It’s Friday, August 26th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com)
Two teen siblings died in Myanmar military attack
Ever since the February 2021 coup that deposed Myanmar’s democratically elected government, the ruling military junta has instated a reign of terror for the country’s religious minorities, reports International Christian Concern.
The military, which has a strong Buddhist nationalist agenda, regularly targets Chin state, which is majority-Christian, in its efforts to maintain control of the country.
The most recently reported attack took place on August 14. The military abducted five people, including two teenagers, after burning down at least fifteen homes in Haimual village. Tragically, two siblings, aged 17 and 15, died during the attack.
Chin state lies just across the border from India. Consequently, 200 residents of Chin state crossed into India in the last few days due to the destruction of their homes and livelihoods by the Burmese military.
Myanmar is the 12th most violent country worldwide for Christians.
Pro-abortion Democrats are re-engaged
The god Molech would be proud.
Passion about child sacrifice through abortion among Democrats has fueled a stunning turnaround in Democrats’ midterm fortunes, reports Axios.com.
The inflation slowdown and lower gas prices also are big factors.
But officials in both parties say that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has animated Democratic engagement like no other issue since President Trump left office. It became a reset for a party that was previously defensive and disillusioned.
Seventy-five days from election day, Democrats now have a good chance of keeping the Senate. And the GOP is likely to only enjoy a narrow win in the House.
Pastor chastises church for not giving him expensive watch
Pastor Carlton Funderburke of Church at the Well in Kansas City, Missouri chastised his congregation on August 7th for not giving him an expensive, designer watch last year, reports the Kansas City Star.
A 56-second video clip of his sermon, which was shared on TikTok, went viral.
FUNDERBURKE: “That’s how I know you’re still poor, broke, busted and disgusted, because of how you’ve been honoring me. I’m not worth your McDonald’s money? I’m not worth your Red Lobster money? You all can’t afford it nohow. I ain’t worth y’alsl Louis Vuitton? I ain’t worth your Prada? I’m not worth your Gucci?”
Pastor Funderburke wasn’t done chastising those in the pew for refusing to buy a Movado watch which retails between $320 and $1,300.
FUNDERBURKE: “I’m saying this because I want you to understand just what God is saying! You can buy a Movado watch in Sam’s [Club]. And y’all know I asked for one last year! Here it is the whole way in August, I still ain’t got it! Y’all ain’t said nothing. Let me kick down the door and talk to my cheap sons and daughters.”
In light of the viral video, he subsequently offered this restrained video apology.
FUNDERBURKE: “Though there is context behind the content of the clip, no context will suffice to explain the hurt and anguish caused by my words. No context could erase the words I used. I’ve spoken to those I am accountable to and have received their correction and instruction.
“I have also privately apologized to our church. I apologize to all who have been hurt, angered, or in any way damaged by my words. The zeal of any presentation must be tempered with love and respect. And that was not displayed.”
Pastor Funderburke should re-examine 1 Timothy 3:1-3. It says, “If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore, an overseer must be above reproach, … self-controlled, respectable, … able to teach, … not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.”
Texas homosexual “Log Cabin Republicans” group admits defeat
On July 24, the Texas Tribune, a prominent left-wing newspaper, published a banner article entitled “We failed”: Gay Republicans who fought for acceptance in Texas GOP see little progress.”
The article described how the Texas branch of the Log Cabin Republican organization, which pushes homosexual and transgender issues into GOP, was now admitting defeat in Texas.
But what was the tipping point?
At the 2022 GOP Convention held in Houston on June 16-18, Texas MassResistance delegates Tracy Shannon and Kevin Whitt were vocal and determined. They insisted that the strongly worded language regarding homosexual behavior, which had been dropped from the state party platform in 2018, be re-inserted. It said, “Homosexual behavior is contrary to the fundamental truths that have been ordained by God in the Bible.”
The Platform Chairman finally agreed to submit a different but powerful statement for a vote by the Platform Committee. It said, “Homosexuality is an abnormal lifestyle choice.”
The debate on that plank was quite animated. A homosexual Platform Committee member and other like-minded people in the room vigorously objected to it. But the Christian conservatives did not back down an inch. The homosexuals were unsuccessful – and the Christians were persuasive. The Platform Committee voted 17-14 in favor.
The line was added on page 22 of the Texas Republican Party Platform.
Leviticus 18:22 says, “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.”
Six high school football players rescue injured woman
And finally, after a Georgian woman was in a bad car accident and unable to get out of her mangled vehicle, God sent the perfect rescue team. Six muscular high school football players, who were driving to school at that point, sprang into action when she needed help, reports GoodNewsNetwork.org.
Together they leant their strength to pry open the jammed door of the woman’s wrecked car, which allowed the rescuers to access the badly injured driver.
Treyvon Adams, age 16, said, “We just ran as fast we could to the lady and check on her to see if she was alright. We were seeing she was in pain, she was screaming and asking us to help her. We used all our muscles.”
In a post on Twitter, the school’s football team wrote, “PROUD of our MEN!”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Friday, August 26th, 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.