It’s Thursday, November 7th, A.D. 2019. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Jonathan Clark
Myanmar pastor among 58 men kidnapped
On October 26th, 58 men were kidnapped by the Arakan army in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, reports International Christian Concern.
The army took them from a boat that was carrying over 150 people. Among those kidnapped was Pastor U Maung Maung (pronounced ooh-MOW-mow) from the Myanmar Church of Christ.
The Worldview spoke to Gina Goh of International Christian Concern about the pastor and his family, who still don’t know his whereabouts.
GOH: “At that time, he was actually traveling with his eight-month-old daughter and his wife. The wife and the girl were released. They actually just took the men. So, there were 58 men that were taken away by the Arakan army. The military from the government’s side, they sent out teams to try to rescue them, but also in the process they also killed some. They also used helicopters to try and track them down.”
Pray for Pastor U Maung Maug’s family who are very anxious.
Pray the words of Psalm 121:1-4 for those kidnapped and the families of those abducted. “I lift up my eyes to the mountains. Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip. He who watches over you will not slumber.”
Swiss churches endorse sexual perversion
The Federation of Swiss Evangelical Churches, Switzerland’s historic Protestant church, voted this week in favor of men living with men and women with women in vile passions.
This follows the preparation of a bill to legalize faux homosexual unions earlier this year.
Pew Research found much of Western Europe supports these perverted lifestyles while Central and Eastern Europe generally oppose them.
Proverbs 25:26 says, “A righteous man who falters before the wicked is like a murky spring and a polluted well.”
Trump stands tall for Christian adoption agencies
The Trump administration recently proposed a new rule to protect Christian adoption agencies from losing federal funding if they refuse to place children in the homes of homosexuals or others living sexually perverted lifestyles.
The proposal from the Department of Health and Human Services last Friday said the rule of law requires “the federal government not infringe on religious freedom in its operation of HHS grant programs.”
President Trump spoke up for Christian adoption agencies at a Lexington, Kentucky campaign event.
TRUMP: “The last administration threatened adoption and foster care agencies purely for their religious beliefs. Last week, my administration took action to stop that Obama-era assault. It was an assault. We’re fighting for American orphans, foster families, and the sacred rights of religious believers.”
Democrats win in Virginia, Republicans win Mississippi Governor seat
Several U.S. states held elections on Tuesday, including Kentucky, Virginia, and Mississippi.
In addition to Kentucky Republican Governor Matt Bevin, known for his fight against abortion, losing by less than half a percent to Attorney General Andy Beshear, the pro-abortion Democratic challenger, Democrats in Virginia took control of the state House and Senate for the first time in two decades where there is a Democratic governor also in office.
However, Mississippi Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves defeated Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood to become the next Governor there. Tate has said, “I am committed to making Mississippi the safest place in America for an unborn child.”
Ex-homosexuals sing praises to God in Capitol Rotunda
Men and women who have abandoned their sexually perverted lifestyles gathered last week in the rotunda of the United States Capitol to pray and “repent on behalf of our country for the sins of arrogance, for the sins of sexual deviancy.”
Their prayers turned to worship as they sang beautiful praises to God.
MEN AND WOMEN SINGING: “No other fount I know. Nothing but the blood of Jesus.”
The group also shared their stories with lawmakers and urged Senators to oppose The Equality Act which declares so-called “conversion therapy” for people with unwanted same-sex attraction to be discriminatory.
2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Mexican Drug cartel kills 9 Mormon family members including kids
Suspected drug cartel gunmen killed nine women and children on Monday in Mexico, the bloodiest attack on Americans in Mexico in years.
Those who were killed belonged to the Mexican-American LeBaron, Langford, Miller, and Johnson families, members of a breakaway Mormon community that settled in Mexico decades ago.
In response, President Trump offered to help Mexico “wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth.”
123-year-old Russian woman dies
A woman considered to be the oldest person in the world died recently at the age of 123.
Born in 1896 in Russia, the life of Tanzilya Bisembeyeve began before the last tsar of Russia and spanned three centuries as she survived the Russian Revolution, the Soviet collapse, and the tyranny of Stalin.
She credited her longevity to her healthy and active lifestyle and “hard work and optimism.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, November 7th 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.