Psalm 118:1 says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His mercy endures forever.” It’s Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWoldview.com)
By Jonathan Clark
Russia has destroyed or damaged 270 Ukrainian churches
The Institute for Religious Freedom released a report on how Russia’s war in Ukraine is affecting churches.
With its many missile strikes, Russia has targeted civilian infrastructure throughout Ukraine since February, including religious sites.
Russia’s attacks have destroyed or damaged at least 270 religious buildings. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church suffered the most losses followed by Baptist churches and Pentecostal churches.
Russian troops have demanded cooperation from local religious leaders and pastors who have faced arbitrary arrest and imprisonment, torture, and death threats.
United Kingdom drops “hate crime” charge against street preacher
Fifty-five-year-old John Dunn has been preaching to people on the streets for 15 years. In 2020, a lesbian couple reported Dunn to the police for saying that homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God.
As part of their case against him, prosecutors claimed parts of the Bible are offensive and “no longer appropriate in modern society.”
Dunn was thankful the case was dropped and plans to keep preaching on the streets of Swindon.
He said, “Most people of Swindon I believe appreciate my preaching, and my preaching has led to the conversion of [a] notorious drug dealer and petty criminal . . . Nine times out of ten when I preach or engage with people on the streets, people ask me to pray for them.”
Paul said in Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”
Report on Biden’s disastrous Afghan withdrawal
The U.S. Congress created the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction in 2008.
This month, the office released its latest scathing audit of the Biden administration’s 2021 military withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction concluded that the 20-year, $145 billion effort by the U.S. to build Afghanistan’s governing institutions was a “total, epic, predestined failure
The war led to the deaths of 2,456 American and 1,144 allied service members, 66,000 Afghan troops, and 48,000 Afghan civilians.
Despite FBI admission that pro-life groups targeted, no arrests
WRAY: “Since the Dobbs decision, probably in the neighborhood of 70% of our abortion-related violence cases or threats cases are cases of violence or threats against pro-life organizations.”
Despite so many attacks on pro-life organizations, the FBI has not shared much on their investigations and has even arrested multiple pro-life advocates.
Isaiah 59:14-15 says, “Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away; for truth has stumbled in the public squares, and uprightness cannot enter. Truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. The LORD saw it, and it displeased Him that there was no justice.”
Arizona GOP Superintendent beats pro-gay chatroom Democrat
Hoffman’s defeat follows media coverage of the state’s Department of Education supporting a chatroom for students living sexually perverted lifestyles.
The Republican victory comes as other statewide races have been called for Democrats.
Barna study: Christians experience more unity at home than church
A new report from Barna found Christians are more likely to experience unity in their home or friendships than in their church.
Sixty-one percent of Christians said they experience unity the most in their home while only 35% said they the same about their church.
Most pastors associated unity with words like harmony, oneness, and reconciliation while most Christians associated unity with harmony, agreement, and alliance.
Jesus said in John 13:34-35, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Georgia Supreme Court reinstates pro-life heartbeat law
And finally, here’s something to be thankful for.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Georgia reinstated the state’s heartbeat law that bans the murder of unborn babies from about 6 weeks of pregnancy.
A county judge had blocked enforcement of the law earlier this month.
Since April, abortions in Georgia have dropped 57%. That’s 2,500 fewer abortions.
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24th, 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.