It’s Tuesday, June 15th, A.D. 2021. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com)
By Kevin Swanson
Hindus destroyed homes of 9 Christian families in India
Last week, nine Christian families were forced out of Sikapai Village, located in India’s Odisha state after a Hindu mob ransacked and destroyed their homes, reports International Christian Concern.
As of now, the families are living in makeshift homes in the nearby jungle.
New American & Dennis Prager: Pull kids out of public schools
The New American magazine has dedicated a full issue to encouraging families to abandon government-funded schools.
At issue, according to the conservative news source, is the radicalization of primary schools. “By applying to primary schools the same type of propaganda and indoctrination that turned the universities into their minions, the progressives guaranteed that future generations of students coming to college would already be pre-baked in pro-socialist and anti-American worldviews.”
Last week, talk show host Dennis Prager called for an exodus from the public schools — calling homeschooling “the single best thing you can do to retake America.”
Israel election: Benjamin Netanyahu out, Naftali Bennet in
After 12 years serving as prime minister for the nation of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu was displaced Sunday by Naftali Bennett.
The new governing coalition pulled together 60 votes against Netanyahu’s 59, to shift power to a more centrist position.
Under Biden, illegal immigrants across border skyrocket
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Department has calculated an annual rate of 1.4 million border encounters with illegals for Fiscal Year 2021.
During the Trump administration years, the average rate hovered around 670,000 per year. Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott is calling for the completion of the border wall along the Texas/Mexico border, with an allocation of $1 billion to the effort.
Over 10 years, China’s GDP doubled, Japan shrunk by 21%
Over the last ten years, China’s Gross Domestic Product has more than doubled, while the Japanese economy shrank by 21%. In addition, Japan’s economy contracted 5% in 2020 from which economists do not expect it to recover anytime soon.
Since 1997, Japan’s debt-to-GDP ratio has risen from 100% to 266%, the largest in the world. Plus, Japan’s birth rate dropped below the replacement level in 1957, and its population has shrunk by 2,000,000 since 2010.
The largest economies in the world, by purchasing power parity, are China (#1), the United States (#2), India (#3), and Japan (#4).
Justice Dept. avoids commitment on defense of Christian schools
The Department of Justice initially promised a “vigorous” defense of the exemption that allows Christian colleges to require students to adhere to codes of conduct that bar sex outside of marriage between one man and one woman. But it backed down following criticism from homosexual advocates, reports World Magazine.
The controversy started when 33 students initiated a class action lawsuit against the federal government for what they perceived to be discrimination against homosexuals attending Christian colleges.
Vice President Harris marches in D.C. homosexual pride march
Another first for the Biden administration. Vice President Kamala Harris made an official appearance at a homosexual Pride March in Washington D.C. over the weekend.
The International Pride Calendar lists 96 homosexual pride marches around the world for 2021, 51 of which take place in the United States.
Obadiah 1:3-4 says, “Hear what God has to say to the proud; The pride of your heart has deceived you, You who dwell in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; You who say in your heart, ‘Who will bring me down to the ground?’ Though you ascend as high as the eagle, and though you set your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down, says the Lord.”
Whale gobbles up lobster diver
A 56-year-old commercial lobster diver was gobbled up by a humpback whale off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts over the weekend.
Michael Packard told the Cape Cod Times he was in the whale’s mouth for at least 30 seconds before the mammal surfaced and spit him back out.
Humpback whales can grow to 40-50 feet long, and weigh in at 55,000 pounds. In God’s good providence, Packard survived his harrowing, Jonah-like experience.
Also, ten years ago, the same man was in a plane crash in the jungles of Costa Rica and survived (when three others did not).
It would be good to remember the words of Jesus from Matthew 12:40-41. “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the Earth. The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here.”
Listeners in Arizona and Colorado share why they like The Worldview
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And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, June 15th, 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.