It’s Friday, October 4th, A.D. 2019. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Jonathan Clark
Nigerian Muslims assassinate 2 Christian aid workers
Boko Haram, the Islamic extremist group, released a video last week showing the execution of two Christian aid workers in Nigeria, reports Morning Star News.
Lawrence Dunn Dacighir and Godfrey Ali Shikagham had gone to Borno State to build shelters for people displaced by Muslim violence.
The video shows three masked individuals standing around the two Christian young men who are kneeling on the ground before they are shot at point blank range. One of the terrorists said they had vowed to kill every Christian they find.
The number of aid workers killed in Nigeria by Muslim extremists has exceeded 40 over the last decade, according to attorney Emmanuel Ogebe of the U.S.-Nigeria Law Group.
Romans 8:36-37 says, “For Your sake we are killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”
Laos Church growing despite persecution
Christianity in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos is growing despite the strictest restrictions, according to HMK, a Swiss organization against Christian persecution.
The communist country has been strengthening ties with Vietnam, North Korea, and China which is a growing concern for Christians in Laos.
A pastor serving for over 20 years in Laos told HMK that many people are coming to Christ and opening their homes for worship, but the backlash from the government has seen significant restrictions and even violence and arrests.
Missionary visits homeschool mother in Cuban work camp
Cuban Christians, and especially homeschooling Christians, have been under fire because Cuba does not want Christians to disciple their children. Most recently, Pastor Ramon Rigal was sentenced to two years in prison for homeschooling his children.
The Worldview spoke to Mike Richardson, a missionary to Mexico, who recently visited Cuba and knows Pastor Rigal as well as Golquis Almaguer who is another Cuban Christian who was imprisoned for homeschooling.
RICHARDSON: “Ramon, I’m sure you’ve heard of him. He’s one of the pastors; he and his wife are both in jail. He’s in the penitentiary. She’s in a work camp. We were in contact with him for about two years before his being arrested. We were in the area where they’re at; we were there part of the time. While we were there, my son Joshua, who is a law student here in Mexico, and the other Mexican that went with us, were able to go to the work camp where Golquis was at and meet with him and got to encourage him a little bit. I was able to visit with his wife.”
Richardson also shared that he made an attempt to visit Pastor Rigal, but he wasn’t able to while he was there.
Please keep these Cuban families in prayer, for justice, peace for them, and righteousness to prevail.
Irish Court claims woman’s rights violated if she can’t abort baby
On Thursday, Belfast’s High Court ruled that Northern Ireland’s anti-abortion laws are incompatible with the U.K.’s so-called human rights commitments.
Northern Ireland is the last country in the British Isles to have protections for unborn babies, protections that have been increasingly under attack recently.
The court ruled that the rights of Sarah Ewart of Belfast were violated when she could not have her unborn baby murdered in her home country and traveled to England in 2013 to get an abortion.
U.S. Supreme Court to examine abortion, guns, and gay agenda
The U.S. Supreme Court’s new term begins on Monday with the conservative majority bench facing issues like abortion, sexual perversions, and gun control.
On Tuesday, the nine justices will begin their first major case over whether people committed to sexually perverted lifestyles are protected under the federal civil rights law that prohibits employment discrimination.
Undercover pro-life journalists’ case goes to jury
On Wednesday, jury selection began for one of the biggest pro-life cases of the last two decades as Troy Newman, David Daleiden, and Sandra Merritt with the Center for Medical Progress defend themselves against Planned Parenthood.
The abortion giant brought the case in 2016 after the pro-life advocates released undercover footage of Planned Parenthood’s horrific practices.
This civil case doesn’t involve criminal charges, but Planned Parenthood is accusing the pro-lifers of racketeering and suing for $16 million.
Brother of slain man forgives, hugs cop who killed his brother
And finally, on Wednesday, a white Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing Botham Jean, a black man, in his own apartment. Guyger said she mistook Jean’s apartment for her own.
Remarkably, in the middle of the courtroom, Jean’s brother, Brandt, extended forgiveness to Guyger, saying what his brother would have wanted the most was for her to turn to Christ and ask God for forgiveness. He said, “I want the best for you. That’s exactly what Botham would want you to do, and the best would be to give your life to Christ.”
Then, in an emotional moment, Brandt even got permission to hug Jean in the middle of the courtroom, reports the Christian Post.
Judge Tammy Kemp also gave Guyger a Bible and read her John 3:16. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes on Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Friday, October 4th 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.