By Jonathan Clark
Nigerian gang leader confesses: I killed seminary student
Last week, a Nigerian gang leader confessed to killing a Christian seminary student who was kidnapped by the gang for ransom, but later killed for continually preaching the Gospel to them.
The gang kidnapped Michael Nnadi along with three other seminarians back in January from the Good Shepherd Seminary in Kaduna State.
Nnadi was the only one killed, and one of the gang members is now in custody. Sadly, these kinds of kidnappings are common in Nigeria.
Revelation 12:11 says, “And they overcame [the devil] by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”
Women in United Kingdom and France get abortion pills by mail
The United Kingdom changed its health policy last month to allow women to get abortion pills through the mail for up to 10 weeks of pregnancy during the coronavirus outbreak.
France also authorized at-home abortion pill use for up to nine weeks of pregnancy.
Meanwhile, global manufacturers of abortion pills are warning that they are having difficulty keeping the deadly drug in stock. Plus, shipping costs have increased due to greater demand.
Trump and Pence urged Americans to pray
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence addressed the nation last Thursday for the National Day of Prayer.
The President called on Americans to pray especially during this trying time.
TRUMP: “On this National Day of Prayer, America is engaged in a fierce battle against a very terrible disease. Throughout our history, in times of challenge, our people have always called upon the gift of faith, the blessing of belief, the power of prayer, and the eternal glory of God.
“I ask all Americans to join their voices and their hearts in spiritual union as we ask our Lord in Heaven for strength and solace, for courage and comfort, for hope and healing, for recovery and for renewal.”
The Vice President encouraged Americans to humble themselves before God, quoting 2 Chronicles 7:14.
PENCE: “On this National Day of Prayer, as we pray for the American people, for every American of every creed, let’s do so with faith in those ancient words that Americans have clung to throughout our history: ‘That if His people who are called by His name will humble themselves and pray … He’ll do like He’s always done throughout every challenging hour in the history of this nation. He’ll hear from Heaven, and He’ll heal this land.”
California churches to resume in-person services on Pentecost, 5/31
A growing number of churches in California are planning on resuming in-person services on Pentecost Sunday, May 31, regardless of Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home orders.
A network of 3,000 churches and 2.5 million members called Church United has joined the movement planning on reopening at the end of the month.
Referencing Governor Newsom, California Pastor Matt Brown of Sandals Church said, “He overstepped and he’s overreached. And he needs to step back and he needs to declare that the church is an essential part of what we do as Americans, as what we do as Californians.”
Texas GOP Gov retroactively ends jail time for quarantine violators
Abbott issued the order after several citizens were imprisoned and fined for reopening their businesses. Abbott said, “Throwing Texans in jail who have had their businesses shut down, through no fault of their own, is nonsensical, and I will not allow it to happen.”
Cost of gas and airlines down due to decreased demand
U.S. consumer prices dropped last month by the biggest amount since the 2008 Great Recession as demand for gasoline, services, and airlines decreased during the coronavirus outbreak.
The Labor Department’s consumer price index has been falling for two months straight.
COVID has strengthened faith for 24% of Americans
A study by Pew Research found that 24% of Americans say their faith has grown stronger during the coronavirus pandemic.
Forty-seven percent said their faith has not changed, 2% said it has weakened, and 26% said they are not religious.
2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
No Worldview Special Report on drug Ivermectin
And finally, there will not be a Worldview Special Report today on the drug “Ivermectin” which can allegedly cure people with COVID-19. If you missed Wednesday’s Worldview, the details we have are in that newscast.
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, May 14th in the year of our Lord 2020. 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.