It’s Monday, October 5th, A.D. 2020. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com)
Chinese Communists harass Early Rain Covenant church elder
Early Rain Covenant Church’s elder Li Yingqiang, who was forced to leave Sichuan after he was released from his detention in August 2019, decided to return with his family, reports International Christian Concern.
However, not long after their arrival at their newly rented apartment in September, six Communist officials came on September 27th to warn him that not only would they harass the family to make their residency uncomfortable, but possibly deprive him and his wife of custody of their children.
In Acts 5:41, “The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name [of Jesus].”
95% Chance President Trump Will Survive COVID-19
On Friday, President Donald Trump was diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the disease to the “pinnacle of power,” reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The First Lady also tested positive.
Dr. Sean Conley, the physician to the President, briefed the press outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where the president has been since Friday night. Conley proclaimed Trump was “doing very well,” that his fever had subsided, that his symptoms were improving and that he wasn’t receiving supplemental oxygen, reports Politico.com.
Appearing on CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta offered his prognosis for the President.
GUPTA: “Given the President’s age and his pre-existing illnesses, he’s going to be at increased risk from this disease. But, I want to preface by saying, still, the odds are very much in his favor. I don’t want to unsettle people too much with this — greater than 90% 95% chance that he will get through this still.
“But let me show you a little bit about the president. We know about his medical history. We know because of his age, 74 years old, because of his weight, because he has a common form of heart disease — those things all put him at increased risk for the disease, for hospitalization.”
Dr. Conley revealed the president had started taking the antiviral drug remdesivir which can help reduce recovery time for hospitalized coronavirus patients. But research has been inconclusive on whether the drug lowers the risk of death.
Trump has also completed an infusion of an experimental antibody drug produced by Regeneron — receiving the highest dosage being tested in the ongoing clinical trial — and is taking aspirin, zinc and vitamin D.
Dear Jesus, right now, across America and around the world, we pray for the full recovery and health of President Donald Trump. Amen.
Tens of thousands of Christians stood in Life Chain
Yesterday, tens of thousands of Christians participated in the annual Life Chain in hundreds of American cities where they prayerfully held signs along well-traveled streets that said “Abortion Kills Children,” “Adoption: The Loving Option,” “Jesus Forgives and Heals,” and “Lord, Forgive Us and Our Nation.” Many brought packs of diapers which were donated to local crisis pregnancy centers.
Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.”
If your town did not host a Life Chain, it is not too late. There will be another chance on Sunday, November 1st. Perhaps there’s already one scheduled in your town on Sunday, November 1st or you might organize one. Take a look at a special link in our transcript today at www.TheWorldview.com.
Liberal senator: Trump’s Supreme Court nomination is “illegitimate”
Immediately after President Trump announced his selection of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the Supreme Court, Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, declared the nomination “illegitimate,” reports The Blaze.
Minutes after Trump’s announcement, Blumenthal tweeted that the entire process was an “illegitimate sham” and went on to blast Barrett’s qualifications. Blumenthal’s Twitter thread rant concluded with the senator saying he would refuse to meet with the nominee — despite decades of Senate tradition of senators of both parties meeting with nominees to the high court — and that he would not “treat the process as legitimate.”
A week ago Saturday, Blumenthal was interviewed on CNN by Wolf Blitzer who repeatedly asked the senator to explain exactly how the nomination is “illegal or illegitimate,” but the lawmaker had no straight answer.
BLUMENTHAL: “We’re gonna recognize the rank hypocrisy of pushing forward in this sham, illegitimate process of a nominee with these devastatingly catastrophic views.”
BLITZER: “So, Senator, you’ve used the word illegitimate now twice. What are the Republicans doing that is illegal or illegitimate? Because the Constitution says the President has to nominate Supreme Court justices, the Senate has to advise and consent and confirm. So, what is illegal about what the President and the Republicans are doing? You say it’s illegitimate.”
BLUMENTHAL: “It is illegitimate, Wolf, because never before, after July in an election year, has any justice been confirmed. It’s illegitimate because the vote on this nominee will occur literally at the end of October, a handful of days before an election where Americans are already voting. And it’s illegitimate because the next president and the next Senate should be the ones to make this decision because that’s the only way to give Americans a choice in the process.”
BLITZER: “Senator, where does it say that’s illegitimate in the U.S. Constitution or in the law? Where does it say that what they’re doing, the Republicans, is illegal?”
BLUMENTHAL: “Illegal — it may be not under the Constitution. Under the norms and traditions and unwritten rules of the Senate, it is illegitimate. The majority of the American people want this decision to be made after the inaugural.”
BLITZER: “What I hear you saying, Senator Blumenthal, is that it may be inappropriate, it may be wrong, especially so close to an election, but you agree that there’s nothing illegal or totally illegitimate as to what they’re doing.”
BLUMENTHAL: “It may not violate the letter of the Constitution; it violates the spirit of the Constitution, which is to give the American people a say, in this kind of hugely consequential decision.”
Senator Blumenthal forgets that the American people voted for the Republican-majority Senate which enables them, quite legitimately and constitutionally, to move forward with the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
You can call your two senators at 202-224-3121 and urge them to confirm Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Atheist group upset that Alabama oath says “So help me God”
And finally, the Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a lawsuit against Alabama’s Secretary of State John Merrill claiming that the state’s voter registration form is unconstitutional because it includes an oath that says “so help me God,” reports the Christian Post.
In a lawsuit filed in a U.S. District Court, the God-hating group said, “Alabama is the only state in the country that requires voters to register on a form mandating they swear ‘so help me God,’ without allowing any option of a secular affirmation.”
Psalm 14:1 says, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’”
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Republicans in Trump inner circle contracted COVID as well
In related news, there are people with whom President Trump has been in contact who have also tested positive for COVID-19.
They include Hope Hicks, counselor to the President, KellyAnne Conway, Trump’s former advisor, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien, and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who helped with debate prep.
In addition, Rev. John Jenkins, President of Notre Dame, Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah Republican – all of whom attended Saturday’s announcement of Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
Seminary President: Democrats in Senate ready to “burn the house down”
Dr. Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, wrote, “It now appears clear that the Democrats in the Senate and their fellow-travelers in the mainstream media are prepared to ‘burn the house down,’ or in this case, the Senate, in order to block the confirmation of Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
“[Her] elevation to the court would give conservatives a clear working majority of justices on the Supreme Court for the first time since before the ascendency of the Earl Warren court in the 1950s nearly 70 years ago.”
First Lady Melania Trump upset over 2018’s Christmas decorations
Leaked calls recorded by the former assistant of Melania Trump reveal that the First Lady was upset about having to oversee the White House Christmas decorations.
Stephanie Wolkoff, author of “Melania & Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady”, appeared on CNN Thursday night with surreptitiously recorded tapes of their conversations. In one of the recordings from the summer of 2018, Melania vents about having to work on White House Christmas planning, allegedly using bad language.
Wolkoff, an events planner from New York high society, fell out with the first lady and left the White House amid investigations of fundraising for Trump’s inauguration. In February 2018, the New York Times reported that from $107 million raised for the event, a company started by Wolkoff received nearly $26 million. Wolkoff was paid $1.62 million, the paper said, of which she banked $500,000.
300 “Black Lives Matter”-inspired rioters charged with crimes
More than 300 rioters in 29 states and Washington, D.C. have been charged for committing crimes “under the guise of peaceful demonstrations” since late May, the U.S. Department of Justice announced last Thursday, reports LifeSiteNews.com.
Of the 94 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, more than 40 have filed “federal charges alleging crimes.” The charges incurred by rioters are vast and include attempted murder, assaulting a law enforcement officer, burglary of a federally-licensed firearms dealer, arson, damaging federal property, malicious destruction of property using fire or explosives, felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, unlawful possession of a destructive device, inciting a riot, and felony civil disorder, along with others.
The charges stem from violent protests mostly aligned with the group Black Lives Matter (BLM) that have rocked the United States in various cities since late May after a Minnesota man, George Floyd, was killed by a white police officer.