Haitian president assassinated, David Jeremiah: Christian parents—pull kids out of public schools, Christian evangelist starting a pro-life bank

It’s Thursday, July 8th, A.D. 2021. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com)

By Jonathan Clark

Nigerian Muslims kidnap 150 students from Baptist school

Suspected Muslim gunmen kidnapped over 150 students from Bethel Baptist High School in northern Nigeria on Monday.

Dozens of distraught parents gathered at the school on Tuesday to pray.

Militants have kidnapped nearly 1,000 school children in the region since December to get ransom money. Christian schools in particular are the target of such kidnappings.

One tearful parent recounted the events to Reuters.

PARENT: “Just this morning, at about six a.m., I received a phone call that they have entered, the school kidnappers, that all our children are packed [taken], including my daughter inside. We rushed down here. We confirmed that they are packed [taken].”

No wonder Open Doors has listed Nigeria as the ninth worst country in the world for the persecution of Christians.

Haitian president assassinated, wife wounded

A squad of gunmen assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and wounded his wife, Martine, in a 1:00 a.m. Wednesday morning raid on their home, inflicting more chaos on the Caribbean country that was already enduring gang violence, soaring inflation, and protests of his increasingly authoritarian rule, reports the Associated Press.

The gunmen claimed to be agents with the US Drug Enforcement Administration. But sources told the Miami Herald that the assailants, one of whom spoke English with an American accent, were not with the American agency.

Prime Minister Claude Joseph, who claimed the authority to succeed Moise as Haiti’s leader, confirmed the killing and said the police and military were in control of security in Haiti. It’s the poorest country in the Americas where a history of dictatorship and political upheaval have long stymied the consolidation of democratic rule.

Haiti’s police chief says four suspected killers of President Moïse have been fatally shot by police and two others arrested in an apparent hostage-taking situation.  Léon Charles said late Wednesday that three police officers held hostage were freed.

Hungary refuses to repeal law against homosexuality

Hungary  rejected demands from the European Commission yesterday to repeal their new law against homosexuality. The law bans schools from using materials that promote sexually perverted lifestyles.

The Commission threatened sanctions against Hungary.

Hungary’s official Gergely Gulyas responded, “Brussels’ efforts to have us allow LHBT activists into schools and nursery schools are in vain; we are not willing to do that.”

Two pro-abortion laws failed in Britain

On Monday, two abortion measures failed in the United Kingdom.

Members of Parliament dropped two amendments to the country’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

One amendment would have legalized the murder of unborn babies for any reason up to birth. The other amendment would have punished pro-life sidewalk counseling with up to two years in prison.

Proverbs 21:1 says, “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.”

Ohio allows doctors/nurses to opt out of abortions, transgender surgeries

Last week, Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine  signed a state budget that gives conscience protections to healthcare providers.

The new budget says medical professionals, health care institutions, and health care payers can refuse to participate in any procedures – including abortions and so-called gender reassignment surgeries — that go against their religious beliefs.

David Jeremiah: Christian parents — pull kids out of public schools

A prominent California pastor in the Southern Baptist Convention is calling on parents to take their children out of the public schools

Author and pastor David Jeremiah urged parents to find a Christian education for their children during an Independence Day weekend sermon at Shadow Mountain Community Church.

JEREMIAH: “In this time, when we are being bombarded and intimidated by socialist ideology, it’s time to rethink Christian education. Because I’m now at the conclusion that the schools that are taking the state’s programs are no longer a fit place for Christian young people to be because they will be so brainwashed by this. We used to worry about our kids being brainwashed in college. Then we thought, ‘Well, if we’re not careful, they get brainwashed when they’re in high school.’ They start the brainwashing in the first grade.

Ephesians 6:4 says, “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.”

Christian evangelist starting a pro-life bank

Christian evangelist and motivational speaker Nick Vujicic (pronounced VOO-yi-chich) announced he is starting a pro-life bank. This comes after he had his own bank account shut down when he began speaking out for human life.

Nick, who was born without arms or legs, leads a ministry called Life Without Limbs and has been addressing pro-life issues since 2019.

Nick told The Epoch Times he wanted to start a bank that not only refuses to fund abortion, unlike many other banks, but also funds Christian organizations.

VUJICIC: “We will not fund abortion, but we will actually fund, 50% net profits, to Judeo-Christian aligned nonprofit organizations that are biblically aligned, and doing the will of God according to our belief systems.”

15-year-old homeschooler in Tennessee loves The Worldview

Daniel McCurdy, a 15-year-old homeschooler in Knoxville, Tennessee, wrote me at Adam@TheWorldview.com.  He said, “Thank you for sticking true to God’s Word in this Christian newscast.  One of the things I love the most about The Worldview is the news from a Christian perspective. That’s a nice change.  I also like being able to wake up and read what God says about the bad things in the world through His very own Word. Thank you for the time that you spend to make this newscast possible.”

Louisiana Worldview listener uses newscast to homeschool 3 boys

And Tara Trull in Downsville, Louisiana wrote me and said, “I just wanted to say what a blessing The Worldview is to my family.  We begin each weekday listening to it and tailor our prayers around what we learn.  My husband also listens on his way to work.  We homeschool our three boys and The Worldview is a vital part of their education being able to make connections with what we teach them and how it applies to the culture around us.  We believe in intentionally exposing our children, at the appropriate time, to the culture and the war that is being waged against Christianity and the Word of God.   Thank you for all you do to bring us the news and applying Scripture and truth to it.”

12 new Worldview listeners donated $9,575

And finally, to help keep The Worldview on the air, we need to raise $65,000 by this Friday, July 9th.  Just 2 days left. 12 new Worldview listeners stepped up to the plate.

Our thanks to Ida in Cedar City, Utah and Mavis in Tampa, Florida – both of whom gave $50.

We’re thankful to God for Philip in Homedale, Idaho who gave $200, William in Marshall, Illinois who gave $250, Michael in Lenoir, North Carolina who pledged $25/month for 12 months for a gift of $300, Justin in Zebulon, North Carolina who pledged $30/month for 12 months for a gift of $360, and John in Lummi Island, Washington who gave $365.

And we’re grateful for the generosity of James in Lenoir, North Carolina who gave $400, the Kelly Family in Woody Point, Queensland, Australia and Dawn in Hutchinson, Minnesota – both of whom gave $500, Rochester in Willow Springs, Missouri who pledged $50/month for 12 months for a gift of $600, and Richard in Alexandria, Minnesota who pledged $500/month for 12 months for a gift of $6,000.

Those 12 gifts add up to $9,575. Ready for our new grand total?  Drum roll please. (Drum roll sound effect). $64,523!  (Sound effect of people cheering)  Praise God for the generosity of His saints! The entire Worldview team is deeply humbled by the sacrifice of the remnant.

In order to hit our final goal of $65,000 by this Friday, July 9th, we need to only raise $477.  But do you think we can hit $70,000?  That would mean I need to find 9 Worldview listeners who will pledge $25/month for 12 months for a gift of $300.  And another 4 listeners who will pledge $50/month for 12 months for a gift of $600.  We’ve got just 2 days left.  Let’s see what the Lord will do.

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And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, July 8th, 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.

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Peoples’ satisfaction plummeted during the pandemic to levels not seen since the Great Recession 13 years ago. Peoples’ reported daily stress is falling back to back to pre-pandemic levels as daily enjoyment is rising.

1 Timothy 6:6 reminds us, “Now godliness with contentment is great gain.”