Few of the 400,000 Christian missionaries reach unreached people, 49 abortion mills stopped abortions post-Roe, Ukrainian churches under Russian control facing harassment

It’s Thursday, July 7th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com)

By Jonathan Clark

Ukrainian churches under Russian control facing harassment

Release International reports churches in areas of Ukraine, under Russian separatist control, are facing harassment.

Churches have had their buildings confiscated, and Evangelical Christians have been forbidden from gathering.

Russian separatists declared independence in eastern Ukraine in 2014. Since then, authorities have required Protestant churches to register with the government.

Despite the atrocities of war, churches in Ukraine are sharing the Gospel and offering aid. After visiting a church in western Ukraine, one pastor said, “Every night, it was full of people praying. There is no despair. Christians are a special sort of people who always have hope.”

Romans 5:5 says, “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit Who was given to us.”

Few of the 400,000 Christian missionaries reach unreached people

A new report by The Traveling Team found that there are 400,000 Christian missionaries worldwide, but very few of them work with unreached people groups.

There are an estimated 7,402 unreached people groups, representing over three billion people and about 40% of the world’s population. Unreached peoples are defined as being less than 2% Evangelical Christian.

Unevangelized people groups comprise over 2% Evangelical Christian, but not majority-Christian. By contrast, reached peoples are majority-Christian. The unevangelized make up 10% of the world’s population and reached peoples make up 47%.

Most missionaries work in the reached world at 77%; fewer work in the unevangelized world at 19%; and fewer still work in the unreached world at about 3%.

Matthew 28:19-20 says, “Go therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Will Congress force women to serve in military?

The U.S. Congress is considering a proposal in the National Defense Authorization Act to force women to register for the military draft.

Congress dropped the proposal from last year’s defense bill, but it’s back again this year. The U.S. military has opened all combat jobs to women since 2015, but without a draft requirement.

A group of lawmakers, led by Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, is fighting back against the draft for women.

Call your two U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative at 202-224-3121 to oppose forcing women into the military draft. You can also email them through a special link we’ve provided in our transcript today at www.TheWorldview.com.  (Type in your zipcode under “Find officials” half-way down the linked page)

College students allowed to affirm God’s design for marriage

Last week, a U.S. District Court temporarily blocked a university policy that banned three Christian students from expressing their biblical beliefs on marriage.

Peter Perlot, Mark Miller, and Ryan Alexander sued the University of Idaho officials earlier this year over the policy.

Mathew Hoffmann, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom, said, “We’re pleased [the students] are again free to exercise their constitutionally protected freedoms without fear of punishment, and we look forward to a final resolution of this case in their favor and, ultimately, in favor of free speech for everyone.”

49 abortion mills stopped abortions post-Roe

Operation Rescue reports over 49 abortion mills have halted abortions or shut down since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

The closures occurred across 13 states, primarily in Texas and Ohio.

Three states already had no operating abortion mills before Roe’s overturning. Now an additional six states have no operating abortion mills.

An armed police officer saw Uvalde shooter outside of school

A police officer, armed with a rifle, watched the gunman in the Uvalde elementary school massacre walk toward the campus, but did not fire while waiting for permission from a supervisor to shoot, according to a sweeping critique released Wednesday on the tactical response to the May massacre.

His supervisor either did not hear the request or responded too late. When the officer turned back to the shooter, he had already entered a school hallway.

The report, by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center (ALERRT), focuses on the events up until the 18-year-old gunman was killed.

According to the Texas Penal Code, the training center argues the officer would have been “justified in using deadly force to stop the attacker.” But state standards do not require officers to fire at more than 100 yards away. The Uvalde officer was 148 yards away.

The report also highlighted another key piece of the attack — the unlocked door into the school. The report said, “Had the exterior door been secured, the suspect may have never gained access to the building.”

Only 20% of Americans say Bible is God’s Word

A new report by Gallup found only 20% of Americans believe the Bible is the literal word of God, down from 40% in 1980.

Meanwhile, a new record high of 29% say the Bible is just a collection of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by man.

It’s the first time on record that significantly more Americans view the Bible as not divinely inspired than as the literal word of God.

The study found Evangelicals and those who attend church weekly were much more likely to believe the Bible is the actual word of God.

Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

Arizona man expresses gratitude for The Worldview

Dean in Arizona wrote me at Adam@TheWorldview.com and said, “Just wanted to send a note to thank you for the amazing blessing that it is to listen to the news from a Christ-centered, God-exalting point of view! Every weekday morning, our kids listen to The Worldview in 5 Minutes as a part of their ‘morning meeting’ with mom. We especially love how you all bring scripture to bear on the news of the day. This has been a very key way to demonstrate to our kids, and remind ourselves, that God’s truth is applicable to, speaks over, and into all matters in this life.”

5 new Worldview donors gave $1,135

And finally, even though our Worldview fundraiser is officially over, five listeners wanted to sneak in a last-minute donation.

We praise God for Noah, age 15, and Aili, age 12, in Prescott, Arizona who gave $75 of their chore money, Sandy in Janesville, Iowa who gave $100, Charles in Stoughton, Wisconsin who gave $180, Shawn in Newaygo, Michigan who pledged $25/month for 12 months for a gift of $300, and VinDetta in Pound, Virginia who pledged $40/month for 12 months for a gift of $480.

Those five new donations total $1,135. Ready for our FINAL grand total? Drum roll please. (Drum roll sound effect) $92,054. (Crowd cheering sound effect)

The Lord is good, and we are humbled!


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