By Jonathan Clark
Haitian gang members shot and killed missionary and wife
Armed Haitian gang members shot and killed Pastor Jean Philippe Quetant and his wife Erna Plancher-Quetant during a home invasion recently. The missionary couple was building a church and a school in Haiti and providing resources for the poor.
The family is “asking for prayers during this hard time” and “desperately working on ways to bring both of their bodies home to Florida” for a proper burial.
Nobel Prize laureates announced
Swedish and Norwegian institutions began naming Nobel Prize laureates this week.
On Monday, scientists Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. Rice received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering the Hepatitis C virus. The discovery made blood tests and new medicine possible that saved millions of lives.
On Tuesday, Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Ghez received the Nobel Prize in Physics for their discoveries about how black holes are formed and their impact on our galaxy.
And yesterday, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their development of Crispr-Cas9, a DNA editing tool that has enabled new cancer therapies.
More prizes in literature, economics, and peace will be announced this week.
Joe Biden wants to make “Roe the law of the land”
During Monday’s NBC Town Hall, former Vice President Joe Biden said he would make Roe v. Wade the law of the land as president. He said that after being asked what he would do if Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett joined the court and overturned the abortion ruling.
BIDEN: “Number one, we don’t know exactly what she will do, although expectation is that she may very well move to overrule Roe. And the only thing, the only responsible response to that would be to pass legislation making Roe the law of the land. That’s what I would do.”
In response, President Donald Trump tweeted his condemnation of Biden’s abortion support, saying, “Biden and Democrats just clarified the fact that they are fully in favor of (very) LATE-TERM ABORTION, right up until the time of birth, and beyond – which would be execution.”
Proverbs 6:17 says that among the things the Lord hates are “a proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood.”
Federal court vs. New York on placing children with same-sex couples
A federal court judge ruled Monday that the state of New York cannot shut down an adoption agency for their Christian practices. New Hope Family Services only places children in homes with a married father and mother.
U.S. District Court Judge Mae D’Agostino wrote New York’s action against New Hope “demonstrates some animosity towards particular religious beliefs.”
Michigan Supreme Court opposes Gov. Whitmer’s COVID Tyranny
Last Friday, Michigan’s Supreme Court ruled 4-3 against the use of extended emergency powers by Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The governor used the state of emergency to mandate coronavirus restrictions for the past five months.
75% of Evangelicals think people are basically good
A survey by Arizona Christian University found Christians across denominations in America are conforming to secular worldview.
Fifty-two percent of evangelicals reject absolute moral truth, and 75 percent believe that people are basically good. The survey found Catholics, Pentecostals, and charismatics are increasingly secular, while Mainline Protestants are the most secular of all.
Romans 12:2 says, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
Pregnant Waffle House waitress receives $12,000 love offering
And finally, members of New Faith Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia raised over $12,000 for a pregnant Waffle House waitress trying to make ends meet.
Pastor Eusebio Phelps met the waitress, Hannah Hill, while ordering food recently and found out she was eight-months pregnant with a boy named Samuel. This touched Phelps who had lost his son named Samuel seven years ago. Phelps tipped Hannah $40 and then spread the word to raise $1,000 for her and her son. It quickly turned into $12,000.
Hannah said she wants to get back into church now, and Phelps told WXIA-TV he and his church love to serve their community like this.
PHELPS: “In order to really be a Christian you should make Christ visible and in order to make Christ visible you gotta show the love of God to people that you come in contact with.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, October 8th, in the year of our Lord 2020. 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.