May 2, 2024 is National Day of Prayer, United Methodist Church affirms sexual perversion, 10 million babies killed in United Kingdom

It’s Thursday, May 2nd, A.D. 2024. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus. (

By Jonathan Clark

May 2, 2024 is National Day of Prayer

Today is the National Day of Prayer as designated by the U.S. Congress.

Global Christian Relief is calling on Christians to pray for their persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ around the world. Hundreds of millions of believers still face attacks, arrests, and imprisonment for their faith.

The Christian aid group is hosting a Facebook livestream prayer event today and sharing a free prayer guide. Both are linked in our transcript today at

Hebrews 13:3 says, “Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.”

10 million babies killed in United Kingdom

The U.K. Abortion Act went into effect on April 27, 1968.

Since then, over ten million unborn babies have been killed through abortion in England, Scotland, and Wales. 

Abortions have risen in England and Wales, in particular, since the introduction of ‘DIY’ home abortions in 2020.

Pro-life Kansas legislature overrides Democrat Governor’s vetoes

In the United States, Kansas lawmakers overrode Democrat Governor Laura Kelly’s veto of multiple pro-life laws on Monday.

The bills expand tax credits for adoption and pregnancy centers and continue $2 million in funding for pro-life centers. One of the bills makes it a felony to use physical or financial threats to coerce a woman into getting an abortion.

However, state lawmakers failed to override the governor’s veto of a transgender-related bill. The measure would ban mutilating drugs and surgeries for minors.

Marjorie Taylor Greene vs. House Speaker Mike Johnson

U.S. House lawmakers are trying to oust the Speaker of the House again.

Yesterday, Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia announced she will force a vote to remove Republican Speaker Mike Johnson next week.

Greene criticized Johnson for supporting Ukraine funding and U.S. surveillance programs. Only one other House Republican supports the ouster. And Democrats said they would not vote Johnson out presently.

Anti-Israel college protests vs. Liberty University’s pursuit of God

Last month, student protests broke out at campuses around the country in support of Palestinians during the Israel-Hamas war. Authorities have arrested protestors at over 20 colleges. New York police arrested nearly 300 people alone this week, including over 100 at Columbia University.

The academic lawn of the largest Christian university in the U.S. made for a contrasting view last week. Students at Liberty University gathered to worship, sing, and hear the Word of God.

Jonathan Falwell, the university’s chancellor, wrote, “While so many college campuses are erupting in anger, hatred and violence; it is refreshing to see Liberty University students worship King Jesus.”

United Methodist Church affirms sexual perversion

On Tuesday, the United Methodist Church voted in favor of sexually perverted lifestyles. 

The denomination no longer prohibits funding for groups that promote such lifestyles. They will also consider homosexuals for ministry and allow ministers to perform homosexual ceremonies.

The United Methodist Church has faced division over these issues for years. Between 2019 and 2023, over 7,000 congregations left the denomination. Many joined theologically conservative denomination called the Global Methodist Church.

130 tornadoes hit Midwest

Over 130 tornadoes tore across the Midwest last week, killing at least five people.

Nebraska’s National Weather Service in Omaha issued 48 tornado warnings in one day alone. 

One Nebraska man, Nate Hutchison, survived an EF-3 tornado that tore through an industrial building in Lincoln. He told KLKN-TV he prayed to God as he and 70 others hunkered down.

HUTCHISON: “There’s nothing I can do right now, except literally pray to God that I don’t die, because I’m not in control of anything at this point. It’s just literally hopefully I just don’t get crushed.”

Anniversary of Athanasius

And finally, today marks the anniversary of the death of Athanasius in the year A.D. 373.

Athanasius of Alexandria was an early church theologian. He is known for his stand for biblical teaching on the divinity of Christ. 

The church’s first ecumenical Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325 affirmed this teaching. Many church leaders and emperors would continue to embrace Arianism which taught that Jesus was not eternally divine.

However, Athanasius stood for the truth, risking his life many times. For this reason the epitaph on his grave is said to have read, “Athanasius contra mundum,” meaning “Athanasius against the world.”

John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”


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