It’s Wednesday, March 4th, A.D. 2020. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com)
Nigerian elders hold service in burned down church
Four Nigerian church leaders from the town of Garkida, held a church service on February 23 in the building which had been destroyed just two days prior by Muslim militants, reports International Christian Concern.
In one photo, the four men are sitting on plastic chairs amongst the ashes and remains of their church building. They did this as a statement that the church is not the destroyed building, but the living Christians.
Chinese Pastor: Coronavirus presents opportunity to glorify God
Despite being located at the epicenter of the coronavirus, Wuhan’s Root and Foot Christian Church has vowed to continue on with its vital gospel work, reports FaithWire.com.
When thousands fled the city in fear of the fast-spreading virus, Pastor Huang Lei decided to stay and tend to those who were left behind. Lei’s ultimate hope was that the people would place their trust in Christ during such an uncertain time, saying the virus “presents an opportunity to glorify God.”
The church is meeting through 30 small groups who gather online every day for an hour, praying, studying the Bible, worshiping, and sharing with each other. Plus, the church sends out ten members on a daily basis — clad in protective gear — to deliver “meals, masks, sanitizing spray, Chinese medicine, and other antivirus supplies for vulnerable Christians to take care of their needs.”
Galatians 6:2 says, “Carry each other’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
Nashville tornadoes kill 22 people, 40 buildings collapsed
A violent storm spawned one or more tornadoes, wreaking havoc on parts of Tennessee, including Nashville, and claimed the lives of at least 22 people late Monday night, reports USA Today.
CNN reports that the twisters collapsed more than 40 structures. Additionally, tens of thousands of people are without power.
Christian musicians, who live in Nashville, have spoken up, reports the Christian Post.
Steven Curtis Chapman shared a Bible verse of comfort for his city, quoting Psalm 34:18, “The LORD is near to the brokenhearted & saves the crushed in spirit.”
Biden vs Sanders: Super Tuesday results
At The Worldview’s press time in the Super Tuesday contest of Democratic presidential candidates, former Vice President Joe Biden was predicted to have won Alabama, Arkansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, reports Politico.com.
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont won California, Colorado, Utah, and Vermont.
And former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who spent $500 million on the race, only won American Samoa, 6,000 miles from the U.S. mainland, projects NBC.
For an updated delegate count, look at a special link in our transcript today at www.TheWorldview.com.
Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson reacted to the endorsements of Joe Biden by Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke and Tom Steyer ahead of the Super Tuesday vote.
TUCKER: “Tonight they have found their warhorse, a hero they imagined will carry them forth to victory against the wild-haired infidel from Vermont. This is the man they believe has the competence, the intensity, the intellect to repel the seething horde of Sandersites. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Joe Biden.”
BIDEN: “My name is Joe Biden. I’m a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate.”
“Play the radio, make sure the television – excuse me, make sure you have the record player on at night.”
“We choose science over fiction. We choose truth over facts.”
“Think about it, we hold these truths to be self-evident. All men are created by Go – you know the thing.”
CARLSON: “Yup, that’s the man. If that’s the kind of transformational candidate you’re looking for, Joe Biden is your man. They’re pushing a defective product on consumers, and they know it. They’re selling lawn darts. But whatever it takes. The Biden campaign isn’t about ideas, much less ideals. The Democratic establishment’s only concern is institutional control. That’s where all of their power comes from – from holding together and running things.
“The real threat of Bernie Sanders is the threat he poses to the party. He could split it in half, and break it forever. That cannot happen. Joe Biden is their last chance. That’s why they’re backing him.”
Wisconsin school shuts down gender-neutral bathroom after assault
A Wisconsin high school has closed its gender-neutral bathroom after an 18-year-old student was arrested for fourth-degree sexual assault and child enticement inside the facility, reports the Christian Post.
Media reports have not identified the sex of the minor victim, but the child is likely a girl.
Chris Matthews retires over sexist comments, controversies
Chris Matthews, one of the longest-tenured voices at MSNBC, announced his retirement during Monday’s night’s airing of his talk show, “Hardball”, reports NBC News.
MATTHEWS: “Let me start with my headline tonight. I’m retiring this the last hardball on MSNBC. And obviously, this isn’t for lack of interest in politics. As you can tell. I’ve loved every minute of my 20 years as host of Hardball. After conversations with MSNBC, I decided tonight will be my last Hardball.
“So, let me tell you why. The younger generation’s out there, ready to take the reigns. We see them in politics, in the media and fighting for their causes. They’re improving the workplace. We’re talking here about better standards than we grew up with. Fair standards.
“A lot of it has to do with how we talk to each other, compliments on a woman’s appearance, that some men, including me, might have once incorrectly thought were okay, were never okay, not then, and certainly not today. And for making such comments in the past, I’m sorry.”
Not only did Laura Bassett, a former MSNBC contributor, write a scathing column for GQ Magazine entitled “Like Warren, I Had My Own Sexist Run-in with Chris Matthews”, but Matthews’ own wife, Kathleen Matthews, had expressed concern to MSNBC executives.
West Virginia protects babies born after botched abortions
And finally, on Monday, West Virginia Republican Governor Jim Justice signed a bill that requires abortionists and doctors to provide medical care for babies who survive an abortion, reports the Christian Post.
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, March 4th 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.
Coronavirus could delay Olympics, shutter NBA games
The coronavirus has raised questions as to whether the 2020 Olympics will take place as originally scheduled, reports CBS Sports.
On Tuesday, Japan Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto clarified that the event’s contract states that the Olympics need to be held at some point during the 2020 calendar year.
And Marc Lasry, co-owner of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, told CNBC on Tuesday that sporting events could possibly ban fans if the coronavirus outbreak worsens.
Look at the coronavirus world map through a special link in our transcript today at www.TheWorldview.com.
Denver Councilwoman’s bizarre threat to Trump supporters
Bloomberg: Only path to victory at brokered convention
Mike Bloomberg acknowledged Tuesday he’s aiming for what some Democrats say would be the party’s worst nightmare: A contested convention, reports the Associated Press.
“It’s the only way I can win,” he told reporters during a campaign stop at one of his field offices in Miami.