Pastor Jack Graham affirms Biblical worldview, Arizona repeals near-total abortion ban, More Chinese illegals caught at border in 2 days than all of 2021

It’s Monday, May 6th, A.D. 2024. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus. (

By Adam McManus

Nigerian Muslims murder pastor on way to church conference

Armed Muslims shot and killed Reverend Manasseh Ibrahim on April 23 in Kaduna State, Nigeria as he traveled to a church conference, reports International Christian Concern.

The reverend served under the Evangelical Church Winning All Kaduna Central District Church. Violence in Kaduna State, often directed toward Christians, has left thousands of believers in a state of fear.

Yahaya Kinge, chairman of the local Christian Association of Nigeria, said, “Christians who are direct victims of banditry and insurgency in Kaduna state are fed up with the inability of the Nigerian government to find a lasting solution to the incessant killings of innocent Christians.”

Terrorist organizations such as Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province, and Islamic Fulani militants have caused countless atrocities throughout northern Nigeria in the last decade, causing the deaths and kidnappings of thousands.

According to Open Doors, Nigeria is the sixth most dangerous country worldwide in which to be a Christian.

Revelation 6:9-10 says, “When [Jesus] opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. They called out in a loud voice, ‘How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until You judge the inhabitants of the Earth and avenge our blood?’”

More Chinese illegals caught at border in 2 days than all of 2021

More Chinese-based illegal immigrants were encountered at the U.S. southern border in just two days than in all of fiscal year 2021, reports

According to what a Customs and Border Protection source told Fox News’ Bill Melugin, there were approximately 262 Chinese illegals caught by Border Patrol at the San Diego sector on May 1, as well as 223 on May 2.

By contrast, only 323 Chinese nationals were apprehended by Border Patrol at the southern border throughout all of fiscal year 2021, according to Customs and Border Protection data.

IRS about to roll out new audits

The Internal Revenue Service says it is about to ramp up audits as it cracks down on tax cheats and seeks to deliver more revenue into the U.S. Treasury’s coffers, reports Yahoo Finance. But not every group of taxpayers will face more scrutiny, according to IRS commissioner Danny Werfel.

The IRS has been bolstered by $80 billion in new funding directed by the Inflation Reduction Act, which was signed into law in 2022 by President Joe Biden. The idea behind the new funding was to help revive an agency whose ranks have been depleted over the years, leading to customer service snarls, processing delays, and a falloff in audit rates.

Arizona Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs repeals state’s near-total abortion ban

Last Thursday, Arizona Democrat Governor Katie Hobbs signed into law a formal repeal of the state’s near-total abortion ban, undoing one of the strongest preborn protections in the country with the help of a handful of Republicans, reports

Last month, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled 4-2 that the law, which dates back to before Arizona gained statehood in 1912 and was codified in 1913, was legally enforceable after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The Arizona Supreme Court rejected claims that Arizona’s more recent 15-week abortion ban was intended to invalidate it.

The decision meant that abortion was set to become illegal in the Grand Canyon State for any reason except when allegedly “necessary” to save the life of the mother. Direct abortion is always gravely immoral and never needed nor ethically justified to save a mother’s life.

Hobbs and Arizona’s Democrat Attorney General Kris Mayes vowed not to enforce any of the state’s abortion restrictions, while the ruling elicited national outrage from the abortion lobby as well as criticism from Republicans who feared it might impact their political popularity. The members of the GOP who downplayed the Arizona pro-life law including former President Donald Trump, U.S. Senate candidate Kari Lake, and Fox News primetime personality Sean Hannity.

But Abby Johnson, who has had two previous abortions which she regrets and was featured in the movie “Unplanned,” said, “I’m a conservative Christian and millions like me across the country are frustrated with this.” She said it sounds like Trump “just doesn’t want to ban abortion at all,” since he opposes both federal limits and state laws.

Pastor Jack Graham affirms a Biblical worldview

And finally, in an interview with The Christian Post, Pastor Jack Graham of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, said a Biblical worldview is the foundation for the Christian.

GRAHAM: “We talk a lot about Biblical worldview. At one point, we talked about liberal/conservative or conservative/progressive. But what we talk about is worldview. How do you the world? Do you view the world through the lens of Scripture? Or do you view the Scripture  through the lens of the world?  And, of course, we choose to view the world through God’s Word.

“When you do that, the Bible applies to every life situation. Obviously, the family is the foundation of civilization, as God made it. People want to know what the Bible says to my family, to my children, how do I raise my kids?’”

Out of concern for the faithfulness of the next generations, Graham believes that the church must equip young people with Biblical answers to the world’s toughest questions.

GRAHAM: “We’re seeing young people grow up in church and then potentially abandon their faith. So, what we want to do is to do ‘preventative medicine.’

“We have a gentleman in our church, Dr. Kenneth Cooper, who is ‘the father of aerobics’ and the father of Preventative Medicine, healthwise, physically.  I believe the church, right now, needs to be on the cutting edge of preventative work in terms of our children, preparing them to answer the big questions that are coming their way. And to equip parents to be able to answer their children’s questions so that when their children leave home, they’ll have a faith to live by and not to abandon.”

Because the Word of God is authoritative, the church should not cave to the world’s embrace of the acceptability of sexual perversion.

GRAHAM: “The Bible is clear on ‘male and female, He created them.’ So, we are not going to be flying rainbow flags in the church that’s reaching families for Christ because it is in opposition to the Bible.”

Proverbs 30:5 declares, “Every word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.”


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