By Jonathan Clark
Nigerian Muslims killed 40 Christians last month
For years, they have attacked Christians and taken their land for farming.
Sadly, the Nigerian government continues to allow the violence to go on and even supports it at times.
A Nigerian Christian told International Christian Concern he thinks the government security forces are now behind the attacks.
CHRISTIAN: “The Muslims and the Fulani terrorists, they are inside Zango Kataf town. That is where they always go and prepare themselves to go out and attack the villages around, the Christian villages. Then, they’ll come back and stay in the town. And the security that we asked to take care of that environment, they know that quite well.
“And the reason that most of these security personnel, are mostly Muslims is because they were not allowed to send a Christian security around that place in order to take good care of their Muslim brothers.”
176 U.S. citizens in Afghanistan want to leave
Last Thursday, the Department told congressional staff that it is in contact with 363 U.S. citizens in Afghanistan, 176 of whom want to leave.
So far, over 200 U.S. citizens have evacuated Afghanistan since the U.S. military withdrawal at the end of August.
Canadian COVID police arrest another pastor
Canadian officials have arrested yet another pastor for holding worship services in violation of COVID-19 restrictions.
Police arrested Pastor Tobias Tissen of the Church of God Restoration this month over a health order that banned outdoor gatherings of over five people.
POLICEMAN: “All right. So, Tobias, can you step out of the car? You’re under arrest. You have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. Okay?”
TOBIAS: “All right.”
TOBIAS’ BROTHER: “Be strong buddy. You got this all day.”
POLICEWOMAN: “I’m just going to have you go back to your vehicle, okay?”
After he had been handcuffed behind his back, but before he was placed in the police car, the young pastor asked for permission to hug his mother. She was flying out the next morning to Austria for an undetermined period of time. However, the Canadian COVID police refused his request.
TOBIAS: “[My mother] is going to Austria in the morning. My mom’s moving back.”
TOBIAS’ MOTHER: “I’m going to Austria.”
TOBIAS’ BROTHER: “She’s going far away.”
TOBIAS’ MOTHER: “I will never see him again.”
TOBIAS’ BROTHER: “You can’t do this to us.”
TOBIAS: “Listen, this is my mom. She is moving to Austria.”
TOBIAS’ BROTHER: “Excuse me. I have a question.
POLICEWOMAN: “Right now, I need you to back away and let me do my job please. Thank you.”
TOBIAS’ BROTHER: “Can you please just let her say goodbye to my brother?”
POLICEWOMAN: “You need to go back to your vehicle.”
TOBIAS: “Just let her give me a hug. She’s going to Austria in the morning. She’s moving to Austria.”
TOBIAS’ MOTHER: “Please, at least …” (crosstalk)
POLICEWOMAN: “Okay. I need you to back away. We have a job to do right now. Sir …”
TOBIAS: “I don’t know when I’ll see her again.”
TOBIAS’ BROTHER: “Ma’am, you can’t do this to me.”
POLICEWOMAN: “Yes, I can. You are obstructing my job right now.”
TOBIAS’ BROTHER: “You are obstructing me from saying goodbye to my brother.”
POLICEWOMAN: “I need you to go back to the vehicle. Do you understand?”
TOBIAS’ BROTHER: “I do not. I do not understand.”
After the police had closed the rear police car door, his mother and brother said goodbye.
TOBIAS’ MOTHER: “God bless you Tobias. Be strong!”
TOBIAS’ BROTHER: “We love you. Be strong. Be strong, my friend, my brother.”
TOBIAS’ MOTHER: “I love you.”
Then, Tobias’ brother asked the perfect rhetorical question.
TOBIAS’ BROTHER: “Is this what Canada has come to? You can do this to somebody who’s been a faithful pastor?”
Finally, the pastor’s wife, holding two young children in her arms, instructed them to say goodbye to their father, who had just been arrested for daring to hold an outdoor church service.
TOBIAS’ WIFE: “Tell Papa goodbye. Tell Papa goodbye.”
Tobias Tissen spent an extra night in jail since he did not accept the terms that he not attend gatherings that would include church.
Tissen told Fox News he spent his jail time in prayer: “In Ephesians, it says that we’re fighting against spiritual wickedness in high places and principalities and powers. That’s it, right now, what we see. And they’re after all of us who are giving to God what belongs to God and to Caesar what belongs to Caesar. But now, Caesar wants that which belongs to God. And as Christians, we just cannot. We cannot comply with that.”
Ephesians 6:12-13 says, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
12 states sue Biden over abortion funding
President Donald Trump ended the abortion funding, but the Department of Health and Human Services recently restored it.
Ohio Republican Attorney General Dave Yost led the suit, joined by 11 other states.
Fewer parents are re-enrolling kids in public schools
As public schools are returning to full-time, in-person learning this year, many parents are not re-enrolling their children. Cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, and Seattle are seeing fewer enrollments for a second year in a row.
Enrollment in Los Angeles Unified School District dropped by 27,000 students this year compared to last year, a 6% decline.
Chicago Public School enrollment is also down significantly by 10,000 students compared to last fall. And Seattle Public Schools started out this school year with 1,300 fewer students, costing it $28 million in state funding.
Reform Church restructures over sexual perversion
The 400-year-old Reformed Church in America decided this month to restructure because of division over sexually perverted lifestyles.
The Reformed Church in America plans to reorganize churches based on ideology instead of geography. This would allow groups within the denomination to ordain homosexuals and support faux homosexual marriage.
Already, 125 churches in the denomination have expressed interest in learning and joining the Alliance of Reformed Churches instead.
70% of “Christians” say: Jesus is NOT the only way to God
And finally, a study by Probe Ministries found 70% of people who self-identify as born-again Christians do not agree that Jesus is the only way to God.
The study identified this demographic as those who made a personal commitment to Jesus and believe they will go to heaven because they have confessed their sins and accepted Jesus as their Savior.
Since 2010, more and more of self-identified born-again Christians are pluralists, believing that there are multiple ways to God.
However, Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, October 27th, 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.