It’s Tuesday, September 3rd, A.D. 2019. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Kevin Swanson
Mexican kidnappings and murder of pastors on rise
Armed men from a cartel entered a shelter in Nuevo Laredo looking to kidnap Cuban immigrants. When Pastor Aaron Méndez Ruíz tried to intervene, they grabbed him, reports EFE.com.
Another pastor Alfredo Líctor Cruz Canseco was shot down directly after Sunday services at the Evangelical Christian Brotherhood church in Oaxaca, Mexico on August 18th, reports the local Oaxaca news.
Catholic Social Services in Philly goes to Supreme Court
First, the city of Philadelphia shut down the Catholic Social Services foster program for their refusal to give children over to homosexuals.
Now, the organization is taking their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Third Federal Circuit Court ruled against the Catholic organization in March of this year.
The Beckett fund has filed their appeal, requesting that the court to rule on, “Whether a government violates the First Amendment by conditioning a religious agency’s ability to participate in the foster care system on taking actions and making statements that directly contradict the agency’s religious beliefs.”
Hurricane Dorian update from Worldview Bahamian listener
Our sovereign, all-powerful God is sending the most powerful storm to date against the east coast of the United States.
Hurricane Dorian is packing wind gusts up to 220 mph, and she has already done damage to the Bahamas.
Dr. Hubert Minni, the Bahamas Prime Minister, called this “the worst day of my life.” In his evacuation order issued Saturday, Minni said, “This is a deadly storm and a monster storm. I can only say to them, that I hope this is not the last time they will hear my voice and may God be with them,” reports the Nassau Guardian.
The storm surge in the Bahamas reached 18-23 feet, and reports of casualties are coming in.
The Worldview caught up with Kimberley Minors, a Bahamian Worldview listener, who lives on the Island of Nassau. She said, “Hurricane Dorian is still affecting the Bahamas. Starting yesterday, it started its impact on Abaco, the most northern island. It started with 185 mile-per-hour wind, and rain.
“This is the worst hurricane in recorded history for the Bahamas, and one of the worst actually for the entire Atlantic seas since we started recording hurricanes. And our island is devastated. Officially, we have at least 5 deaths.”
Minors requested prayer from Worldview listeners.
MINORS: “So be praying first of all for wisdom. Also, pray that the Lord would give us hearts of compassion for our brothers and sisters. We don’t expect to fully get rid of these storms until tomorrow evening so the wind and the rains will continue to impact the island. We’re asking for prayers. We’ve had a lot of people, a lot of friends and family members, all over the world have been calling, countries in Africa, Israel. People are saying to us in the Bahamas, ‘You are brothers and sisters, and we are praying for you.’ And we do appreciate that.”
Target stock up 100% since transgendered bathrooms
Target stock has risen 100% since the incorporation of Transgendered bathrooms in 2017, at the same time that Walmart stock rose 46%.
Target continues to distinguish itself by its more leftist agenda, by opening up bathrooms to people who pretend to be the opposite gender. This year Target also distinguished itself by donating $100,000 to the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, which encourages homosexuality with the youth in public schools.
Psalm 37:1-2 declares, “Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.”
Majority of Protestant churchgoers don’t think they need body of Christ
Lifeway research has found that 65% of Protestant churchgoers say they can “walk with God without other believers.”
Only 9% strongly disagreed with that statement, and felt the church community was very important for their walk with God.
Also, Gallup reports that America’s trust in clergy has slipped significantly in the last 15 years. Since 2000, positive views of the honesty and ethics of clergy for Americans has dropped from 64% to 37%.
Meanwhile, respect for journalists ticked up about 10%, and those surveyed view doctors, nurses, and high school teachers as about twice as trustworthy as pastors.
Alyssa Milano v. Texas Senator Ted Cruz on guns
In a Twitter exchange with liberal actress, Alyssa Milano on Sunday, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas defended the right to own guns biblically, using Exodus 22:2, reports FoxNews.com.
He tweeted, “If a thief is caught breaking in at night & is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed.’ (Note, though, verse 3 says it IS murder if during daylight (ie, not self-defense).”
Prayers save skydiving accident victim from paralysis
And finally, in November 2017, Korey Fisher was skydiving when he ran into another skydiver, falling to the ground at the 200-foot level, reports CBN News. He was life-flighted to a nearby hospital with a broken neck, twelve broken ribs and massive internal injuries.
Although both survived, doctors thought for sure Korey would be paralyzed for life. Their church started up a prayer chain, and within three weeks he walked out of the hospital completely healed.
Listen to what Korey told CBN News.
FISHER: “Not only did Jesus save my life, but my recovery was supernaturally graced as well. It’s completely a miracle. . .No doubt about it.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, September 3rd 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.
Death penalty sought for man who killed 11 Jews in synagogue
Federal prosecutors say they plan to seek the death penalty for a man who is charged with the murders of 11 congregants at a synagogue in Pittsburgh last October, reports World Magazine.
This follows a decision on the part of the Trump Administration to reinstate the death penalty for the first time in 16 years. Prosecutors base their decision on the alleged murderer, Robert Bowers’ premeditation and anti-Semitic motives, and lack of remorse.
Car exceeds 300 miles per hour!
The carmaker Bugatti has produced the first manufactured car for sale that has exceeded 300 mph.
The Chiron model was taken to 304.5 mph on a 5.5 mile test track in Germany — a world record. You can pick one of these fast cars up for an easy $3 million. You can watch the video on the front page of bugatti.com.