It’s Monday, August 19th, A.D. 2019. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com)
Kenyan Christian woman beaten after Bible found
A Christian woman in Kenya was beaten and thrown out of her home by her husband when he found she had hidden a Bible in a drawer that she usually kept locked, reports International Christian Concern.
This lady, who comes from the city of Burao, became a Christian in 2016, when a local pastor of an underground church had explained the gospel to her. She has hidden her new faith ever since.
The husband then told her family that she had become a Christian, prompting her brother to beat her. She is currently living in a new town, but is in need of help. Please pray for this woman who remain anonymous.
Homosexual presidential candidate thinks he’s light of Christ
Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old homosexual Democratic presidential candidate, was raised in one of the country’s most Catholic cities: South Bend, Indiana, home to the University of Notre Dame, where his parents were professors, reports CNN.
Today, the active Episcopalian, has been condemned by Evangelist Franklin Graham who has challenged him repent for his homosexual behavior.
In June 2018, Buttigieg got married to his homosexual husband, Chasten Glezman. Oddly enough, they selected Matthew 5:13-16 to be read at their ceremony celebrating perversion where Jesus counsels not to “hide their lamps beneath a bushel … Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
It’s difficult to be a light for Christ when you wear your ongoing sexual sin on your sleeve. Truth be told, Buttigieg and Glezman need to be “chastened” by more Biblically-centered Christians like Graham.
Leviticus 18:22 declares, “Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.”
Veggie Tales creator: Christian kids’ shows need to speak truth about “gay” agenda
“Veggie Tales” co-creator Phil Vischer says Christian filmmakers will have to start addressing homosexual and transgender issues from a biblical perspective because children are already seeing these storylines in secular movies and TV shows, reports the Christian Post.
Vischer, who today hosts “The Holy Post” podcast and “The Mr. Phil Show“ on RightNowMedia, said when the PBS children’s show “Arthur” featured a same-sex wedding, there was a “shot heard through the Christian parenting world.”
Vischer said, “The most striking thing about that episode of Arthur wasn’t that they thought it was time to introduce kids to homosexual marriage; it was the reaction of all the kids on the show. None of them asked questions about why two men were getting married. Their reaction was, ‘Oh, OK! Great!’”
“It’s more about what we show as normal rather than explicitly showing something and saying, ‘that’s wrong.’ I’m portraying the positive rather than the negative. I do believe that at some point we’ll be forced to figure out how to explicitly address it.”
Hillsong lyricist backpedals: Faith on “shaky ground”
John Cooper, the lead singer of the Christian rock band Skillet, wrote on Facebook that “We must STOP making worship leaders and thought leaders or influencers or cool people or ‘relevant’ people the most influential people in Christendom. We need to value the teaching of the Word. We need to value truth over feeling. Truth over emotion. What we are seeing now is the result of the church raising up influencers who did not supremely value truth who have led a generation who also do not believe in the supremacy of truth.”
Proverbs 30:5 says, “Every word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.”
The exchange between the two musicians has come on the heels of Joshua Harris’ announcement that he is no longer a Christian. Formerly the author “I Kissed Dating Goodbye,” he has left his wife and is marching in homosexual pride marches of all things!
Tony Evans’ daughter to star in new Kendrick movie “Overcomer”
Priscilla Shirer, head of Going Beyond Ministries and the daughter of famed Pastor Tony Evans, is warning parents that society’s growing rejection of biblical truths is going to have a “staggering” effect on future generations, reports the Christian Post.
Shirer said, “People today are struggling to define themselves; we’re seeing folks redefine things that God has already given definitions for, and it’s because culture continues to move far away from the truths of God as a centerpiece for culture. It used to be, even if people weren’t Christians, they respected the basic tenets of Christianity. That’s not the case anymore.
“We now live in a postmodern culture. You’re ridiculed for believing that the Bible has morals that are relevant. And the more we marginalize God, the more we see the marginalization of the definitions He’s created.”
Shirer, stars in the forthcoming Kendrick Brothers film “Overcomer,” opening August 23. Shirer plays Olivia Brooks, a high school principal who believes compassion, forgiveness, and prayer have the power to change the trajectory of Hannah’s life as she recognizes the importance of God in the development of her identity in high school.
British bus driver refuses to drive bus promoting homosexuality
Twenty-one thousand people have signed a petition on CitizenGo calling for the reinstatement of a Norwich, England bus driver after he refused to drive a bus endorsing local homosexual Pride events.
According to passenger Rebecca Sears, who complained to management, the bus driver insisted on his vehicle being swapped, saying, “I am not driving this bus because it promotes homosexuality.”
She said: “You are stopping people from getting home for such a ridiculous reason. It is really bad.”
Sadly, the driver was suspended.
At 115, Charlotte woman credits faith in God for longevity
And finally, a Charlotte woman named Hester Ford just celebrated her 115th birthday last Thursday, reports Fox 46.
Hester has 12 kids, 68 grandkids and 138 great grandkids. She lives in her home with them, and they say she recites her bible verses and songs on a daily basis. Her favorite one is Psalm 23.
GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER: “She is a living legacy, our family matriarch and we are honored to be celebrating her.”
Hester credits her incredible longevity to family and a strong faith in God. She is the oldest living person in the Carolinas, and possibly the country.
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Monday, August 19th in the year of our Lord 2019. 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.
Greg Laurie: Generation Z needs hope of Christ
Evangelist Greg Laurie is gearing up for his 30th annual Southern California Harvest Crusade Aug. 23 to Aug. 25 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. It’s the longest-running evangelistic outreach event in the U.S. that has seen over 500,000 make decisions for Christ, reports the Christian Post.
As each of the three nights of worship will conclude with Gospel messages from Laurie, the preacher said he plans to focus on three themes: hope, happiness and Heaven.
“I want to talk about hope because Generation Z has been described as a hopeless generation. They have been described as the loneliest generation in American history with the highest suicide rate of any generation, the highest use of pharmaceuticals of any generation,” he said. “So it’s amazing to me that we’ve gone from the greatest generation, those that came to World War II, to the hopeless generation. And so I want to bring a message of hope to them and everyone else.”
“The real message I have is telling people how to come into a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.”
Elizabeth Warren vaulting to second place in presidential race
Joe Biden’s strongest selling point — that he’s the most likely to beat Donald Trump — is losing some of its edge, as Elizabeth Warren vaults into second place because a growing number of Democrats think she can win the general election, reports Bloomberg.
In a new Economist/YouGov poll, 65% of Democratic voters said Biden would “probably beat Donald Trump” — unchanged from June. But the number saying the same thing about Warren jumped 14 points since then, to 57%, the highest of any other candidate.
Pat Buchanan: Trump’s tariff gamble
“Trump seeks to throw out a free trade policy that, rooted in 19th-century ideology rather than U.S. national interests, threw open U.S. markets to the world and produced, over three decades, $12 trillion in trade deficits and a loss of 70,000 factories and 5 million manufacturing jobs,” writes Buchanan.
“The weapon Trump is using to stop this looting is tariffs, a price of admission into the U.S. market to replace the free passes foreign nations and transnational companies have had to produce abroad and sell into the USA.
“Trump is using tariffs to coerce China to stop cheating on the trade rules we have established and to grant us the same access to her markets as producers in China have to the American market. And he is betting his presidency he can pull it off.”
Actor Peter Fonda dead at 79
Two-time Oscar nominee Peter Fonda, who became a counterculture icon when he co-wrote, produced and starred in the seminal 1969 road movie “Easy Rider,” – which made $41 million that year — died on Friday at 79 from lung cancer at his home in Los Angeles, reports Variety.com.
Fonda was married three times, the first to Susan Brewer, the second to Rebecca Crockett, and Margaret (Parky) DeVogelaere.
Ransomware hit 20 Texas government entities
A coordinated ransomware attack has affected at least 20 local government entities in Texas, the Texas Department of Information Resources said, reports KUT. It would not release information about which local governments have been affected.
Bizarre “marriages” to anime characters in Japan
There is a word in Japanese for people who are obsessed with video games and anime — otaku. An increasing number of otaku now say they have fallen in love with anime characters and given up on the idea of real-world romance, reports BBC.
Akihiko Kondo wakes up every day to the sound of his “wife’s” voice as she calls him from across the room in her high-pitched, girlish, sing-song voice. Miku is the an anime character who is the hologram that lives in a glass capsule on a shelf in the corner of the room.
Last year Gatebox, the company that made Akihiko’s hologram of Miku, started issuing unofficial “marriage certificates” to customers; they say 3,700 people took them up on the offer
Facebook monitors who scrub gruesome posts seek counseling
Nearly 1,500 miles from the California headquarters of Facebook, at a company outpost in Austin, Texas, moderators toil around the clock to screen and scrub some the most gruesome, hateful, and heinous posts that make their way onto the social network and in its photo-sharing subsidiary, Instagram, reports Intercept.com.
They are required to view as many as 800 pieces of disturbing content in a single shift, and routinely turn to on-site counselors to help cope with the procession of stomach-turning images, videos, and text.
Accenture, the outsourcing giant that officially employs them, has repeatedly attempted to violate the confidentiality of these therapy sessions. According to a letter to Facebook management, starting in early July, Accenture managers attempted to pressure multiple on-site counselors to share information relating to topics discussed in employee trauma sessions.