By Jonathan Clark
100,000 starving Christian families in India need YOUR help!
Christians around the world experience severe persecution on a regular basis, but they face even more discrimination during the Christmas season.
Persecuted believers also face discriminatory coronavirus policies.
For example, Open Doors discovered at least 100,000 starving Christian families in India. These Christians lost their jobs under coronavirus restrictions and were refused any food relief by local officials due to their faith.
Open Doors found similar situations in Pakistan and northern Nigeria. The organization’s CEO David Curry told FaithWire they are raising money to help these deprived Christians this Christmas.
CURRY: “So, we’re now helping to feed this Christmas season people who are withheld food and government relief during COVID because they are Christians in these communities. And some of these areas like northern Nigeria in particular and we have some videos of these folks. It will touch your heart to see how much they love Jesus, how hungry they are, and then when we bring them the food how it’s a game changer for them.”
1 Corinthians 12:26 says, “If one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.”
Hungary and Poland said “no” to handouts, “yes” to morality
Last month, Hungary and Poland vetoed the European Union budget for the next eight years which amounts to over two trillion U.S. dollars.
For countries to receive payment under the budget, member states must adhere to a vague condition of the rule of law. Polish and Hungarian leaders are concerned the E.U. wants to sanction their countries for their opposition to mass migration and sexually perverted lifestyles.
Istvan Horvath with the Hungarian Evangelical Alliance said that Poles and Hungarians are traditionally Christian and are morally at odds with much of western Europe.
Bare-faced MD pastor in church alone threatened with prison
Maryland health officials are cracking down on churches over coronavirus restrictions.
One official issued a citation to Pastor and physician Dennis Jackman of Community United Methodist Church in Pasadena. The official cited Jackman for not wearing a mask even though he was alone at the church on a weekday! Jackman said he was threatened with having the church shut down, going to prison for a year, and being fined $5,000.
By contrast, Republican Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves posted on Facebook this week, “Throughout this pandemic, Mississippi has never restricted religious gathering and worship. We made that clear in our court filings. God is bigger than government. The right to freely practice your faith must never be infringed.”
AG Barr: No election fraud that could’ve changed election
On Tuesday, Attorney General William Barr said the Justice Department has “not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election.”
However, the Department clarified they will continue to receive and investigate credible allegations of fraud.
A Rasmussen poll found 47 percent of American voters think Democrats stole the election. Even 30 percent of Democrats think their party cheated in the election, while 75 percent of Republicans think the Democrats cheated.
Another Texas City a sanctuary for unborn
Ackerly became the 17th city in Texas to declare itself a sanctuary city for the unborn on Tuesday.
The Ackerly City Council voted unanimously to outlaw the murder of unborn babies in their city limits.
59% of Americans spiritual reflections unfazed by COVID
And finally, a new LifeWay Research study asked Americans how the coronavirus pandemic will affect their spiritual reflections this Christmas.
Fifty-nine percent of respondents said their level of spiritual reflection would not change. But 19 percent said their spiritual reflection would likely increase. Nine percent said it would decrease. And 12 percent said spiritual reflection was not part of their celebration.
Even among the religiously unaffiliated, 10 percent said the pandemic has made it more likely for them to engage in spiritual reflection this Christmas.
1 John 4:9 provides a wonderful spiritual reflection this season, “In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, December 3rd, 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.