method of surgical abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. BRANDI: “Blow it out. Blow it out. Breathe deep. Breathe deep.  Blow it out. Listen to me. Blow it out. If you hold it wherever you make it harder for you. Keep breathing. Keep breathing.” WELLS: “'Just keep breathing,' Brandy tells her over and over. ‘I can't!' the patient says at one point when the cramps get painful. ‘Yes, you can,' Brandy tells her. ‘You're doing it.' And then within just a couple of minutes, it's over.” MOTHER: (Moaning) BRANDI: “Take some deep breaths for me." MOTHER: (Moaning) BRANDI: “Catch your breath.” MOTHER: (breathing deeply) BRANDI: “You did it!” MOTHER: “Thank you guys so much!” BRANDI: “You are welcome.” Greg Price, a pro-lifer, tweeted, “This clip puts on full display what an abortion actually is: violence and full on dehumanization of the unborn. That's why it's important to share. To show reality.” Price also said, “So, listen to that audio. It's incredibly tough, but it's important. Listen to it and then think to yourself about how the only pitch the Democrat Party is making to the voters in the midterm election is more of that.” Plus, the pro-life group Live Action tweeted, “A recording of a murder.  Outlaw abortion now.” Note the cruel irony of how the NPR reporter oddly compared the brutal murder of the mother's baby to the joy of child birth. While NPR should be applauded for airing the audio, notice how they lowered the volume at the most difficult part to hear and the reporter complimented the abortion assistant for aiding in the murder. This much is clear. Proverbs 6 says God hates seven things including “the hands that shed innocent blood.” Close And that's The Worldview on this Friday, November 4th, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

    Kroger's Christian-phobia cost the grocer $180,000; Married mothers among happiest demographic; 135 attacks on pro-lifers since leaked Dobbs decision

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022


    It's Thursday, November 3rd, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Jonathan Clark Hong Kong, now controlled by China, sentenced first pastor for sedition Two years ago, China extended control over Hong Kong with a new national security law. Last Thursday, Hong Kong sentenced the first Christian pastor for sedition under the law. Pastor Garry Pang Moon-yuen faces over a year in prison for criticizing the government's treatment of activists and protesters.  Pang has been known for praying for revival and religious freedom in Hong Kong since China's political takeover.  Kroger's Christian-phobia cost the grocer $180,000 American supermarket Kroger must pay $180,000 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit. The case involved two employees who declined to wear aprons celebrating sexually perverted lifestyles. Kroger did not accommodate the two women's religious objections to the outfit and instead disciplined and fired them. As part of the settlement, Kroger agreed to “create a religious accommodation policy and provide enhanced religious discrimination training to store manage­ment.” 135 attacks on pro-lifers since leaked Dobbs decision A new study from the Crime Prevention Research Center identified 135 attacks on pro-life institutions and people since the leak of the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.  By contrast, six pro-abortion people were attacked during the same period. Pro-life people and organizations have been shot, firebombed, vandalized, stolen from, and threatened. However, the media and the U.S. Justice Department have paid little attention to these attacks compared with attacks on pro-abortion people.  Ecclesiastes 8:11 says, “Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed speedily, the heart of the children of man is fully set to do evil.” Big Tech stocks down The pandemic era saw big gains for tech companies. Now, top tech companies like Alphabet, Microsoft, Meta, and Amazon are reporting weak third-quarter earnings, sending their stock down. The world's 20 richest tech billionaires lost over $480 billion collectively this year. On the other hand, oil companies have made record profits this year. President Joe Biden even threatened oil companies with higher taxes on excess profits if they don't work to cut gas prices.  Married mothers among happiest demographic The latest American Family Survey confirms yet again that one of the happiest demographics in the U.S. is married mothers. Thirty-three percent of married mothers aged 18-55 reported they were completely satisfied with their lives compared with 15% of single women with no children. Another demographic reporting high levels of happiness were conservative women compared with liberal women. Conservative women were also more likely to be married and happy with their family life than liberal women.  Psalm 113:9 says God “gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the LORD!” Most Americans support traditional values The latest survey from Arizona Christian University's Cultural Research Center found that most Americans support traditional moral values. But less than half of Americans who support traditional moral values also embrace Biblical morality.  Most Americans believe what a person feels in their heart or majority rule should define right and wrong. Only 29% said the Bible should define morality.  Another United Methodist church leaves over sexual perversion Another large United Methodist Church congregation is leaving the mainline Protestant denomination. Many churches have been leaving the UMC over the issue of homosexuality. Miles Stevens with Christ Church Memphis in Tennessee told The Christian Post that their decision to leave was driven by “decades of failed efforts to reconcile firmly-held foundational, but oppositional beliefs, among member churches within the UMC.” College quarterback is outspoken Christian And finally, speaking of Tennessee, the state's college football team has jumped up in the rankings to the number two slot. Hendon Hooker, the Tennessee Volunteers' senior quarterback, is now a contender for the Heisman Trophy. He's carried the team through an undefeated season so far, including a high-profile win over the Alabama Crimson Tide. Hooker is an outspoken Christian and told reporters Monday about how he prays before games. HOOKER: “You know. It's the same prayer every time. I'm a routine type of guy. Praying over my family, thanking God for safe travel, praying over my brother, praying for his game and their safety, praying that God touches my mind, my hands, my feet to just go out there and do what He's blessed me to do -- put on the show!” Hooker also listens to Gospel music before games and reads a devotional with one of his teammates. He and his brother, Alston, published a book last year entitled The ABC's of Scripture for Athletes, with some of their family's favorite memory verses.  Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, November 3rd, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

    Two imprisoned Iranian Christians released, 225,000 North Macedonian children get Bibles, Scottish venue ordered to pay Billy Graham Assoc. $100,000

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022


    It's Wednesday, November 2nd, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Jonathan Clark Two imprisoned Iranian Christians released Praise God! Officials in Iran unexpectedly released two Christians last month from Evin Prison. It's known as the country's “torture factory.” Both Christians received pardons. One of the believers, Pastor Nasser Narvad Gol-Tapeh, had already served half of a ten-year sentence for attending a house church. A few days before the release, a fire broke out at the prison, killing four prisoners. None of the Christians at the prison were hurt. Please pray for the 10 Christians who remain in the infamous prison. The Lord said in Isaiah 43:1-2, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you … When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.” Court: Scottish venue ordered to pay Billy Graham Assoc. $100,000 Last Monday, a Scottish court ruled an event venue must pay the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, headed by Franklin Graham, over $100,000 for canceling a crusade. Back in January 2020, Scottish Event Campus Limited canceled an event because of Franklin Graham's biblical views on marriage and sexuality. Graham welcomed the ruling, saying, “This case was … about the preservation of religious freedom in the U.K. — particularly the right for Christians to share the Gospel in the public square.” Mexican state recognizes faux homosexual marriage Last Wednesday, Mexico's northeastern border state of Tamaulipas voted to recognize faux homosexual marriage. The vote comes after three other states, Mexico, Sonora, and Sinaloa, made similar votes. Living in vile passions with someone of the same sex is now recognized across Mexico. The practice remains illegal or not recognized in Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, most of Central America, and much of the Caribbean. Survey on “Christian nationalism” Pew Research released a new survey on so-called Christian nationalism. Sixty percent of U.S. adults think America's founders intended for the country to be a Christian nation, and 45% think America should be a Christian nation. Of those who think the U.S. should be a Christian nation, 30% said they don't even know what being a Christian nation means. Forty-eight percent defined a Christian nation as a country where people are generally guided by Christian values. Only 6% defined it as a country that bases its laws on Christianity.   Isaiah 33:22 says, “The LORD is our Judge, the LORD is our Lawgiver, the LORD is our King; He will save us.” Elon Musk let Twitter fly free After months of back and forth, tech billionaire Elon Musk finalized a deal to buy Twitter last Friday. Musk stepped into the chief executive position and dissolved the company's board of directors. As of next week, Twitter will not be publicly traded. In an open letter, Musk accused traditional media of fueling political polarization. In contrast, Musk said he acquired Twitter to encourage a “common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner.”  10,000 babies spared from abortion since Dobbs case FiveThirtyEight reports over 10,000 fewer abortions took place in the months following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.  Overall, the number of abortions nationwide declined 6% between April and August. Some states experienced a near 100% decline in abortions, including Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas.  U.S. Senate is up for grabs Also from FiveThirtyEight, control of the U.S. Senate is now in a dead heat between Republicans and Democrats in the midterm elections. Projections also give Republicans substantial odds of taking back the U.S. House of Representatives.  In the governors' races, Democrats are expected to flip Massachusetts and Maryland while Republicans have a good chance of flipping Nevada, Wisconsin, and Oregon. Take a look at iVoterGuide.com to learn more about the candidates on the ballot in your state.   Just type in your street address on the home page to get a personalized ballot. 225,000 North Macedonian children get Bibles And finally, a Texas-based ministry recently delivered over 225,000 children's Bibles to North Macedonia, located in Europe between Serbia to the North and Greece to the South. Eastern European Missions made the delivery to the former communist bloc country after delivering 650,000 Bibles to public schools in Croatia last year. The ministry started out in the 1960s, smuggling between hundreds and thousands of Bibles into the Soviet Union. Now, Eastern European Missions delivers 1.5 million Bibles in over 20 languages to over 30 countries in a year. Revelation 5:9 says of Christ, “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation.” Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, November 2nd, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

    Jerry Lee Lewis worried about Hell, 9% of Americans have refused the COVID shot, 153 people died in Korean Halloween incident

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022


    It's Tuesday, November 1st, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@theWorldview.com) By Kevin Swanson Brazil falls to the “pink tide” What some have called the last major battle for freedom in the Western Hemisphere, has been lost to socialism.   The socialist candidate in the Brazilian presidential race, Luiz Lula, won the election against Jair Bolsonaro over the weekend by 1.8% of the vote, reports NBC News. This consolidates the rise of the “pink tide” of communism and socialism in South America — now including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela. Not to mention the United States under Biden, and Canada under Trudeau.   In the providence of God, only Paraguay, Uruguay, and Ecuador are reputedly exempt from the pink wave, as of this day.  130 Indians died when bridge collapsed Fifteen to twenty young men are responsible for the deaths of over 130 people in the collapse of an 800-foot bridge in India, reports Times of India. The men were shaking the bridge while some 400 people crowded on to the bridge during a Hindu festival. That makes for the worst bridge disaster since the Indian Rafiganj rail bridge collapsed in 2002, killing 80 people aboard the train that plunged into the river below. 153 people died in Korean Halloween incident Another 153 people were killed in a crowd press during Halloween celebrations in the Itaewon District in Seoul, South Korea Saturday night, reports the Korea Herald. Over 130,000 people reportedly were in attendance when the tragedy took place.  Closest U.S. Senate races are in 5 states With the mid-term elections rapidly approaching on Tuesday, November 8th, the U.S. Senate hangs in the balance. The most recent polls find the critical races in Arizona, Georgia, New Hampshire, Nevada and Pennsylvania with Republican and Democrat running neck and neck — within 3-4 percentage points, reports the New York Times. Make sure to cast an informed vote. To get to know the candidates on your ballot better, click on iVoterGuide.com.  These include races in all 50 states.  In fact, they have researched 51,245 candidates, looked at 6,437 endorsement sources, and 701 legislative scorecards. 9% of Americans have refused the COVID shot Only 9% of Americans over 18 years of age have refused the COVID-19 shots, according to recently obtained CDC data. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% are considered “fully vaccinated.” Plus, about 40% of American children ages 5-11 have received at least one shot. States with the highest rate of vaccinations are the more liberal states of Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Hawaii, and New York. Hollywood's income still 50% of 2019 Hollywood's box office receipts this year are still about 50% off of where they had been in 2019.  However, the Satanic genre dominates in the box office today. The nation's movie theaters handled 5-6 films on the themes of witchcraft and horror. These films netted 70% of total box office receipts over the weekend.  That compares to just 12% given over to horror on the same week a year ago. While 87% of Americans celebrated skeletons, witches, demons, and the Day of the Dead yesterday, Christians celebrated Reformation Day. It was the 505th anniversary of Martin Luther's nailing the 95 theses on the Wittenberg Church Door in Germany. 2 Kings 17:35-36 speaks of fear in these words: “You shall not fear other gods … but the Lord, who brought you up from the land of Egypt with great power and an outstretched arm, Him you shall fear, Him you shall worship.”  Christian coach in Washington state allowed to publicly pray After a long, drawn-out battle, the Supreme Court ruled that Coach Joe Kennedy, who prayed at the 50-yard line after football games, was wrongly fired in 2015 from Bremerton High in Washington State. Thankfully, he will be back on the job by March 15, 2023, reports The Epoch Times. The agreement stated that, "Bremerton School District shall not interfere with or prohibit Kennedy from offering a prayer consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion.”  Jerry Lee Lewis worried about Hell The Rock and Roller, Jerry Lee Lewis, is dead at 87 years of age. Vulture.com called him the last man standing from the birth of Rock and Roll, as well as “a thief, a bigamist, an adulterer, a sexual predator, and a family abandoner.”   While still in his teens, Lewis enrolled in Southwestern Bible Institute in Texas. He was married seven times and divorced four times. Seven years before he died, Lewis confessed to a reporter for The Guardian, “I was always worried whether I was going to Heaven or Hell. I still am. I worry about it before I go to bed; it's a very serious situation. I mean you worry, when you breathe your last breath, where are you going to go?”   Towards the end of the interview, Lewis said, “Just about as many hours as there are in the day, I pray. I pray all the time. . . I'm not too much on fear. Well, I love God, I love Jesus Christ, and I worship the precious, precious, precious Holy Ghost.” The Apostle Paul said, “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. For this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on Him to life everlasting.”  (1 Timothy 1:15-16) Close And that's The Worldview on this Tuesday, November 1st, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ,

    Student’s Bible torn up by activists protesting ‘What Is a Woman’; Kari Lake, the pro-life Mama Bear, surging in Arizona; Burmese Army dropped four bombs on music festival, killing 80

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022


    It's Reformation Day on this Monday, October 31st, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. By Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) Burmese Army dropped four bombs on music festival, killing 80 A week ago Sunday, the Burmese Army killed 80 people and injured another 200 when it attacked a music festival in the Christian-majority Kachin State of Myanmar, reports International Christian Concern. Three fighter jets dropped four bombs on an anniversary concert in remote Hpakant township. The event was held by the Kachin Independence Organization, a prominent ethnic resistance group, on its 62nd anniversary. Popular musicians, artists, and elders were among those killed. A Kachin Baptist Convention source said many victims were Kachin Baptist Christians. The Burmese Army immediately cut off phone and internet connections and restricted site access for humanitarian groups. Proverbs 22:8 says, “Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of his fury will fail.” Intruder attacks Pelosi's husband, calling, ‘Where is Nancy' The husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was attacked and severely beaten with a hammer by an assailant who broke into the couple's San Francisco home early Friday, searching for the Democratic leader and shouting, “Where is Nancy, where is Nancy?,” reports the Associated Press. The assault on the 82-year-old Paul Pelosi injected new uneasiness into the nation's already toxic political climate, just 11 days before the midterm elections. 42-year-old David DePape has been arrested for the crime. The former Canadian, who now lives in Berkley, California, is known as a pro-nudity activist. Millions of unborn babies will face death if Democrats win elections “The rapidly approaching 2022 midterms will be among the most important elections of our lifetimes, not least of all because of their massive implications for millions of unborn babies,” writes Raymond Wolfe on LifeSiteNews.com. “Of greatest importance is control of Congress: If Democrats net just two more seats in the U.S. Senate and hold onto their narrow majority in the House, they'll abolish the filibuster and pass their extreme “Women's Health Protection Act' with a simple majority vote. “The Democrats' signature abortion bill would create a national so-called ‘right' to have or perform an abortion up to viability and even after viability with broad “health” exceptions, including for mental health. “The ultra-radical bill would nullify life-saving abortion bans that have taken effect in more than a dozen states since the reversal of Roe v. Wade and hundreds of other pro-life laws, including parental-consent requirements, partial-birth abortion bans, and health and safety regulations.” Kari Lake, the pro-life Mama Bear, surging in Arizona Speaking of the importance of protecting babies, an October 4th video  featuring Kari Lake, the Republican candidate for Arizona Governor, has gone viral. Lake, a former television anchorwoman, was out on the campaign trail.  In this appearance, she was explaining how the Republican Party is the party of the Latino, faith, and family. LAKE: “The Republican Party is the party of the Latino. It is the party of family. It is the party of faith. It is the party of the American dream. That's what Latinos are about. My husband is Latino. My children are Latino.  I'm just a gringo, okay?” (laughter) At that precise moment, a 6-year-old girl named Liana piped up in an endearing, unscripted moment. Listen. LAKE: “Hi, look at that sweet baby back there. She's waving.” LIANA: “I like you because you take care of babies.” (crowd applauds) LAKE: “I do take care of babies. (she becomes emotional) Okay. She's going to make me cry right now. You know why? Because your life is so valuable. We can't wait to see what you do when you grow up.” LIANA: “I'm gonna be … I'm gonna be just like you.” (crowd applauds) In a subsequent appearance on Fox & Friends, Lake elaborated on why she and other women are so strongly pro-life. LAKE: “We're mama bears. Once you trigger a mama bear, because you start to go after and threaten her baby cubs, you have awoken a force to be reckoned with. “The mama bears in this country are wide awake. They are activated and they are going to protect their babies. The left has triggered us. They have opened that up to a nation of moms and dads who are so fed up. They're coming after them and they're going to change policies. They're going to get involved. They're gonna affect this election by voting and they're gonna get people into office who will protect their children.” The Worldview hopes that many pro-life mama bears will vote for candidates who will use their influence to protect babies from abortion. In the latest average of polls, Lake is 4 points ahead of her Democratic opponent, Katie Hobbs, who, to her shame, favors abortion through the birthday of the baby. Student's Bible torn up by activists protesting 'What Is a Woman' screening And finally, leftist activists protesting conservative commentator Matt Walsh's college tour at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where his documentary film “What Is a Woman” was being shown, grabbed a Bible from a young man who was reading it aloud and ripped out the pages, reports The Christian Post. One protester used his teeth to shred the ripped-out pages and spat them on the cement ground.  Young America's Foundation, which is hosting Walsh's college tour, shared a video of the protesters desecrating the Bible, including a female with red-dyed hair who shoved pages from a torn-up Bible into her mouth.  One protestor, who rejects God's design of a woman, described Matt Walsh's Biblical worldview as so-called “hate speech.” PROTESTOR: “Speech is meant to communicate. Hate speech is meant to take the life out of people. It's meant to oppress and put them down. It is not communication. That is why this doesn't count and that is why we were okay with saying ‘no' to this.” Once again, the Left is not interested in dialogue, but censorship of an opinion. Genesis 1:27 says, “God created mankind in His image; in the image of God He created them; male and female, He created them.” Close And that's The Worldview on this Monday, October 31st, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

    Fetterman's disastrous debate performance; Biden funds drag queen shows for kids in Ecuador; 23-year-old Canadian man, without girlfriend, requested & approved for euthanasia

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022


    It's Friday, October 28th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com) Vietnamese priest barred from flying to America  A Vietnamese priest who serves veterans was banned from leaving his country while on a business trip to the United States, reports International Christian Concern. On October 24, Father Truong Hoang Vu, a Redemptorist priest, was stopped by public security officers at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City before his flight to Manila, Philippines, and then to the U.S. He told Radio Free America's Vietnamese service that he was temporarily banned from leaving the country at the airport due to “social order and safety reasons.” According to UCA News, the airport's public security unit considers the 45-year-old priest a threat and someone who affects national defense and security. Father Vu provides financial support for more than 6,000 disabled soldiers of former South Vietnam backed by the U.S. According to Open Doors, Vietnam is the 19th most difficult country in the world to be a Christian. Matthew 5:10 says, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.” 23-year-old man, without girlfriend, requested & approved for euthanasia Tucker Carlson called out Canada's euthanasia laws, saying the country has reached a “new and more terrifying low.” During his Wednesday night show on Fox News, the host touched on what he referred to as a “very big change in Western civilization” as Canada stands poised to legalize new standards for euthanasia in March 2023. The new laws will extend Medical Assistance in Dying, or MAiD laws, to those with mental illness after a temporary exclusion expires. Listen to Carlson's commentary. CARLSON: “So, Margaret Marsilla is a mother who lives outside Toronto, Canada. She's got a 23-year-old son, [Kiano Vafaeian], who suffers from depression and diabetes. Also, he doesn't have a girlfriend. On that basis alone, doctors have just approved her son's assisted suicide. A doctor, called Joshua Tepper, signed off on it. To kill the boy, because he's sad. He doesn't have a girlfriend. “You can read the details, and you should know, they're shocking. This is about to become a lot more common in Canada is way of cutting down on health care costs. “By March, new law in Canada is expected to allow children to be killed by doctors, by state doctors, without the approval of their parents. This seems like a very big change in western civilization.” Thankfully, before this revelation by Carlson, Kiano's doctors had retracted their approval for euthanasia after his mother initiated a social media campaign to save her son, according to a September 28th article on LifeSiteNews. It's believed that Kiano remains alive while trying to find a new doctor who will sign off on his “medically assisted” death. Biden funds drag queen shows for kids in Ecuador The Biden administration has come under fire and congressional scrutiny for a $20,000 grant awarded by the State Department to Ecuador to fund drag queen shows to “promote diversity and inclusion, ” reports LifeSiteNews.com. The project funded by the grant is to include “3 workshops,” “12 drag theater performances,” and a “2-minute documentary,” as officially stipulated by the State Department on its grant list website. The project started September 30 and will run until August 31, 2023.  The program is geared toward minors in an effort to indoctrinate them in homosexual and transsexual ideology. What an export! Matthew 18:6 says, “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in Me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.” Fetterman's disastrous debate performance And finally, the fight for control of the U.S. Senate, which currently has 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans, is really tight. In Pennsylvania, Democrat John Fetterman had been polling ahead of Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz. Until Tuesday night's debate, reports Politico. Fetterman, who had a stroke on May 13, 2022, appeared unsteady and unprepared.  Back in 2017, he had been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm. At the time, his doctor got him started on medication and regular exercise. However, Fetterman admitted that he stopped taking the medication and exercising. Listen to the cringeworthy debate start. DENNIS OWENS:  “Let's get started. Mr. Fetterman, we're going to begin with you. Your political experience includes serving as the mayor of Braddock, a small borough near Pittsburgh, and one term as Lieutenant Governor. You're running for a seat that could decide the balance of power in Washington. What qualifies you to be a U.S. Senator? You have 60 seconds.” FETTERMAN: “Hi. Good night, everybody. I'm running to serve Pennsylvania. He's running to use Pennsylvania.” Lisa Sylvester, the co-host of the debate, asked this question, after which Fetterman pauses for a long four seconds before responding. SYLVESTER: “Continuing with you, Mr. Fetterman, your opponent has criticized Democratic spending as you heard. Has the Biden administration overspent, and if so, where do you think spending should be cut? You have 60 seconds.” (4 second pause) FETTERMAN: “No. Here's what I think we have to fight about inflation here right now. That's what we need to fight about inflation, you know, right now because it's a tax on working families. You know. And Dr. Oz can't possibly understand what that is like. You know. He has 10 gigantic mansions. You know. He … We must push back against corporate greed. We must make sure that we're also pushing back against price gouging as well, too. You know. We also be able to make more in Pennsylvania, make more in America.” In The Worldview's final soundbite, Sylvester raised the issue that Fetterman had not paid taxes which were due. SYLVESTER: “Mr. Fetterman, I will allow a 15-second rebuttal. He has specifically said you have not paid your taxes and that you want to raise taxes on Americans. How do you respond?” FETTERMAN: “Absolutely. The Oz rule, of course. He's lying. It was helping two students 17 years ago to help them, you know, buy their own homes. They, they didn't pay the bills and it got ,er, paid and it has never been an issue in, in any of the campaign before. It was all about nonprofit.” One of the after-effects of Fetterman's stroke is the evident auditory processing disorder. Regardless of his leftist policies, he does not appear fit to be a senator. You can watch the hour-long debate through a special link in our transcript today at www.TheWorldview.com. Close And that's The Worldview on this Friday, October 28th, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

    Swiss evolutionists steal God’s glory, NY Court: Give people jobs back after COVID firings, Coach Joe Kennedy gets job back after prayer-related firing

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022


    It's Thursday, October 27th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Jonathan Clark Chinese suffer with world's worst internet freedom Freedom House reports China has the worst internet freedom in the world for the eighth year in a row. China implemented new guidelines back in September to restrict religious content online. The Chinese Communist Party also held their 20th National Congress last week. President Xi Jinping secured a third term at the congress as Christians expect more persecution under the regime.  Officials detained a Christian evangelist and his wife for sharing the Gospel on the streets leading up to the congress. Chen Wensheng is part of the Xiaoqun Church in Hunan and has refused, like many others, to join the state-regulated Three-Self Church. Despite the government's oppression, there are now an estimated 100 million Christians in China.  French Senate rejected pro-abortion law Last week, the Senate of France rejected a draft law to make abortion a constitutional right. The draft law made abortion and contraception a right and accessible for free. Despite the rejection, more draft laws on the same issue are headed to the National Assembly next month. The French Protestant Evangelical Committee for Human Dignity warned, “including abortion in the Constitution would authorize a death penalty for unborn children.” France already voted earlier this year to legalize the murder of unborn babies up to 14 weeks, an increase from 12 weeks. Coach Joe Kennedy gets job back after prayer-related firing A Washington State football coach will be reinstated by next March after losing his job for praying after games. The Bremerton School District originally put Coach Joe Kennedy on leave in 2015. Kennedy's case went all the way to the Supreme Court. In June, the high court ruled the Constitution protected Kennedy's freedom to pray on the field with students. On Tuesday, a stipulation filed in a U.S. District Court said Kennedy would get his job back in the next six months.    Kennedy told Newsmax he wants to get back on the team and continue giving thanks to God. KENNEDY: “I just want my constitutional right and be back up there on the football field with my team and just having the right to be able to think God in America these days. That's all I want.” Psalm 107:1-2 says, “Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say who, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy.” NY Supreme Court: Give people jobs back after COVID firings Meanwhile in New York, the state's Supreme Court ruled Monday that city employees in the Big Apple who lost their jobs for refusing to get a COVID-19 shot must be reinstated. The ruling applies to 1,400 employees and orders the city to give them back-pay. The ruling stated: “The Health commissioner cannot create a new condition of employment for City employees. The Mayor cannot exempt certain employees from these orders… Being vaccinated does not prevent an individual from contracting or transmitting COVID-19.” Americans look to government for change A new survey from Barna found most U.S. adults look to national, state, or local government for creating meaningful change. Even practicing Christians were more likely to expect meaningful change through the federal government than through religious organizations or churches. However, Christians were much more likely to expect meaningful change from churches than the general adult population. U.S. homes prices down by 2.4% American home prices are down 2.4% in recent months. However, they're still up over 40% since the COVID-19 pandemic.  Mortgage payments on median-priced homes continue to rise as mortgage rates climb. Rates on a 30-year-mortgage reached 7.16% last week, a 20-year record.   Swiss evolutionists steal God's glory And finally, scientists recently discovered over 50 sea creatures, once thought to be silent, that can actually communicate. Gabriel Jorgewich-Cohen at the University of Zurich, Switzerland used microphones and cameras to study 53 species around the world. He told BBC News about the wonders of sea turtle communication: “[They] will sing from within their egg to synchronize hatching. If they call from inside, they all come out together and hopefully avoid being eaten.” While the scientists were quick to jump to false evolutionary conclusions, Genesis 1:21 says, “God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.”  Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, October 27th, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

    Nigerian Muslims killed 70 Christians last week, White House bracing to lose both House and Senate, Undercover pro-life activist ordered to pay $2.4 million to murder giant

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022


    It's Wednesday, October 26th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com)  By Jonathan Clark Nigerian Muslims killed 70 Christians last week Morning Star News reports Fulani herdsmen killed 70 Christians in central Nigeria last week. Herdsmen also injured 100 Christians in the area recently, displacing thousands. Local officials are calling for people to defend themselves given the national government's inability to curb violence. Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ in Nigeria, ranked ninth on the Open Doors World Watch list of nations where it is most difficult to be a Christian.   Britain now urging caution about transgender foolishness for minors Britain's National Health Service is now urging caution in treating children pretending to be the opposite sex, saying it is generally a “transient phase.” New proposals from the NHS “reflect evidence that in most cases gender incongruence does not persist into adolescence.” The new approach comes after Tavistock Centre shut down. It was the only medical facility in the U.K. dedicated to offering puberty blockers and mutilating surgeries for people with gender confusion.  California court supported Christian baker in “gay” marriage case Last Friday, a California court ruled in favor of a Christian baker who refused to bake a cake for a homosexual wedding ceremony in 2017. Cathy Miller owns Tastries bakery in Bakersfield, California and has faced years of litigation for her Christian beliefs about marriage. In a 2017 interview, Miller said she could not violate her conscience or Scripture. MILLER: “Our family are Christians we love everyone God created everyone there's certain things that violate my conscience my conscience will not allow me to participate in things that I feel are wrong. That's based on Scripture.” 1 Peter 3:15-16 says, “Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.” Undercover pro-life activist ordered to pay $2.4 million to murder giant Meanwhile, a U.S. federal appeals court ruled David Daleiden and other pro-life activists must pay $2.4 million in fines to Planned Parenthood for conducting an undercover investigation of the abortion giant. The investigation exposed Planned Parenthood's harvesting and selling of baby body parts. The Thomas Moore Society is representing Daleiden and will appeal the decision. Peter Breen, the vice president of the legal group, said, “This decision provides a roadmap for large corporations to shut down and bankrupt investigative journalists who would expose their wrongdoing.” Proverbs 17:15 says, “He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.” White House bracing to lose both House and Senate Reuters reports the White House is bracing for potentially losing both chambers of Congress in the midterms next month. Voter support for Democrats surged in the summer but is now stalling. Meanwhile recent polls show Republicans are gaining ground in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. In the last couple of months, ABC News and FiveThirtyEight reports that generic-ballot polls are moving toward Republicans. FiveThirtyEight also reports most candidates who think the 2020 presidential election was rigged are favored to win their races.  Students' reading and math scores slump The National Assessment of Educational Progress released their latest report card for U.S. kids this week. Student reading and math scores dropped to lows not seen since the 1990s. The learning setback was evident across every state in the wake of COVID-19 policies that suspended in-person learning.  Only 21% of Americans attend church weekly And finally, a new Rasmussen survey found that most Americans say they are religious but only a minority attend religious services weekly. Sixty-nine percent of U.S. adults consider themselves religious, up from 57% in June 2021. Respondents also report how much they attend religious services: 41% rarely attend or never attend, 21% attend occasionally, 13% attend at least monthly, and 21% attend at least weekly. Forty-two percent of respondents said the U.S. would be better off if more people attended religious services on a regular basis, while 30% said it wouldn't make a difference. The study found that married respondents were much more likely to say they were very religious compared with non-married respondents.     Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, October 26th, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.