By Jonathan Clark
The report states, “Iran’s proxy militias in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen have played a significant, though largely unrecognized, role in the dramatic decline of Christians in the region. . . . they labored to create conditions that forced the Christians out.”
According to the Open Doors World Watch List, Iran is the 9th worst country in the world for the persecution of Christians, and Iraq is the 14th worst.
Franklin Graham preached to 68,000 in Brazil
Evangelist Franklin Graham preached to 68,000 people in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil over the weekend.
GRAHAM: “Jesus died on the cross. He went to the grave. On the third day, God raised His son to life. Jesus is not dead. He is alive. And He’s here tonight. Will you put your faith and trust in Him?”
Graham said they partnered with over 4,000 churches for the event which marked 48 years since his father, Billy Graham, preached in the same city.
Graham wrote on Facebook that Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, sent a message of support. Graham said, “I appreciate that these leaders stand with the biblical definition of marriage and against abortion in their country”
How secular intolerance in Europe impacts Christians
The International Institute for Religious Freedom released a report on how secular intolerance is affecting Christians in Europe and Latin America.
The report found Christians are self-censoring on issues like life, marriage, and the family. It said, “Some people do indeed fear being subjected to legal proceedings or being criminally sanctioned on charges of discrimination, while others fear being subjected to disciplinary proceedings in their work or places of study.”
In the face of persecution, the saints prayed in Acts 4:29, saying, “Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your Word.”
A victory for pro-lifers in D.C.
Liberty Counsel reports that pro-life advocates won their free speech court case before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals last week.
The pro-lifers spoke to students and parents entering Two Rivers Public Charter School right next to an abortion mill in Washington, D.C.
The school sued the pro-lifers for inflicting so-called emotional distress. A trial court initially sided with the school, but the D.C. Court of Appeals ordered the case to be dismissed.
Biden drops last COVID mandate
The Biden administration dropped one of its last remaining COVID-19 mandates.
Effective Sunday, the CDC announced international travelers no longer need a negative COVID-19 test before boarding a flight to the U.S.
Airline and tourism groups have been calling for the end of the testing requirement for months.
Former homosexuals participate in Freedom March
Men and women, who have been set free from living sexually perverted lifestyles through the power of Jesus, gathered for the Freedom March in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.
Freedom March co-founder Luis Javier Ruiz said people from many different denominations are “coming together in the name of Jesus, saying that change is not only possible, but it’s real through Jesus. . . . it brings me so much joy how the Lord is unifying the Body of Christ.”
Listen to the testimony of another former homosexual from the Freedom March.
FORMER HOMOSEXUAL: “He said He loves you with an everlasting love. The fact that God left the 99 and He came and met me where I was. God came and saved me. He gave me love. He gave me joy. He gave me freedom. He gave me my brothers and sisters in Christ. And I’m just grateful. I’m thankful and I’m joyous.”
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 says, “Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites . . . will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you . . . but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus.”
Worldview teenage listeners in Zambia, Africa and New Mexico speak out
Well, the emails about our little newscast keep coming in to Adam@TheWorldview.com. Today, two teenagers speak up.
Tima Mutambo, age 16, in Kitwe, Zambia, Africa wrote, “My dad gets your podcasts daily from Sermon Audio. We listen to it every day over dinner. My younger 11-year-old brother, and my 6-year-old sister are always present too. We love how you include news related to Christianity in a way like no other source as well as cite relevant Bible verses. May God continue to bless you for your amazing work.”
And 13-year-old Eden Beck in Edgewood, New Mexico, wrote, “I listen to The Worldview almost every day, especially when I’m making breakfast for my family and sometimes when I’m giving my baby sister a bath. I’m thankful for this voice of truth in a culture of lies. I love how Scripture is used to support your biblical perspective. Plus, it helps me to know which Christians I should pray for.”
Eden, not only am I impressed that you make breakfast for your family, but you give your younger sister a bath. Plus, you’ve become an articulate young lady.
Don’t forget, if you send an email, please include your city and state.
1 new Worldview donor gave $475
And finally, toward our goal of raising $76,000 by Tuesday, July 5th so that The Worldview can stay on the air, only one listener stepped up to the plate yesterday.
We praise God for Mattie in Estancia, New Mexico who generously gave $475. Ready for our new grand total? Drum roll please. (Drum roll sound effect) $26,085 (Crowd cheering)
Because we had such a limited response to our appeal yesterday, we are now significantly behind where we need to be. Honestly, if the Lord has used this newscast to be an encouragement to you through the variety of topics we cover, the Scriptures we cite, the action steps we include, the audio clips we include, the original interviews we conduct, and the educational links we provide, then please, consider making a donation today.
No gift is too small. If it’s $5, then send $5. But do something. Where else are you going to find such a succinct resource with the Biblical perspective on issues like abortion, homosexuality, transgenderism, and the media’s hostility to the family?
We still need to raise $11,915 toward our $19,000 goal by this Friday, June 17th. We still need to find 4 Worldview listeners to pledge $100/month for 12 months, 6 people to pledge $50/month for 12 months, and 13 listeners to pledge $25/month for 12 months.
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And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, June 15th, 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.