By Jonathan Clark
North Korea executes citizens who violate COVID lockdowns and who evangelize
The communist regime of North Korea uses extreme measures in its attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus as well as the spread of Christianity.
North Korean defector Ri Jong Ho reports that the regime is executing people who violate coronavirus restrictions. Human rights activists doubt the regime’s claim that no one there has contracted the virus.
North Korea also uses execution to try to stop the spread of Christianity. However, the percentage of North Koreans who have been exposed to the Bible has increased by four percent each year since 2000.
Isaiah 9:7 says about Christ, “Of the increase of His government and peace, there will be no end.”
Trump announces peace deal between Morocco and Israel
President Donald Trump announced yesterday the U.S. brokered a peace deal between Morocco and Israel.
Morocco now becomes the fourth Arab nation in four months to normalize relations with Israel, joining the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Sudan.
Is American COVID relief to African countries conditional on abortion support?
A new short film by a Nigerian-born activist accuses Western nations of offering coronavirus relief funds to African nations on the condition that they accept abortion and sexually perverted lifestyles.
Obianuju Ekeocha, the president of Culture of Life Africa, shows in the film how government entities are pushing abortion on Malawi and Kenya despite widespread opposition to it among the people there.
Proverbs 12:10 says, “The tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.”
Trump’s Labor Dept: Religious groups retain right to hire people they prefer
The U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule Monday on religious exemptions for federal contractors.
The rule allows religious organizations seeking government contracts to retain their right to hire people based on their religious beliefs.
The Labor Department acknowledged the importance of religious organizations which “provide such essential services as feeding the hungry, supporting refugees, and educating our nation’s students.”
100 Republican Congressmen support Texas election lawsuit
Over 100 Republican U.S. House members filed a brief in support of the recent Texas election lawsuit. The Texas suit, initiated by Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, challenges presidential election results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin on constitutional grounds before the Supreme Court.
The Trump campaign and 18 states have also filed briefs in support of the case.
You can urge your State Attorney General to join the Texas Attorney General’s lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin over their corrupted elections.
World Health Organization fails to mention abortion as top 10 cause of death
The World Health Organization released their list of the top 10 causes of death in 2019. The top ten causes accounted for over half of the 55.4 million deaths worldwide.
Most causes were various diseases and infections. The leading cause of death on the list is coronary heart disease, accounting for 16 percent of global deaths.
However, the list failed to mention the real leading cause of death—abortion. An estimated 40 million babies were murdered in the womb last year.
Ladybug Lessons about enjoying God’s creation, unplugging from technology
And finally, a report by eMarketer found that American adults spend over three and a half hours a day on their mobile devices, up from two and a half hours a day in 2014.
The Worldview spoke to Kayla White, author of Lucy: A Ladybug’s Life, about how people can step away from their phones and enjoy God’s creation.
KAYLA: “So much of today is just so tied up in technology and everything that’s just really opposed to God. But the creation shows God’s wisdom, shows God’s handiwork, shows Who He is in such a real way that I think it’s something we don’t really want to miss.”
Kayla also commented on the benefits of considering God’s creation.
KAYLA: “I think it really grounds us back to the Lord. It’s a way to separate ourselves from some of that. And again, it’s a way to see who He really is and again just be reminded of His work, which if we’re looking into that and we’re going to the Word and we’re digging into that and what it reveals about who God is, of course it will bring us back to the gospel, and that is where our real eternal hope is especially in the world right now, with everything that’s going on.”
Psalm 104:24 says, “O LORD, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all. The earth is full of Your possessions.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Friday, December 11th, in the year of our Lord 2020. 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.