Explosive report about 703 Southern Baptist sexual abusers, San Francisco paper: Pope should fire bishop for barring Pelosi over abortion, Airplane passenger, who landed plane, felt “hand of God” on him

It’s Tuesday, May 24th, A.D. 2022. This The Worldview in 5 Minutes and heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.  (Adam@TheWorldview.com)

By Kevin Swanson

Muslim stoning of 25-year-old Nigerian Christian woman

Despite the recent stoning of a 25-year-old Nigerian Christian woman at the hands of Muslims, and hundreds of other religious-related killings, the U.S. State Department has refused to include Nigeria on the State Department’s list of Countries of Particular Concern.

The Biden administration removed Nigeria from the list last November.

Right now, the list includes Burma, the People’s Republic of China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.

This compares to the Open Doors’ list of the most persecuted nations in the worldAfghanistan, North Korea, Somalia, Libya, Yemen, Eritrea, and Nigeria.

Explosive report about 703 Southern Baptist sexual abusers

An independent investigation of accusations of sexual abuse, within the Southern Baptist denomination, resulted in a report for public review, over the weekend.

The report included allegations against top leaders of abuse or neglect to report sexual abuse.

Former presidents Jack Graham, Johnny Hunt, and Paige Patterson were implicated in the report.

Also, the report counted the names of 703 abusers from a list produced by an Executive Committee staff member, out of which 409 are still affiliated with the denomination. That amounts to about 1.5% of the 48,000 Southern Baptist churches.

1 Peter 4:17-18 reminds us that “the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? Now ‘If the righteous one is scarcely saved, where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?’”

4,434 allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic priests

In related news, a report conducted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops found 4,434 allegations of sexual abuse among 37,000 diocesan and religious order priests, as reported in the Washington Post in 2020.

San Francisco paper: Pope should fire bishop for barring Pelosi over abortion

Now this.  The San Francisco Examiner’s editorial board is publicly calling the Catholic Pope to remove Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone from his position.

In a May 20th letter, the San Francisco-based prelate publicly censured Democrat Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, refusing her communion on the basis of her political support for abortion.

He called her pro-abortion policies “a manifestly grave sin which is a cause of most serious scandal to others.”

Ukrainian war threatening world’s food supply

The world is watching the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum this week, taking place in Davos, Switzerland.

Topics covered this year include the war in Ukraine and climate change.

The World Food Program Executive Director, David Beasley, told the Associated Press that the Ukrainian war is threatening the world’s food supply. He estimated that there are “49 million (people) knocking on famine’s door right now in 43 countries” including Lebanon, Yemen, Mali, Congo, Egypt, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

Worldwide recession on the horizon

Is a worldwide recession in the making?

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reports that the world’s developed nations grew at just 0.1% in the first quarter of the year.

The economies of Japan, Italy, and the United States contracted, while France flatlined, and the United Kingdom expanded by 0.8%.

Psalm 107:32-35 declares, “Let them exalt Him also in the assembly of the people, and praise Him in the company of the elders. He turns rivers into a wilderness, and the water springs into dry ground; a fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of those who dwell in it.”

Global debt surges

The Institute for International Finance reports that the global debt-to-Gross World Product surged to 348%, up from 323% in 2018 and 305% in 2012.

Big borrowers over the last year include the United States at $1.8 trillion and China at $2.5 trillion.

Airplane passenger, who landed plane, felt “hand of God” on him

And finally, as The Worldview reported on May 12th, an airline passenger, with no flying experience, safely landed a Cessna airplane in Florida, after the pilot had suffered a heart attack and went unconscious. By God’s grace, the pilot survived the heart attack, after doctors were able to treat him for a tear in the main artery of his heart.

The passenger, now identified as Darren Harrison, explained how he landed the plane in an interview with Savannah Guthrie on NBC’s Today Show. He said he kept his cool under pressure because he had been attending a Bible Study.

GUTHRIE: “Are you just kind of one of those cool-under-crisis people?”

HARRISON: “No, no.”

GUTHRIE: “You’re not?”

HARRISON:  “No, no. I used to be one of the hottest-headed persons and fly off the handle. Very intense. I’ve been working on it for a few years. My dad said I’ve come a long ways because I work with my dad every day. He said, ‘You’ve come a long way in the last three years. And I said, ‘Well, it’s probably due to the Bible study I’ve been attending every Tuesday.’”

GUTHRIE: “Well, I was really thinking about it because sometimes when you think about, like, ‘How do you know God was with you?’ Sometimes it’s something like that.”

HARRISON: “Correct.”

GUTHRIE: “If you find yourself and your demeanor being so outside what you know yourself to be, right?”

HARRISON: “I’ve told a few people, I said, ‘I think God’s giving me a couple of wake up calls in my life, but I think this is the last one.”

Harrison said he prayed “the biggest prayer” of his life, and said he felt “the hand of God” on him, while he landed the plane at Palm Beach International Airport.


And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, May 24th, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.