Taliban threatens Afghan Christians with execution, Texas Heartbeat Act has saved 3,000 babies, Hungary helps persecuted Christians

It’s Thursday, September 30th, A.D. 2021. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com)

By Jonathan Clark

Taliban threatening Afghan Christians with execution

The Taliban will once again use executions and amputations of hands in its rule over Afghanistan despite suggesting it would be a more lenient regime.

Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, the Taliban founder, told The Associated Press, “We will follow Islam and we will make our laws on the Quran.”

Under the Taliban’s rule, Afghan Christians who have converted from Islam are considered apostate and could be executed.

A report by Amnesty International warned, “The human rights gains that the Afghan people have built over two decades are at risk of collapse.”

Hungary helps persecuted Christians

In contrast, a central European country is openly applying Biblical principles.

Tristan Azbej, Hungary’s State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians,  told CBN News that Hungary is a Christian nation.

AZBEJ: “We are trying to implement the social teachings of the Christian faith and the Bible in our policies. And part of that is the protection of human dignity, human freedom. But also part of that is the protection of the sanctity of the family and marriage.”

Azbej travels to where Christians are suffering and offers help. In four years, Hungary has supported hundreds of thousands of Christians, rebuilt 67 churches, and even rebuilt a town in Iraq that was destroyed by ISIS. The town now calls itself “Daughter of Hungary.”

Jesus said in Matthew 25:40, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.”

Open letter to world leaders: Stop COVID shutdowns

The International Chamber of Shipping sent an open letter to world leaders, calling for them to restore freedom of movement for global supply chain workers. The letter warns that if COVID-related shutdowns and restrictions continue, supply chains could collapse.

Already, there are global delays and shortages on essential goods like electronics, food, fuel, and medical supplies.

Switzerland greenlights homosexual faux marriage

Switzerland is the latest country to approve faux homosexual marriages.

The national referendum passed with 64% of the vote on Sunday. Homosexual couples will also be allowed to adopt.

Christians are already concerned about how the referendum will affect religious freedom. The Swiss Evangelical Alliance said it will “continue to campaign for freedom of religion and freedom of conscience with regard to church weddings.”

NY’s mandated COVID shot leads to healthcare workers’ resignations

New York Democrat Governor Kathy Hochul  issued a state of emergency Monday. The state is facing a shortage of healthcare workers as many refuse to get a mandatory COVID shot.

North Carolina’s Novant Health fired 175 employees this week for not getting the shot.

Many healthcare workers are seeking a religious exemption from getting the shot. And Liberty Counsel, based in Orlando, Florida is representing 1,500 New York healthcare workers who are challenging the state’s removal of religious exemptions.

Gov. Hochul went so far as to say people refusing to get the shot “aren’t listening to God and what God wants.”

1 John 4:1 says, “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”

If you need a religious exemption from the COVID-shot mandate in your workplace, visit Liberty Counsel’s website: www.lc.org/exempt . That’s www.lc.org/exempt

FBI: U.S. homicides jumped by 30%

The FBI’s annual Crime Statistics report found the number of homicides in the U.S. jumped by 30% last year. It’s the largest single-year increase on record.

Last year, the violent crime rate increased while the property crime rate deceased compared with 2019.

However, the homicide rate and violent crime rate are still down from a peak in the 1990s.

Texas Heartbeat Act has saved 3,000 babies

And finally, one hundred fewer unborn babies are murdered in the womb each day in Texas since the Texas Heartbeat Act went into effect on September 1, 2021.

That amounts to about 3,000 lives saved.

Rebecca Parma, senior legislative associate at Texas Right to Life, wrote at The Federalist: “So far in Texas, we are seeing the abortion industry comply with the new law. Eighty-five percent of abortions that previously would have been occurring in our state are now illegal. . . . There have not been any credible assertions of violation. This means that the unique threat of private lawsuits under this law is successfully saving babies.”


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