By Jonathan Clark
Christians in India endured 800 violent attacks in 2021
John Prabhudoss, the chairman, said it was the most violent year on record for Christians in the country.
PRABHUDOSS: “During the 2021 calendar year, the Federation of Indian American Christian organizations have recorded 761 incidents of violence against Christians. We’ve documented it and analyzed it. These attacks ranges from neighborhood skirmishes to lynchings and armed assaults because of their Christian identity. Thus far, 2021 has proven to be the most violent year for Christians in India in the last 200 years.”
Hebrews 13:3 says, “Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.”
Russia selects “Butcher of Syria” in war with Ukraine
Russia appointed Gen. Alexander Dvornikov to be the new ground commander for its operation in Ukraine. The experienced general, nicknamed the “Butcher of Syria,” is infamous for targeting civilians in Syria.
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, nearly two-thirds of Ukrainian children have fled their homes. The U.N. reports at least 142 children have been killed in the conflict. And at least 10,000 civilians are dead in Ukraine’s port city of Mariupol after Russia’s siege there.
Christian Medical & Dental group sending Ukraine $400,000 of aid
The International Christian Medical and Dental Association is sending about $400,000 worth of medical aid to doctors in Ukraine.
Dr. Peter Saunders, the CEO, said, “Doctors on the ground in Ukraine tell us they deal daily with many wounded and injured people, in addition to refugees fleeing with all the usual medical conditions. The worldwide response by Christian doctors and dentists to the Ukraine Appeal has been heartwarming.”
Finnish prosecutors still aiming for Christian politician
Public prosecutors in Finland are appealing a case against a Christian parliament member.
The Helsinki District Court dismissed all charges against Päivi Räsänen last month. She faced six years in prison for voicing her Biblical views on marriage and sexual ethics.
Räsänen said she will not give up as she faces more legal proceedings for her faith. She said, “I am ready to defend freedom of speech and religion in all necessary courts, also in the European Court of Human Rights.”
More churches exit liberal United Methodist denomination
The Bulgaria-Romania Provisional Annual Conference voted to leave the leftist United Methodist Church earlier this month.
The Eastern European churches plan to join the theologically conservative Global Methodist Church.
The United Methodist Church has been divided in recent years on the issue of homosexuality and faux homosexual marriage.
German abortions continue to decrease
While European countries like the United Kingdom and Switzerland saw an increase in abortions during the COVID-19 pandemic, abortions in Germany decreased.
Last year in Germany, an estimated 94,596 unborn babies were murdered in the womb. That’s down 5% from 2020 and the lowest on record.
The number of abortions in Germany has been falling since 1996 when there were over 130,000 abortions.
29 injured in Brooklyn subway shooting
On Tuesday, a madman, disguised as a construction worker, turned a Brooklyn, New York subway car into a bloodbath during the early-morning rush, setting off smoke bombs before opening fire and shooting 10, reports the New York Post. Another 19 were injured when people trampled them to get away.
Les Trent of Inside Edition added this detail.
TRENT: “Some passengers tried to flee into the next car, but the door was locked.”
Sam Carcama was an eyewitness.
CARCAMA: “I saw fear in some of the people’s faces. Someone was crawling because they had fallen over. People are screaming.”
The shooter — who has yet to be apprehended — was wearing a neon orange and green construction vest and a neon green helmet and muttering to himself on a Manhattan-bound train when he unleashed bloody havoc just before 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The gunman suddenly put on a gas mask and released two smoke grenades as the car pulled into the 36th Street station in Sunset Park.
As the crowded subway car filled with smoke, the shooter took out a 9mm semiautomatic Glock and fired 33 rounds at commuters. Those hurt included two teens, ages 15 and 19, a pregnant woman who was shot in the leg, seven men and three women.
TRENT: “Good Samaritans did what they could to assist the injured off the train. Photos posted on social media show the wounded lying on the platform. Inside the train, you can see a man putting pressure on an injured passenger’s gunshot wound.”
Please pray for the full recovery of the 29 victims, including the five who were critically wounded.
Alabama Governor prohibits puberty blockers & surgeries for minors
And finally, some good news.
One bill prohibits doctors from offering puberty blockers and sex-change surgeries to minors.
The other bill requires public schools to divide restrooms, lockers, changing rooms, and showers by biological sex.
Ivey wrote on Twitter, “Here in Alabama, we’re going to go by how God made us: if the Good Lord made you a boy, you’re a boy, and if He made you a girl, you’re a girl. It’s simple. Enough of this woke radical nonsense that preys on our kids.”
Jesus said in Mark 10:6, “From the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’”
You can send Governor Kay Ivey an encouraging note to 600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36130.
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, April 13th, 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.
Republican-led states fare better than Democrat-led ones
The Committee to Unleash Prosperity released a report on which states experienced better health, economic, and educational outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eighteen states received an A or a B grade. Sixteen of those states are led by Republican governors, including the top six states on the report: Utah, Nebraska, Vermont, Montana, South Dakota, and Florida.
The states to receive an F grade on the report are all led by Democrat governors, including Illinois, California, New Mexico, New York, and New Jersey.
The report noted, “States which maximized the individual freedoms of business owners, consumers, workers and parents – and allowed their citizens to make their own risk assessments without government mandates – had the best performance.”