By Jonathan Clark
Int’l Christian Concern seeking special status for Afghan immigrants
The Taliban announced victory over the last resistance group in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley on Monday.
Christians will likely face increased persecution under the new regime. Jeff King with International Christian Concern said that multiple groups are working with the U.S. government to get a special immigration status for Christians.
KING: “We’re trying to get a special status set up for Christians because part of the problem is the machinery of government and what do you do with immigrants? So we need a special status so that the government says ‘Hey, these guys are at risk,’ and you move them through the immigration process quickly as a special status. Please pray for that as we work on that.”
Welsh gov’t pushes sexual perversion at Christians’ expense
The Welsh government is working on a so-called “LGBTQ+ Action Plan” to protect sexually perverted lifestyles.
The government’s plan openly admits: “A proposal within the draft plan to ban conversion therapy practices may restrict religious freedoms and place faith leaders at risk of prosecution.”
Sadly, the Anglican Church in Wales recently voted to offer a special blessing for people living in vile passions with members of the same sex.
Three out of four San Antonio, TX abortion mills not killing
The new law effectively bans 85% of abortions in the state.
The number of abortion mills in Texas have already been decreasing since 2008, from 41 locations to 15 now.
A new Rasmussen poll found that 46% of likely U.S. voters support the new law, while 43% oppose it.
COVID-19 unemployment benefits expired
On Monday, federal unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic expired, affecting nearly 9 million Americans.
However, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports there are 10 million job openings. And a record 50% of U.S. small businesses said they had vacant positions last month. A record 41% of small businesses also said they raised compensation to attract workers.
MOORE: “Factory jobs are open. Trucking jobs are open. Business services jobs are open. And by the way, those are not poor paying jobs. These are not, for the most part, minimum-wage jobs. Many of them pay, you know, $50,000, $60,000, $70,000 or $80,000 a year to start. So, it is good news. We’re finally suspending these extra unemployment benefits.”
1 Thessalonians 4:10-11 says, “But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more; that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you.”
Regular churchgoers more likely to have voted for Trump
Pew Research reports a correlation between church attendance and voter selection in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Voters who attended church regularly were more likely to vote for Donald Trump, while people who did not attend church regularly were more likely to back Joe Biden.
However, these results held true mainly for white voters. Black voters largely supported Biden regardless of how often they attended church.
62% of Americans say church has positive effect
Another Pew Research study found 62% of Americans say churches have a positive effect on the country.
Overall, Americans tend to view public schools, unions, colleges, and tech companies positively. Americans tend to view large corporations and the entertainment industry negatively.
In terms of political affiliation, Republicans are much more likely to view major U.S. institutions negatively, while Democrats were more likely to view them positively.
Bible available to 95% of world by 2033
YouVersion founder Bobby Gruenewald told Premier Christian News, “With new methodologies and technology that’s improved the speed of Bible translation, we think it’s possible in most of our lifetimes here by 2033, to be able to see God’s word translated into 100% of the languages; to see the New Testament available in 99.96% of the languages available, and the whole Bible, the entire Bible, translated in 95% of the languages.”
Habakkuk 2:14 says, “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, September 9th, 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.