By Jonathan Clark
Kenyan Muslims viciously killed 6 Christians
Pastor Stephen Sila of a local church told International Christian Concern, “It is an ugly sight of people’s bodies lying dead and houses smoking with fire. This is undeniably an awful terrorist attack.”
The militants torched seven homes in the Christian village, leaving six people shot, beheaded, or burned beyond recognition.
In recent years, the Somalia-based Muslim terrorist group has carried out attacks at the beginning of each year.
China and Hungary urging married couples to have children
The Wall Street Journal reports that China is increasing its infertility centers while closing abortion mills in a desperate attempt to raise its fertility rate back to replacement levels.
However, decades of China’s one-child policy have left fewer women of childbearing age as well as a new generation less interested in marriage or family.
Galatians 6:7 says, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”
Meanwhile in Europe, Hungary is working to bring its birth rate to replacement levels by 2030. The country logged a rate of 1.59 last year, the highest in 27 years. For a decade, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has worked to implement pro-family policies based on Christian values.
Abortion accounts for 42% of deaths in 2021
Worldometer reports the murder of unborn babies was the leading cause of death last year.
In 2021, there were 42.6 million abortions worldwide, accounting for 42% of deaths.
The topic of COVID-19 deaths covered the news last year as 5.4 million people reportedly died from it.
Based on those numbers, abortion killed nearly eight times as many people as COVID-19 did. However, headlines had little to say about the staggering murder of unborn children.
MacArthur to pastors: Preach on Biblical sexuality on January 16th
MacArthur called on pastors to stand with the church in Canada by preaching about biblical sexual morality on Sunday, January 16.
Pastors across Canada will be preaching on God’s design for marriage and sexuality that day illegally.
Pastor James Coates of GraceLife Church in Alberta said the government passed a bill banning conversion therapy, which goes into effect next week. The bill comes directly against those who would “seek to offer biblical counsel with respect to sexual immorality and gender.”
Texas Judge to Biden: Stop your Navy COVID-shot mandate
On Monday, a U.S. District Court Judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction against the U.S. Navy’s COVID-19 shot mandate.
Represented by First Liberty Institute, 35 U.S. Navy personnel filed the lawsuit, which includes 26 Navy SEALs. Plaintiffs argue the mandate violates their religious liberty rights.
Judge Reed O’Connor said the Navy is not protecting religious liberty, writing, “There is no COVID-19 exception to the First Amendment. There is no military exclusion from our Constitution.”
BERRY: “When the military allows hundreds, possibly thousands of medical exemptions, administrative exemptions, but doesn’t grant a single religious exemption, that is just blatant religious hostility. It’s unconstitutional. It violates federal law. We’re thrilled that the court agreed with us and ruled against the Navy and against the Department of Defense.”
50% of Americans fear bad economic year
After a year dominated by shutdowns, mandates, inflation, and shortages, a majority of U.S. adults say they are fearful for what the year 2022 holds in store for America and the world.
The Axios poll found 30% of adults are also more fearful about what 2022 holds in store for themselves.
Thirty-five percent are tired of hearing COVID-19 news, and 50% expect a bad economic year.
Lamentations 3:25-26 says, “The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.”
5 missing & endangered teen girls rescued in New Orleans
And finally, the U.S. Marshals Service recovered five missing and endangered teenage girls in the New Orleans area between October and December.
The months-long operation also led to the arrest of 30 individuals, 17 of which were for felony sex offender violations.
Two of the rescued girls were sisters, aged 15 and 16. Marshals recovered them from an apartment in Baton Rouge.
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, January 5th, in the year of our Lord 2022. 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.