Chick-fil-A hero saves life, Swiss court prohibits homeschooling, African torturers: “We can’t stop this Christian thing!”

It’s Friday, September 20th, A.D. 2019. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus.

By Jonathan Clark

Eritrean torturers: “We cannot stop this Christian thing!”

An Eritrean pastor identified as “Gabriel”, who has resettled to Australia recently, told the Barnabus Fund about how Christians are tortured, starved, and forced into hard labor in the northeastern African nation.

Back in 1998, officials imprisoned Gabriel, along with his church members, for a month. While his prison sentence was supposed to last six months, it turned into three grueling years because he was a pastor. Prisoners were only given small amounts of food every 18 hours and required to do back-breaking work and offered no medical treatment if they fell sick.

Like thousands of other Christians in the country, he was detained in a metal shipping container for weeks and then beaten savagely for being a pastor. Despite all this, Gabriel refused to renounce his faith in Christ.

Gabriel noted that guards eventually gave up on torturing some of the other converts, saying, “We cannot not stop this Christian thing!”

Revelation 12:11 says, “And they overcame [the devil] by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”

Swiss court: Mom not allowed to homeschool 8-year-old son

On Monday, the Swiss Federal Court ruled against a mother from Basel who applied in 2017 to homeschool her 8-year-old son.

School authorities rejected her request and a court in her canton, or state, threw out her appeal. Sadly, the federal high court ruled that homeschooling does not fall into her constitutional right to a private life. In addition, the high court ruled individual cantons, or states, can decide whether to allow homeschooling or to ban it.

Currently there are over 1,000 children being homeschooled in Switzerland.

Trump’s on Saudi attack: “I don’t want war with anybody”

Following an attack on Saudi Arabian oil production this week, blamed on Iran — but which Iran denies, Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told CNN yesterday that any strike on their country by Saudi Arabia or the U.S. would result in “all-out war.”

President Donald Trump says he is weighing options but that he doesn’t “want war with anybody.”

Judge: Pro-life Journalist Daleiden engaged in “criminal activity”

The preliminary hearing for pro-life journalist David Daleiden concluded this week with a California judge ruling he was “engaged in criminal activity irrespective of his journalistic status.”

He and fellow investigator Sandra Merritt face multiple felony charges, and he could be sent to jail for his alleged “crime” of exposing Planned Parenthood’s illegal sale of baby body parts.

Daleiden now awaits a final ruling from the judge on whether the case will go to trial.

Isaiah 5:20 warns, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness.”

CA Senate to Christian leaders: Accept homosexual agenda

The California Senate passed a resolution this month telling Christian leaders to accept and support the ideology behind sexually perverted lifestyles and also condemned counseling for people with unwanted same-sex attraction and gender confusion.

Christian leaders are speaking out against the bill, saying that it will pave the way for persecuting Christians. Russell Willingham, executive director of New Creation Ministries, told CBN News, “I believe ACR-99 sets the stage for future laws that will criminalize pastor caregivers like me who provide such a resource – resources that offer an option for those who don’t want what the state is telling them they must accept.”

Christian doctors, nurses forced to perform abortions

Medical professionals are increasingly facing pressure to participate in procedures that they oppose on moral and conscience grounds, especially abortions.

new study by Heart + Mind Strategies surveyed the general public and medical professionals on the issue.

83 percent of the public say doctors should not be forced to do something against their conscience, and 91 percent of medical professionals said they would walk away from their jobs if required to do something they believed to be morally wrong.

However, the study found over 60 percent of these doctors and nurses say they or someone they know has been discriminated against for not violating their conscience.

Acts 5:29 says, “We ought to obey God rather than men.”

Another Chick-fil-A employee saved a customer’s life

And finally, a California Chick-fil-A employee is being hailed as a hero after saving someone’s life last Friday, reports Fox 5.

Team leader Tauya Nenguke, age 22, was working the drive-through at the Eastlake Terraces Chick-fil-A location when he noticed a 20-year-old man in cardiac arrest surrounded by friends.

Nenguke immediately sprinted across the parking lot, began doing chest compressions, and got the man’s friends to call 911.

The Chick-fil-A employee acknowledged God’s providence to place him there at that time.

NENGUKE: “That was the place where God placed me to be at that moment.”


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