By Jonathan Clark
Pakistan changes Christian’s life sentence to death sentence
Pakistan’s Lahore High Court updated a Christian’s lifetime jail sentence to a death sentence this month.
Police arrested Sajjad Masih in 2011 on charges of blasphemy against Islam.
A judge sentenced Masih to life in prison in 2013. Now, he faces death.
Last year, at least seven Christians received death sentences on similar charges. Blasphemy charges are often used to target religious minorities in the country.
Pakistan is the fifth worst nation in the world for the persecution of Christians, according to Open Doors’ World Watch List.
Spain legalizes euthanasia
Last week, Spain became the fourth European country to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide. The law goes into effect in June and was three years in the making.
Unbelievably, Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted, “Today we are a more human, fairer and freer country.”
But Proverbs 12:10 says, “The tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.”
People from 17 countries rising up against COVID Tyranny
Last Saturday, tens of thousands of people marched in 17 countries across the world to protest COVID-19 restrictions.
Protestors participated from countries including Canada, the U.S., Uruguay, Argentina, Ireland, Britain, Norway, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Ukraine, Japan, and Australia.
The marchers demonstrated against lockdowns, mask mandates, and mandatory vaccinations.
COVID shutdowns hurt global middle class
A Pew Research study found COVID-19 shutdowns curbed the growth of the global middle class and dramatically increased poverty last year.
The report found that 54 million people fell out of the global middle class and over 130 million people became poor. The poor class is defined as those who live on less than $2 per day.
South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa experienced the greatest increases in poverty.
The global poverty rate has been in decline over the last century. But economic disruptions last year increased the poverty rate to over 10 percent, reversing 20 years of consecutive poverty decline.
Christian baker Jack Phillips back in court again
Jack Phillips, the Colorado Christian baker, is back in court again to defend his religious liberty. People living sexually perverted lifestyles have targeted Phillips for nearly a decade for his Christian beliefs.
The Christian baker went on trial on Monday for refusing to bake a cake to celebrate gender confusion.
Phillips won a previous case before the U.S. Supreme Court over his refusal to bake a cake for a faux homosexual wedding.
Psalm 14:4 asks, “Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up My people as they eat bread, and do not call on the LORD?”
Arizona Senate’s detailed audit of 2 million 2020 ballots
The audit will include testing voting machines, scanning ballots, performing a full hand count, and checking for Information Technology breaches.
More U.S. Christians believe churches should fully open
A Pew Research study found more and more U.S. churchgoers believe they can safely return to in-person worship services.
Twenty-six percent of Christians think their church should be open as normal, up from 13% eight months ago. The amount of believers who attended religious services in person in the last month increased to 42%. And 39% of Christians plan to attend Easter services in person this year.
Evangelical Protestants were the most likely demographic to say they attended in-person services recently at 53%.
Spectacular Milky Way picture glorifies God
And finally, a Finish photographer released a stunning photo of the Milky Way Galaxy that took him 12 years to complete.
The image represents over 1,250 hours of exposure time and captures about 20 million stars. The photo comprises 234 individual panels stitched together. Each panel is a work of art in itself.
J-P Metsavainio told PetaPixel, “I think this is a first image ever showing the Milky Way in this resolution and depth at all three color channels.”
Psalm 147:4-5 says, “He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name. Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, March 24th, in the year of our Lord 2021. 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.