By Jonathan Clark
Chinese Communists raided Evangelical’s homeschool
The 5,000-member church has been heavily persecuted by the Chinese government. Officials shut the church down and arrested 100 members in 2018. Authorities have harassed members of the church ever since then.
Psalm 14:4 says, “Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up My people as they eat bread, and do not call on the LORD?”
Switzerland’s referendum on COVID Tyranny
Switzerland will hold a national referendum on whether the government should have the power to impose coronavirus-related lockdown measures.
The group known as Friends of the Constitution obtained 86,000 signatures to trigger the referendum.
Although Switzerland’s measures have not been as strict compared with the rest of Europe, citizens are still concerned about the government’s level of restriction.
Virginia threatens Christian photographer with $150,000 fine over homosexual wedding
Christian photographer Bob Updegrove is fighting a lawsuit to challenge the Virginia Values Act. The photographer says the law would force him to violate his religious beliefs about the definition of marriage.
Updegrove could face fines of up to $150,000 if he refused to offer his services at a faux homosexual wedding.
Alliance Defending Freedom is representing the photographer. ADF legal counsel Johannes Delphonse told CBN News, “He believes marriage is between one man and one woman. And Bob serves everyone; he just can’t convey all messages.”
Trump declares January 22 National Sanctity of Human Life Day
President Donald Trump declared January 22 as National Sanctity of Human Life Day.
Trump stated in his proclamation, “Whether born or unborn, young or old, healthy or sick, every person is made in the holy image of God. . . . As a Nation, restoring a culture of respect for the sacredness of life is fundamental to solving our country’s most pressing problems.”
Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden is already planning to reverse the Trump administration’s pro-life policies and restore funding to the abortion industry.
Trump: “We are all made equal by God.”
President Trump issued a farewell address to the nation yesterday.
The Commander-in-Chief described many of his administration’s accomplishments as well as what he hopes is his greatest legacy.
TRUMP: “This, I hope, will be our greatest legacy: Together, we put the American people back in charge of our country. We restored self-government. We restored the idea that in America no one is forgotten, because everyone matters and everyone has a voice. We fought for the principle that every citizen is entitled to equal dignity, equal treatment, and equal rights because we are all made equal by God.”
Trump also warned of dangers America faces.
TRUMP: “Now, as I leave the White House, I have been reflecting on the dangers that threaten the priceless inheritance we all share. As the world’s most powerful nation, America faces constant threats and challenges from abroad. But the greatest danger we face is a loss of confidence in ourselves, a loss of confidence in our national greatness. A nation is only as strong as its spirit. We are only as vibrant as the faith that beats in the hearts of our people. No nation can long drive that loses faith in its own values, history and heroes, for these are the very sources of our unity and our vitality.”
NRA filed for bankruptcy
Last week, the National Rifle Association filed for bankruptcy. The NRA plans to restructure itself as a non-profit in Texas to escape a New York lawsuit.
In August, New York’s Attorney General filed a lawsuit to dissolve the NRA. New York accused NRA leaders of self-dealing and mismanagement that involved over $50 million.
79% of Americans say the country is falling apart
A new Axios-Ipsos poll found that 79 percent of Americans believe the country is falling apart.
Eighty-three percent of Republicans said America is falling apart, and 78 percent of Democrats said the same.
The poll comes during a time of shaking in our nation with the coronavirus pandemic, economic recession, and election controversy.
Hebrews 12:26-28 says, “‘Yet once more I shake not only the Earth, but also Heaven.’ Now this, ‘Yet once more,’ indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.”
COVID lockdowns don’t make a real difference
And finally, the coronavirus pandemic began about a year ago. U.S. states have handled the situation very differently. Fox News reports states that have instituted strict lockdowns have not fared much better than states that did not.
For example, California has had some of the strictest lockdowns in the nation, while Florida has been less restrictive and reopened much faster.
Despite different methods, both states have about the same number of cases per 100,000 residents. Florida’s coronavirus deaths per 100,000 residents is slightly higher than California’s, but California’s death rate is gaining on Florida’s.
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, January 20th, 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.