United States in turmoil, Mixed response from Christian leaders on election, Turkish earthquake has taken 116 lives, opportunity for Gospel

It’s Tuesday, November 10th, A.D. 2020. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com)

By Kevin Swanson

Ugandan Muslims beat Christian to death for apologetic presentation

Morning Star News reports that a Christian pastor was martyred in northern Uganda, Africa at the hands of Muslims.

David Omara was beat to death by a gang of six, after conducting a radio program outlining the differences between Islam and the Christian faith.

United States in turmoil

Heading into this week, the United States is in turmoil.

The President has not conceded the election. His Democrat challenger has declared victory and looks forward to the inauguration. And the balance of power in the U.S. Senate has still yet to be determined, reports Politico.com.

In addition, President Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper yesterday, replacing him immediately with Christopher Miller, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, as acting secretary.

Mixed response from Christian leaders on election

Responding to recent controversies relating to the presidential election, Christian leaders took varied positions.

Southern Baptist leader Al Mohler warned against unsubstantiated, “generalized charges of voter fraud.” However, Mohler said, “every single American citizen should be unsatisfied if there is any question about the actual veracity of the voting process.” At this point, Mohler added that there is no “credible concern” of election fraud which could be considered “a matter of public record,” reports the Christian Post.

Pastor Douglas Wilson points out that Americans have lost faith in the voting process due to Big Tech’s “monopolistic choke hold” and its “gigantic censorship machine.”

Texas Pastor Jack Graham tweeted that he is “praying that the lies and cheating will be exposed and (Trump) will be fairly re-elected.”

And Pastor Robert Jeffress says it’s too early to talk about a Biden presidency, until the courts resolve the contentions.

Daniel 2:44 reminds us of Christ’s kingdom lasting forever. “And in the days of these kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.”

Dow Jones up

The Dow Jones hit record levels, up 834 points in one day.

The markets corrected most losses from the COVID-inspired economic shutdown, after Pfizer announced a 90% effectiveness on a COVID vaccine.

However, the ratio of Total Market Cap to Gross Domestic Product hit 176% yesterday. That’s up from 45% in the 1980s and 90% in 2005.

Jesse Felder of the Felder Report called this the “picture of an extremely overvalued stock market.”

Hurricane Eta claims 50 lives

The power of Almighty God was evident in Hurricane Eta.

It swept through Guatemala and then up into Florida over the weekend.  The Category 4 hurricane resulted in at least 50 deaths in Guatemala as the result of a storm-induced landslide, and brought up to a foot of rain into Southern Florida.

Turkish earthquake has taken 116 lives, opportunity for Gospel

It was the worst earthquake of 2020. The death toll from the earthquake hitting Izmir, Turkey last week is up to 116, reports Reuters.

Paul Carrington is on the ground in Izmir, with this first-hand report for The Worldview.

CARRINGTON: We wanted to bring you up to speed on what’s been happening here on the ground since the October 30th earthquake.  It came in at about 7.0 in terms of magnitude.  It was the strongest earthquake here in the region since the last 104 years.  Needless to say, there’s a lot of damage in and around where we live.

“In fact, about 5-10 minutes away from our houses is a large tent city that has been set up.  So, there’s about 1,040 tents set up in the park where families who have lost their apartments or their belongings or are afraid to go back to their apartments are now temporarily being housed.  At the moment, there are 157 buildings that have been condemned.”

Carrington also asked our Christian audience to be in prayer for the Gospel to make its way into Turkey, especially during this time of national crisis.

Hillsong Pastor’s adultery: By his fruits, we knew him

The tattooed, “gay-welcoming” New York City Hillsong Pastor Carl Lentz has been dismissed from his “church,” on allegations of adultery.

The pastor who reportedly baptized pop-singer Justin Bieber, admitted he had been “unfaithful” in his marriage. Hillsong claims 150,000 church members and 50 million weekly listeners to their music.

(You can watch an interview with Lentz on ABC’s “The View” in which he was asked about abortion and homosexual marriage.)

Let’s just remember the words of Jesus: “A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore, by their fruits you will know them.” (Matthew 7:18-20)

American COVID death rate: Average of 1,000/day

The 7-day moving average on American COVID-19 deaths has settled around 1,000 per day. That’s still down from 2,242 in April, and up a little from 720 in October.

The mainstream media reports COVID-19 new cases are up 34% over last week, three times the new case numbers in April. However, the numbers do not reflect a percent based on the number of tests conducted.

Joe Biden urging masks at all times

And finally, Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden took to the media on Monday urging the nation to adopt universal mask-wearing whenever out of the house.

NBC reports that Biden is planning to pressure all governors and mayors of major cities across America to mandate masks.


And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, November 10th, 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.