By Jonathan Clark
Nigerian Muslims shot and killed pastor and 3-year-old son
Pastor Leviticus Makpa served as a church planter and started a school in a local village. Makpa’s wife and daughter were able to escape the attack on their missions base.
Makpa had faced attacks before, but that did not stop his ministry. A close associate, Samuel Solomon, said, “He knew his life was at stake, but burden for souls won’t let him run away from the field.”
2 Timothy 4:6 says, “For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
Israel lifts COVID restrictions
Israelis will no longer need proof of vaccination to enter restaurants and gyms. And the government has lifted restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings.
Kenyan atheist leader accepted Christ
Seth Mahiga appeared at church the next day, telling the congregation he had been going through difficulties in life, but that he was so glad to be there.
PASTOR: “All those people who are in darkness and all the atheists, who say there is no God, we pray may the grace of God reach out to wherever they are, right now, in the mighty name of Jesus.”
Luke 15:7 says, “There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.”
Will Catholic agency be allowed to refuse to place kids with homosexuals?
The U.S. Supreme Court is headed into the last month of its current term. Major cases yet to be decided involve the validity of Obamacare, religious liberty rights, and voting restrictions.
In the religious liberty case, a faith-based foster agency is fighting to remain in Philadelphia’s foster care program. The city removed Catholic Social Services from the program since the agency will not put children in homosexual homes.
Planned Parenthood stops abortions in Lubbock, Texas
Last month, Lubbock, Texas became the first Sanctuary City for the Unborn in the nation where an abortion mill already exists.
In response to the new anti-abortion ordinance, Planned Parenthood said they would suspend abortions.
Also, a U.S. District judge dismissed Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against the city over the ordinance.
Black Lives Matter insider quits over Leftist agenda
Rashad Turner founded the chapter in 2015, thinking it stood for what its name implies—that black lives do matter. However, Turner called out the “ugly truth” of BLM’s positions on family and education.
TURNER: “After a year on the inside, I learned they had little concern for rebuilding black families. And they cared even less about improving the quality of education for students in Minneapolis. That was made clear when they publicly denounced charter schools alongside the teachers union.
“I was an insider in Black Lives Matter, and I learned the ugly truth. The moratorium on charter schools does not support rebuilding the black family. But it does create barriers to a better education for black children.”
Plus, Turner noted how Black Lives Matter’s website previously said it wanted to “disrupt the nuclear family structure.”
Do you have a Biblical worldview?
Do you have a Biblical worldview? According to a George Barna survey, 80% of born-again Christians claim to have a Biblical worldview. But, according to dozens of Christian worldview questions, only 19% actually do!
Today, as I guest host for Kevin Swanson on Generations Radio, I interview Dr. Owen Strachan who, along with Dr. George Barna, just launched The Center for Biblical Worldview at Family Research Council
Listen to this sound bite.
STRAHAN: “I think what we’re seeing in this survey from George Barna is that there just is not much of a focus on taking people past the ground floor level of Christianity. So great. We’ve gotten somebody to confess Jesus Christ as Savior, as Lord. That’s wonderful. Praise God for that. But now there are 25 more floors they need to go up as a Christian. (Adam laughs) They need to learn a lot more truth and not just stay in the basement for the next 35 years of their lives.”
If you would like to hear my entire 30-minute interview with Dr. Strahan, go to Generations.org/radio.
50% of America has cut Biden’s $300/week unemployment
Half of U.S. states have cut the Biden administration’s pandemic aid of $300 per week in unemployment benefits.
Maryland became the latest state to cut the funding on Tuesday.
The Republican-led states warned that the free money was keeping people from rejoining the workforce.
30% of Americans read Bible once a week
And finally, Barna reports that 30% of U.S. adults read the Bible at least once a week based on data between 2005 and 2021.
Barna released a list of the top 50 cities where Americans most consistently read the Bible. Not surprisingly, the list featured cities across the Bible Belt.
The top five cities were Monroe, Louisiana, Montgomery, Alabama, Tyler, Texas, Jackson, Mississippi, and Macon, Georgia.
James 1:22, 25 exhorts those who read the Bible. “Be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. . . . he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the Word, this one will be blessed in what he does.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, June 3rd, 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.