More pastors back Trump now than in 2016, Barrett: “We knew our faith would be caricatured, family attacked.”, World Health Organization now condemns COVID lockdowns

It’s Thursday, October 15th, A.D. 2020. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus. (

By Jonathan Clark

Laos evicts 7 Christian families from homes

Authorities in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos  drove seven Christian families from their homes last week for their refusal to renounce their faith.

These evicted believers now live in the woods with no food or clothing and nowhere to turn for help.

Please pray for these persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ. The communist nation of Laos ranks 20th on the Open Doors World Watch list of worst nations for Christian persecution.

Matthew 19:29 says, “And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.”

World Health Organizations now condemns COVID lockdowns

World Health Organization officials have reversed course and are now condemning coronavirus lockdowns.

The Spectator, a British magazine, interviewed special envoy of the WHO Dr. David Nabarro last Friday. Nabarro said lockdowns have caused a “terrible ghastly global catastrophe.”

NABARRO: “We, in the World Health Organization, do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus. … Remember lockdowns have one consequence that you must never ever belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer.”

Barrett: “We knew our faith would be caricatured … family attacked”

Lawmakers grilled Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett for a third day yesterday. Senators have pressed Barrett on issues involving religion and abortion.

On Tuesday, Barrett acknowledged that the infamous abortion case Roe v Wade was not a “super-precedent” of the Supreme Court and could be subject to overturning.

BARRETT: “As Richard Fallon from Harvard said, Roe is not a super-precedent because calls for its overruling have never ceased but that doesn’t mean that Roe should be overruled. It just means that it doesn’t fall in the small handful of cases like Marbury v. Madison and Brown v. The Board that no one questions anymore.”

Barrett also acknowledged the attacks on her faith and her family for filling this position.

BARRETT: “We knew our faith would be caricatured. We knew our family would be attacked. And so we had to decide whether those difficulties would be worth it because what sane person would go through that if there wasn’t a benefit on the other side. And the benefit I think is that I’m committed to the rule of law and the role of the Supreme Court in dispensing equal justice for all.

“I’m not the only person who could do this job, but I was asked and it would be difficult for anyone. So, why should I say someone else should do the difficulty if the difficulty is the only reason to say no. I should serve my country. And my family is all in on that because they share my belief in the rule of law.”

CA judge: Fuller Seminary should be allowed to expel homosexuals

Last week, a California judge dismissed a lawsuit against Fuller Theological Seminary for expelling students living in vile passions with one another.

Judge Consuelo Marshall wrote that the federal civil rights laws against so-called “sexual discrimination” cannot be applied to an educational institution that is controlled by a religious organization.

More pastors back Trump now than in 2016

LifeWay Research found that 53 percent of Protestant pastors plan to vote for President Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential elections.

Twenty-one percent plan to vote for former Vice President Joe Biden, and 22 percent are still undecided.

Interestingly, Protestant pastors support Trump much more now than in 2016. At that time, 40 percent were undecided, 32 percent supported Trump, and 19 percent supported Hillary Clinton.

Episcopal Church attendance plummeted by 25% in decade

Episcopal Church attendance in the U.S. is down nearly 25 percent last year compared with 2009. The denomination’s number of active baptized members has also been declining.

Jeffrey Walton, the Anglican program director with the Institute on Religion & Democracynoted the declines have been mainly in theologically liberal dioceses.

Revelation 2:5 says, “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.”

Brave African man dies saving girl in fire

And finally, a 22-year-old man from the central African country of Gabon died a hero recently after rescuing a little girl trapped inside a house that was on fire.

Freddy Mougambou braved the raging flames and found the screaming girl inside. After bringing her to safety, he had to go to the hospital with third-degree burns. He died several days later.

In God’s providence, the girl survived in good health.

John 15:13 says, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”


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