It’s Thursday, November 14th, A.D. 2019. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Jonathan Clark
6 Christian girls, 2 staffers from Nigerian school set free by Muslims
Six girls and two staff members from a Christian-run high school in north-central Nigeria, Africa were released at the end of last month after torture and payment of a ransom, reports Morning Star News.
Muslim Fulani gunmen kidnapped the Christians back on October 3 from Engravers’ College in Kakau Daji village.
The captors repeatedly tortured the girls when they called their parents so they could hear their screams. Ohemu Fredrick, one of the girls’ parents, said many were praying. He said, “Through their prayers, God brought us help. God used a former governor of Kaduna state to assist us.”
Fredrick said the former governor offered free medical treatment to the persecuted Christians.
Psalm 146:7 says the Lord “executes justice for the oppressed, Who gives food to the hungry. The LORD gives freedom to the prisoners.”
Canada’s Conscience Rights Protection Act
The United Conservative Party of Alberta, Canada voted to advance the Conscience Rights Protection Act last Thursday.
The bill would protect the rights of healthcare professionals and religious organizations who refuse to participate in things like euthanasia and abortion that violate their religious beliefs.
Spanish Socialists make gains
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s Socialist party won Spain’s national elections on Sunday, taking 120 seats, but missing the 176 seats required to form a majority.
However, the conservative Vox Party more than doubled its representation from 24 to 52 seats. The Vox Party supports Biblical marriage and opposes homosexuality and the murder of unborn babies.
Impeachment hearing: 2 different visions
Public hearings began yesterday in the House impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s July 25th phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Democrats claim witnesses show President Trump used the call to leverage military aid to Ukraine with political favors. However, Republicans have pointed out that no witnesses have accused Trump of this.
Republican Congressman David Nunes of California offered this analysis during the impeachment hearing.
NUNES: “What we will witness today is a televised theatrical performance stage by the Democrats. Ambassador Taylor and Mr. Kent, I like to welcome you here. I’d like to congratulate you for passing the Democrat’s star chamber auditions held for the last weeks in the basement of the Capitol. It seems you agreed wittingly or unwittingly, to participate in a drama, but the main performance, the Russia hoax has ended. And you’ve been cast in the low-rent Ukrainian sequel.”
GOP representatives have submitted a list of witnesses, but Democrats who are in the majority, have the final say. It’s unclear if they will approve any of them in the inquiry.
Planned Parenthood’s closing arguments against David Daleiden
Planned Parenthood attorneys made their closing arguments in court this week against pro-life advocates David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress who exposed the abortion giant’s illegal sale of baby body parts.
Harry Mihet, the Chief Litigation attorney for Liberty Counsel, which is representing the pro-lifers, said, “[Planned Parenthood] repeatedly called our clients all kinds of evil and they asked the San Francisco jury to award millions of dollars in punitive damages against them, ‘to punish and deter them’ from ever exposing Planned Parenthood again.”
In an interview on EWTN, Daleiden explained what his undercover Planned Parenthood videos revealed.
DALEIDEN: “Planned Parenthood’s top-level executives and abortion doctors admit under oath on the witness stand that the videos are true. The videos are true and at the highest levels they’ve been selling baby body parts in exchange for money for decades.”
Ecclesiastes 12:14 says, “For God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.”
Why 18 to 35-year-olds go to church
Just over half of 18 to 35-year-old Christians attend church once a month and one-third attend at least once a week, reports Barna.
This younger generation gave numerous reasons for church attendance. 63 percent attend to grow in faith, 61 percent to learn about God, 40 percent to live out their faith, and 40 percent for teaching that is relevant to their lives.
Less common reasons were community involvement, multi-generational friendships, small groups, and mentors.
Homosexual activists want 20% of TV characters
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation published their annual “Where We are on TV” report this week, calling on the television industry to create 20 percent of “series regular characters on primetime scripted broadcast series” to be people committed to sexually perverted lifestyles by 2025.
Currently, 10.2 percent of broadcast series regular characters are committed to these sinful lifestyles.
However, a 2017 Gallup poll found that only 4.5 percent of U.S. adults identify with these lifestyles.
Ephesians 5:11 says, “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.”
Two married off-duty firefighters save woman from burning car
And finally, a Texas couple is being hailed as a pair of heroes after rescuing a woman trapped inside a burning car after a serious accident in Waller County, reports ABC News.
Off-duty firefighter Michael Mathes said he was pulling into his driveway last Monday when he heard a crash and immediately sprang into action.
MICHAEL: “Flames were already starting to overcome the windshield of the car. So, I didn’t have much time to think about anything other than get her out. The tires and the airbag, everything started going off, popping. So, we had to get away from it.”
Mathes pulled the woman out of the burning car and with the help of his wife Christina, who is also a firefighter providentially, dragged her away from the scene and saved her life.
CHRISTINA: “So I helped him and we drug her further.”
Michael said, “Just knowing that it could’ve been a lot worse than what it was, especially for her, no one deserves to have that happen to them. I just think the Lord put me in the right place in the right time to make sure she had a second chance.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, November 14th in the year of our Lord 2019. 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). My precious daughter, Mercy, who is turning 8 today, will close out the newscast.
MERCY: “Seize the day for Jesus Christ.”