By Kevin Swanson
Nigerian Muslims killed 4,650 Christians in 2021
Also, Nigeria headed up the list for kidnapped Christians as well — at 2,527 last year, up from 990 in 2020.
According to the report, China was ahead on the number of churches attacked in 2021.
Psalm 37:12-15 reminds us that God is in control.
“The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes at him with his teeth. The Lord laughs at him, for He sees that his day is coming. The wicked have drawn the sword and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to slay those who are of upright conduct. Their sword shall enter their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.”
Cuban Protestants most persecuted group by Communists
Tensions between the Protestant churches and the Cuban government have increased since the adoption of the new Cuban Communist Constitution in 2019.
Of particular concern was the pro-homosexual position taken by the communists — which reversed the creation ordinance of “marriage as an exclusive union between a man and a woman.”
Consequently, an alliance of evangelical churches has been organized. The Pentecostal and Reformed Christian Churches have recently removed themselves from the official church council in Cuba. They disagree with the “implementation of a ‘Comprehensive Sexuality Education Program with a focus on gender and sexual and reproductive rights’ in the centralized state education system.”
Protestants make up 7% of Cuba’s population.
Please, pray for our Cuban brothers and sisters standing strong against the Communist endorsement of homosexuality in the schools.
Moment of silence shot down in South Dakota
South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem’s recommended legislation to designate a “moment of silence” and an “opportunity for voluntary prayer” was shot down in the State House Education Committee on Friday by a vote of 9-6, reports the Argus Leader.
Some states, like Ohio and Florida, have enacted similar legislation.
Supreme Court examines possible discriminatory admissions policies
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case brought by Students for Fair Admission, charging unfair policies based on “ethnic origins.”
At issue, Harvard University and the University of North Carolina are accused of discriminating against Asian-Americans in their undergraduate admissions, in favor of other minorities.
Lady with Down syndrome addressed March for Life crowd
An estimated 50,000 people participated in the March for Life in our nation’s capital on Friday, commemorating the 49th anniversary of the US Supreme Court abortion decision known as Roe v. Wade, reported CBN.
Listen to what Katie Shaw, a lady with Down Syndrome, had to say.
SHAW: “My name is Katie Shaw from Indianapolis, Indiana. I am 36 years old and I have Down syndrome. I am happy to be here today in the fight for the dignity of human life for all unborn babies, diagnosed with a disability or not. I believe equality for you, me, and everyone started in the womb. (applause)
“I am proud to be here to march to show the world that people, with a disability or not, need to have the chance to show the world God’s plan for them.” (applause) My parents found out I had serious medical issues and Down syndrome when my mom was five months pregnant with me. My parents never thought about aborting me.” (applause)
Vice President Pence condemns abortions of Down syndrome babies
Then, on Saturday, former Vice President Mike Pence told the National Pro-Life Summit in Washington DC that “more than two-thirds of all babies with Down syndrome in the United States are killed in their mothers’ wombs.”
He pointed out the eugenics motive still operating. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, once wrote that eugenics, was “the most adequate and thorough avenue in the solution of racial, political, and social problems.” Pence said, “Today, Planned Parenthood shamelessly builds on Margaret Sanger’s legacy.”
Psalm 5:6-7 says, “You shall destroy those who speak falsehood; The Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man. But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy; In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple.”
And finally, market instability continued Monday with a 1,000-point bounce down and up for the Dow, reports CNBC.
The NASDAQ has lost all of its 2021 gains since February 5th. The Tech Index has witnessed a 13% drop since November.
And Bitcoin dipped to $36,000 over the weekend, reversing all of its gains made since February of 2021. Cryptocurrency has lost almost half its market capitalization since November, settling around $1.62 trillion on Monday.
As of midday Monday, Moderna, the vaccine company, was down a brutal 71% from its 2021 high. Plus, Netflix was down 48% and Microsoft was down 20%.
Meanwhile, gold held steady at $1,843 per ounce, up $9 on Monday.
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, January 25th, 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.