By Kevin Swanson
Hindu police torture Christian pastor in India
Indian police tortured a Christian pastor for 24 hours while in custody on Saturday.
The injured pastor told ICC, “I could not walk out of the police station. My two legs were swollen badly, and there was so much pain that I could not move from one place to the other. The police beat me on three occasions while demanding me to say aloud, ‘Jai Sriram.’”
That is a Hindu expression of worship which means “Glory to Lord Rama,” This false god is described as having broad shoulders, mighty arms, a conch-shaped neck, and is the most popular avatar of Vishnu.
Psalm 35 speaks to the disturbing attack that unbelievers have made on believers through the years. “Attackers gathered against me, and I did not know it; They tore at me and did not cease; with ungodly mockers at feasts. They gnashed at me with their teeth. Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue me from their destructions, my precious life from the lions. I will give You thanks in the great assembly.”
India is the tenth worst nation in the world for the persecution of Christians.
Elon Musk buys Twitter for $40 billion
The board of Twitter has agreed to accept Elon Musk’s $40 billion bid to purchase the social media company.
USA Today called the move “Good for free speech” and a “Nightmare for progressives.” President Trump was banned from Twitter after January 6th of this year. However, Trump told Fox News he will not be back to Twitter, but will stick with his new Truth social network which has only logged 1.2 million installs thus far.
That compares to Facebook with 200 million, Instagram with 163 million, Tiktok with 114 million, and Twitter with112 million users.
In terms of conservative social media platforms, Mewl has 20 million users, Parler claims 16 million users, GETTR has four million users, and Gab somewhere around one to four million users.
Big Tech censored conservatives 646 times over Biden
The prominent examples of individuals censored by Big Tech platforms include former President Donald Trump, Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, and news outlets like The New York Post, The Washington Free Beacon, and The Federalist.
Facebook and Twitter were the main censorship culprits.
Supreme Court heard case of praying football coach yesterday
The question before the Supremes was whether Coach Joe Kennedy’s decision to quietly pray on the 50-yard line after the football game was coercive or constitutionally-protected behavior.
Justice Elena Kagan aired concerns that the coach’s activities were coercive and placed “undue pressure” on his students to engage in religious activities. By contrast, Justices Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh appeared more sympathetic with the coach’s case.
Presbyterian Church in America to address homosexual pastors
At issue is whether Pastor Greg Johnson may claim to have a homosexual orientation, while claiming he is celibate, and remain a pastor in the denomination. The PCA previously failed to change their constitution on a vote regarding the same issue in a previous general assembly.
Romans 1 describes these unnatural passions. “Therefore, God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves. . . who exchanged the truth of God for the lie. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men.”
Bull-Bear ratio lowest in eight years
The American Association of Individual Investors Bull-Bear Ratio is the lowest in eight years, indicating a bad time for the U.S. stock market, reports MarketWatch.com.
And high profile Morgan Stanley analysts are also warning that the S&P 500 is about to “fall sharply” and get into bear-market territory.
The Shanghai Composite dropped 5% yesterday, the most precipitous drop since 2020, off 20% for the year, about the same as the U.S. S&P.
The Japanese Nikkei is down 10% year to date. And, the Japanese Yen has dropped another 1.6% in a week. That’s a 10.4% drop year to date — hitting the lowest levels in 20 years.
119-year-old Japanese woman died
And finally, the world’s oldest woman — a 119-year-old Japanese woman named Kane Tanaka — has died, reports ABC News.
She was the second oldest person in recorded history, outside of biblical records. Before the worldwide flood, Genesis 5:27 explains “Methuselah lived a total of 969 years, and then he died.” Now, that’s a lot of birthday candles!
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, April 26th, 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.