How you can help Christians in Bahamas, TN pastor imprisoned in India, N Ireland greenlights homosexual “marriage”

It’s Reformation Day, Thursday, October 31st, A.D. 2019. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus.

By Jonathan Clark

Tennessee pastor imprisoned in India

On October 5, Tennessee Pastor Bryan Nerren and two other pastors arrived in India to attend two conferences in Nepal and India.

Nerren was interrogated over the purpose of his trip and even asked if he was a Christian before he was later arrested. Nerren spent nearly a week in jail and even had to go to the hospital because of health conditions. Nerren finally got out on bail, but a travel ban essentially traps him in India until his court date in December.

Please pray for Pastor Bryan Nerren and his family and sign the petition for his release linked in our transcript today at

Northern Ireland greenlights faux homosexual “marriage”

Faux homosexual marriages are no longer illegal in Northern Ireland after the Westminster Assembly in the U.K. passed legislation for the province, reports the Belfast Telegraph.

However, many of the largest churches in Northern Ireland, including the Church of Ireland, the Methodist Church of Ireland, and the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, all said they will only celebrate marriage as between a man and a woman.

250 Bahamian churches need $165,000 to rebuild church, members’ homes

Here now is the second Bahamas report from Kevin Swanson, Director of Generations and the founder of The Worldview in 5 Minutes.

SWANSON: “This is Kevin Swanson with another report from the Grand Bahama Island reviewing the hurricane damage caused by Dorian.

“The most severe element of this hurricane was the loss of life. The storm surge topped 25 feet in some places, and pushed five to six miles inland. Harrowing stories abound of people rescued on jet skis and front-end loaders, barely making it to safe havens. One church housed 1,500 people over the 48 hours that the storm raged outside with winds blowing at sustained rates of 185 miles per hour.

“Official numbers for the death count hover around 80 right now, because so many of the deaths occurred with the unregistered population. The body count was probably much higher, that is, in the thousands.

“To give you an idea of what the impact was for the average church on this island. Most church buildings I toured have sustained major damage to drywall, floor coverings, and furnishings. From what I have seen, most of the churches have already done the mold remediation by stripping out the floor coverings and three to five feet of sheet rock. They’re waiting for material to rebuild the churches.

“An average-sized church lost four houses and 9-10 homes sustained major damage. One of the largest churches in Freeport lost 13 houses and 22 homes sustained major damage to furnishings and drywall.

“This is somewhat anecdotal, but at least 80% of the homes did not have insurance.  Building material needs for each home and each church on the island would be about $165,000 total. That’s all of building materials for all of the homes in each of the churches on this island would be about $165,000.

“If American churches would help this little island country 80 miles off the coast of Florida, it would take about 300 to 600 local churches in America to partner with the 200 to 300 churches on this island to help rebuild.

“Do good to all men, but especially to the household of God.”

A reference there to Galatians 6:10.

If you’d like to help one church cover the costs of rebuilding their church and the homes from their members, please consider sending a tax-deductible check to: Generations, P.O. Box 1398, Elizabeth, CO 80107. Write “Rebuild Bahama church” in the memo.

Or you can go on-line, to and select “Support International Ministry Outreach.”  Every penny that you give will help to rebuild one church as well as the homes of members of that church.

Kevin Swanson also shared a snippet about the spiritual impact following Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

“The pastors are telling me that there has been much spiritual strengthening after the hurricane here the churches are full gratefulness abounds and more unbelievers are coming into the churches.”

SWANSON: “This is Kevin Swanson reporting for the world view on Grand Bahama Island after Dorian.”

al-Baghdadi’s successor killed in Syria on Monday

After a U.S. Special Forces raid, Trump announced on Sunday the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, known for his brutal persecution of Christians.

And on Monday, a state department official told Fox News that Islamic State spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, considered a successor to al-Baghdadi, was also killed in Syria during a separate attack by U.S. forces.

Psalm 7:16 says, “His trouble shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown.”

Judge blocks Alabama abortion ban set for November 15

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued a preliminary injunction against Alabama’s abortion ban set to take effect on November 15, reports

Alabama Republican Governor Kay Ivey signed the Alabama Human Life Protection Act into law back in May, banning nearly all abortions in the state.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has already said he plans on taking the case to the Supreme Court.

Kanye West will only make Christian music now

Popular music artist Kanye West reportedly is no longer producing secular music and will only make Gospel music now.

West released a new album last Friday called “Jesus is King.” West said he was saved recently and is here to spread the Gospel during a listening party for his new album on Saturday in Washington, D.C.

West is also addressing culture and politics. During an interview last week with nationally syndicated radio host “Big Boy,” West spoke out against the Democratic Party’s support of abortion and how it has devastated black Americans.

America is most generous nation in world

And finally, the United States is the most generous nation in the world, according to the World Giving Index which surveyed the habits of 1.3 million people with respect to helping strangers or donating time and money to charity over the past decade.

The country of Myanmar came in second interestingly, followed by New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, and Canada. The least giving nations included China, Greece, and Yemen. The biggest risers among giving nations were in Asia and Africa.

Acts 20:35 says, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”


And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Reformation Day, Thursday, October 31st in the year of our Lord 2019. 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.