Black GOP candidate, conceived in rape, surges in PA; John Piper: Compromised pastors don’t preach sanctification; Sudanese married Christian couple face 100 lashes for “adultery”

It’s Friday, May 13th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus.

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Sudanese married Christian couple face 100 lashes for “adultery”

A young married Christian couple in Sudan, who have two children together, are facing 100 lashes on charges of “adultery” after a Muslim court nullified their marriage following the husband’s conversion to Christianity, reports International Christian Concern.

The couple, 34-year-old Hamouda and 25-year-old Nada from Al Jazirah state, got married in 2016 when both were Muslims. In 2018, after they had been married for two years, Hamouda became a Christian and the couple faced severe backlash.

The family of Nada, Hamouda’s wife, filed a case in a sharia court. Unbelievably, their marriage was dissolved by the court, as apostasy was a crime punishable by death at the time.

In 2021, Nada also converted to Christianity and returned with their two children to her husband.

If the convicted is married, adultery is punishable by death by stoning under Article 146. Sudan is the 13th worst nation in the world for the persecution of Christians.

Trudeau gov’t brings back nationwide gun registry

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just broke a 2015 promise.

He’s brought back the national long-gun registry which had been scrapped by former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2012, reports

Trudeau’s Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino  confirmed that the Liberal government will be rolling out a registry-styled system for non-restricted firearms starting May 18.

Barnette, a Black GOP candidate conceived in rape, surges in PA

Former President Donald Trump might have endorsed TV’s Dr. Oz in the Pennsylvania GOP primary race for Senator.

But the conservative, Christian base of the Republican Party is supporting Kathy Barnette, a black Christian woman, who has spoken openly about having been conceived in rape, reports

BARNETTE: “My mother was raped at 11 years old, my father being 21.”

Barnette knew that God had a plan for her life.

BARNETTE: “It definitely made me become very adamant about the sanctity of life of life, of all life, regardless of their conception, regardless of how they arrived.  I am valuable, I’m worthy, and my life has purpose.

“Before the foundation of the world, God saw me and He decided that I would be and He said in His word that not only did I see you, but I called you, I predestined you. And so, as a Christian, I believe in the value of life. When I was in my mother’s womb, He was knitting me together.”

Psalm 139:13 says, “For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.”

Barnette is especially horrified that some so-called Christian pro-lifers believe that it’s acceptable to target babies, conceived in rape, with abortion.

BARNETTE: “Even among Christians, even among staunch conservatives, an exception to the rule of being prolife, for many, is in the case of rape.

“And yet my life has value. From me, has come two very beautiful and charming and smart kids. Married to a wonderful husband. We’ve made a life for ourselves. And none of this would have happened if the exception to the rule had applied. I’m eternally grateful that they chose to allow me to be born.”

Kathy Barnette released a 4-minute video entitled “It wasn’t a choice. It was a life which has animated a surge of support from Republican voters, especially in light of the leaked draft Supreme Court decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade.

She’s surged in the polls from mid-single digits, as recently as April, to around 20% now.

Multiple attendees of a Trump-Oz rally last weekend said they’re backing Barnette.

The well-funded conservative group, the Club for Growth, shocked Barnette’s competitors when it booked $2 million worth of TV ads on Tuesday in support of her.

And the powerful anti-abortion group, Susan B. Anthony List, has endorsed Barnette as well.

Piper: Compromised pastors don’t preach sanctification

And finally, John Piper, founder and teacher of and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary, took the stage at the Together For The Gospel conference to warn that some pastors avoid preaching about the importance of holy living because they live secret, sin-filled lives, reports The Christian Post.

PIPER: “Some pastors avoid preaching on the urgency and necessity of holiness because their own secret lives are morally compromised. They are wasting time on trifles. They are watching movies that fill their minds with worldliness and ungodliness. They are dabbling in pornography or worse.

“They are dishonest in their financial dealings. They continually overeat in bondage to food. They neglect the teaching of their children in things of the Lord and they don’t pray with their wives. … Their casual mouth has become crude. They’ve grown weary of fruitful Bible study and they are becoming second handers and using other people’s sermons.”

Hebrews 9:14 says, “How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!”

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