Texas COVID cases down after Gov. removes mask mandate, 8 massage parlor workers killed by “sex addict”, Hindus in India beat Christian family

It’s Friday, March 19th, 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

Hindus in India beat Christian family

Hindus in India brutally beat and then exiled a Christian family for refusing to participate in pagan ceremonies.

Devi said her father-in-law beat her and threatened to behead her after she refused to participate in a blood ritual.

Devi and her family, including several children, now live outside the village in the woods with no income. They must walk two miles to get water and face continued attacks from the village.

Matthew 10:36-37, 39 says, “‘A man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. . . . He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.”

Japanese Court vs. Japanese Legislature on sodomite marriage

On Wednesday, a Japanese court ruled the government’s ban on faux homosexual marriage violates the country’s constitution.

Japan is the only G-7 nation that does not recognize such unions. Other G-7 nations include Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the U.K, and the U.S.

Although the ruling does not legalize homosexual unions, it could pave the way for such legislation.

Scottish church members in hot water about being bare-faced

Scotland’s police are investigating Hope United Church in Motherwell after the church broadcast services where participants were not social distancing or wearing masks.

A Scottish Parliament member for the area reported the church to police.

Currently, Scotland has banned churches from hosting in-person worship services or private prayer groups.

8 massage parlor workers killed by “sex addict”

21-year-old Robert Aaron Long killed eight people on Tuesday in Atlanta, Georgia. The shooter killed six Asian women in three massage parlors.

Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds reports Long said the attacks were not racially motivated. Long told police he had a sex addiction and saw the locations as temptations for him that he wanted to eliminate.

Jesus said in Mark 7:15, 21, “There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man. . . . For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders.”

Recall of CA Governor might succeed

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledged this week that the attempt to recall him will likely make it on the ballot.

Republicans are mounting their sixth attempt to remove Newsom.

Backed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee, the recall effort comes in response to Newsom’s strict coronavirus shutdown polices.

23rd Texan city bans abortion

On Monday, Latexo, Texas became the 23rd city in the state to ban the murder of unborn babies.

The city council voted 4-0 to pass the Sanctuary for the Unborn ordinance.

The ordinance bans abortions in the city and prohibits abortion businesses from opening there.

Texas COVID cases down after Gov. removes mask mandate

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in Texas continued on a downward trend this week after Republican Gov. Greg Abbott repealed the state’s mask mandate last week.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma Republican Gov. Ken Stitt announced the repeal of coronavirus restrictions in the state last week. And Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf announced he will lift certain limits on restaurants and businesses next month.

U.S. economy will grow 6.5%

The U.S. Federal Reserve central bank projects the economy will grow 6.5% this year and unemployment will fall to 4.2%.

The Fed also expects inflation of 2.4% and plans to keep interest rates near zero.

Christians fared better during COVID than pagans

And finally, a new Barna report found Christians fared better than the average American over the last year of COVID-19 disruptions.

The report found 25% of Christians said their emotional wellbeing increased during the pandemic compared with only 15% of the general population.

Christians were also more likely to report increased satisfaction with their work-life balance and social life.

Jesus said in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”


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