Warnock & Walker head to Georgia run-off December 6th; California, Michigan and Vermont affirmed abortion up to birth; 1,500-year-old Christian monastery discovered

It’s Thursday, November 10th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com)

By Jonathan Clark

Christian leaders in Nigeria and Iraq speak out

Indonesia is hosting this year’s G20 Leaders’ Summit of major world economies. The G20 held its first-ever Religion Forum last week ahead of the summit.

Several bishops addressed a group of religious leaders at the event being held in the world’s most populous Muslim country.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah from Nigeria told the Forum that Christians in his country face significant violence at the hands of Muslim extremists. 

Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda also addressed the Forum. He warned that Christians in Iraq are at the very edge of extinction due to Muslim violence.

Nigeria is ranked 7th and Iraq is ranked 14th on the Open Doors World Watch List of nations where it is most difficult to be a Christian. 

British court acquitted pastor for criticizing false religions

Last month, a court in the United Kingdom acquitted a Christian preacher arrested for criticizing Muhammad and Buddha.

Police arrested 32-year-old Shaun O’Sullivan back in 2020 for alleged “hate speech.” O’Sullivan had been preaching that salvation can only be found through Jesus and not through Islam or Buddhism

O’Sullivan welcomed the court ruling, stating, “We must be free to critique other religions and to debate in public without being accused of being racist and ending up in a prison cell and in court.”

Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” 

Red Wave never materialized

Results from the U.S. 2022 midterm elections continue to come in, and Republicans are not getting the red wave they were hoping for.

Despite projections for Republicans to take the House and a tossup for control of the Senate, control of both chambers remains too early to call.

Warnock and Walker head to Georgia run-off December 6th

The race in Georgia between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker is headed to a December 6th run-off since neither candidate broke the 50% mark, reports Reuters.  Once again, the result of a Georgia senate race could potentially determine the control of the Senate.

However, some races have been called. Republican Governor Brian Kemp defeated Democrat Stacey Abrams for the governorship of Georgia. Democrats gained a seat in the Senate with Democrat John Fetterman defeating Republican Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania. And Democrats also flipped governorships in Maryland and Massachusetts. 

Florida voters delivered big wins to DeSantis and Rubio

Despite underperforming in Congress, Republicans did see a red wave in one state: Florida.

Republican Governor Ron DeSantis won re-election by 19 points and Republican Senate incumbent Marco Rubio won his race by over 16 points. By January, Democrats are expected to hold no statewide office in Florida for the first time in modern history. 

During his victory speech, DeSantis called Florida the state where woke goes to die.

DESANTIS: “We fight the woke in the legislature. We fight the woke in the schools. We fight the woke in the corporations. We will never, ever surrender to the woke mob. Florida is where woke goes to die.” (applause)

And, as DeSantis concluded his speech, he quoted 2 Timothy 4:7. 

DESANTIS: “I am honored by your support and I look forward to the road ahead. I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race in this first term. And I have kept the faith.” (applause)

California, Michigan and Vermont affirmed abortion up to birth

For the midterm elections, several states had abortion measures on the ballot.

Voters in CaliforniaMichigan, and Vermont voted to legalize the murder of unborn babies up to birth. Kentucky voters rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to deny any right to abortion. 

However, in a surprise move a Republican won Guam’s at-large congressional district for the first time since the 1990s. The district has sent a non-voting delegate to the U.S. House since 1972. 

Guam’s Republican victor, James Moylan, says he is a man of faith and supports anti-abortion legislation. 

Daniel 2:21 says God “changes times and seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.”

1,500-year-old Christian monastery discovered

And finally, United Arab Emirates officials announced the discovery of a Christian monastery on the country’s Siniyah Island last Thursday.

It’s the second monastery discovered in the Emirates that could be nearly 1,500 years old. This would make the monasteries older than Islam itself in the area.

Officials were in the process of building a bridge to Siniyah Island for real estate development. To make way for the bridge, they demolished a huge Soviet-era cargo plane linked to a Russian arms smuggler known as the “Merchant of Death.” In God’s providence, the whole project led to the discovery of the monastery. 


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