Ukrainian Christians are being tortured & murdered for their faith; Study: Most kids grow out of “gender confusion;” George Müller’s first orphanage anniversary

It’s Thursday, April 11th, A.D. 2024. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus. (

By Jonathan Clark

Ukrainian Christians are being tortured & murdered for their faith

Religious freedom advocates sent a letter to U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson about the plight of Christians in Ukraine.

Russia invaded the country in 2022. According to the letter, Christians in Ukraine have faced torture and the destruction of their church buildings at the hands of Russian soldiers.

Steven Moore with the Ukraine Freedom Project shared more details with the Christian Post. His group helps provide aid to people in Ukraine and is sharing the stories of persecuted Christians there. 

Moore said, “Republicans should know this. Evangelical Republicans should know this. People who worship God the way that they do are being tortured and murdered for their faith.”

Matthew 5:10 says, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.”

European Parliament changes for migrants

The European Parliament voted in favor of sweeping reforms to the European Union’s migration rules yesterday.

The new rules would allow frontline countries to build border centers for holding asylum seekers. It also gives the countries the ability to speed up deportations. 

European Union member states that are not on the border would have to take in asylum seekers from frontline states or give resources to those states. 

Study: Most kids grow out of “gender confusion”

new study from the Netherlands found most children with gender confusion grow out of it.

The study evaluated nearly 3,000 children for 15 years. During their teen years, 11 percent of the participants reported being discontent with their gender. By the age of 26, only four percent reported the same thing. 

Meanwhile, the U.K.’s National Health Service released an independent review it commissioned about transgender treatments. 

Alliance Defending Freedom summarized the review, writing, “The independent Cass report surveys numerous studies across many countries and many years and rightly concludes that this field is marked by ‘remarkably weak evidence’ where practitioners have ‘abandoned normal clinical approaches’ harming children. Dr. Cass said it well. These children ‘deserve very much better.’”

Trump pledges not to sign national ban on abortion

As The Worldview reported on Wednesday, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that an 1864 law banning nearly all abortions can go back into effect. 

In response, former President Donald Trump opposed the decision yesterday, saying it went too far.

If he is elected president again, Trump also said he would not sign a national abortion ban if Congress passed one, reports USA Today. He emphasized the issue belonged to the states.

America’s inflation rate rose another 3.5%

U.S. inflation remained high last month.

The consumer price index rose 3.5% in March compared to a year ago. Housing and energy prices drove much of the increase.

The inflation numbers make it less likely for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates in the near future. 

Young women leaving the church

The Survey Center of American Life released data on how young women are leaving the church in unprecedented numbers.

Religious disaffiliation has been on the rise over the past 20 years. And men were leading the move away from organized religion until now.

For example, 57% of Baby Boomers who disaffiliated from religion were men and 43% were women. Now, 54% of Generation Z that disaffiliated are women and 46% are men.

The Survey Center of American Life noted, “There is a cultural misalignment between more traditional churches and places of worship and young women who have grown increasingly liberal. Since 2015, the number of young women who identify as liberal has rapidly increased.”

George Müller’s first orphanage anniversary

And finally, today marks the anniversary of when George Müller opened his first orphanage.

The 19th century evangelist began the work in Bristol, England on April 11, 1836.

Müller helped to care for thousands of orphaned children. He notably did not run fundraising campaigns. Instead, he relied on prayer, constantly seeing God provide for their needs. 

His ministry helped 10,000 children in his lifetime.

In Matthew 7:7 and 11, Jesus said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. … If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in Heaven give good things to those who ask Him?”


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