By Kevin Swanson
Nigerian Muslims killed 21 Christian farmers last week
Persecution of Christians remains most severe in Nigeria, as 21 Christian farmers in four different villages were slain by Fulani Muslim militants within the last week, reports International Christian Concern.
Pray for Christians under severe fire in Nigeria, Africa.
Church of Scotland greenlights homosexual faux marriage
By a 71%-19% vote, the majority of presbyteries of the Church of Scotland have now approved church officiation of homosexual faux-marriage ceremonies.
This comes after the General Assembly approved of the patently unbiblical practice in May of 2021. Come May 21st, 2022, the General Assembly of the state church expects to provide final approval.
Church of Scotland church attendance represents only about 1.5% of the national population. Another 1% of the population attend Pentecostal, Baptist, and other Presbyterian churches.
1 Timothy 4:1 says, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons.”
Supreme Court: Boston must allow Christian flag to fly
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling, requiring the city of Boston to permit an outside group to fly a Christian flag outside of the City Hall.
At issue was a flag sponsored by Camp Constitution, which depicted the symbol of the Christian cross.
The court ruled that the City of Boston had violated the private group’s First Amendment rights.
Liberty Counsel’s Matthew Staver had argued in the case that the city’s policy for including a flag described the context as a “public forum,” allowing for the expression of private speech for groups that participated.
Federal Reserve considering another interest rate hike
Coming out of the worst month since 2020 for the markets, the Federal Reserve Board is looking at another interest rate hike in meetings taking place today and tomorrow.
Market bleeding continued over the last five days, with the Nasdaq down 3%, and the DOW down 2.5%. Plus, Bitcoin is down 39% from November.
The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate clocks in at 5.41%. That’s exactly double the rate last August, and the highest rate since the housing bubble burst in 2008.
The average monthly payment for a new home purchase today is $3,000, up from $1,700 two years ago. A $3,000 monthly payment would be an unmanageable 58% of the median household income in the U.S.
Only 6% of Brits are practicing Christians
A recent “Talking Jesus” survey of 3,000 people, taken in the United Kingdom during January and February of this year, found that only 6% of Brits claim to be practicing Christians. That compares to 4% who are practicing Muslims.
Plus, regular church attendance among UK’ers has dropped to 2%.
Shanghai shuttered by COVID
Pursuing a zero-COVID policy, Communist officials have taken over high-rise buildings, schools, and other facilities, turning them into mandatory quarantine sites for thousands of citizens.
Residents complain of food and supply shortages. Some apartment buildings have been sealed up with metal fences. Accurate numbers for COVID deaths with the communist country are hard to come by, as they are elsewhere in the world.
Aljazeera reports the lowest manufacturing output for the nation since spring of 2020.
Naomi Judd committed suicide
Country music superstar Naomi Judd is dead. She was 76 years old.
On occasion, Naomi Judd had professed faith in Jesus Christ as her “Lord and Savior,” and she is best remembered for hits like “Love Can Build a Bridge,” and “Grandpa, Tell Me About the Good Old Days.”
At the Country Music Hall of Fame ceremonies, daughter Wynona Judd testified that the last words she shared with her mother, before her death, was from a comforting Psalm.
WYNONA JUDD: “The last thing we did together as a family with her, we all gathered around her, and we said, ‘The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul.”
But let us remember, that true believers, must not “sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-16)
Why husbands crave marital intimacy
How important is marital intimacy for husbands?
STOPPE: “Husbands struggle with feelings of inadequacy and loneliness. And what wives don’t understand is when we pursue our spouse in the marriage bed, it speaks to them, ‘I value you.’ It pours courage into them.”
Roe v. Wade has been allegedly overturned
And this just in.
Politico.com reports having obtained an early draft of the U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. The draft opinion is authored by Samuel Alito.
This would mark the first time a draft has been publicly circulated while the case was pending.
Politico also notes: “A person familiar with the court’s deliberations said that four of the other Republican-appointed justices – Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett – had voted with Alito in the conference held among the justices after hearing oral arguments in December, and that line-up remains unchanged as of this week.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, May 3rd, 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.