It’s Tuesday, October 1st, A.D. 2019. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes and heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Kevin Swanson
Fastest growing church in the world located in Iran
According to the report, the growth is mostly with women. One believer said, “We know that if they get us, they will beat us and ultimately they will kill us. This is the decision we have made that we want to offer our bodies as sacrifices.”
Iranian, saved from addiction, faces prison term
BosNewsLife.com reports that a young Iranian who was saved from a serious addiction by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, now faces a prison term — along with the two men who discipled him.
Asghar Salehi and his two friends were sentenced to six months in prison in the Fars District of Iran for their Christian faith.
Hebrews 13:3 says, “Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.”
Evangelicals more concerned with economy than religious liberty, abortion
Lifeway Research reports that evangelicals are more concerned about the economy, healthcare, and immigration than they are about religious liberty and abortion.
And more evangelicals are committed to “racial justice” than they are to protecting children who are killed in the womb.
Far more evangelicals support socialist candidates over pro-life candidates — by a ratio of 69% to 48%. Yet, according to the survey, 75% of evangelicals said the “Bible informs their political views.”
Proverbs 29:18 is a reminder to the evangelical world. “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he.”
Chinese Communists have doubled armed forces in Hong Kong
Reuters reports that the Chinese Communists have more than doubled their armed forces presence in Hong Kong over the last few weeks — now at an estimated 12,000.
This follows the collection of all military and paramilitary control directly under the Communist Dictator Xi Jinping. Unlike the United States, China has a paramilitary called the P.A.P. in which about one million soldiers have been tasked to “defend the nation from enemies within.”
Hong Kong protests continued over the weekend, resulting in 100 arrests.
The South China Morning Post reported that more marches against totalitarianism occurred in 72 cities in over 20 countries over the weekend in support of Hong Kong.
Mexican state voted to legalize abortion
Wisdom calls out in Proverbs 8. “All those who hate me, love death.”
The world seems to be moving to more of a pro-death position — with the Mexican Oaxaca state voting to legalize abortion late last week.
New Zealand, Northern Ireland look to legalize baby murder too
New Zealand’s parliament voted to legalize abortion last month. However, they must follow up with two more legislative votes before the death-bill becomes law.
The UK parliament is also pushing for the legalization of baby murder in Northern Ireland — and this will most likely become law by the end of October, unless God intervenes.
And the Australian state, New South Wales, moved to legitimize abortion last week.
However, support for life still ebbs a little around the world. 50,000 people showed up for a March for life at Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia last week.
Lemonade stand girls donate Warren’s money to pro-life cause
Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat candidate for President, got a little more than she bargained for, when she stopped by a lemonade stand staffed by two 11-year-old girls in Iowa in August.
Warren bought seven glasses of lemonade and donated a little to the cause.
Now, the Washington Free Beacon reports that the children are planning to donate the money to the March for Life Education and Defense Fund — a non-profit that supports pro-life legislation.
Dan Michels, the father of one of the girls, said that Warren “came by and told us we should vote for her. And our daughters told us she was a nice person, but we don’t align with her politically and … because she’s pro-choice, we said we should donate her money to a pro-life [cause].”
Billionaire Elon Musk plans orbital flight soon, space travel in year
The billionaire capitalist Elon Musk announced Saturday that his Space X organization is planning an orbital flight within the next six months — and space travel for humans within the next year, reports the NewScientist.com.
Both NASA and the Space X organization are planning flights to the moon by 2024.
Voddie Baucham & Ken Ham headline Relationships Summit
The Family Relationships Summit will urge and equip you to find God’s wisdom for your closest relationships so you can communicate with truth and grace, strengthen your family’s unity even through conflict, and lead your family to become a world-changing force for the kingdom of God.
You can listen to 25 speakers including Voddie Baucham, Ken Ham, Stephen Kendrick, Eric and Leslie Ludy, Lou Priolo, and our own Kevin Swanson.
England’s favorite new hymn: “Jerusalem”
And finally, England’s favorite hymn in 2013 was “How Great Thou Art”, according to a survey conducted by the BBC.
And did those feet in ancient time,
Walk upon England’s mountains green?
And was the holy Lamb of God,
On England’s pleasant pastures seen?
And was Jerusalem builded here,
Among these dark Satanic Mills?
Coming in second is “How Great Thou Art,” and third is the Keith and Kristyn Getty hymn “In Christ Alone”.
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, October 1st in the year of our Lord 2019. 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.