By Kevin Swanson
North Irish public schools ban Christian education
A Northern Ireland judge has ruled that primary school education must teach a “pluralist” view of religion, disallowing an exclusively Christian education, reports ChristianNews.
The court ruled that Christian teaching would violate Article 2 of Protocol 1.
Street preacher forgives Seattle police for his absurd arrest
In fact, his presence was deemed such a threat to public safety, the Seattle Police Department sent ten police officers to arrest him, reports CharismaNews.
Matthew Meinecke’s arrest was caught on video, and posted on Twitter.
MEINECKE: “Behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea.”
POLICE OFFICER: “So, at this point, we can no longer wait. The risk that you pose to public safety by remaining here. It will be mitigated if you leave. This is your last chance.”
MEINECKE: “I don’t want to leave, because I’m not in danger.”
Ironically, in a video dated June 27, the very same day of Meinecke’s arrest, completely nude bicyclists, just 200 feet away from where the street preacher was arrested, can be seen riding in the perverse parade only feet from where children with rainbow crowns looked on.
When Meinecke was asked for his response to the police who arrested him, he said, “Father, forgive them. They don’t know what they’re doing.”
U.S. confidence in church, presidency, and Congress dropped
Gallup’s Public Confidence poll continues to monitor the break down of faith in America.
Confidence in church or organized religion has sunk to 30%, down from 37% last year. On average, that confidence hovered between 60 and 70% in the 1970s and 1980s.
In addition, year over year, confidence in the presidency dropped by 15%, confidence in the U.S. Supreme Court dropped by 11%, and confidence in Congress dropped from 12% to 7%.
Since 1970, confidence in the presidency has dropped from 72% to 23%. And today, a record low of Americans – just 13% — believe things are going well, indicating a breakdown of civilization.
Natural immunity strong against COVID reinfection
Researchers from Qatar have confirmed that God’s created system of natural immunity is strong against COVID reinfection.
Dr. Laith Abu-Raddad said, “Effectiveness of primary infection against severe, critical, or fatal COVID-19 reinfection was 97.3 percent … irrespective of the variant of primary infection or reinfection, and with no evidence for waning. Similar results were found in sub-group analyses for those ≥50 years of age.”
Also, Swedish researchers confirmed in May that two doses of COVID shots were only 54% effective against the Omicron variant.
Nat’l Educators Assoc affirms abortion and sexual perversion
The political agenda of the National Education Association, the largest U.S. teachers’ union, revealed itself in living colors by a vote taken last week in Chicago at its annual convention, reports The Christian Post.
NEA delegates voted 3,103 to 1,084 to ”publicly stand in defense of abortion and reproductive rights and encourage members to participate in … rallies and demonstrations, lobbying and political campaigns, educational events, and other actions.”
Listen to NEA President Becky Pringle bemoan the Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade.
PRINGLE: “from decisions on vouchers that threaten the right to a universal public education, to the long-term, devastating impact of the Supreme Court’s decision to hijack the fundamental freedom to decide for ourselves, when and how to have a family and the care that we need.
“Like me, you absorbed that [pro-life] punch, and you stood up. You got back to work, NEA. As we have for decades, we will fight tirelessly for the right to choose [to kill babies in the womb].”
Plus, the National Education Association solidified its commitment to the homosexual agenda.
Here’s another soundbite from Pringle’s radical speech.
PRINGLE: “We will never stop! We will fight unceasingly for the rights of our LGBTQ+ students and educators. We will say ‘gay.’ We will say ‘trans.’ We will use the words that validate our students and their families, words that encourage them to walk in their authenticity, to love themselves fully, to become who they are meant to be.”
The NEA represents 3,000,000 teachers of the nation’s 4.5 million teachers.
Colossians 2:8 warns, “Beware, lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.”
Gold dipped slightly, Bitcoin down 70%, and NASDAQ down 30%
Samaritan’s Purse gave 11,000 tons of food for 2 million Ukrainians
According to Fox News, the outreach of Samaritan Purse in Ukraine, led by Franklin Graham, in the midst of the ravages of war has been truly impressive.
The Christian humanitarian organization has shipped 11,000 tons of food and other supplies to hurting communities, touching the lives of at least 2,000,000 people thus far.
1 John 3:17-18 asks this question, “Whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.”
98th anniversary of Christian athlete Eric Liddel’s gold medal win
Liddel would not run his favored 100-meter race on Sunday, the Lord’s Day. Instead, he chose to preach at a local church in Paris. His performance in the heats for the 400-meter were less than competitive.
However, by the grace of God, he took the world record for the 400-meter, crossing the finish line in 47.6 seconds.
Liddel said, “God made me fast. When I run, I feel His pleasure.” He also said, “I don’t need explanations from God. I simply believe Him and accept whatever comes my way.”
Pick up his powerful biography, entitled Eric Liddel: Something Greater Than Gold, to read aloud as a family.
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, July 12th, in the year of our Lord 2022. 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.