It’s Wednesday, October 5th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com)
By Jonathan Clark
Nigerian Muslim herdsmen target Christians for murder
Suspected Muslim herdsmen killed two Christians in Plateau state, Nigeria on September 25.
This came a day after Islamic State terrorists killed two Christians in northern Nigeria’s Kano state. A week before that, suspected ISIS militants bombed a Christian-owned business in northeast Nigeria, injuring three Christians.
Dalyop Solomon Mwantiri, director of the Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria, told Morning Star News, “This is an all-encompassing strategy of wiping the entire Christian population from our ancestral land and the face of the Earth. So far, more than 600 farmlands in Christian communities . . . with crops worth over [$460,000] have been destroyed by the herdsmen in the past five months.”
German population grew by 843,000 people, mostly Ukrainian refugees
The German Federal Statistical Office reports its population grew by a record 843,000 people this year.
Most of the influx came from 750,000 Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war between Russia and Ukraine.
Women make up most of the refugees. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Evangelicals across Europe have welcomed Ukrainian refugees.
Texas judge allowed to open court with prayer
Last Thursday, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a Texas county judge can continue to open his court proceedings with prayer.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation brought the case against Montgomery County Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack in 2019. You can thank Justice Mack by calling (936) 539-7801.
In response to the ruling, Mack said, “I am eternally grateful to the judges on the 5th Circuit who upheld this historical practice. I look forward to continuing to serve the people of Montgomery County.”
Colossians 4:2 says, “Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.”
40 Days for Life started in 600 cities
40 Days for Life kicked off last Wednesday in over 600 cities worldwide.
Five days into the campaign, at least 20 mothers have chosen life in response to the pro-life vigils outside abortion mills. Over the past three months, 10 abortion mills have shut down in cities where 40 Days for Life vigils have been held.
On Monday, a mother seeking an abortion in Tallahassee, Florida encountered a vigil. She told the local leader, “Thank you for your sign. It helped me today. I came here for an abortion today, but I decided not to have one.”
Proverbs 24:11 says, “Deliver those who are drawn toward death, and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.”
Telemundo poll: Hispanic voters prefer Democrats
A new NBC/Telemundo poll found Hispanic voters prefer a Democrat-controlled Congress over a Republican-controlled one by 54% to 33%.
That’s a margin of 21 points. Ten years ago, that margin was over 40 points when Hispanic preferred a Democrat Congress by 65% to 23%.
The Democrat Party has been losing support from working class minorities as its support is shifting to mostly college-educated whites.
Twitter stock soared Musk wanted to buy
Twitter shares soared on Tuesday after billionaire Elon Musk said he wanted to proceed with a $44 billion acquisition of the social media company.
The deal was on the rocks when Musk said he planned to terminate the buyout in July followed by lawsuits from both Musk and Twitter.
Musk originally wanted to obtain Twitter in an effort to protect free speech.
More college-educated women than men
A new Pew Research survey found women now outnumber men in the college-educated labor force in the U.S.
Women account for just over 50% of the college-educated workforce. The change occurred in the fourth quarter of 2019 and continues today.
The shift comes four decades after women outpaced men in the earning of bachelor’s degrees each year.
Hurricane Ian killed 102 Floridians
And finally, Hurricane Ian is now the deadliest storm to hit Florida since 1935.
As of Tuesday, at least 102 people have been reported killed since Ian struck the state last week. Hundreds of thousands of people remain without power, roads are inundated, and the hardest-hit areas resemble a warzone.
Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis explained what he’s doing to get power back on for everyone.
DeSANTIS: “Under my direction and working with the legislature, Florida, we created a disaster relief fund of $500 million that’s in the state budget. So, we’re planning for things like this. You know, you pray that they don’t happen, but you’ve got to be ready in case they do. So, that $500 million it was what we used to do the ramp up to pre-stage.
“It’s also where we’re taking money from to defray the costs of these additional linemen coming in to get the power back on. You know, in Hurricane Michael, there was like a contest about who’s going to get the reimbursement or who’s going to be on the hook. And so, some of the efforts were slower.
“What I’m saying is, ‘Look, I’ll be on the hook for it. That’s fine. We’ll use our disaster fund to do these reimbursements. We’ll work it out somehow.’ But we want to surge people here. So, you have 1,000 linemen statewide from the co op Association throughout Florida that came. And then Duke Electric, they’re doing 2,500 to 3,500 people surging down after they’ve completed their efforts in other parts of the state.
“So, this is a massive number of people and that’s what I want to see. We want to be able to get the power back on.”
Fox News reports churches across Southwest Florida are providing a steadying force after the devastation.
CityServe, a Christ-centered non-profit that offers the Gospel, is resourcing churches with emergency food, water, and supplies to help families affected by the storm. Make a donation now through a special link in our transcript today at www.TheWorldview.com.
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