Vietnamese Christians Refuse to Bow to Buddha Statue, Belgium Man Objects to Euthanasia of His Mother, Colorado’s Radical Sex Ed Bill

Friday, January 11th, in the year of our Lord 2019

By Jonathan Clark

33 Vietnamese Christians Refuse to Bow to Buddha Statue

Communist authorities in Vietnam assaulted and arrested several Christians in the country’s Hmong community after 33 believers refused to renounce Jesus or bow down to a statue of Buddha.

The church in Hmong has grown rapidly to 300,000 people despite intense persecution, harassment, land grabs, torture, and imprisonment, reports International Christian Concern.

Daniel 3:18 echoes the courage of these believers like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to stand against idolatry, “Let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.”

Court to German Homeschooling Family: Your Kids Can Be Taken

Yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights ruled against a German homeschooling family who had their children taken from them forcibly by the government, reports CBN News.

Back in 2013, over 30 police officers and social workers stormed the home of the Wunderlich family who refused to comply with Germany’s compulsory state and private education. The children were eventually returned to the family.

However, this continues a trend of Germany to fine homeschooling families and remove their children.

Belgium Man Objects to Hospital Staff Euthanizing His Depressed Mother

The European Court of Human Rights is also hearing a landmark case this week brought by Belgium resident Tom Mortier against his country for euthanizing his mother in 2012 after years of depression.

Mortier says the doctors and hospital staff gave his mother, Godelieva De Troyer, a lethal injection without notifying him or his siblings until a day after her death.

Euthanasia is legal in Belgium, and this case constitutes an important challenge to the destruction of human life in the country.

House Democrats: Yes to Sexual Perversions and Muslim Burqas

After taking over the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats passed new rules banning so-called discrimination against staffers committed to sexual perversions.

House Democrats also voted to nix a 181-year-old rule that prohibited religious headwear. This comes as the first two female Muslims were voted into the House, Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who took the oath of office on a Quran.

Colorado’s Radical Sex Ed Bill

Unless Colorado Christians speak their mind, the liberal Democrats will pass the most radical sex ed bill every proposed in that state.

Kevin Lundberg, the Executive Director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado and a former Colorado state senator, was truly alarmed by House Bill 1032 sponsored by Democrat Rep. Susan Lontine and Democrat Senators Nancy Todd and Don Corham.

LUNDBERG: “This is the most extreme sex ed bill I have ever seen. It requires that homosexual practices will be taught and presented as normal and fully acceptable behavior. It says that all contraceptive methods must be taught including all abortifacient methods. It does say that you can talk about abstinence, but you cannot teach abstinence as either the sole or the primary method of birth control. This is a bill that does promote homosexual values, but prohibits any religious values from being taught in our public schools here in Colorado.”

If you live in Colorado, click on a special link in our transcript today at in order to call and email your legislators, urging them to vote against this radical sex ed bill — HB 1032.

Former Colorado Senator Lundberg did have one good thing to say about the sex ed bill.

LUNDBERG: “The only positive thing I can see in this bill is it will encourage homeschooling like no other legislation I have ever seen here in the state of Colorado.”

World’s Richest Couple Getting Divorced

The world’s richest couple is divorcing, reports CNN.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced they are ending their marriage after 25 years in a joint statement on Wednesday.

The two said this comes after a “long period of loving exploration and trial separation.”

Jesus said in Matthew 5:32, “But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.”

Pastor Andy Stanley: 10 Commandments Don’t Apply to Christians

Megachurch pastor Andy Stanley of North Point Community Church in Georgia said the Ten Commandments don’t apply to Christians any more in a new column for Relevant.

Stanley made the comment in light of recent lawsuits over the Ten Commandments on public property. Stanley suggested posting the Sermon on the Mount or the commandment to love one another instead.

Jesus’ own words in the Sermon on the Mount remind us, “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.” (Matthew 5:17-18)

Anniversary of Jim Elliot’s Martyrdom in Ecuador

This week marks the 63rd anniversary of the death of Christian missionary Jim Elliot who brought the Gospel to the Huaorani people of Ecuador.

On January 8, 1956, Jim Elliot, along with missionaries Nate Saint, Roger Youderian, Ed McCully, and Pete Fleming were killed by the Ecuadorian people.

In God’s overruling providence, Elliot’s wife Elizabeth and other missionaries continued to work with the Huaorani, seeing God convert many of them, including some of those involved in the killing.


And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Friday, January 11th in the year of our Lord 2019. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at I’m Adam McManus. ( Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

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Imprisoned Chinese Christian Indonesian Politicians Released Early

Chinese Christian Basuki Purnama, the former governor of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, will be released from jail this month, four months ahead of schedule, reports Evangelical Focus.

Purnama, nicknamed Ahok, was sentenced to two years in prison back in May, 2017 by an Indonesian court on false charges of blasphemy against Islam.

Dire Economic Forecast for America

The British-based financial services company Standard Chartered Plc forecasts the U.S. economy will drop from the largest to the third largest by 2030, reports Fox Business.

The study predicted China’s economy to take first place followed by India in the next decade with most of the world’s top 10 economies coming from emerging markets.

No More Tax-Funding of Obamacare Plans That Abort

The public comment period for a new Trump administration pro-life rule ended yesterday with a number of senators calling for its enforcement, reports Life News.

The new rule removes taxpayer funding from Obamacare plans that provide coverage for the murder of unborn babies.