CO Gov. refuses to mandate masks, Korean War officially over, Nigerian Muslims killed pastor

It’s Wednesday, December 15th, A.D. 2021. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus. (

By Jonathan Clark

Nigerian Muslims killed pastor

Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria killed Pastor Dauda Bature recently after kidnapping him.

On November 8, the gunmen abducted Pastor Bature while he was working on his farm in Kaduna state.

Ten days later, the Muslim militants kidnapped Bature’s wife when she delivered a ransom payment for her husband’s release. The captors later released her but killed Bature anyway.

Before his death, Pastor Bature preached to his captors and prayed for their salvation.

Matthew 5:44 says, “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.”

Please, pray for Pastor Bature’s heartbroken widow.

Korean War officially over

South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced Monday that his country, as well as North Korea, the U.S., and China, have agreed in principle to formally declare an end to the Korean War.

North and South Korea ended the war in an armistice in 1953, but have technically been in a state of war for 70 years.

President Moon hopes a peace declaration would allow talks with North Korea about its nuclear weapons program.

Victory for Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

A Scottish charity reached a settlement with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Stirling Free Church over a discrimination case.

The Robertson Trust cancelled an event the ministries were hosting in 2019 because of Franklin Graham’s opposition to sexually perverted lifestyles.

The Trust has apologized to Graham’s ministry and the church. Plus, it agreed to pay them $26,500 for violating the U.K.’s Equality Act.

Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said, “The positive resolution of cases in Scotland, England and Wales sends a clear message—religious freedom isn’t dead.”

Guatemalan President: We will be Latin America’s pro-life champion

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei announced the country will be declared the Latin American Pro-Life capital next year.

The Ibero American Congress for Life and the Family proposed the designation.

Back in July, President Giammattei presented an 11-year plan for protecting human life from conception to natural death and honoring the natural family as the basic unit of society.

Colorado Governor refuses to mandate masks now

Democrat Colorado Governor Jared Polis  told Colorado Public Radio the COVID-19 pandemic emergency is over and that he won’t implement another statewide mask mandate.

POLIS: “The emergency is over. So, you know, public health doesn’t get to tell people what to wear. You know, that’s just not their job.”

Polis also encouraged people to get a COIVD shot, but said he respected people’s choice to not get a shot.

Smash-and-grab robberies on the rise

Smash-and-grab robberies are on the rise in major U.S. cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

Criminals are selling the stolen items online as internet shopping has increased during the pandemic. Organized crime appears to have turned to retailers since many states have effectively decriminalized theft and shoplifting in response to crowded prisons.

Major cities have also been defunding their police departments following massive Black Lives Matter protests.

Retail giants, which have supported Black Lives Matter, are now petitioning Congress to fight the surge in robberies hitting their stores.

Only 34% of Americans report excellent mental health

A new Gallup poll found a record low percentage of Americans report having excellent mental health.

During the pandemic, 34% of Americans said they had excellent emotional wellbeing, down from 43% in 2001.

The report found people who attend religious services weekly were the most likely demographic to say they have excellent mental health at 44%.

Psalm 122:1 says, “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go into the house of the LORD.’”

Thanks to prayer, man spared injury from tornado

And finally, a Kentucky candle factory worker can’t believe he’s alive after 30 tornadoes ripped through six states over the weekend, killing at least 80 people.

Mark Saxton was working at the Mayfield Consumer Products’ candle factory when the tornado struck, trapping him under the debris.

In desperation, Mark called his wife, Courtney, who was sheltering in their closet back home. She said, “I prayed with him over the phone, too. I just kept talking to him, kept telling him that God will work it out. Be strong. Don’t give up. Keep fighting.”

After several hours, rescuers found Mark. He only had a few cuts and scrapes.


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