200 Hindus sacrifice 3,500 buffalo to false god, Chinese Christian elder gets 4-year prison sentence, Oldest living American credited longevity to God

It’s Friday, December 6th, A.D. 2019. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.

By Jonathan Clark

Chinese Christian elder gets 4-year prison sentence

Chinese officials suddenly sentenced Elder Qin Defu of Early Rain Covenant Church to four years in prison last week on charges of “illegal business operations” for 20,000 Christian books the church used.

This sentence also contradicts a promise from authorities that if Qin accepted a state-appointed attorney, he would be released.

The church’s pastor, Wang Yi, faces similar charges, and Qin’s original lawyer estimates he may be sentenced to 10 years in prison.

200 Hindus sacrifice 3,500 buffalo to curry favor with false god

This week, thousands of Hindus in Nepal and from India observed the Gadhimai festival, considered to be the world’s largest animal sacrifice event.

200 worshipers beheaded an estimated 3,500 buffalo, believing the ritual slaughter will win them favor with Gadhimai, the Hindu goddess of power.

Isaiah 42:17-18 says, “They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, who trust in carved images, who say to the molded images, ‘You are our gods.’ Hear, you deaf; and look, you blind, that you may see.”

Hungary hosted Int’l Conference on Family Policy in D.C.

The Hungarian Embassy, in partnership with the Embassy of Brazil and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, hosted the Second International Conference on Family Policy in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

The conference seeks to promote growing families and childbirth in the face of birth rates falling below replacement levels.

Hungary’s solution is to encourage husband and wives to have children.  However, Europe has turned to mass migration. Since 2010, Hungary has experienced increased marriage and fertility rates and decreased abortion and divorce rates.

Hungary has also enshrined marriage as between one man and one woman and the protection of unborn babies in their constitution.

British pastor gets death threats over condemnation of homosexual parades

Pastor Keith Waters of Cambridgeshire, England has suffered harassment and even a death threat for tweeting that Christians should not participate in anti-biblical homosexual pride events. He says such events were especially harmful for children.

The incident also forced him to resign from his caretaker role at a local primary school. The Christian Legal Centre is now helping Waters sue the school for discrimination.

Michigan pro-lifers hope to ban dismemberment abortion by petition

Almost 400,000 signatures are needed for a new dismemberment abortion ban petition in Michigan, and the deadline is December 23rd.

The Worldview spoke to Genevieve Marnon, Legislative Director for Right to Life Michigan, about the petition.

MARNON: “Michigan has the best pro-life laws on the books. We have an unbroken prohibition against abortion except to save the life of the mother that’s been in place since 1846. However, due to Roe v. Wade, our prohibition on abortion cannot be enforced until Roe is overturned. In the meantime, we have worked tirelessly in the past 46 years to pass abortion restrictions, and we have some of the best laws in the country with regards to parental consent, informed consent, clinic licensing, etc, etc.”

Marnon said that although they have a pro-abortion Governor, they do have an anti-abortion majority in the House and Senate.

MARNON: “So, we have slim majorities in both chambers of the legislative branch which allows us as an organization to do what’s known as a ‘citizen’s initiated petition.’ Michigan’s Constitution is unique in that it allows people, citizens to gather a certain number of signatures which is based on the number of votes cast for Governor at the most recent election. So, in our case we have to gather 340,047 valid signatures.  Once that happens, we turn those into the legislature, and with a simple majority vote in each chamber, it becomes law and is not subjected to the Governor’s veto.”

Marnon asked that people pray fervently for enough signatures.

James 5:16 says, “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”

House Speaker Pelosi greenlights Trump impeachment

On Wednesday, the Democratic U.S. House heard from four constitutional law experts, three invited by the Democrats and one invited by the Republicans. Three to one, along party lines, the law professors said Trump committed impeachable offenses.

Following the testimony, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats are ready to impeach Trump with articles of impeachment being drawn up to vote on before Christmas.

PELOSI: “Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders and a heart full of love for America, today I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment.”

If the Democrat-controlled House does impeach President Trump, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate will have a trial to determine whether to remove him from office. That seems very unlikely.

Daniel 2:21 says the Lord, “changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings.”

The oldest living American credited longevity to Go

And finally, 114-year-old Alelia Murphy died last month, credited as the oldest living American.

Born in North Carolina, Murphy moved to New York during the Harlem Renaissance, becoming a local icon as she participated with community organizations and her church for years.

Even though Murphy’s husband died back in 1953, she supported her two children as a seamstress. Her family says she credits her longevity to God.


And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Friday, December 6th 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). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.