It’s Thursday, September 26th, A.D. 2019. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Jonathan Clark
Christians in Burkina, Africa expelled or exterminated
Thousands of Christians in northern Burkina Faso, Africa are currently being exterminated or expelled from their villages by Muslim extremists, reports Aid to the Church in Need.
Over 2,000 Christians have fled the villages of Hitté and Rounga in the West African nation after being told to convert to Islam or leave their homes.
The Muslim violence in the region has led to mass migration from several countries including Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ there.
Jesus said in Matthew 10, “You will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. . . . A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.”
New South Wales wants to legalize abortion up to 22 weeks
An eastern Australian state is considering a bill to remove abortion from the criminal code and legalize the murder of unborn babies for any reason up to 22 weeks.
The upper house of parliament of New South Wales passed the bill yesterday after an extensive 40-hour debate. Now the bill heads to the lower house.
A similar piece of legislation failed to pass in 2017.
600,000 pro-lifers march in Mexico
Meanwhile, Mexico’s National Front for Family organized a pro-life march last Saturday, drawing 600,000 people in Mexico City and 100 other cities and towns across the country.
The group’s president Rodrigo Iván Cortés told LifeSiteNews that officials are pushing for a culture of death while trying to redefine marriage and support transgender ideology in the schools.
Also last Saturday, Berlin, Germany had its biggest march for life with 8,000 people showing up to declare that every human being is valuable.
Tennessee Republican Governor calls for Day of Prayer & Fasting
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced last Wednesday that October 10 will be the state’s official Day of Prayer and Fasting. Lee said the idea came to him as he toured the state and had Tennesseans everywhere telling him they were praying for him.
Lee said he would be offering prayers of healing, prayers for forgiveness, prayers of thanksgiving, and prayers of hope for his state that day.
LEE: “We invite all Tennesseans to join us in their homes, in their communities and their places of worship to fast and to pray for God’s favor and blessing of the people of Tennessee.”
Joel 1:14 says, “Consecrate a fast, call a sacred assembly; gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD.”
Dept. of Ed. to UNC: No more money for your Islam propaganda
The U.S. Department of Education announced last week that they sent a letter to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently, threatening to pull federal funding from a Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies program.
The letter stated the program was biased towards Islam and lacked balance by not covering the “historic discrimination faced by, and current circumstances of, religious minorities in the Middle East, including Christians.”
The letter also criticized the university for using the program to teach about sexually perverted lifestyles.
White House releases memo of Trump call to Ukrainian President
The White House released a memo yesterday reflecting the content of a July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
The memo shows Trump asked Zelenskiy to do him a “favor” and work with Attorney General William Barr’s investigation into the origin of the Russia probe. Trump also asked Zelenskiy to investigate actions by former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter in Ukraine.
This comes after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that the House would be launching an official impeachment inquiry into claims that Trump withheld $400 million in foreign aid to Ukraine while pressuring the country to investigate the Biden family.
However, Zelenskiy told reporters Wednesday that his conversation with Trump was a normal phone call and that no one pressured him.
Millennials: Prodigals, Nomads, Churchgoers, Resilient Disciples
And finally, Barna has identified four main demographics of young people with a Christian background: Prodigals or ex-Christians, Nomads or lapsed Christians, Habitual Churchgoers, and Resilient Disciples.
Prodigals make up 22 percent of these young people and no longer identify as Christians after having gone to church earlier in their lives.
Nomads at 30 percent say they are Christians but have not been involved in a church for months in most cases.
Habitual Churchgoers at 38 percent do go to church, but lack the beliefs and practices associated with an engaged disciple.
This last group, Resilient Disciples at 10 percent, the remnant, represent those who are involved in their church beyond weekly services, firmly embrace the authority of the Bible, are committed to Jesus and His death and resurrection for their salvation, and desire to see the world transformed as a result of their faith. This demographic overwhelmingly reports a strong spiritual life compared with the other groups.
Romans 11:5 says, “Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, September 26th in the year of our Lord 2019. 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.