It’s Wednesday, September 18, A.D. 2019. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Adam McManus (adam@TheWorldview.com)
Chinese churches forced to replace Ten Commandments
Churches across China’s central province of Henan have been forced to replace the Ten Commandments with President Xi Jinping’s quotes amid pressure from the government, reports Bitter Winter magazine.
The Biblical commandments given to Moses, which include “You shall have no other gods before Me” have been replaced with quotes from Communist Chinese leader.
Because disobeying the orders is seen as opposing the Communist Party, some Three-Self churches have been shut down for not implementing the rule, reports the Christian Post.
Iran sentences bookstore owner for selling Bible
On August 28th, Iran has reportedly imprisoned a business owner for a 3-6 month sentence for the crime of selling the Bible in his bookshop, reports the Christian Post.
Mustafa Rahimi, a bookseller from the Kurdish town of Bukan, was sentenced by the Bukan Public Revolutionary Court.
House Democrats hold first impeachment hearing
Yesterday, House Democrats held the first impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump in the Judiciary Committee where their sole witness was former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, reports the Associated Press.
Lewandowski, a devoted friend and supporter of President Trump, followed White House orders not to discuss conversations with the president beyond what was already public in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
Republican Congressman Tom McClintock of California was appalled by the Democrat majority’s insistence in even holding an impeachment hearing.
McCLINTOCK: “You’re watching the crux of the majority’s case is that the President asked you to suggest to the Attorney General that he should say the president is being treated unfairly and had done nothing wrong. Is that essentially the accusation against you?”
LEWANDOWSKI: “It seems to be. Yes, sir.”
McCLINTOCK: “I think the records pretty clear the President was being treated unfairly and he had done nothing wrong. Yet, it’s upon this pretext the Democrats feel justified to invoke impeachment, the solemn power reserved to the Congress for treason, bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors. That’s the power to nullify the constitutional election of the President of the United States, a decision made by the American people. Does that sound like an abuse of power in this case to you?”
LEWANDOWSKI: “It does.”
McCLINTOCK: “For more than three years now, our nation has been torn apart by this monstrous lie that the President of the United States was a willing agent of a hostile foreign power. I’d like to ask you where do you think this whole lie of Russian collusion started?”
LEWANDOWSKI: “This began at the highest levels of the government. It was perpetrated through the intelligence community to come up with a narrative of why Hillary Clinton lost the campaign as opposed to the real narrative why Donald Trump won the campaign.”
Big Apple OK with million students skipping class for climate strike
School districts are debating what position to take after New York City announced that 1.1 million public school students could skip classes without penalties to join the global youth climate strikes this Friday, the New York Times reports.
Bible-rejecting Presbyterian “church” hosts an idol
It comes as no surprise that the Bible-rejecting denomination, Presbyterian Church (USA), has a congregation in Binghamton, New York, United Presbyterian, that decided to host a pagan sculpture on their property, reports the Christian Post.
Sadly, it welcomed a fifteen-foot tall totem sculpture known as the Sviatovid which depicts the four-headed pan-Slavic god Perun associated with war and divination.
On Mt. Sinai, God clearly revealed the Second Commandment in Exodus 20:4-5 which declares, “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God.”
Canada considers a bill to ban late-term abortions
And finally, many Canadians have no idea that late-term abortions on preborn babies in the seventh to ninth month are perfectly legal in Canada, reports Preborn, a pro-life Canadian group.
Beyond 24 weeks, the pre-born baby is viable outside the mother’s womb. When the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the old abortion law in 1988, all the justices agreed the state has a compelling interest in defending the unborn, especially after the second trimester. After 30 years with no law in Canada, a debate on abortion in Parliament is long overdue.
That’s why the “Protection of Preborn Children Act” has been proposed to end late-term abortion in Canada after the 24th week of pregnancy. People’s Party of Canada candidates Paul Mitchell and Laura-Lynn Thompson are the bill’s advocates.
Isaiah 59:7 describes today’s Canadian political embrace of baby murder. “Their feet run to evil, and they hasten to shed innocent blood.”
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Elizabeth Warren rising in Democrat polls
Joe Biden leads the overall Democratic presidential horserace with backing from 31 percent of Democratic primary voters — up 5 points since July, while Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts gets 25 percent — up 6 points, reports NBC News.
They’re followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at 14 percent, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 7 percent, and Sen. Kamala Harris, of California at 5 percent.
N Korea could have 40 nuclear weapons by end of year
An expert from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute which tracks military development around the world, told South Korean reporters on Monday the communist regime in North Korea may have as many as 40 nuclear weapons by the end of the year, reports Breitbart.com.
The research institute estimated that Pyongyang controlled between 20 and 30 nuclear weapons by the end of 2018.
Army having difficulty recruiting
The U.S. Army is experimenting with new recruiting tactics as it struggles to connect with young people who have other job options in a strong economy, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Last year the nation’s largest military branch recruited just under 70,000 troops, about 10% short of its target of 76,500, which marked the first time in a decade the Army missed its goal.
Experts say the military’s appeal has been waning among young people, and a tight labor market is typically the toughest time to recruit.
Former ABC News journalist Cokie Roberts died
Renowned ABC News journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts has died at the age of 75.Her career included decades as a political reporter and analyst for National Public Radio and ABC News, with prominent positions on “Morning Edition”, “The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour”, “World News Tonight”, and “This Week”.
Her parents were Lindy Boggs and Hale Boggs, each of whom would serve for decades as Democratic members of the House of Representatives from Louisiana. Lindy succeeded Hale after his plane disappeared over Alaska in 1972.
She is survived by her husband, fellow journalist Steven Roberts, her children, Lee and Rebecca and her six grandchildren.