By Jonathan Clark
Iranian Christian begins 9-month jail sentence
An Iranian Christian convert, named Reza Zaeemi, began his nine-month prison sentence last week.
Authorities sentenced Zaeemi for “propaganda against the Islamic Republic by promoting evangelical Christianity.”
Just last month, officials arrested three Iranian Christian converts on similar charges. They were the first arrests under the new penal code that went into effect in February.
Zaeemi is just one of many Christians imprisoned in Iran for their faith. With the new penal code, persecution is expected to increase.
El Salvador accepts bitcoin as legal money
A supermajority of El Salvador’s congress voted in favor of adopting the cryptocurrency yesterday.
Meanwhile, central banks in the U.S., U.K., and E.U., are considering digital currencies.
Nevada pays $175,000 in church’s legal fees over COVID Tyranny
OFFICIAL: “The Office of the Attorney General requests the Board of Examiners to approve a settlement agreement between Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley and the Governor in the amount of $175,000 to comply with the consent decree. In this case, that requires the state of Nevada to pay reasonable attorney fees. And this cost will come out of the tort claim fund.”
The church filed a lawsuit against the state’s restrictions last year. They lost or had their case turned down multiple times, even before the Supreme Court. However, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit finally ruled in favor of the church last December.
Psalm 9:15-16 says, “The nations have sunk down in the pit which they made . . . The LORD is known by the judgment He executes; the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands.”
Supreme Court: Illegal immigrants not eligible for permanent residence
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that migrants who enter the country illegally are not eligible for permanent residence even if they received Temporary Protected Status.
The status applies to people from countries ravaged by war or disasters, protects them from deportation, and allows them to work legally.
The ruling applies to thousands of migrants in the country who have entered illegally. A total of 400,000 people from 12 countries have Temporary Protected Status in the U.S.
30th Texas city becomes Sanctuary for the Unborn
A growing number of cities in Texas, Nebraska, and Ohio are passing such ordinances. So far, attempts by abortion groups to challenge the ordinances have failed.
Americans moving from blue states to red states
Data from the IRS indicates hundreds of thousands of people have moved from blue states to red states in recent years.
Between 2017 and 2018, nearly 400,000 people left states where the House and Senate were controlled by Democrats. Those people, along with their dependents, represent about 1% of the U.S. population and nearly $27 billion in gross income.
California, New York, and Illinois lost the most residents as Texas picked up many new ones.
Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan.”
Number of Americans identifying as Christians down
A study by Arizona Christian University found that the percentage of Americans who identify as Christians has been declining since the 1980s.
At that time, 90% of Americans claimed to be Christian. Now, just over 65% of Americans say the same thing.
The report also found that some of the fastest growing religions in America are Islam, Eastern religions like Buddhism and Hinduism, and Don’ts—those who don’t know, don’t care, or don’t believe that God exists.
Last surviving liberator of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp dies
The Jewish Red Army veteran was the last surviving liberator of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp.
Dushman is known for driving a tank through the camp’s barbed-wire fence to free the prisoners during World War II.
He recounted to Reuters last year, “When we arrived we saw the fence and these unfortunate people. We broke through the fence with our tanks. We gave food to the prisoners and continued. . . . They were standing there, all of them in [prisoner] uniforms, only eyes, only eyes, very narrow—that was very terrible . . . I hope this will never happen again.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, June 10th, 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.