By Kevin Swanson
Burmese Army burned 35 people alive on Christmas Eve
Myanmar’s Special Envoy to the United Nations, Dr. Sasa, chastised the actions taken by the illegitimate government on Twitter on Christmas Day. He noted that “These acts clearly constitute the worst crimes against humanity, and we expect that all peoples and governments the world over should condemn them.”
But be encouraged by Psalm 145:20. “The LORD preserves all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy.”
Kenyan Muslims broke legs of pastor
Christian persecution is on the rise in Kenya, Africa.
A pastor was beaten, and his legs were broken by Islamic adherents in the Northeastern part of the country, near the Somalia border.
The pastor had converted to the Christian faith four years earlier, and the assailants were incensed that he had ceased attending a Friday Islamic prayer group. The pastor told Morning Star News: “I am determined to serve [Jesus] for making me alive for the sake of His kingdom.”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a pro-abortion, pro-homosexual champion, died at 90
He will also be remembered for his support of abortion, doctor-assisted suicide, and almost every liberal cause of the latter 20th century. Bishop Tutu is famously known for his comment that he would rather “go to hell than to a homophobic heaven.”
The South African liberal cleric, who also opposed the racist policies of apartheid, went to meet to meet his Maker on Sunday night. He was 90 years old at his death.
Since South Africa’s abortion law was enacted, with Tutu’s support in the 1990s, the number of child killings increased from 1,582 in 1993 to 120,500 in 2019. Other forms of murder in South Africa have topped 24,000 per year recently, as the nation maintains one of the highest murder rates in the world.
Plus, South Africa became the sixth nation in the world to approve of homosexual faux-marriage in 2006.
Psalm 9:17 states that, ”The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”
Brazil flooding displaces 35,000 people, kills 18
Two major dams have burst, and at least 35,000 people are displaced. The death toll has reached 18 as of Sunday.
Malaysian flooding claims 47 lives
Some cities recorded 14 inches of rainfall in a single day.
COVID shutdowns debilitated Latin American economies
The world’s poorer nations continue to experience economic decline.
Latin America will not recover from the COVID economic debacle in 2021. S and P Global reports that Latin America’s economies shrunk by 0.4% between January 2019 and December 2021. While China and India have seen growth, the other emerging markets have not emerged out of the recession yet. Brazil saw its productivity contract again in the second and third quarters of 2021.
The U.S. economy shrank 3.5% in 2020, but economists are expecting a 5.6% improvement on the real Gross Domestic Product in 2021.
240,000 new COVID cases in America this weekend
The Omicron variant is still making waves in the mainstream media.
Over the weekend in America, new COVID cases exceeded 240,000 on the three-day moving average. That tops the last peak in August of 187,000.
The death rates are still about 30% lower than August’s numbers.
New home price $420,00 today vs $220,000 in 2009
And finally, the new home median price in the U.S. has hit $420,000 this year, up from $220,000 in 2009. That represents 6% inflation, per year, over the last 10 years. That compares to a consumer price index that has averaged 2% since 2009.
To make matters worse for the buyer’s market, only 10% of houses on the market are in the category of completed construction. That index is down from 48% in 2008. These are the lowest numbers in the housing supply since the 1970s.
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, December 28th 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.