News Of The Day – December 21st

Over 30,000 Christians Have Been Killed In Nigeria Since 2009

Nigeria has been in the news again with the recent kidnapping of another group of school children. Yet sadly the violent murder of Christians in the country are nothing new. According to a new report by Nigeria’s International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law, thousands of Christians are being martyred for their faith while the country’s government are stating other reasons for their deaths. Read more about the killings here.


Is It Ethical For Christians To Receive The Covid-19 Vaccine

Pro-life Christians have raised concerns over whether its ethical to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Because the development during the testing phase involved the use of cell lines taken from the tissue of an aborted baby, they feel receiving the vaccine could make believers morally complicit in the act of abortion. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention has weighed in on the issue. Read their response here.


Christmas Cancelled In The U.K.

After saying just three days ago he said it would be “inhuman” to cancel Christmas, Saturday Boris Johnson canceled Christmas for millions of Brits. The U.K. prime minister announced a new lockdown in London and south-east England, called “Tier 4”, that will prevent people from mixing with other households and close non-essential shops until at least the end of December. Johnson said the restrictions were due to a new strain of COVID-19 which is was up to 70 percent more transmissible. Read more about his decision here.


Teens Save Children Who fell Into Frozen Pond While Sledding

When a group of New Jersey teens saw two children fall into an icy pond, they jumped into action. Immediately the boys leaped into the water and formed a human chain to rescue  8-year-old Olivia Heid and her 4-year-old brother R.J. from the chilly water. The heroic teenagers said their Boy Scout training prepared them well. As you can imagine, the parents of the rescued children were beyond grateful for this Christmas gift. Read more about these amazing young men here.