It’s Friday, October 18th, A.D. 2019. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Jonathan Clark
Chinese Communists drag Christians out of church
Chinese Communists raided a church in Henan province, dragging out congregants, and utterly destroying the church building, according to a recent report from Chinese persecution watchdog Bitter Winter.
Back in June, 200 believers of True Jesus Church were gathered when 60 officials stormed in, claiming the church was engaged in “illegal fundraising” and would be re-purposed. The church members refused to cooperate.
About a month later, nearly 1,000 government personnel raided the church, dragging out the Christians, injuring two in the process, and razing the building to the ground within days.
Matthew 5:10 says, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Poland’s Christian party wins the election
Poland’s governing Law and Justice party won the parliamentary elections on Sunday, taking 44% of the vote.
The Christian party has been at odds with the European Union during its first term over reforms to Poland’s judiciary.
The Law and Justice party is known for being pro-family and opposing abortion, euthanasia, and sexually perverted lifestyles.
Vice President Mike Pence announces 5-day ceasefire in Syria
Last week, President Trump announced the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria after which Turkey launched an invasion into the country in an attack against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces.
After meeting with Turkey’s president yesterday, Vice President Mike Pence announced from the U.S. Embassy in Turkey a 5-day ceasefire in Syria let Kurdish forces withdraw.
PENCE: “Earlier this week, President Trump took decisive action to call on Turkish forces to stand down, to end the violence, to agree to negotiations. And today, I’m proud to report, thanks to the strong leadership of President Donald Trump, and the strong relationship between President Erdogan and Turkey and the United States of America, that today the United States and Turkey have agreed to a ceasefire.”
The Turkish assault has led to a humanitarian crisis with 200,000 civilians fleeing the region.
Pelosi will not hold a House vote to authorize impeachment
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders have decided to not hold a full House vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, reports the Associated Press.
Pelosi talked to reporters on Tuesday.
PELOSI: “There’s no requirement that we have a vote, and at this time, we will not have a vote.”
Pelosi said they would still continue to investigate Trump for asking Ukraine’s president to look into Joe Biden’s dealings in the country.
Democrat Congressman Elijah Cummings died
Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland died yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges.
The 68-year-old congressman was chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee and heavily involved in the impeachment process against Trump.
San Francisco won’t do business with 22 pro-life states
San Francisco will no longer do business with 22 states that have anti-abortion laws after implementing a new ordinance on Wednesday.
San Francisco previously passed an ordinance prohibiting business with states that have laws deemed to be anti-homosexual.
Supervisor Vallie Brown said, “By restricting travel to states with restrictive abortion laws and that limit access to reproductive health, we are showing our commitment to women, trans men, and nonbinary people in San Francisco and across the country.”
Isaiah 10:1 says, “Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees.”
President Trump: Americans have right to live by conscience
President Trump addressed the Values Voter Summit on Saturday in Washington, D.C. At the gala, the Cost of Discipleship Award was given to Pastor Andrew Brunson who was imprisoned in Turkey under false accusations.
TRUMP: “We believe that every American has the right to live by the dictates of their conscience and the teachings of their faith. We believe in the right to free exercise of religion. (applause and cheers) You know, years ago, you could have said that and people would have said yes. And you know, would have been sort of routine. Today, you say it, you get standing ovations.
“Our shared values are under assault like never before. Extreme left-wing radicals, both inside and outside government, are determined to shred our Constitution and eradicate the beliefs we all cherish. Far left socialists are trying to tear down the traditions and customs that made America the greatest nation on Earth.”
You can watch the entire speech by President Trump through a link in the transcript today at www.TheWorldview.com.
And check out other videos of the Values Voter Summit, especially the compelling panel discussion of the transgender issue featuring people who once pretended to be the opposite sex.
Kentucky public school student organizes “prayer lockers”
And finally, students across Pike County, Kentucky are fighting to continue their practice of praying for one another.
Lockers throughout schools in the district have been designated as “prayer lockers” for students to submit anonymous prayer requests.
However, Americans United For the Separation of Church and State sent a letter, demanding the schools shut the prayer lockers down which the district has complied with at this point.
But, Emily Chaney, a sophomore at East Ridge High School who started the prayer lockers, said she was going to keep receiving prayer requests personally and pray for her fellow students.
Some students are joining a “Pray Anyway” campaign, hoping it spreads to other public schools.
Acts 5:29 said, “We ought to obey God rather than men.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Friday, October 18th in the year of our Lord 2019. 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.