Trump: If gov’t schools don’t open, give money directly to parents, 90% of Christians: Preachers should address abortion, cultural issues, The Bahamas Rebuild — after Hurricane Dorian and COVID

It’s Thursday, July 30th, A.D. 2020. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus. (

By Jonathan Clark

Morocco, Africa cracking down on Christians

As we reported last week, the Muslim-majority African country of Morocco is cracking down on Christianity.

The Worldview spoke to Claire Evans with International Christian Concern who said Christians have enjoyed religious freedom in the country until recently.

EVANS: “Morocco has been fairly open compared to the rest of the region in allowing Christians to practice their faith. That’s not to say there have never been any problems. A lot of this openness was re-affirmed in 2016.  A few years earlier, they had seen the brutality of ISIS.  DELETE and Morocco led the way in establishing what’s called the “Marrakesh Declaration,” which basically confirmed that religious freedom should be the priority of every country.  DELETE and They were the first Islamic country to say something like that.”

However, with this religious freedom and church growth have come a wave of persecution.

EVANS: “What we are seeing now is more just the warning signs from those who work on human rights and also are sensitive to the religious freedom, that this period of freedom, this really good fruitful period of freedom, one thing that could come with it as the church starts to grow is that we could see an increase in persecution.”

Please pray Romans 10:15 for the Christians in Morocco to continue to be “the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!”

Kenya’s politicians, not people, want to kill babies in the womb

Kenya’s legislature is considering a bill that could lead to abortion on demand for any reason.

The bill would also punish healthcare providers who refuse to participate in abortion with a three-year jail sentence and/or a nearly $10,000 fine.

Despite support from international organizations for the bill, over 80 percent of Kenyans oppose abortion.

You can join over 26,000 people who have signed a petition against the bill through a link in our transcript today at

600,000 COVID deaths worldwide

COVID-19 cases have surpassed 17 million with over 600,000 deaths worldwide.

As nations have struggled to contain the virus with economically stifling lockdowns, people are losing trust in their national governments, according to a report by the Kekst CNC communications consultancy.

Psalm 146:3 says, “Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help.”

Trump: If gov’t schools don’t open, give money directly to parents

President Donald Trump has called for the reopening of schools across America after coronavirus lockdowns closed many educational institutions.

During a press conference last week, Trump said that schools that do not reopen should have their funding directed to students.

TRUMP: “If schools do not reopen, the funding should go to parents to send their child to public, private, charter, religious or homeschool of their choice. The key word being choice. If the school is closed, the money should follow the student. So, the parents and families are in control of their own decisions. So, we’d like the money to go to the parents of the student. This way they can make the decision that’s best for them.”

90% of Christians: Preachers should address abortion, cultural issues

D. James Kennedy Ministries released their 2020 National Pulpit Survey, finding that Christians overwhelmingly want fearless pastors who will address moral and cultural issues from the pulpit.

Over 90 percent of respondents want their pastors to address the following issues from the pulpit: abortion, religious liberty/persecution, sexual identity, and the role of government.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

Sneak Peek: Worldview Special Report on Bahamas Rebuild, & COVID

How is the Lord using the COVID-19 virus and the destruction from last year’s Hurricane Dorian as a wake-up call for those in the Bahamas?

Stay tuned for a Worldview Special Report immediately following the newscast. Pastor Norris Bain of Victory Baptist Church in Freeport, Bahamas will share what God is doing through these trials there.

Texas couple beats cancer, coronavirus side by side

And finally, Texas couple Robert and Janice Beecham celebrated their 46th anniversary back in April, but not until they beat cancer and the coronavirus together.

Robert had to be admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 in March, while Janice was getting treated for two kinds of cancer. She also got the coronavirus.

After surviving two surgeries, two coronavirus diagnoses, chemotherapy, and getting declared cancer free, the Beecham’s told CNN, “It would have been impossible to make it with all the odds against you without God, and He has been our help, all these many years.”


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Special Report: The Bahamas Rebuild — after Hurricane Dorian and COVID

Time now for a Worldview Special Report by Emily Munday. I’m Adam McManus.

On Tuesday, The Worldview addressed how Christians in the Bahamas have struggled to rebuild after Hurricane Dorian since the beginning of COVID-19 in March.

Pastor Norris Bain of Victory Baptist Church in Freeport, Bahamas explained how these circumstances remind us that without Christ “we can do nothing.” He also shared some of their ongoing needs in the Bahamas.

BAIN: “We always need Him. We certainly need to come to the realization that we need Him now. As a nation we need to make sure that food is constantly coming into the island. And of course they have not stopped the shipment of groceries and stuff into the island. People on the island are still in need of those things.”

Pastor Bain reiterated that building supplies are still needed for the community on the Grand Bahamas.

BAIN: “We want to continue to have building supplies coming in as much as we possibly although we have not been able to get Kevin and the guys back here to do the kind of work that they did because of the Covid-19 and the travel situation, the travel restrictions, the quarantines that are taking place. So certainly we are still praying for food, still praying for building materials.”

If you would like to make a donation to help Victory Baptist Church in Freeport, Bahamas rebuild, you can make a tax-deductible gift through the Generations website at and click on International Ministry.

Pastor Bain wanted to share a particular praise when it came to the rebuilding process.

BAIN: “While I’m here, I just want to give God the praise.  And let everybody know. Kevin was in my house when it was first destroyed by the storm. We’re back in the house now. We’ve moved in. We’ve still got to get blinds and stuff up to the windows, but we were just grateful to be back in our house. So, we moved in without any blinds up to the windows. We’re okay with that and thank God. There are many people who don’t have this privilege.”

Pastor Bain asked for prayer for the Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis.

BAIN: “Continue to pray for the Prime Minister of the Bahamas and the cabinet. And I know that the answers not in politicians. It’s in Jesus. And I’m not looking for them to usher in a better situation. I know we draw closer to our Lord. While some of us may experience pockets of revival here and there, we have to keep our eyes on Jesus and keep focusing on His message and getting the Gospel out. So, just continue to pray for us in the Bahamas as we pray for you.”

Pastor Bain’s request takes us back to the words in Hebrews 12:1-2 that remind the Christian of where our eyes should be focused.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

This has been another Worldview Special Report. I’m Adam McManus.