By Jonathan Clark
Chinese Communists censor church for citing Christ
China’s Measures for the Administration of Internet Religious Information Services came into effect last month.
Officials are using the new law to ban Christian content online.
Early Rain Covenant Church uses a WeChat group to recommend books to each other. Recent postings on the group include The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis and Exposition of the Christian Faith by Saint Ambrose. However, officials censored the group for using the word “Christ” in violation of the new law.
Paul Robinson, the Release International CEO, said, “The Chinese authorities appear to regard social media as a threat to the state. This is the latest measure to control freedom of expression and limit religious freedom.”
China is the 17th worst nation in the world for the persecution of Christians.
Ukrainian missiles took down Russian warship
Russia blamed the loss on a fire. However, U.S. officials believe Ukrainian missiles took down the Black Sea Fleet warship. The Moskva was leading Russia’s naval assault on Ukraine.
5 million Ukrainian refugees have fled
More than half of the refugees are now in Poland where local churches are stepping in to help.
In partnership with Operation Blessing, Pastor Czeseaw Kusmider of the Nazaret Church has helped hundreds of refugees. Mark Dijkens, with Operation Blessing, told CBN News the church has become a refugee center.
DIJKENS: “Several occasions we made a phone call to this pastor and he showed up, not even 40 minutes later, with his van and with his team to bring people to the church where they could spend the night. He’s very, very helpful and accommodating. The church has turned into a refugee center, as you’ve seen.”
U.S. soldiers facing courts martial for religious objection to COVID shot
Christian U.S. military members are starting to face courts martial for their religious objections to COVID-19 shots.
Air Force Master Sgt. Vincent White had his religious exemption for the COVID shot denied. He opted for the process of court martial instead of the Air Force’s non-judicial form of punishment.
Meanwhile, Army 1st Lt. Mark Bashaw also faces court martial for not complying with COVID-19 requirements. And listen to this! The lieutenant even received a packing list for Leavenworth prison from his commander. Last week on Good Friday, Bashaw shared the packing list and commented on his Christian faith.
BASHAW: “April 15, 2022. Update. Lieutenant Bashaw. Good Friday. Happy Good Friday. Jesus Christ bore the stripes, He shed the blood, died for our sins. Amen.
“I’m here at the PX on base. And I have my packing list that the commander sent me yesterday to [Fort] Leavenworth. Here it is. Right here. I’m out here picking up some items. And I guess, at Leavenworth, I need seven pairs of underwear. Just knocking the list out.”
The United States Disciplinary Barracks, also known as Leavenworth, is a military correctional facility located on Fort Leavenworth, a United States Army post in Kansas.
Kentucky is now abortion-free
Kentucky’s only two abortion mills stopped operating last week.
The state legislature overrode Democrat Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto of a new anti-abortion law, causing it to go into effect immediately. The new law bans most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy and placed numerous restrictions on abortion mills.
The two killing centers in Kentucky suspended operations since they were unable to meet all the requirements immediately.
TSA no longer enforcing Biden mask mandate
As we reported yesterday, a federal judge in Florida, appointed by President Trump, struck down the Biden administration’s mask mandate for travelers on airplanes and other forms of public transportation.
In response, the Biden administration said the TSA would not be enforcing the mandate.
Amtrak joined numerous airlines to no longer require masks.
DeSantis: Florida will strengthen the nuclear family
The initiative raises awareness for the importance of fathers and supports nonprofits that help fathers stay engaged with their children.
During a press conference, DeSantis, flanked by his two young daughters in pink dresses, said there is a crisis of fatherhood. He declared that Florida would be encouraging the nuclear family.
DESANTIS: “Now there are some who say that this is not that important. There was actually a column in the New York Times. It was titled, ‘The nuclear family was a mistake.’ And you have other people that kind of poopoo the idea of fatherhood.
“I just want to be sure in Florida, we are not going to be following this propaganda. We’re going to put programs in place that support fathers, help families stay connected and engaged with each other.”
Malachi 4:6 says, “And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, April 20th, 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.