By Jonathan Clark
Christians forcibly displaced in 58 countries
Monday was World Refugee Day. The United Nations estimates there are currently 20.7 million refugees and 48 million Internally Displaced Persons around the world.
A new report from Open Doors found Christians are being forcibly displaced from their homes in 58 of the top 76 countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian.
Nations where Christians face displacement the most include Nigeria, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Columbia, and Mexico. The main causes of displacement are Islamic extremism, organized crime, and pressure from family or local community.
Russia largest supplier of oil to China
Russia is now the largest supplier of oil to China, knocking Saudi Arabia down to China’s second biggest source. This comes as western nations are ending Russian oil imports over the war in Ukraine.
Supreme Court ruling: A major victory for religious liberty
Yesterday, in a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court said that Maine cannot bar religious schools from a tuition assistance program for children attending private schools.
The case began in 2018 when parents sued Maine because they could not use the program to send their children to Christian private schools. The program only allowed parents to choose “nonsectarian” schools.
Dr. James Dobson, host of Family Talk, said, “Their decision is a clear indication that a majority of justices will not permit religious discrimination in America. Let’s give thanks to God for this victory, which advances our Constitutional right to religious liberty.”
26% of abortion mills would close if Roe is overturned
The world continues to wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to release its decision on a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade.
Ahead of the ruling, a new study from the University of California San Francisco found 26% of publicly advertising abortion mills in the U.S. could close if Roe is overturned.
The report estimates that 202 abortion mills could shut down across 26 states that are likely to ban abortions.
Majority of Americans don’t want Trump or Biden in 2024
A new poll by YouGov found Americans don’t want Joe Biden or Donald Trump to run for President in 2024.
When asked if Trump should run again, 55% of respondents said no and 31% said yes. On the question of Biden running again, 64% of people said no and 21% said yes.
Echoing this sentiment, the richest man in the world said he is leaning toward supporting Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis for president in 2024. Tech billionaire Elon Musk also said he voted Republican for the first time in a recent Texas special election that flipped a U.S. House seat long held by Democrats.
Psalm 146:3 reminds us, “Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help.”
Twitter board recommended approval of Elon Musk’s bid to purchase
Yesterday, the board of Twitter unanimously recommended its shareholders to approve Elon Musk’s bid to purchase the company.
Musk’s $44 billion deal would take Twitter private at $54.20 per share.
Musk has said he wants to use Twitter to promote free speech.
Americans divided on whether God can hear prayers and intervene
A new Gallup poll found 81% of Americans believe in God, an historic low. Belief in God has dropped dramatically since 2011.
Those who say they believe in God are divided on what they believe about God. Over 50% percent of them say God hears prayers and can intervene on our behalf, 35% say God only hears and does not intervene, and 13% say God does neither.
Psalm 145:18 says, “The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.”
Worldview listeners in Florida, Texas, & Pennsylvania weigh in
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Radio Cremata in Miami, Florida wrote, “I have been listening to your newscast for many years with my four homeschooled children — Esperanza, Radio, Santiago and Claire. It’s a nice 5 minutes shared together with coffee and cereal. Not only does The Worldview anchor the news in a biblical context, but it provides a platform for young people to engage in U.S. and world history as well as the Bible which is where we like to start our schoolwork.”
Anne Newman in Boerne, Texas wrote, “The Worldview newscast helps keep us informed from a Christian perspective, especially news that others don’t report. I often forward it to others or post the stories on Facebook.”
And Tommilynn Henry in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania wrote, “One of the main things I appreciate about The Worldview in 5 Minutes is the focus on the persecution which our brothers and sisters in Christ are experiencing worldwide. It helps me to not take for granted the blessings of freedom we still have in the United States, keeps me aware of the intense struggles other Christians are facing, and helps me to know how to specifically pray for those being persecuted, and their persecutors, in alignment with Scripture.”
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5 new Worldview donors give $1,150
And finally, toward our goal of raising $76,000 by Tuesday, July 5th, 5 Worldview listeners stepped up to the plate yesterday.
Our thanks to Paul in Boerne, Texas who gave $50 and Heather in Clintwood, Virginia who gave $100.
We appreciate the generosity of Timothy in Edwardsville, Illinois and Janice in Chapel Hill, North Carolina – both of whom pledged $25 per month for 12 months for a gift of $300 each.
And we praise God for Max in Macon, Georgia who gave $400.
Those 5 new gifts total $1,150. Ready for our new grand total? Drum roll please. (Drum roll sound effect) $48,888.37! (Crowd cheering)
That means we only have 3 days left to raise $8,111.63 toward our $57,000 goal by this Friday, June 24th. I’m getting a little nervous down here in San Antonio, Texas. Please, could you be one of 10 new donors to step up to the plate today? I would love to see listeners invest another $4,000 today. We still need to find 4 Worldview listeners to pledge $100/month for 12 months, 4 people to pledge $50/month for 12 months, and 6 listeners to pledge $25/month for 12 months.
Just go to TheWorldview.com, click on Give, select the dollar amount, and then click on the recurring tab button if that’s your wish.
Thank you for prayerfully investing the resources that God has entrusted to you to keep this Christian newscast on the air.
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, June 22nd, 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.