By Jonathan Clark
How ICC helped an Indonesian Christian girl hurt by Muslims
The attack killed one toddler and injured three more.
In God’s providence, one of the children, named Trinity Hutahaean, is now doing well after treatment and surgery.
International Christian Concern President Jeff King reports they helped Trinity’s family travel to China so she could get treatment. King said Trinity is thriving and that she loves Jesus and loves to sing.
KING: “We recently got a video of Trinity singing. And this is after the surgeries.”
TRINITY: “It is well, it is well with my soul, with my soul. It is well, it is well with my soul!”
Ephesians 5:19 says, “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your hearts to the Lord.”
Russia’s control of Mariupol, Ukraine
Churches in war-torn Mariupol, Ukraine are still meeting for worship, partaking in the Lord’s Supper, burying their dead, and carrying out the work of the church.
Sadly, Mariupol is now under Russian control. The city council expects 10,000 more of the city’s remaining 170,000 residents to die this year under the harsh conditions.
Dr. Hyun Sook Foley with Voice of the Martyrs Korea said Christians in Mariupol want their brothers and sisters in the outside world to know they are still at their post serving God. She said, “[They] want people to know that even though they are ‘cut off’ from the world, they are not cut off from God, and that God is faithfully caring for them.”
180 million people in food crisis this year
The 2022 Global Report on Food Crises estimates that 180 million people will be in food crisis this year due to COVID lockdowns and the war in Ukraine.
Since the halt in Ukrainian food exports, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s food price index increased in recent months to its highest level on record.
The Consumer Price Index for food has increased in the U.S. and Europe, but food-related inflation is hitting developing and emerging market countries much harder.
U.S. military has discharged 4,000 service members
The U.S. military has discharged as many as 4,000 service members for not getting a COVID-19 shot.
About 20,000 soldiers have asked for religious exemptions to the shot mandate, but the military has denied thousands of them.
The Air Force has approved only 68 religious exemption requests and rejected 6,000 requests.
First Liberty Institute is representing nine Airmen in a federal lawsuit against the Department of Defense for discriminating against members seeking religious exemptions to the mandate.
Biden pushes homosexual perversion
Proverbs 16:18 says, “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”
But President Joe Biden released a proclamation on Tuesday, celebrating sexually perverted lifestyles during so-called “Pride Month.” In the proclamation, Biden criticized a wave of state legislation that opposes transgenderism.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said it will interpret Title IX prohibitions on discrimination to include protections for “sexual orientation and gender identity.”
Unbelievably, this will tie federally subsidized school lunch funding to homosexual/transgender policies.
College enrollment down again
College enrollment fell again this spring for the 11th year in a row.
The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reports the undergraduate student body is now 9.4 percent, or nearly 1.4 million students, smaller than before the pandemic.
Public institutions experienced the most enrollment declines with community colleges accounting for over half of those losses.
Inflation may have been bad for the past 40 years, rising 230%, but college tuition has increased by nearly 1,200% over the same timeframe.
35% of Americans say life begins at conception
And finally, a new Lifeway Research poll found that 35% of American adults believe life begins at conception. Twenty-eight percent believe that life begins when a heartbeat is detectable, 13% when a baby is viable outside the womb, and 13% upon birth.
Twenty-six percent of respondents said abortion should be legal at no point; 47% percent supported abortion between 6 and 28 weeks of pregnancy; 10% supported it up to birth; and 17% were unsure.
The report found that Protestants and those who attend church regularly were among the most likely to oppose abortion.
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, June 2nd, in the year of our Lord 2022. 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.