It’s Friday, December 10th, A.D. 2021. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com)
Myanmar Pentecostal Church burned down by army
On December 4th, the Burmese Army torched a Pentecostal church, and its clergy quarter, in Myanmar’s Christian-majority Chin state, reports International Christian Concern. Nineteen structures were burned down in total.
Over 10,000 residents in the Chin State have fled to neighboring states or India to avoid the ongoing fighting between local resistance forces and the Burmese Army.
Pope Francis: “Sins of the flesh are not the most serious”
As he flew from Greece to Italy on Monday, Pope Francis talked about which sins are the most serious, reports the New York Post.
The context was the December 2nd resignation of 70-year-old Paris Archbishop Michel Aupetit who allegedly gave a massage to a woman, but claims he was not intimate with her.
The Argentinian leader of the Catholic Church spoke in Spanish.
(Audio of Pope speaking in Spanish)
In English, the Pope said, “The sins of the flesh are not the most serious. The most serious ones are like pride and hatred. These are the most serious sins.”
The Apostle Paul asked a question which the Pope should consider. “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
Elon Musk: Don’t pass Biden’s Build Back Broke bill
On Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took a sledgehammer to Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar Build Back Better agenda, which some have dubbed “Build Back Broke.”
In a zoom appearance at The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council Summit, he said, “Don’t pass it. That’s my recommendation.”
MUSK: “If you don’t cut government spending, then something really bad is going to happen. This is crazy. our spending is so far in excess of revenue, it’s insane.
“If you zero out all the billionaires, you still wouldn’t solve the deficit.”
Musk’s recommendation against passage of Biden’s bloated bill was especially intriguing in light of the fact that it includes funding for electric vehicle charging stations which would benefit his Tesla brand.
Josh Duggar found guilty of child porn possession
The jury in Fayetteville found the “19 Kids and Counting” star guilty of one count of receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography on Thursday. He was immediately taken into custody.
Judge Timothy Brooks said Duggar will be sentenced in about four months, according to KNWA. He could receive up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000.
The eldest son of Christian parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar was arrested after authorities discovered pornographic images depicting child abuse in a computer at a car dealership that Duggar owned.
After the guilty verdict, Clay Fowlkes, the United States Attorney for Western Arkansas, made this statement.
FOWLKES: “Today, it’s my honor and privilege to join in this announcement of a guilty verdict in the case of United States vs Josh Duggar.
“This case represents a significant milestone for the Western District of Arkansas in our continued efforts to combat child abuse. Those who would say that children who are photographed and videoed, in a manner similar to the evidence in this case, are not abused and are not victims are clearly wrong. Every time their videos and photos are traded online, uploaded, and downloaded from the internet, they are victimized all over again.”
TLC pulled “19 Kids and Counting” in 2015 over accusations that Josh Duggar had molested four of his sisters and a babysitter. In 2015, Duggar publicly apologized for his pornography addiction and cheating on his wife, calling himself “the biggest hypocrite ever.”
Biden Bus vs. Trump Train lawsuit
When the Biden Bus passed through Texas last October, Robert and Joeylynn Mesaros were a part of the Trump Train that drove alongside the bus to communicate their support for President Trump’s re-election. Robert is a master plumber and Joeylynn is a homeschool mother.
Sadly, former Democrat State Senator Wendy Davis, two Biden-Harris campaign staffers, and the bus driver are now suing the Mesaroses in federal court, falsely accusing them of having “violated the Ku Klux Klan Law of 1871 by banding together on a public highway to suppress black/minority voter rights.” Ironically, the law was originally designed, by Republicans, to protect minorities from Democrats who formed the KKK.
The Mesaroses are also being falsely accused of attempting to run the Biden Bus off the road.
Joeylynn said, “We were proudly exercising our First Amendment right to free speech by flying American and Trump Flags on our truck in support of our presidential candidate, just like they were with the Biden bus. We showed love for our country and for President Trump, just like you would wear your favorite jersey to a sporting event.
“We are a single income family, modestly living the American dream. Our home and all we have worked hard for is on the line to defend free speech. This lawsuit is designed to silence us with threats of bankruptcy. But we will not be silenced or intimidated!”
The Mesaros Family has cashed in their 401K to fight this lawsuit.
To learn more or to help them financially, go to www.freeforfreedomssake.com.
Houston plumber awarded $20,000 for Lakewood Church cash discovery
And finally, remember our recent story about the plumber who discovered 500 Lakewood Church envelopes filled with cash and checks in the wall of the church as he repaired a toilet?
Well now, the plumber, who has been identified as Justin Cauley, has been awarded $20,000 cash by Crime Stoppers of Houston for possibly helping solve a $600,000 burglary at Joel Osteen’s congregation seven years ago, reports MSN.com.
Needless to say, Cauley was truly grateful.
CAULEY: “Bills are stacking up. Work is slow. So, I’m just trying to make the best of it. And today the light shined through.”
The church has not said how much money was recovered from the toilet wall.
George Lindsey, morning host of 100.3 The Bull in Houston, to whom Justin the Plumber, initially spoke on air, said, “He has to be one of the most honest people in the world. We’re talking about a bathroom with no security cameras. He could have pocketed some money. But this guy reported it immediately.”
Proverbs 12:22 says, “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are His delight.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Friday, December 10th, 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.