By Kevin Swanson
Canadian officials charge church elders with holding church services
In a press release, the church noted, “We have ancestors who fought in wars to protect us from state abuses of this nature, and many of our families fled police states that eerily resemble what we are being subjected to at the present.”
The church also notes that other pastors have faced similar charges, but this is the first time the entire elder board was charged (and face $10,000 fines each).
They referred to the action as “evil,” and noted that “Nowhere does the Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantee freedom from risk or virus, but it does protect the freedom of conscience, religion, belief, and assembly. While we seek to honour and pray for our governing officials, we are also grieved over the apparent hypocrisy and arbitrary applications of law.”
In a previous public communication, the church stated, “We must obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). The Lord Jesus predicted that governments would oppose His Law to the point of punishing His people through court systems (Matthew 10:16-25).”
100 House members to object to electoral votes
At least 100 House members are expected to register objections to the election results on Wednesday’s certification of the presidential election, and 11 Senators are raising concerns and may object.
Only Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri is planning to object at this point. Objections have been raised only twice in American election history, once in 1969 and again in 2005.
In a Georgia rally Monday night, Trump said, “I hope Mike Pence comes through for us,” reports The Epoch Times.
3 million Trump supporters expected in D.C. on January 6th
TrumpMarch.com is taking RSVPs for the big march on Washington DC on Wednesday.
KREMER: “Not only are they standing for President Trump — they believe that he’s been fighting for us for the last four years — and now it’s time for us really not to be the silent majority anymore.
“We need to stand up, make sure that our voices are heard. Every illegal ballot that is cast, that’s counted, disenfranchises the legal ballots. But this is really bigger than President Trump. You know, he’s just kind of the rallying point that we’ve all come behind.
“This is about the foundation of our nation and the future where we go from here. People just really want to make sure that we get this election right.”
The purpose of the rally, as stated on the TrumpMarch.com website, is to “do whatever it takes to ensure the integrity of this election for the good of the nation.”
The President promised to “be there” in his Sunday tweet.
Georgia Senate races are neck and neck
That Georgia runoff election for two key U.S. Senate seats will play out today.
The polls have the Republican and Democrat candidates in both races running virtually neck and neck, reports FiveThirtyEight.com. The race is key in that it will determine the balance of powers for the United States of America.
The Democrats have the House of Representatives by 11 votes, and the Republicans are ahead in the U.S. Senate by 2 votes. If both Georgia seats go to the Democrats, the parties will be tied. But the Vice President, chairing the U.S. Senate, may vote to break a tie.
American governance lies on a thin edge, but let us remember that, “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD. Like the rivers of water, He turns it wherever He wishes.” (Proverbs 21:1)
College enrollment in free fall
College enrollment is continuing its free fall.
It dropped another estimated 4% this year over last year to 16.8 million. That’s down from 17.5 million last year, and down from 20 million in 2010, according to EducationData.org.
Long-term, college enrollment has endured a 16% falloff in just 10 years.
Dow Jones down, Gold and silver up
The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped almost 400 points in the first day of trading for the new year, reports TheStreet.com.
Meanwhile, gold and silver prices are on the upswing, according to Kitko.com. The precious metals have enjoyed a 10%-15% increased value since December 1st.
Scotland and England in COVID Lockdown
And finally, both Scotland and England have entered another lockdown phase, as these nations are said to be facing another wave of the coronavirus. Schools will be closed and stay-at-home orders in effect.
About 10.5% of total United Kingdom deaths in 2020 were attributed to COVID-19, while 10% of Swedish deaths in 2020 were attributed to the coronavirus — a nearby state which chose not to shutdown during the pandemic, reports WorldoMeters.com.
And, let’s not forget, that of the estimated 100-200 million people worldwide who contracted COVID-19, or some strain of it in 2020, by the grace of God, 99% to 99.8% of them recovered.
Psalm 145:9 declares, “The LORD is good to all, and His mercy is over all that He has made.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, January 5, in the year of our Lord 2021. 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.