Fort Worth woman forgives church shooter who killed her father, CA cop cars: “In God We Trust” decals, American workers’ wages are up

It’s Thursday, January 2nd, A.D. 2020. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus.

By Jonathan Clark

Hindu radicals oppose Jesus’ Prayer Home

Hindu radicals in India reportedly attacked a large ceremony held last Saturday for the inauguration of a Christian community center in West Bengal state, according to the Indian English newspaper The Telegraph.

Armed with bombs and sticks, 20 men attacked the 800 people from 28 different villages gathered to inaugurate the building called Jesus’ Prayer Home. Four people, including two children, suffered injuries.

Remarkably, only 10 of the 800 were Christians. Local Hindus feared the building would be used for Christian evangelism. The radicals who carried out the attack are now under arrest.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wins

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won the primary contest for control of his Likud Party with over 70 percent of the vote last Thursday despite facing charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust.

He will lead his party in Israel’s national election in March, the third national vote in a year.

Netanyahu announced new achievements ahead, including obtaining “a defense pact with the US that will ensure Israeli freedom to act; we will defeat Iran; and achieve a peace pact with Arab countries.”

Daniel 4:17 reminds us, “That the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, [and] gives it to whomever He will.”

Trump administration issues fewest regulations

The Trump administration broke the record in 2019 for issuing the fewest regulations since the government started counting in 1975, according to Competitive Enterprise Institute vice president Clyde Wayne Crews.

This marks the third year that the Trump administration has broken the record for fewest regulations.

The Federal Register published 2,964 final rules in 2019, some of which were written to replace or get rid of other rules.

On December 20, President Donald Trump signed bills to repeal the “parking lot tax” that was part of the 2017 tax cut measure.

The tax would have required houses of worship to pay a 21 percent tax on employee benefits like parking spaces and transit subsidies.

The new bill is retroactive, so churches can claim refunds for paying such taxes over the last two years.

Bloomberg promises to codify Roe v. Wade

Despite missing the first five Democratic debates, Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has spent tens of millions of dollars from his personal fortune and sits at fifth place among candidates, but only at 5 percent, according to a Hill-HarrisX poll.

Like his more popular Democratic contenders, the former New York City mayor is pushing for government-funded abortion in a plan he announced on Monday.

Bloomberg said he would codify Roe v. Wade into federal law, if elected, and would repeal the Hyde Amendment which prohibits taxpayer funding of elective abortions through Medicare.

Isaiah 59:7 says, “Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood.”

American workers’ wages are up

As global markets added $17 trillion in value last year and U.S. unemployment reached a 50-year low in October, wages for low-income workers in America are rising at the fastest pace in over a decade.

Wages for the lowest 25 percent of earners increased by 4.5 percent in November, compared with the previous year. And wages for the top 25 percent of earners increased by 2.9 percent from 2018.

California policemen add “In God We Trust” decals to cars

Two cities in Kern County, California voted last year to add “In God We Trust” to the decals on their police cars. The Delano City Council voted for the measure first, followed by the Bakersfield City Council.

Reflecting on the past year, outgoing Delano Mayor Joe Aguirre told The Record newspaper, “Delano has a strong faith-based background and I admire the show of support to place the ‘In GOD we trust’ motto on our Delano Police vehicles this year with the support of our community. We have so much to be proud of and so much to get done . . . and with the grace of God, we will get it done.”

Fort Worth woman forgives church shooter who killed her father

And finally, Anton “Tony” Wallace, a 64-year-old registered nurse, was one of two people who were killed in a shooting on Sunday at West Freeway Church of Christ in Fort Worth, Texas.

Wallace died while serving communion to his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

His daughter Tiffany Wallace told NBC News she has forgiven the shooter.

WALLACE:   “I forgive him.  And that’s the hardest thing to say.”

Jesus said in Matthew 5:44, “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.”

And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, January 2nd in the year of our Lord 2020. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I’m Adam McManus ( Seize the day for Jesus Christ.