Seminary: Confess environmental sins to plants, TX mattress store becomes shelter, Is Biden guilty of conflict of interest?

It’s Monday, September 23rd, A.D. 2019. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus.

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Trump hosts “Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom” at U.N.

President Donald Trump will give a speech on religious freedom today at the United Nations headquarters in New York and will host a special event titled “Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom” to be attended by evangelical leaders, reports the Christian Post.

Did Biden have conflict of interest as son, Hunter, lobbied Ukraine?

In a July phone call, President Donald Trump repeatedly pressured the president of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden’s son, urging Volodymyr Zelensky about eight times to work with his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, on a probe that could hamper Trump’s potential 2020 opponent, reports the Wall Street Journal.

After reports surfaced in The New York Times and the New Yorker, Trump and Guiliani believe that an investigation into Vice President Joe Biden is warranted since his younger son, Hunter Biden, was earning $50,000 per month from a Ukrainian gas company at the same time that Biden was vice president, reports

Former Vice President Biden called for President Trump to release a transcript of his July phone call.

Saying “This is the real and only story!” Trump tweeted this.

BIDEN: Wait a second. Not one single credible outlet has given any credibility to his assertion, not one.

DAVID MUIR: “Now to our ABC News investigation this morning and to Joe Biden’s son Hunter and questions about money he made from foreign business dealings while his father was Vice President.

BRIAN WILLIAMS: “You have a big story tonight and the New York Times website. Tomorrow page one of the print edition.”

NEWS ANCHOR: “Was Hunter Biden profiting off his dad’s work as Vice President. And did Joe Biden allow it? We’re talking about millions of dollars in at least two countries.”

GUEST: “We have Joe Biden as vice president having intervened to sort of force the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor who happened to have an open case looking into a company, a Ukrainian gas company that was employing Joe Biden son.”

FEMALE ANCHOR: “There’s no reason to pay hunter Biden $50,000 a month.”

JOHN KING: “Hunter Biden worked for a natural gas company in Ukraine, which is totally fair game. Did the Vice President’s son use his dad’s influence to make money somewhere in the world. That’s totally fair game.”

GUEST: “Potential conflict of interest there that I think Joe Biden will have to answer for.”

FEMALE ANCHOR: “Hunter Biden’s company’s work reportedly sparked concern among State Department officials.”

GEORGE STEPHANOPOLOUS: “But was it right for Hunter Biden to take a job like that in Ukraine, while his father was engaged in diplomacy there?”

NEW YORK TIMES REPORTER: “There is a story here. We’ve told some of it.  There is more to be told.”

Canadian Prime Minister apologizes for “black face”

One week into Canada’s general election, images were published which show Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in blackface, reports

The blackface photographs and video footage were taken of Trudeau at a high school talent contest belting out a Harry Belafonte hit, at a party with fellow rafting guides in the early 1990s and at an “Arabian Nights”-themed event at a school where he taught 18 years ago.

A fervent advocate of multiculturalism, the 47-year-old son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau — who is considered the father of modern Canada — apologized publicly for the blunders from his teens and 20s.

TRUDEAU: “This is something that I deeply, deeply regret. Darkening your face, regardless of the context or the circumstances, is always unacceptable because of the racist history of blackface. I should have understood that then and I never should have done it.”

Blackface dates back to 1830 when white performers caked their faces in greasepaint or shoe polish and drew on exaggerated lips in a caricature of blacks as somehow inferior, ignorant, lazy and even animalistic.

Seminary: Christians should confess environmental sins to plants

The New York-based Union Seminary has garnered a great deal of legitimate criticism and mockery for holding a chapel service in which students confessed to plants their sins of not protecting the environment, reports the Christian Post.

Union Seminary tweeted, “Today in chapel, we confessed to plants. Together, we held our grief, joy, regret, hope, guilt and sorrow in prayer; offering them to the beings who sustain us but whose gift we too often fail to honor. What do you confess to the plants in your life?”

Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, denounced the foolish chapel event in his podcast The Briefing.

MOHLER: “If you do not worship the Creator, you will inevitably worship the creation, in one way or another. That is the primal form of idolatry.”

Romans 1:23 declares, “For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.”

Houston mattress salesman opens store as shelter from Storm Imelda

And finally, when the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda dumped up to 43 inches of rain within three days east of Houston, it led to five deaths, First Responders rescuing people from their homes, and hundreds of cars swamped and abandoned.

In the midst of it all, Jim McIngvale, the 68-year-old owner of Gallery Furniture known as “Mattress Mack” who describes himself as “half capitalist and half social worker”, went on Facebook Live and invited Houstonians to call his personal cell phone to come stay at his northside mattress store where they could get a meal from the store’s in-house restaurant, a change of clothes, a shower usually reserved for employees after using the gym, and a place to sleep.

MATTRESS MACK:   “If you need a place for shelter, Gallery Furniture is open right now — all day, all night. So, we’ll shelter you and your family. Had a lot of people come in already because of this horrible rainstorm. Give me a call on my cell phone at 281- 844-1963. We got all kinds of drivers standing by, ready to come pick you up.  We’ll pick you up and bring you in. We got food, water, we got mattresses. We got everything you need to ride out this storm. We pray that it ends quickly.”

120 people took him up on that offer, reports The Eagle.

1 Peter 4:9 says, “Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.”


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URGENT: Email Canadian politician to save Nigerian Christian family

Last week, The Worldview reported that Canada is set to deport a Nigerian Christian family which had escaped Muslim torture and harassment in Africa.

If Morufat Ogunkoya and her three school-age children Victor, Rejoice and Hephzibah are forced to return to Nigeria, they will certainly be killed for having left Islam and believed in Jesus Christ.

Please pray for them by name.  Pray that the heart of Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen would be softened.

And, if you haven’t reached out yet with a personal appeal to Minister Hussen, join me, Adam McManus, and send him an email immediately, urging him not to deport the Ogunkoya Family to their certain death.

If you haven’t yet signed the CitizenGo petition, please do so.

Climate Alarmists have made 41 failed predictions

John Nolte, Editor-at-Large for, wrote that for 50 years Climate Alarmists in the scientific community and environmental movement have not gotten even one prediction correct, but they do have a perfect record of getting 41 predictions wrong.

“Think about that… the so-called experts are 0-41 with their predictions, but those of us who are skeptical of “expert” prediction number 42, the one that says that if we don’t immediately convert to socialism and allow Alexandria Ocasio-Crazy to control and organize our lives, the planet will become uninhabitable.”

He asked, “If you had an investment counselor who steered you wrong 41 times, would you hang in there for number 42?”

(Here is the source for numbers 1-27. As you will see, the individual sources are not crackpots, but scientific studies and media reports on “expert” predictions. The sources for numbers 28-41 are linked individually.)

Here are three failed climate alarmist predictions.

In 1970, they predicted an Ice Age By 2000.

In 1989, they predicted that rising sea levels will obliterate nations if nothing was done by 2000.

And in 2008, Climate Genius Al Gore predicted ice-free Arctic by 2013.

Number of unaccompanied children has skyrocketed

The number of unaccompanied children entering the United States during fiscal year 2019 has grown to levels never seen before, reports

Listen to what Jonathan Hayes, director of the HHS’s Office of Refugee Resettlement, told Congress last Thursday.

HAYES: “ As of September 16 of this year, [Dept of Homeland Security] has referred more than 67,000 [unaccompanied children] to us, which is the highest number in the program’s history. By comparison, HHS received just over 59,000 referrals in fiscal year 2016, which is the second highest number on record.”