By Jonathan Clark
Hindu extremists beat Christians during church service
On January 19, Hindu extremists in southern India attacked a group of worshipping Christians before filing a police report against the congregation and threatening them with death if they told about the attack.
The intruders starting by taking pictures of the service and accusing the Christians of trying to carry out conversions. When asked to leave, the extremists started to attack and beat people, including the children.
Over the past six years, more than 1,400 incidents of persecution against Christians in India have been reported. And over the past seven years, the country has risen from 31st to 10th on the Open Doors’ 2020 World Watch List of worst nations for Christian persecution.
In Matthew 5:11-12, Jesus said, “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven.”
45,000 people infected with Coronavirus, 1,100 dead
On Wednesday, China reported the lowest number of new coronavirus cases in two weeks.
Beijing’s senior medical adviser forecasts the outbreak there will end by April, but health authorities with the United Nations say it could go in any direction.
So far, the coronavirus has infected over 45,000 people worldwide and killed over 1,100.
Brazilian president attended Christian conference, shared testimony
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attended The Send conference in Brazil on February 8 along with 140,000 other Christians.
Over 200 evangelical leaders spoke at the event, calling for prayer and action that the world will turn to Jesus.
Bolsonaro was not formally invited to the event, but he decided to attend and even addressed the crowd, declaring that he “believes in Jesus as his Savior and that Brazil belongs to God.”
Known as the “Trump of the Tropics,” Bolsonaro’s motto is: “Brazil above everything. God above all.”
Psalm 22:28 says, “For the kingdom is the LORD’s, and He rules over the nations.”
Sanders wins New Hampshire primary, Buttigieg a close second
Sen. Bernie Sanders just barely won the U.S. Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire on Tuesday while Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden, once front-runners, trailed behind.
Sanders won with 25.7 percent of the vote. Pete Buttigieg came in second at 24.4 percent, Senator Amy Klobuchar at 19.8 percent, Elizabeth Warren at 9.2 percent, and Joe Biden, the so-called front-runner, came in a disappointing 8.4 percent.
Oklahoma bill revokes license of any doctor who kills unborn baby
Last week, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill to revoke the medical license of any doctor who kills a baby in the womb.
The bill goes to the Senate now, which is also controlled by Republicans. Governor Kevin Stitt himself is Republican; however, former Republican Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a similar bill in 2016.
Bill sponsor Republican Rep. Jim Olsen said, “We are told the (U.S.) Supreme Court is the supreme law of the land, that we cannot protest its decision. There is a court even higher than the Supreme Court. There is the court of God. Abortion is a violation of the law of God.”
Acts 5:29 says, “We ought to obey God rather than men.”
Florida senior citizen “allowed” to hold Bible studies again
First Liberty announced yesterday that they have won a settlement for Donna Dunbar, a retired senior citizen in Florida who has been barred from her apartment community’s social room for holding Bible studies there.
The settlement says Donna can continue to hold Bibles studies in the social room without special rules or restrictions. The case began after the Cambridge House Condominiums Board established a policy that “prayers and other religious services” were banned from common rooms.
Fewer young people call themselves religiously unaffiliated
And finally, the number of Americas who say they are not religiously affiliated has exploded from five percent in 1994 to about 30 percent today, but that trend may be tapering off with the rise of Generation Z, reports Relevant Magazine.
About 10 percent of the Silent and Greatest generations were these religious “nones” (N-O-N-E-S). They increased to 15 percent with the Baby Boomer Generation, over 30 percent with Generation X, and about 40 percent with the Millennial Generation.
While Gen Zers are still a young sample size, they are not much more likely to reject religion than the previous Millennial Generation, signaling a potential decrease in the growth of the religiously unaffiliated.
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, February 13th in the year of our Lord 2020. 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.