By Jonathan Clark
Hong Kong Bishop on trial for pro-democracy protests
A 90-year-old former bishop of Hong Kong went on trial Monday for his support of pro-democracy protests in 2019.
Shortly after China introduced its National Security Law for Hong Kong in 2020, Cardinal Zen said he was ready to face trial and imprisonment.
Cubans voted for faux homosexual marriage & homosexual adoption
The whirlwind of sexually perverted lifestyles has been let loose on Cuba.
On Sunday, Cubans voted in favor of a new family code that legalizes faux homosexual marriage as well as adoption for homosexual couples.
Sixty-six percent of voters supported the referendum while 33% opposed it.
Britain’s Nat’l Health Service reluctantly allows doctor to pray
On Monday, England’s National Health Service agreed to a settlement with a Christian doctor facing disciplinary measures for offering to pray with his patients.
The NHS investigated Dr. Richard Scott for years based on hearsay complaints. The regulatory body even threatened to remove him from the NHS Practitioners List unless he took a nearly $2,000 “professional boundaries” course at his own expense. The recent settlement says Dr. Scott is allowed to offer to pray with his patients.
Dr. Scott told Christian Concern in a video that the next generation of doctors in England live in fear of expressing their faith.
SCOTT: “We now have generation of young doctors who are so scared to open their mouth for Jesus in case the National Secular Society, the General Medical Council, NHS England or anybody else, the British Humanist Association, complains. And would rather they didn’t get a complaint because it can be very stressful.”
Southern Baptist denomination kicks out pro-homosexual church
The Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention decided to disfellowship a congregation last week over its open affirmation of homosexuality.
Texas pastor Jared Wellman, who serves as the Southern Baptist Executive Committee chairman, told Baptist Press the congregation was “outside the bounds of fellowship with Southern Baptists.”
College Park Baptist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina was founded in 1906. Its website states it is a “Welcoming, LGBTQIA Affirming Baptist Church.” That’s quite an alphabet soup there.
James 4:4 says, “Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”
Two anti-abortion laws in Arizona
Two anti-abortion laws took effect in Arizona last week.
On Friday, a county judge reinstated an 1864 law that bans nearly all abortions. The law has not been in effect since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. However, the judge reinstated the law in light of the court’s reversal of Roe this year.
A second Arizona law also took effect Saturday, banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Planned Parenthood Arizona is suspending abortions in response to the laws.
Pro-life canvasser shot in back
On September 20th, a short, 83-year-old pro-life Michigan woman was going door to door in Odessa Township, volunteering her time to urge voters to vote against Proposal 3, a pro-abortion constitutional amendment on the November ballot, reports Channel 8 News.
Anna Visser, director of Communication and Education for Michigan Right to Life, summarized what happened when she came to the home of Richard and Sharon Harvey.
VISSER: “From her account, the lady, [Sharon Harvey], that answered the door, was upset with her, started screaming at her. And then, as she was walking away, a man, [Richard Harvey], from the house whom she wasn’t originally talking to, he came out, and shot her in the back as she was walking away.”
The volunteer, who has chosen to remain anonymous, drove herself to the Lake Odessa Police Department and was then treated and released from the hospital.
Richard Harvey claims he shot her by accident.
The 83-year-old pro-lifer is a long-time volunteer and has had no complaints about how she has discussed the abortion issue at the doorstep of people’s homes.
According to a Michigan Right to Life press release, the out-of-control rhetoric of President Joe Biden and Democratic Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer must end with the shooting of a pro-life volunteer.
Visser said, “She is recovering well and is in good spirits.”
Americans confused about whether we are a Christian nation
The University of Maryland’s Critical Issues Poll found 70% of Americans think the U.S. Constitution would not allow the U.S. government to declare the United States a Christian nation.
Sixty-two percent of Americans also oppose the United States officially declaring itself to be a Christian nation.
John Jay, the First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, wrote, “Providence has given to our people the choice of their ruler, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”
Not surprisingly, a majority of Republicans (at 61%) are in favor of the U.S. declaring itself a Christian nation.
Psalm 9:17, 20 says, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. … Put them in fear, O LORD, that the nations may know themselves to be but men.”
Tennessee Governor’s acknowledgement of God’s sovereignty
The proclamation declared, “We acknowledge God’s sovereignty and the need for God’s grace over our state and our nation. …. We seek forgiveness for our many transgressions so that our hearts and our minds may be renewed. … Scripture tells us that the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord, and the Lord gives wisdom freely to those who ask for it. … The people of Tennessee acknowledge our rich blessings, our deep transgressions, the complex challenges ahead, and the need to pause, to humble ourselves and to seek God’s guidance for the days ahead.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, September 28th, 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.